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by chipmunkcheeks
Wed Feb 02, 2011 7:12 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Midline -upper and lower- are off after surgery
Replies: 5
Views: 1573

Re: Midline -upper and lower- are off after surgery

do NOT let it go! you are paying for the ODs services! My midlines were off and i made sure they were on before my braces came off...you went through too much now to start compromising!
by chipmunkcheeks
Mon Jan 24, 2011 5:22 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: New here, have anxiety/doubts about my surgery!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Replies: 21
Views: 3462

Re: New here, have anxiety/doubts about my surgery!!!!!!!!!!

i had ALL the same procedures done as you, down to 8mm expansion through SARPE. followed by 1 year later BSSO, lefort I, and genio. search my name and you will find some info and before/after pix. it will be worth it in the end!
by chipmunkcheeks
Thu Jan 20, 2011 6:19 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: The end of the road...
Replies: 16
Views: 2721

Re: The end of the road...

congrats!!! awesome! :P
by chipmunkcheeks
Wed Dec 22, 2010 8:52 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: removal of plates
Replies: 1
Views: 739

Re: removal of plates

generally, the plates are never removed unless a problem exists. i have (had) 7 plates and 31 screws from my surgery. however, one screw (we thought) was quite visible in my lower jaw when i opened my mouth. it was round and protruding quite clearly. the surgeon decided to take it out since it's my ...
by chipmunkcheeks
Fri Oct 08, 2010 5:46 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: is this common
Replies: 11
Views: 1813

banded shut

once again, i feel like i got the shaft on all of this surgery stuff... i was not banded when i woke up, which was a surprise, but the next afternoon they got me good! i was heavily banded at all times besides eating and cleaning for 8 weeks after lefort I, bsso, genio. Then i wore some sort of conf...
by chipmunkcheeks
Mon Sep 13, 2010 8:07 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: How long did your ortho keep your RPE in for?
Replies: 16
Views: 5362

RPE

I wore my RPE for an ENTIRE YEAR after my SARPE, to the day!...AND the ortho wanted to leave it in for the second surgery, if it "wasn't in the way" of what he needed to do. Thank god the surgeon called the ortho and told him to take it out, otherwise I think I'd still be wearing the damn thing!
by chipmunkcheeks
Thu Jul 15, 2010 9:59 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: What type of surgery do I need? Please look at my pics
Replies: 12
Views: 5231

bite

I don't see how your bit could be fixed without surgery because it looks like your upper jaw is narrower than your lower jaw. The only way to fix this is a SARPE in order for your lower jaw to fit into your upper. This would probably fix the aesthetics of your "sunken cheeks". It also looks like you...
by chipmunkcheeks
Wed Jul 14, 2010 3:46 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Removal of jaw surgery plates
Replies: 13
Views: 49603

wondering...

i have had bad sinus pressure, several sinus infections, vertigo, even nauseous to the point of throwing up ever since surgery 2 years ago. I also have upper plates and screws. I think I am going to ask my surgeon about this when I see him this summer for a final look at everything since I just got ...
by chipmunkcheeks
Wed Jul 14, 2010 3:42 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: do I need a 2nd Chin Aug...or is it good now?
Replies: 7
Views: 3313

chin results...

Looks fantastic to me! congrats!
by chipmunkcheeks
Wed Jul 14, 2010 3:40 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: after 23 months, here's a pic
Replies: 6
Views: 1829

results

CONGRATS! Looks fantastic!!!!
by chipmunkcheeks
Mon Jun 07, 2010 3:28 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: What do you guys think? (pics)
Replies: 40
Views: 11619

chin sticking out?

i used to stick my lower jaw out on purpose to "give it a little boost" since it was just like yours. did you? after surgery and even now sometimes, i catch myself tensing my face and sticking my jaw out a bit as an old habit. look closely at your last pic. it looks lie you are forcing your chin tha...
by chipmunkcheeks
Sun Jun 06, 2010 9:21 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: What do you guys think? (pics)
Replies: 40
Views: 11619

changes *PIX*

As I said before, I am almost 2 years post-op and believe that really only my eyes are the same pre-surgery. Though, I also sometimes still think that my chin sticks out too far or whatever, I know it is just because of the dramatic difference and that my face is balanced and I am blessed because of...
by chipmunkcheeks
Sun Jun 06, 2010 1:45 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: What do you guys think? (pics)
Replies: 40
Views: 11619

only eyes look the same...

i agree with you, the only thing on my face that looks the same after surgery are my eyes...i also went through exactly the same things as you growing up so i know how you feel. it's good to know you arent the only one, right?? if you so a search of my username, you can find a slide show of me, or y...
by chipmunkcheeks
Sat Jun 05, 2010 1:48 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: What do you guys think? (pics)
Replies: 40
Views: 11619

changes

you look AMAZING!!!!!!!! the results are gorgeous. i had everything you had done as well almost 2 years ago AND i had the same feelings as you...i still do sometimes. you arent used to youre new look. i am not either, but wherever i go, people say how beautiful the results are. you have to believe t...
by chipmunkcheeks
Wed Jun 02, 2010 8:50 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Declined genioplasty..don't think I'll regret it
Replies: 6
Views: 2248

chin

i understand what you mean by thinking your chin is too prominent after surgery. i had a genio along with lower jaw advancement (22mm in all!!!) soo, weird as it sounds, sometimes i acutally wonder, is my chin too far out, but in pix and profile it is PERFECT! i had my second surgery, yeah 2 for me,...