9 days post op and I love my results! Photo *link*
I HAD a HUGE and hideous underbite (of 1cm!) couldn't bite through anything correctly and now I have a perfect bite (not in use yet though obviously!).
I'm so happy. I look so much better and my profile is loads better (gorgeous!) *blushing*
I've had such little swelling and bruising that my surgeon and family were amazed. I feel very lucky. I'm still a little swollen, but I'm doing very well.
You can see my before and afters on my blog
I tried to post photos but they won't work - I think they are too large??
For my whole life I have felt ugly and not good enough and now when I look in the mirror I feel pretty. It's how everyone should feel. I was bullied dreadfully when I was younger and those memories are difficult to let go - even as an adult. But now I feel that I Can finally move forward and be happy and confident (and say f-you to all those bullies).
All the pain and discomfort is absolutely worthwhile, so to anyone out there still considering having jaw surgery, you should do it. It really is life changing!
Moving my upper jaw forward had caused my lower septum to tilt to the left a little (apparently this is reasonably common result of moving upper jaw forward especially as mine was a huge move). It has made my septum crooked a little but my surgeon will 'trim it and fix it' when I'm healed from my jaw surgery. But even with this I still look so much better, I don't look ugly any more but everything else went perfectly.