6 week and 8 week picture update

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shutmymouth
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6 week and 8 week picture update

#1 Post by shutmymouth » Tue May 24, 2011 7:44 pm

you can see the befores here
viewtopic.php?f=15&t=38957&start=30

Time for updates:
6weeks
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I'm still not thrilled about my face but I can at least live with it now.

I just feel like my nose is so freaking WIDE!!!

Anyone else feel like that? Did it go down?

Today (8week)

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Re: 6 week and 8 week picture update

#2 Post by bracedfaced » Tue May 24, 2011 9:09 pm

Hey!!! So glad to see your post. You finally look like you again! In fact you look JUST like your pre-surgery photos, minus the underbite. I think it just took a while for your swelling to finally go down. You look great!

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Re: 6 week and 8 week picture update

#3 Post by Bullfighter » Wed May 25, 2011 8:10 am

I agree with bracedfaced -- you look great. :thumbsup:

(Actually for 8 weeks out you look amazing.)

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Re: 6 week and 8 week picture update

#4 Post by class3underbiteboy » Fri May 27, 2011 10:02 am

Nose looks fine and in proportion, so relax :)

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Re: 6 week and 8 week picture update

#5 Post by TitaniumAdded » Fri May 27, 2011 7:47 pm

I don't know how well you can tell shutmymouth, but your appearance has improved from these last 2 weeks. I realize how critical you've been of your nose, but there is no reason to by now, it looks fantastic.
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shutmymouth
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Re: 6 week and 8 week picture update

#6 Post by shutmymouth » Sat May 28, 2011 3:43 pm

Thank you all! appreciate the compliments.

I'm very over analytical by nature. (I over analyze EVERYthing) It helps to get other people's perspectives.

thank you.

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Re: 6 week and 8 week picture update

#7 Post by MeanCactus » Sat May 28, 2011 7:51 pm

I'll post myself for some opposite end of the spectrum juxtaposition. Just got double jaw surgery done yesterday, I ain't a pretty site ha

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Re: 6 week and 8 week picture update

#8 Post by sarahorsomeone » Sun May 29, 2011 2:49 am

For the record, your nose looks fine to me.

However, my nose was changing shape for about 3 months afterwards; and a certain portion of my cheeks still very occasionally puffs up 8 months later! That's despite the fact I looked fairly normal from about 4 or 5 weeks onwards.. I just shifted between different 'normal's. I think it part its something you'll get used to anyway, we're hypersensitive to any change in our face even if others can't notice it; even when my face puffs up now my family can't see it. My nose is a little wider and more turned up than it was before surgery, but now I'm used to it, I probably slightly prefer it to my 'old' nose.

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Re: 6 week and 8 week picture update

#9 Post by streo » Mon May 30, 2011 5:17 pm

So at first glance, I thought your before pic looked better. However, after very closely examining the before and after (you're cute in general, couldn't help it!), I think I figured out the reasons why your before pics look better:

1) professional photographer
2) you are working the camera in the before set

You are definitely prettier in the after pics. You just need to make the results a part of your personality the same way you made your previous look part of your personality.

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Re: 6 week and 8 week picture update

#10 Post by streo » Tue May 31, 2011 3:37 pm

I was curious: how many millimeters were your jaws moved? The change is quite dramatic (and again, you look prettier!).

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Re: 6 week and 8 week picture update

#11 Post by shutmymouth » Tue May 31, 2011 7:47 pm

My upper jaw was moved forward 6.5 milimeters, cut into 3 places to widen and bring forward. No lower jaw surgery.

Thank you for the compliment. I cant help but think that maybe both should have been worked on. for a less drastic change.

I cannot stress enough for folks to get multiple opinions and have the surgeons explain why they feel their prognosis is best.

Again thankyou for the compliments. Good luck to everyone.

PS to all you double jaw surgery folks. I didn't have my jaw wired shut so you all have my deepest sympathies. I cant even fathom going through what you did/will. 1 jaw was rough enough for me! lol :p

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Re: 6 week and 8 week picture update

#12 Post by streo » Thu Jun 02, 2011 5:24 pm

shutmymouth wrote:My upper jaw was moved forward 6.5 milimeters, cut into 3 places to widen and bring forward. No lower jaw surgery.
So right now my overbite measures about 7mm. I expect to have an 8mm discrepency by the time the lower incisors are uprighted. I remember when I was in high school my discrepency was 10mm. When I started in November 2010, my overbite was about 4.5mm. I hope my results turn out as good as yours!!!

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Re: 6 week and 8 week picture update

#13 Post by shutmymouth » Thu Jun 02, 2011 10:14 pm

I'm sure it will turn out great. Are they going to do one or two jaws for you?

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Re: 6 week and 8 week picture update

#14 Post by streo » Fri Jun 03, 2011 4:12 am

shutmymouth wrote:I'm sure it will turn out great. Are they going to do one or two jaws for you?
As far as I know, it's only the lower jaw. My upper teeth are still being intruded with TADs and I feel like my upper incisors are beginning to disappear, so I wouldn't be surprised if they give me the option to move the maxilla forward/down for increased height. Still can't believe I'm doing this!

The most noticeable difference in your before/after pictures is that your eyes are bigger. From what I know of this procedure this is a common result for most women. Please post some 6 month pics if you remember, I'm sure things will "settle" even better.

Also, if you want a REAL opinion on your before/after post some pics here:

http://www.reddit.com/r/amiugly/

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