Seeking Revision Downgraft

This forum is for discussions relating to oral surgery for orthodontics.

Moderator: bbsadmin

Post Reply
Message
Author
sbkwtz91
Posts: 6
Joined: Sun Aug 05, 2018 5:45 pm

Seeking Revision Downgraft

#1 Post by sbkwtz91 » Sun Aug 05, 2018 5:54 pm

Hi, all. First post here. I join this community under less than ideal circumstances: I am a little over 8 weeks post-op, after having had an 8 mm maxillary impaction / BSSO / genioplasty to correct for a gummy smile. As my swelling has mostly subsided, I am very disappointed with the results. Like others here, I was overimpacted, which has led to significant aging of my smile and aesthetic deterioration. The toll on my mental health has been enormous and something I will need to address.

I will be scheduling consultations with Gunson and Wolford to see if I can begin the process of getting my face back. I assume a future revision would involve a maxillary downgraft, at a minimum. I would much appreciate the insights of anyone with any experience with revision downgrafts or revisions generally.

sbkwtz91
Posts: 6
Joined: Sun Aug 05, 2018 5:45 pm

Re: Seeking Revision Downgraft

#2 Post by sbkwtz91 » Wed Aug 08, 2018 8:11 am

Anyone? I've found a lot of users on here who get or are getting revisions but then don't post again.

User avatar
Speck
Posts: 212
Joined: Fri Jun 29, 2018 9:11 pm
Location: Keyboard

Re: Seeking Revision Downgraft

#3 Post by Speck » Wed Aug 08, 2018 8:40 am

From one relative newb to another, welcome to the board!

Hopefully, someone with knowledge about the procedures you've gone through will have something helpful to offer here.

Best of luck to you on the desired outcome!
-Andy


Image


Image

snapdresser
Posts: 899
Joined: Wed Feb 18, 2015 7:31 am

Re: Seeking Revision Downgraft

#4 Post by snapdresser » Thu Aug 09, 2018 11:06 am

Woah, an 8mm impaction is pretty huge! How much tooth show do you have now when you smile your biggest?
No braces
1-piece LeFort I + BSSO + Sliding Genio on 10 JUNE 2015!
Image

sbkwtz91
Posts: 6
Joined: Sun Aug 05, 2018 5:45 pm

Re: Seeking Revision Downgraft

#5 Post by sbkwtz91 » Fri Aug 10, 2018 5:29 am

[quote=snapdresser post_id=503857 time=1533837967 user_id=24383]
Woah, an 8mm impaction is pretty huge! How much tooth show do you have now when you smile your biggest?
[/quote]

When I smile my biggest, I can see 100% of my teeth. But I don't want to have to smile my biggest to do that.

Sarah96
Posts: 43
Joined: Thu Feb 18, 2016 11:12 am

Re: Seeking Revision Downgraft

#6 Post by Sarah96 » Sun Aug 26, 2018 10:46 am

Hello. Sad to hear you need a revision. Have you consulted with other surgeons?
Btw, I had my revision surgery and it's been 17 days since. In my first surgery they over impacted my upper jaw as well, so in this surgery they did something like a ''down fracture.''
But right now I still can't smile to the fullest and my face is stiff so I don't know the chances...
I hope you can find a good route for you to go.

Post Reply