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by PierreDeFermat
Thu May 10, 2018 12:51 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: 36ish hours out front Lefort 1
Replies: 7
Views: 347

Re: 36ish hours out front Lefort 1

I'm not sure about Sudafed (pseudoephedrine), I would call your doctor's office and speak to a nurse. I do know that some cold medicine has acetaminophen in it, which is also in many pain medications (Tylenol, Percocet), so you have to be careful with taking too much of it. It's odd that your surgeo...
by PierreDeFermat
Thu May 10, 2018 8:49 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: 36ish hours out front Lefort 1
Replies: 7
Views: 347

Re: 36ish hours out front Lefort 1

Awesome Karatz I'm glad things went well for you! Surgery to the upper jaw will result in some congestion for probably a week or two but your doctor may give you some nasal spray and a humidifier to help combat that. The new bite will definitely feel odd to you but once the congestion clears up and ...
by PierreDeFermat
Wed May 09, 2018 6:36 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Lefort 1 coming up
Replies: 13
Views: 552

Re: Lefort 1 coming up

In my opinion if you're going to seek treatment you should go all the way and make sure your bite is perfect. That means you will most likely need pre-operative braces, Lefort 1 advancement (or bimaxillary surgery), and post-op braces. I know it sucks to have braces for a year or two but it's better...
by PierreDeFermat
Wed May 09, 2018 6:09 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: June/July 2015 Surgery Buddies
Replies: 958
Views: 44515

Re: June/July 2015 Surgery Buddies

Hey Snap, Did the doctor say anything about the recovery after having your hardware removed? I imagine you'll just have mouth wash and some antibiotic? Is the procedure under general anesthesia? I wonder how often people feel the hardware after surgery? I assume it's a lot but they just stop noticin...
by PierreDeFermat
Sun May 06, 2018 11:44 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: April 18 Surgery Buddies...
Replies: 147
Views: 4763

Re: April 18 Surgery Buddies...

Yes I actually picked up $15 warm air humidifier at Wal-Mart and it's been really helpful. Oddly enough, at exactly the 7 day post-op mark my congestion subsided also completely and I no longer had nosebleeds, drool, etc. I think the consistent icing and steroids did a lot of helping bring down the ...
by PierreDeFermat
Sun May 06, 2018 9:48 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: April 18 Surgery Buddies...
Replies: 147
Views: 4763

Re: April 18 Surgery Buddies...

Lucky you, surgery of the lower jaw is much easier in terms of congestion/swelling than the upper. Why did you need oral surgery? You should talk to your doctor about the fact that you're occasionally biting your cheeks when you chew, through it's probably because they're still swollen and getting i...
by PierreDeFermat
Sat May 05, 2018 10:57 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Time off for Orthognathic Surgery
Replies: 13
Views: 811

Re: Time off for Orthognathic Surgery

Results can very dramatically from one person to the next, and I'm not surprised it has taken some 3 weeks while others 6. As a general rule of thumb, the more complex your case, the more time it's going to take to recover. Unfortunately, speaking is one of the last things you will regain because el...
by PierreDeFermat
Sat May 05, 2018 10:49 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Two months post op DJS and genioplasty
Replies: 1
Views: 150

Re: Two months post op DJS and genioplasty

Wow looks great!

Would you say your experience was worth it in the end? What was most difficult and reward parts of the surgery?

You seems to have gained quite a bit of airway volume, I hope you're sleeping better these days!
by PierreDeFermat
Sat May 05, 2018 5:03 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: April 18 Surgery Buddies...
Replies: 147
Views: 4763

Re: April 18 Surgery Buddies...

Well I got to say the worst part this entire operation is my throat/nose, not my jaws! I'm congested to the point where I can only breath through my mouth, which means I've got an almost perpetually sore-throat and I cough up all my nasal drainage/debris. To add to all that my nose will sometime ooz...
by PierreDeFermat
Sat May 05, 2018 4:44 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: I need support
Replies: 1
Views: 204

Re: I need support

Hey Jaw Saw, Have you considered speaking to a Board Certified Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon about a revision operation? It sounds as if your bite has relapsed to how it was before the surgery (or even worse than it was originally), which is not an acceptable functional nor aesthetic outcome. I sug...
by PierreDeFermat
Fri May 04, 2018 3:10 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: April 18 Surgery Buddies...
Replies: 147
Views: 4763

Re: April 18 Surgery Buddies...

I was released from the hospital today after being there for the past 6.5 days and saw my surgeon at his office across the street. While there he suctioned out my nose and throat, rinsed my mouth with a surgical mouth wash, and cut off all of my elastics except 4. I can feel my face and mouth comple...
by PierreDeFermat
Fri May 04, 2018 11:54 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: April 18 Surgery Buddies...
Replies: 147
Views: 4763

Re: April 18 Surgery Buddies...

Are you back on standard braces? Demon system? My surgeon said that there's small possibility that the teeth may move a little or loosen after surgery, but that it's easily reversible with some Invisalign. I've notice that many people say my swelling has gone down a lot but I can tell that it's goin...
by PierreDeFermat
Fri May 04, 2018 6:07 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Time off for Orthognathic Surgery
Replies: 13
Views: 811

Re: Time off for Orthognathic Surgery

Yes, I had the orthognathic surgery for severe obstructive sleep apnea/mandibular hypoplasia. My surgeon didn't even mention the UPPP to me until I had seen my insurance requests for it and by then I figured he was doing it to get as much airway clearance as possible. UPPP on its own pretty useless ...
by PierreDeFermat
Fri May 04, 2018 2:24 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: April 18 Surgery Buddies...
Replies: 147
Views: 4763

Re: April 18 Surgery Buddies...

The worst part is that here in the U.S. all the hospitals are private but customer service still isn't a consideration-- despite my insurance paying about $750 a night for my care. The moment I was wheeled out of the intensive care unit to a regular floor my care seriously declined, and RNs where vi...
by PierreDeFermat
Thu May 03, 2018 1:38 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: April 18 Surgery Buddies...
Replies: 147
Views: 4763

Re: April 18 Surgery Buddies...

Hey guys I'm still alive! I had bi-max with geniopasty and some UPPP/septum work, but so far it's been the hardest experience of my life. The soft tissue stuff is 100x more intense than that the bone work, so just keep that in mind. Thank God the surgery went well and there were no issues (except fo...