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by snapdresser
Fri Mar 16, 2018 7:50 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Time Off Of Work - MMA Surgery
Replies: 4
Views: 256

Re: Time Off Of Work - MMA Surgery

I’d recommend at least 3 weeks. Some brave folks went back after 2, and some went back after 4, but by then they were reeeeally ready to get out of the house and back into things. You’ll be ready enough after 3. Of course, if there’s an infection or something, maybe you’d want more time.
by snapdresser
Mon Mar 12, 2018 6:44 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Could tugging on my upper molars after jaw surgery shift the jawbones?
Replies: 10
Views: 1152

Re: Could tugging on my upper molars after jaw surgery shift the jawbones?

More people than you think mess with it. Whether it’s clenching or chomping down or sleeping on their side or chest, and we all thought we screwed it up. Our surgeons checked our scans and either the union and screws were good or they weren’t. Your surgeon says yours look good, so party on :rawk:
by snapdresser
Sat Mar 10, 2018 7:01 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Is my surgeon just taking the conservative route?
Replies: 5
Views: 384

Re: Is my surgeon just taking the conservative route?

Could be. Who knows how much of it is due to that versus the nerve issue. Good luck with recovery! :D
by snapdresser
Fri Mar 09, 2018 7:45 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Pros and Cons of MMA Surgery
Replies: 1
Views: 167

Re: Pros and Cons of MMA Surgery

Pros: aesthetics, breathing, aesthetics.

Cons: Strange sensations in the facial region.

Good luck with your decision!
by snapdresser
Fri Mar 09, 2018 7:44 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: How many consultations did you seek?
Replies: 1
Views: 192

Re: How many consultations did you seek?

2. 1 out-of-network, and 1 in-network.
by snapdresser
Fri Mar 09, 2018 7:43 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Could tugging on my upper molars after jaw surgery shift the jawbones?
Replies: 10
Views: 1152

Re: Could tugging on my upper molars after jaw surgery shift the jawbones?

Unlikely. Relaaaaax. If anything, the poking and prodding affects the swelling, either positively or negatively. Regardless, it’ll go down over time.
by snapdresser
Fri Mar 09, 2018 7:41 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Is my surgeon just taking the conservative route?
Replies: 5
Views: 384

Re: Is my surgeon just taking the conservative route?

Your lip mobility may well be linked to the nerve issues you’re talking about. When they retract the skin to impact your maxilla, the surgeon pushes fairly hard against the nerves that run under your eye sockets. This often times causes reduced upper lip mobility for some time after the surgery. You...
by snapdresser
Fri Mar 09, 2018 8:39 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Could tugging on my upper molars after jaw surgery shift the jawbones?
Replies: 10
Views: 1152

Re: Could tugging on my upper molars after jaw surgery shift the jawbones?

I don’t think the union will be complete for another several weeks, at which point they may take another scan to be sure you’re completely healed. There’s not really any point to doing it before then, IMO, unless you badger him for it and he acquiesces :lol:
by snapdresser
Thu Mar 08, 2018 6:56 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Could tugging on my upper molars after jaw surgery shift the jawbones?
Replies: 10
Views: 1152

Re: Could tugging on my upper molars after jaw surgery shift the jawbones?

Your maxilla sections are fixed using titanium plates and screws (or at least the 2 side sections are). Simply tugging on them or accidentally chomping down shouldn’t have any effect. If anything, it could crack the bone around the screws or possibly contribute to a fibrous union, but if your surgeo...
by snapdresser
Thu Mar 08, 2018 6:49 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Is my surgeon just taking the conservative route?
Replies: 5
Views: 384

Re: Is my surgeon just taking the conservative route?

I was on a full liquid diet for about 8 weeks too. It’s hard, but not impossible. You got this!

A significant amount of numbness is totally normal at 2 weeks post-op. That numbness could take several months, or even a year or more to go away, so buckle down for the long haul :?
by snapdresser
Thu Mar 08, 2018 6:46 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Headaches post double jaw surgery
Replies: 2
Views: 395

Re: Headaches post double jaw surgery

Are you clenching your teeth? I have a tendency to clench post-op, and I’ve heard that can cause headaches for some people. Your surgeon may prescribe a muscle relaxer if you’re not on one already.
by snapdresser
Tue Mar 06, 2018 3:51 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Insurance benefits denied!!
Replies: 27
Views: 4517

Re: Insurance benefits denied!!

Is there some way old threads can be locked?
by snapdresser
Tue Mar 06, 2018 3:49 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Probably heading for jaw surgery thought I'd intruduce msyelf and ask for some clue as to what I'm in for.
Replies: 16
Views: 659

Re: Probably heading for jaw surgery thought I'd intruduce msyelf and ask for some clue as to what I'm in for.

I’m on board with you: I expect CCW rotation. But if you want any more info on the surgical plan, make an extra appointment with your surgeon. That’s what I did and she took the time to walk me through the movements she was going to make and why she was making the ones she chose. That appt was very ...
by snapdresser
Mon Mar 05, 2018 9:48 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Probably heading for jaw surgery thought I'd intruduce msyelf and ask for some clue as to what I'm in for.
Replies: 16
Views: 659

Re: Probably heading for jaw surgery thought I'd intruduce msyelf and ask for some clue as to what I'm in for.

For a case of maxillary excess, I think it would be pretty unusual to have a downgraft done, so I don’t think your surgeon would do that. I’m not super familiar with rotational movements of the mandible except to match the maxilla. Rotating something “down” is a bit nebulous anyways. It could be rot...