Before & After: Double Jaw Surgery For Underbite

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Mart
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Before & After: Double Jaw Surgery For Underbite

#1 Post by Mart »

Hey everyone,

I've been browsing this forum for quite some time both before and after my surgery and the advice and support has been invaluable, so I thought I'd give something back. Below are my before and after photos for double jaw surgery to correct a severe underbite. My upper jaw was brought forward 5mm and also titled forwards and raised up (my surgeon described it as taking a wedge out from the back of the upper jaw bone), and my lower jaw was brought back 6mm.

I'm now 4 weeks post-op and although I may look pretty normal I still have a lot of swelling in my upper lip and cheeks. Numbness has now limited itself to the bottom right hand side of my lower lip and chin, and I still have another 2 weeks on a liquid diet to go, but I'm trying to stay positive and as a whole I'm happy with the improvements to my profile and bite.

Please feel free to ask any questions if you have any and I'll be happy to answer them. Btw my signature is completely true, I've been in braces for almost 9 years!! Crazy.

Pre-op: (excuse the hair but I had overslept a little on the morning of my surgery and was in a bit of a rush)

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Post-Op (4 weeks)

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ZiziOConnor
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#2 Post by ZiziOConnor »

Congrats!! What a huge difference, you must be thrilled. I still see swelling, so keep taking photos every month to see even more progress.
Skeletal open bite (long face)
Self-ligating braces installed 3 Nov 2015.
Double jaw surgery 17 Jan 2017.
Upper jaw expanded and moved up and forward 2 mm. Mandible moved forward 6 mm.
https://www.instagram.com/jawsurgery.dani/

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#3 Post by snapdresser »

Looking good, man! Great results! :D
No braces
1-piece LeFort I + BSSO + Sliding Genio on 10 JUNE 2015!
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#4 Post by Lala082008 »

Wow, your results are fantastic! Even with the swelling I can see a huge difference. Thanks for posting!

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#5 Post by Dureena »

Thanks Mart, as someone near the start of a journey these posts help. Just had a quick glance at some of your posts, you must be pleased after such a long road.

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#6 Post by glennstanzalone »

Incredible transformation! Wow! You look fabulous. Congrats!
Wisdom Teeth Removal - 2008
Adult Braces - February 4th 2016
:twisted: Lefort I 3 piece, Septoplasty & BSSO with rigid fixation + Left side IVRO - August 5th 2016
Braces off - February 28th, 2017!!
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#7 Post by Class2geo »

Wow u look like a model now lol

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#8 Post by dewzer »

Wow, what a difference!

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#9 Post by buffon85 »

what a huge difference!! :shock: :shock: :shock: you look 15 years younger!!
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bottom premolars extractions: 9th of June 2015
top premolars extractions: 8th of October 2015

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#10 Post by buffon85 »

is your signature correct? do you have your braces for 9 years? :o
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bottom premolars extractions: 9th of June 2015
top premolars extractions: 8th of October 2015

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#11 Post by bracesagainno »

Wow you look great!

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#12 Post by Mart »

Just want to say a quick thanks for all the kind words, really appreciated.

I'll be sure to follow ZiziOConnor's suggestion and post up some more photos once I've hit the 8 week mark, should give you guys who are about to go through double jaw surgery a rough idea on the swelling timeline.

Buffon85 asked about the mammoth time I spent in braces, rather than regurgitate what I've said elsewhere here's a link to my post where I give a rough explanation of why it took so long (can be found at the bottom of the thread):

http://www.archwired.com/phpbb2/viewtop ... 15&t=49386

Btw yesterday I thought I'd post some side by side before and after photos on reddit.com, as this was where I first saw someone else's before and afters and realised my problem could be fixed, so it was my way of 'passing on the baton' so to speak. Anyway it got waaaay more attention than I expected. As per the usual online etiquette I was pretty much 'roasted', so let this be a warning to anyone thinking of doing something similar :?

Anyway for those who are interested this is the reddit link:

https://www.reddit.com/r/mildlyinterest ... /?sort=old
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#13 Post by ebills »

Fantastic results! :jump:

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#14 Post by pantlover »

Wow! you look absolutely fantastic! thank you for sharing your positive results. I think it definitely helps me (and others like me) who are anxiously awaiting our surgeries and exploring and wondering every possible way we might end up looking.

i must say though, those reddit comments, on the hand jesus christ they're brutal. on the other hand, it was oddly comforting seeing that so many people have had the surgery!

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#15 Post by KatMarie99 »

Wow you can definitely see a huge difference! Great results!

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