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    (Original post by fat_hobbit)
    Well you will never have to go through it again, with the final results being for life
    Depends if the surgeon ****ed up or not.. Also I never met the surgeon that did the surgery itself! :lolwut:

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    Afternoon all, I've been following this thread/topic for a while now as I'm considering under bite surgery with the NHS. Now my main concern is the cost/pre treatment. I'm 21 therefore - presumably free surgery is out of the question? I had braces when I was around 14-15 for just over a year to help shift my upper jaw teeth to be more aligned. However, I'm incredibly unhappy with my facial appearance, my jawline is strong, my under bite itself is fairly noticeable when I smile, which is incredibly upsetting especially when you see photos of yourself after. Has or is anyone going through this treatment at the moment (with the NHS and over 18) - would be great to hear from you. Thanks
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    Afternoon all, I've been following this thread/topic for a while now as I'm considering under bite surgery with the NHS. Now my main concern is the cost/pre treatment. I'm 21 therefore - presumably free surgery is out of the question? I had braces when I was around 14-15 for just over a year to help shift my upper jaw teeth to be more aligned. However, I'm incredibly unhappy with my facial appearance, my jawline is strong, my under bite itself is fairly noticeable when I smile, which is incredibly upsetting especially when you see photos of yourself after. Has or is anyone going through this treatment at the moment (with the NHS and over 18) - would be great to hear from you. Thanks
    my understanding is it doesn't matter what age you are, if your case is deemed to severe enough you will get it for free
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    (Original post by simplylldxo)
    Depends if the surgeon ****ed up or not.. Also I never met the surgeon that did the surgery itself! :lolwut:

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    You can see it by looking at it.

    And you never met the surgeon?
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    (Original post by fat_hobbit)
    You can see it by looking at it.

    And you never met the surgeon?
    I mean over time and nope!

    Only met the registrar and the other max fax surgeon (he had nothing to do with me and my problem)

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    I mean over time and nope!

    Only met the registrar and the other max fax surgeon (he had nothing to do with me and my problem)

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    What was wrong with your bite?
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    What was wrong with your bite?
    My lower jaw was pushed out and my upper jaw was pulled in.. So an underbite!

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    I'm having the surgery in about a month. A question for the people who have had the surgery: when your jaw is elastic banded shut, when were the bands taken off? I'm going to uni about a month and a bit after the surgery and I'd really prefer not to meet people while talking through my teeth and looking strange, it would make things that bit harder. Also, what was the time frame of swelling going down?

    I'm honestly not worried about the pain/recovery since I've had a few operations, most notably an eye operation that left me in agony for about a month, so I've toughened up. I'm just concerned about the appearance side of things, and I'm a little worried about looking like frankenstein when I go off to uni. :rolleyes:
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    (Original post by simplylldxo)
    May look better but inside I'm thinking whether it was worth it or not.. :confused:

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    http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=9y1FP4DUmKg

    ^^ This girl has had jaw surgery for a severe underbite, her videos are very informative. I think it's in this one where she says that she did actually have some nerve damage and still hasn't regained sensation in her lower lip, but of you compare her jaw now to how it used to be the result (aesthetically) is incredible.
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    (Original post by punsandneedles)
    I'm having the surgery in about a month. A question for the people who have had the surgery: when your jaw is elastic banded shut, when were the bands taken off? I'm going to uni about a month and a bit after the surgery and I'd really prefer not to meet people while talking through my teeth and looking strange, it would make things that bit harder. Also, what was the time frame of swelling going down?

    I'm honestly not worried about the pain/recovery since I've had a few operations, most notably an eye operation that left me in agony for about a month, so I've toughened up. I'm just concerned about the appearance side of things, and I'm a little worried about looking like frankenstein when I go off to uni. :rolleyes:
    The elastics will keep breaking, so you will have to change it yourself everytime it snaps.
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    The elastics will keep breaking, so you will have to change it yourself everytime it snaps.

    About how long was it until your elastics were unnoticeable/taken off for good? Thank you for helping, I think it'll just put my mind to rest and stop me from worrying so much during the recovery period.
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    About how long was it until your elastics were unnoticeable/taken off for good? Thank you for helping, I think it'll just put my mind to rest and stop me from worrying so much during the recovery period.
    It was 3 months after mine went off.
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    Bit of a random question but I'm going under general anaesthetic to have 6 teeth removed. When you all went under to have your operation, could you where your own pants? Or did you have to wear paper ones?
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    I wore my own pants! I woke up with none on though as I had a catheter put in!

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    I wore my own pants! I woke up with none on though as I had a catheter put in!

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    Thanks for the response. I doubt I'll have one of those because I'm in and out the same day? What do you think? I'm only having a few teeth out.
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    Thanks for the response. I doubt I'll have one of those because I'm in and out the same day? What do you think? I'm only having a few teeth out.
    I know; I'm just saying! They were my lucky pants too don't think you need paper pants for teeth extractions somehow!

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    I know; I'm just saying! They were my lucky pants too don't think you need paper pants for teeth extractions somehow!

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    Aww.. I didn't think so either, but my Dad is purposely making me feel nervous because he finds it funny.
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    Aww.. I didn't think so either, but my Dad is purposely making me feel nervous because he finds it funny.
    Aww :jumphug: I'm sure you'll be fine!

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    Four weeks post op and i think i'm going to have to have another surgery

    They moved my jaw forward and people say it's a big improvement, but i posted my before/after photos on a Jaw Surgery blog and the two responses i've got say that although there is an improvement, i still need genioplasty to make my chin more pronounced.
    I don't think i can go through a second surgery though...

    My friends and family said they didn't notice my overbite, so i'm kind of doing this just for me. I want to be more confident and happier with how i look (i can't stand my face at the moment) so i'm just wondering if it will be worth it.

    Sorry, just ranting.
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    Four weeks post op and i think i'm going to have to have another surgery

    They moved my jaw forward and people say it's a big improvement, but i posted my before/after photos on a Jaw Surgery blog and the two responses i've got say that although there is an improvement, i still need genioplasty to make my chin more pronounced.
    I don't think i can go through a second surgery though...

    My friends and family said they didn't notice my overbite, so i'm kind of doing this just for me. I want to be more confident and happier with how i look (i can't stand my face at the moment) so i'm just wondering if it will be worth it.

    Sorry, just ranting.
    I needed geinoplasty done too, best thing I ever did; stronger side profile.
 
 
 
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