Popping pimples after jaw surgery

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SamBracingForIt
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Popping pimples after jaw surgery

#1 Post by SamBracingForIt » Mon Feb 04, 2019 1:29 pm

Okay, I've read a lot about people struggling with post op acne. I've had a few little break outs, nothing terrible, but I never break out, so for me it's been frustrating. I'm 9 weeks and 5 days post op (UJS and genio), and yesterday, I just couldn't help myself, but I squeezed/pressed on a little pimple that seemed ready to pop, right beside/underneath my nose on the right side, and I've been anxious ever since that I've somehow moved my face/bones/screws/plates... I know, I'm probably being dramatic. Anyway, how long until y'all were confident enough to pop a pimple? Weird question, but I know I can't be the only one wondering!! haha

Yes, popping pimples is bad for your skin. We all know this... yet we all do it. Let's be real! haha

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Re: Popping pimples after jaw surgery

#2 Post by Nozzelnut » Tue Feb 05, 2019 1:22 pm

Pop away. You aren't going to do any damage with your fingers
Upper ceramics 5/21/14, Lower stainless 5/28/14
Double jaw surgery was 6/18/15. Estimated time Jan 2016; still on at my 2 year anniversary...

Braces removed 7/20/18; upper and lower Hawley and Essix retainers with bonded lower too.

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Re: Popping pimples after jaw surgery

#3 Post by SamBracingForIt » Wed Feb 06, 2019 11:51 am

Nozzelnut wrote:
Tue Feb 05, 2019 1:22 pm
Pop away. You aren't going to do any damage with your fingers
Haha, just worried I pressed too hard right near the plates!

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