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Jaw Implants

Postby gmmf.link » Fri, 16 Dec 2011 11:34 pm

Hi all anyone had jaw implant pls help me :cry:

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Sat, 17 Dec 2011 8:48 am

A frontal lobotomy would probably be more suitable.... :-|

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Re: Jaw Implants

Postby satohi » Sat, 17 Dec 2011 1:14 pm

gmmf.link wrote:Hi all anyone had jaw implant pls help me :cry:



What's wrong?

I haven't had jaw implants, but I'm planning on having them after a botched jaw reduction surgery. I'm hoping the implants would take me closer to my original face before I had all this crap done to it.

If you're on the same boat as me, my heart goes out to you.
This whole plastic surgery experience has just been a dreadful emotional roller coaster ride, and now I just want to go back to the way I was and to never look back. My quest for perfection is over, and I'm through with plastic surgery.

Anyway, I'm at the research phase of finding a suitable doctor and the best method to go about it. I've narrowed it down to two surgeons in the States, and now I'm stumped on which biomaterial to have implanted.

All implants have a risk of developing an infection even several years after the operation.
And if you're planning on having them inside for several decades, there will undoubtedly be some adverse effects like bone erosion and atrophy of nearby tissues.
There aren't too many biomaterials to choose from, with silicon and medpor being the two most commonly used to enhance the mandibles. PEEK (polyetheretherketone) is a rather new biomaterial for plastic/reconstructive surgery, and not many surgeons use it yet. Since it hasn't been out very long, there are no long-term studies of its use so I'm a little wary. I've purposely been slow in getting a revision surgery, and I don't plan on doing so until later next year. Hopefully, they'll be able to print new bones by then, but I'm not too optimistic about that.

Anyway, I do hope you feel better.
If you have any questions, feel free to pm me.
And to any readers who have had jaw implants, I'd love to hear about your experience.

Take care.

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Re: Jaw Implants

Postby gmmf.link » Sun, 18 Dec 2011 12:01 am

Thanks for the reply my dear, well still i didnt do the jaw implant, yet i ve done chin implant, and nose reshpaing, i ve self image problems and i want to do jaw implant to give my jaw muscline look, since i had the chin implant and my face now is long since it projects my chin,


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