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Jaw surgery

(4 Posts)
soontobemrsmckeown Sat 21-Jan-17 19:54:36

Been waiting about 6 years for jaw surgery. Started treatment in 2012/2013 and have finally got a date for surgery of mid March. Has anyone had this surgery and do you have any recommendations for things to buy to help me recover? I'm having my lower jaw moved forward 9mm across to the left 3mm and up 3mm.

SSYMONDS Sat 21-Jan-17 22:12:22

My cousin had this. It's a big op and you're really puffy for up to year after, but she is so so happy with the results. She looks so good and is so much more confident. Good luck.

RayofSun Sat 21-Jan-17 23:39:05

Not sure if you have accessed the British Orthodontic Society website but there used to be some good advice on there.

Be prepared to be very swollen for a while. Be patient and kind to yourself as it will be a surprise each time you look in the mirror. Make sure you wear your elastics no matter what and don't lose faith when you are so far down the line.

Enjoy your new smile!

RayofSun Sat 21-Jan-17 23:41:14

Sorry just read about the recommendations

Nutribullet or such
Lose clothes you and get over your head or buttoned up
Arnica cream for the bruising
Ice packs
A comfy pillow
Lip salve
Multi vitamins

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