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by chipmunkcheeks
Sun Dec 21, 2008 10:35 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Its true......
Replies: 16
Views: 4298

untrue

this statement is not only untrue, but misleading and discouraging to those people trying to get surgery. i had TWO jaw surgeries, July 07 and July 08...my total cost for BOTH surgeries...$550...copays. The first surgery was amblatory, so it was just a $50 copay, the second I stayed in the hospital ...
by chipmunkcheeks
Fri Oct 24, 2008 1:25 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: 25 Days Post-Op + Pictures
Replies: 13
Views: 2824

congrats!

you look amazing!!! i hope that you are excited and happy that you have gotten through all of this! i used to hate taking pics too! keep smiling!
by chipmunkcheeks
Sun Sep 28, 2008 6:28 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: My Turn!
Replies: 27
Views: 4210

long time coming....

congrats! you made it! just think of it this way, you are already on your way to recovering and having a new face for the rest of your life....
by chipmunkcheeks
Tue Sep 23, 2008 7:14 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: how long for genio dressing to come off?
Replies: 8
Views: 1450

dressing

48 hours- it was taken off by my surgeons before i left the hospital and they even helped get the stuff, or most of it off...so happy when it came off, it was grosssssss!
by chipmunkcheeks
Sat Sep 20, 2008 10:49 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Genioplasty question...what if your chin is too small?
Replies: 4
Views: 1058

chin

i had a small chin too...they not only did the genioplasty, but they also used the vertical excess they cut off from my lefort AND donor bone (cow's bone) to build behind my genioplasty to make my chin the proper size...now it fits beautifully. see what they are going to do, as sometimes a bone graf...
by chipmunkcheeks
Fri Sep 19, 2008 1:35 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: July Surgery Dates
Replies: 182
Views: 21086

nose

it feels funny when i blow my nose in my front top teeth...dont know why...like vibrations in my teeth...i have that painful feeling in my chin and bottom teeth when i touch my face. i guess it all takes time...
by chipmunkcheeks
Wed Sep 17, 2008 2:01 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: ema27 surgery update one month on with pics
Replies: 6
Views: 1022

great!

you look great! plus, your ROM is the same as mine and im almost 10 weeks out! good for you!
by chipmunkcheeks
Wed Sep 17, 2008 1:59 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: 9 weeks POST BSSO & Lefort I--officially with pics
Replies: 42
Views: 10639

yay!

super results! congrats! you should be very happy!
by chipmunkcheeks
Sat Sep 13, 2008 6:24 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: End of the road...well, almost. Dial-ups beware (pic heavy).
Replies: 22
Views: 5158

vain

isnt it kind of vain to get braces just to put in a tooth that you are missing? i had a missing tooth that never grew in before surgery, im not getting an implant...but this is coming from someone who said that everyone has their own unique features, which we are supposedly ruining by having jaw sur...
by chipmunkcheeks
Sat Sep 13, 2008 6:19 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: SARPE Surgery
Replies: 1887
Views: 482634

a point?

what was the point to the post above mine??? anyone? any clue? anything to do with SARPE? it needs to be deleted...there are minors on here that should not be encouraged to dabble in alcohol.
by chipmunkcheeks
Sat Sep 13, 2008 6:10 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: CAN A MODERATOR DO SOMETHING!?!!?!
Replies: 11
Views: 1683

CAN A MODERATOR DO SOMETHING!?!!?!

I am personally done with hearing redstar on this site. the lastest, "Low self esteam. Common problem for US and Canada, why? Not sure..." [/b] Redstar, emotions are a NORMAL part of life. I feel as though you believe nobody should FEEL anything towards this whole process...were you raised at gunpo...
by chipmunkcheeks
Sat Sep 13, 2008 4:31 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Question about Surgery
Replies: 2
Views: 821

insurance

i had an interesting situation. i was in need of upper, lower, and genio no matter what insurance said because of all of my issues. both of my surgeries were covered in a blanket approval in '07. i had sarpe and it was covered that summer. then this year my surgeon went and resubmitted for the secon...
by chipmunkcheeks
Fri Sep 12, 2008 6:29 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: loss of felling in lip
Replies: 61
Views: 9086

your choice

redstar- i have just read the posts accompanying this thread. mind you, in a very neither sided way. from an outsiders point of view on the conversation, your tone sounded like you were better than anyone else who had ultimately chosen to go ahead with surgery. that those who have had it must not be...
by chipmunkcheeks
Fri Sep 12, 2008 5:29 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: splint
Replies: 1
Views: 672

good progress....

tina---- your pic does look good! your swelling will be mostly gone at about6 weeks, but the residual swelling takes months to go away, so you will see changes for about a year. i JUST got rid of thelast of my swelling this june from my sarpe, then had my BIG surgery in july. give it time....regardi...
by chipmunkcheeks
Fri Sep 05, 2008 1:37 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Has anyone had a LeFort 1 just to fix a gummy smile?
Replies: 9
Views: 8414

for you

after reading about mouth breathing and seeing your pix, i definitely think lefort I is right for you. i was a mouth breather and after surgery it pretty much stopped immediately! also, i was very pleased with the look of my face. i can imagine how much more youll like your smile with less gum. you ...