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Vimzy

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My Upper and Lower Jaw Surgery Experience
« on: July 02, 2015, 01:54:56 AM »
Hey everyone! I had upper and lower jaw surgery done a number of years ago, and I just wanted to share my experience to provide others with insight as to what exactly the procedure entails. I hope my experience helps someone out:

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Vimzy

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Re: My Upper and Lower Jaw Surgery Experience
« Reply #1 on: July 03, 2015, 02:02:47 PM »
Great results- you look really good.

Thanks a lot! Have you already had it done, or are getting it done?

PloskoPlus

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Re: My Upper and Lower Jaw Surgery Experience
« Reply #2 on: July 03, 2015, 03:48:23 PM »
What were your movements?  Who was your surgeon?  Overbite, undebite?  Any before photos? You look great.

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Re: My Upper and Lower Jaw Surgery Experience
« Reply #3 on: July 03, 2015, 04:59:31 PM »

Not yet. I'm in the stage of finding someone.  Who did your bimax? And what were your movements?

I had it done by a great surgeon in British Columbia. His name is Dr. Draper. Guy's been doing this his whole life and clearly has a lot of wisdom in this field. I think my lower jaw's relapse was about 2mm to the left or right (don't quite remember as it's been nearly 3 years since my procedure).

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Re: My Upper and Lower Jaw Surgery Experience
« Reply #4 on: August 10, 2015, 12:59:35 AM »
First time hearing that someone would do Lower jaw surgery first, wait and than get upper. Makes sense.

But you can't really do that if your not going to someone locally. Also I had a gut feeling you were from Canada.


Any before pics?


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Re: My Upper and Lower Jaw Surgery Experience
« Reply #5 on: August 25, 2015, 02:18:56 PM »
First time hearing that someone would do Lower jaw surgery first, wait and than get upper. Makes sense.

But you can't really do that if your not going to someone locally. Also I had a gut feeling you were from Canada.


Any before pics?

Yeah, mine was quite a unique situation as I hadn't (and still haven't) seen anyone undergo the same thing. I'll dig through to get some before and and after pictures of my procedure to post them here though!

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Re: My Upper and Lower Jaw Surgery Experience
« Reply #6 on: August 25, 2015, 02:19:43 PM »
Also, if anyone could ask a mod to embed my youtube video right into the post, it'd be greatly appreciated it. I couldn't figure out how to do it, assuming it's even possible.

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Re: My Upper and Lower Jaw Surgery Experience
« Reply #7 on: August 25, 2015, 02:56:00 PM »
Also, if anyone could ask a mod to embed my youtube video right into the post, it'd be greatly appreciated it. I couldn't figure out how to do it, assuming it's even possible.

Don't use the youtu.be short link. Paste the full youtube.com URL like this:


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Re: My Upper and Lower Jaw Surgery Experience
« Reply #8 on: August 25, 2015, 10:31:17 PM »
First time hearing that someone would do Lower jaw surgery first, wait and than get upper. Makes sense.

I'm fairly certain Arnett/Gunson do lower jaw first too. Their book explains why but I don't have a copy anymore.