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by PierreDeFermat
Sun Jun 10, 2018 10:24 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Jaw surgery necessary to correct underbite/open bite?
Replies: 1
Views: 553

Re: Jaw surgery necessary to correct underbite/open bite?

The camouflage will be the least invasive, but the result may not be stable and it most likely will not fix your open bite decisively. A LeFort 1 osteotomy is your first surgical option and a competent surgeon will insure you do not have nasal base widening. (If not, a secondary rhinoplasty can corr...
by PierreDeFermat
Sun Jun 10, 2018 2:01 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Bite Better one one side vs the other post BSSO
Replies: 1
Views: 176

Re: Bite Better one one side vs the other post BSSO

Yes I had a slight postsurgical open bite on the left side and my dental midline was a couple mm off after my bimax (previously class I) and it's been re-aligning in the days after having my arch bars removed. It's pretty common and usually adjusts itself but you may need orthodontia such as Invisal...
by PierreDeFermat
Thu Jun 07, 2018 1:30 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: My Jaw Surgery Relapsed only on one side?
Replies: 3
Views: 259

Re: My Jaw Surgery Relapsed only on one side?

Mandibular setback surgery is more prone to relapse than moving the jaws forward. Nowadays such major relapse is considered relatively rare but it does happen. Unfortunately it sounds like you might need a complete revision, and I suggest you consult with another board certified maxillofacial surgeo...
by PierreDeFermat
Wed Jun 06, 2018 7:15 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Why is my jaw like this?? Please help.
Replies: 3
Views: 296

Re: Why is my jaw like this?? Please help.

Hey Awittz, First off, almost everybody in their teens gets some form of acne, and if they don't when they're young, they're very likely to get it as an adult. If you're concerned about acne you should seek treatment with a board certified dermatologist who might be able to reduce your acne (though ...
by PierreDeFermat
Wed Jun 06, 2018 4:56 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: April 18 Surgery Buddies...
Replies: 147
Views: 4763

Re: April 18 Surgery Buddies...

If you've had arch bars there might be some gum reduction but it will usually regrow within 2-3 weeks after having the arch bars removed. Tooth sensitivity is also normal but should subside. Sucks that you might need the graft Mojo, hope it goes well. Speaking of arch bars, today I had mine removed ...
by PierreDeFermat
Fri Jun 01, 2018 8:01 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: April 18 Surgery Buddies...
Replies: 147
Views: 4763

Re: April 18 Surgery Buddies...

I spoke to the doctor today about the removal, he said it wasn't deep sedation just IV conscious sedation. Really glad because I don't need another breathing tube after all that stuff I just had done lol. Does anybody have some numbness on the roof of their mouth? I think this is due to septoplasty/...
by PierreDeFermat
Fri Jun 01, 2018 7:52 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Arch Bar Removal - Hurt???
Replies: 11
Views: 1329

Re: Arch Bar Removal - Hurt???

Usually IMF screws are used as an alternative to arch bars:
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I spoke to my surgeon today, he said it wasn't deep sedation but IV conscious sedation, whew!

Good luck Punkamouth, let us know how it goes.
by PierreDeFermat
Wed May 30, 2018 11:28 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Arch Bar Removal - Hurt???
Replies: 11
Views: 1329

Re: Arch Bar Removal - Hurt???

I'm getting mine removed next week, it's going to be an outpatient procedure under general anesthesia (somewhat uncommon, I'm going to ask the doctor about it tomorrow). I believe most patients have local anesthetic with or without IV conscious sedation. I think without at least lidocaine rinse it w...
by PierreDeFermat
Wed May 30, 2018 11:22 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: April 18 Surgery Buddies...
Replies: 147
Views: 4763

Re: April 18 Surgery Buddies...

I imagine it's nothing hard/crunchy for the first few weeks after you're done being banded shut, not to mention working on being able to open your mouth as wide as normal. My arch bar removal is next week and I've been cleared for soft foods but it's not really worth it for me yet. All I know is tha...
by PierreDeFermat
Sun May 27, 2018 9:17 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: April 18 Surgery Buddies...
Replies: 147
Views: 4763

Re: April 18 Surgery Buddies...

If you need to sneeze make sure you do it through your mouth (keep your nose and mouth open). If your nose is running and you're in a pinch I recommend twisting a tissue or piece of toilet paper and gently putting it up your nose. It looks funny but at least you're not covered in mucus. Did your doc...
by PierreDeFermat
Sun May 27, 2018 8:31 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Pulsating ear pain post op (double jaw surgery) after laying down
Replies: 9
Views: 443

Re: Pulsating ear pain post op (double jaw surgery) after laying down

Did your doctor say to alternate between the Norco (hydrocodone/acetaminophen) and ibuprofen? For the first 10 days or so I was alternating the medication so that I was taking something every two hours (obviously that depends on your dose and you should talk to your doctor about your medication sche...
by PierreDeFermat
Sat May 26, 2018 1:43 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Underwhelmed by surgery consult... was I expecting too much?
Replies: 3
Views: 327

Re: Underwhelmed by surgery consult... was I expecting too much?

Unfortunately the doctor you consulted with has poor patient communication skills, which is very common, especially among surgeons. I would suggest consulting with a few more board certified surgeons until you find someone you are completely comfortable with. Remember, this is a somewhat major proce...
by PierreDeFermat
Sat May 26, 2018 1:36 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: April 18 Surgery Buddies...
Replies: 147
Views: 4763

Re: April 18 Surgery Buddies...

N2Deep,

You should try to consciously breath through your nose during the day. It will take some time but in a few weeks your body should adjust and start doing it automatically.

Very jealous you guys are already back to eating! I'll take a look at the infant spoons today, Mojo.
by PierreDeFermat
Sat May 26, 2018 1:31 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Feeling unsure...
Replies: 1
Views: 181

Re: Feeling unsure...

Hey Chuck, glad you posted. I'm currently starting my fourth week post-op after an entire battery of surgery that was somewhat similar to yours to correct my severe obstructive sleep apnea. The experience has been one of the most uncomfortable of my life, though thankfully there was really no pain i...
by PierreDeFermat
Fri May 25, 2018 12:44 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: April 18 Surgery Buddies...
Replies: 147
Views: 4763

Re: April 18 Surgery Buddies...

Stress can have an impact on the body, but I think it's also because you're way more "active" now that you're back at work instead of taking it easy at home. How many weeks post op are you now? I just met with my surgeon today, waited 1.5 hours for a 5 min appointment. He adjusted my bands and now I...