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by snapdresser
Thu May 21, 2015 7:44 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: June/July 2015 Surgery Buddies
Replies: 970
Views: 53300

Re: June/July Surgery Buddies

Ah, so you're looking at a 3-piece LeFort I, eh? I guess that makes sense for treating an open-bite. I think typically they try to avoid messing with the lower jaw if they're doing a 3-piece LeFort. I think doing the lower jaw too can cause some instability (more so than for those getting a 1-piece ...
by snapdresser
Thu May 21, 2015 7:39 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Braces for less than 6 months before surgery
Replies: 4
Views: 696

Re: Braces for less than 6 months before surgery

I don't have to get braces at all, so I guess there's any amount of variation given the position of your teeth going in. Good to hear you only need 6 mos! 12 seems to be fairly normal :(
by snapdresser
Thu May 21, 2015 7:28 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: June/July 2015 Surgery Buddies
Replies: 970
Views: 53300

Re: June/July Surgery Buddies

SampMitch - Welcome!!! I think you'll find there's lots of people on here willing to answer questions. Lots of us are going through this together :) What country are you in? Jaime - I am. I just need to chomp down on my lip again real hard. That'll keep me motivated :wink: Seriously tho, that's supp...
by snapdresser
Thu May 21, 2015 4:57 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: June/July 2015 Surgery Buddies
Replies: 970
Views: 53300

Re: June/July Surgery Buddies

Less than three weeks out... Sweet Jesus! Now I'm starting to get more nervous about it... :roll:
by snapdresser
Thu May 21, 2015 4:56 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Face flip flopped
Replies: 11
Views: 1076

Re: Face flip flopped

The swelling IS "insanely uneven" as you put it. It's very common that the top swells more than the bottom. Look at the post-surgery pictures on people's blogs. Everyone always says "Oh, they didn't move my chin forward enough. It looks like I have a ridiculous overbite. I'm gonna talk to my surgeon...
by snapdresser
Wed May 20, 2015 9:55 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: June/July 2015 Surgery Buddies
Replies: 970
Views: 53300

Re: June/July Surgery Buddies

Jaime - Ohhhh sorry. I realized I misspelled your name in my last post. My fault! I'm sure you get the other spelling regularly, sorry to be another "misspelling statistic" lol. Anyways, I wish MY government gave me a present like that... Thanks Obama! :roll: Nozzlenut - I like Now Foods brand whey ...
by snapdresser
Wed May 20, 2015 7:05 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Face flip flopped
Replies: 11
Views: 1076

Re: Face flip flopped

Jinx, how long ago was your surgery? Did you guys not get to see any surgical plan before or pictures/simulations of what you'd look like afterwards? Not to be offensive, but you both sound like you had no idea what the outcome would be.. Was it that, were the pictures misleading, or was the impleme...
by snapdresser
Wed May 20, 2015 6:09 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: June/July 2015 Surgery Buddies
Replies: 970
Views: 53300

Re: June/July Surgery Buddies

Jamie - Ok, I'll have to go look for it. Maybe grab some Framboise while I'm at it :) Oh, and HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!! So the surgery is basically a huge b-day present from your insurance company, right? :lol:
by snapdresser
Wed May 20, 2015 4:33 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: June/July 2015 Surgery Buddies
Replies: 970
Views: 53300

Re: June/July Surgery Buddies

I'm so going to buy cookies and milk and make a "shake" haha. I'll be the one person who has jaw surgery and gains weight :-* Oooo that sounds delicious :D My surgeon told me last week that most people lose 10-15 lbs after the surgery and told me I should try and put on some weight before the surge...
by snapdresser
Tue May 19, 2015 11:52 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: June/July 2015 Surgery Buddies
Replies: 970
Views: 53300

Re: June/July Surgery Buddies

jaime wrote:No, I saw it in a few different grocery stores. It's by Traditional Medicinals...I think it's a popular brand, at least in the USA. They have several different kinds of tea.
Hmmm... I wonder if Whole Foods or something carries it. It'd be in the tea section?
by snapdresser
Tue May 19, 2015 10:35 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: June/July 2015 Surgery Buddies
Replies: 970
Views: 53300

Re: June/July Surgery Buddies

jaime wrote:I picked up some Smooth Move tea on the weekend as I saw it recommended on a blog. It's supposed to help with constipation, which was definitely a problem after my last surgery.
Where'd you find that? Online?
by snapdresser
Tue May 19, 2015 9:22 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: June/July 2015 Surgery Buddies
Replies: 970
Views: 53300

Re: June/July Surgery Buddies

Three weeks from tomorrow!!! Jeez... the time is flying by...
by snapdresser
Fri May 15, 2015 10:53 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: I want a piece of information about orthognathic surgery
Replies: 23
Views: 1547

Re: I want a piece of information about orthognathic surgery

The outcome is going to be the same regardless of piezoelectric osteotomy and stem cell injections. And chances are, that outcome is going to be great! Just find a qualified surgeon you trust and you should be fine!
by snapdresser
Fri May 15, 2015 10:33 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: I want a piece of information about orthognathic surgery
Replies: 23
Views: 1547

Re: I want a piece of information about orthognathic surgery

Be tough!!! I can't imagine anybody would do stem cell injections for this procedure and the healing time probably won't be much reduced by piezoelectric osteotomy alone. The osteogenesis still has to occur and that takes time. Just be brave, buckle down, and it'll be over before you know it! :)
by snapdresser
Fri May 15, 2015 9:21 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: I want a piece of information about orthognathic surgery
Replies: 23
Views: 1547

Re: I want a piece of information about orthognathic surgery

There is less damage done to the soft tissues, supposedly, with the piezoelectric osteotomy. That can results in decreased healing time, less pain, etc. I'm not sure of any effects regarding the movement of the nerves in the jaw, whether it makes them easier or harder to deal with, etc. From this an...