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Anyone here have done Mandibular reduction

Postby FlyingMice » Tue, 06 May 2008 10:43 pm

Anyone here have done mandibular reduction before? Please share your experience. Is the operation painful? How long is the recovery time?

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Postby 4Kix » Thu, 08 May 2008 10:25 pm

What would you mean by Mandibular reduction?

I had my upper jaw pulled up and pushed in. In the process, had to shift my lower jaw in and my chin, out. This is oral-maxillofacial surgery. It's major stuff and the process is very long ( you need to put in time for orthodontic work to ready the teeth and recovery long since you need to be out of action for over a month.... is this what you mean?

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Postby cersepn » Fri, 09 May 2008 8:28 am

I think she's talking about shaving the mandible so the lower face width wont be so large, not an osteotomy. Never expected to see a ortho patient here too. You had Lefort 1 + BSSO?

Yes the procedure is very invasive and recovery time is long, risk of perma altered sensation in lower jaw and chin area..

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Postby 4Kix » Fri, 09 May 2008 12:26 pm

Eh?? Eh, you doing medic speak with me ah> Cannot understand the big terms leh. :-) But now that you mentioned Lefort, there's a flood of memories, man!
Okay then, this is more just a shaving of the jaw. No, not what I did.
The sensations changes ordinarily range from "strange" to totally numb. Mine was very well done - I have all the sensations before. Thank God!

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Postby cersepn » Fri, 09 May 2008 6:14 pm

Haha pai seh, i thought usually those people who go jaw surgery will know all this terms. Cos it's a MAJOR surgery, so ya im surprised your surgeon didn't tell you. You're very fortunate to have all your sensations back..


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