Upper and Lower Jaw Surgery and Chin Reduction - Edinburgh, GB

I had my upper and lower jaw moved with a chin...

I had my upper and lower jaw moved with a chin reduction 6 months ago now, and I must say the worst thing I could have done, I still don't know what I will look like as my face is swollen more than it is normal, today I feel as if my face has had a stroke I can't smile and the pain is unbearable, I waited such a long time for this procedure and now I regret it, been informed it could take up to 5 years before I can breathe through my nose and up to two years before everything is the way it should be, such a long and horrible procedure
Duncan Campbell

3 out of 5 stars Overall rating
4 out of 5 stars Doctor's bedside manner
3 out of 5 stars Answered my questions
1 out of 5 stars After care follow-up
3 out of 5 stars Time spent with me
1 out of 5 stars Phone or email responsiveness
2 out of 5 stars Staff professionalism & courtesy
3 out of 5 stars Wait times
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I think that's along time to still experience pain. I had mine done on December 2012 and now everything feels good. I used to have tightness feeling in my right jaw every time I opened it wide, but I kept working on it using sticks ( I slowly adding 1 pc every time my jaw opened wider). Now it's better and I can open it now without the pain in my right jaw.
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Did you get upper and lower jaw done, I got mine December 5th, and I still suffer soo much for it, to the stage I can't get out bed, just wish it would get better
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I only had a lower jaw done. I have under bite and crossed bite. After the surgery I hardly had any pain. I stopped taking pain med in 3 days. The only reason I took the pain meds was to go to sleep. It relaxes me and made me feel comfortable. I hope you feel better.
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That's good then, I was on pain meds for at least 6 weeks daily now I just take them when I need them, hopefully all gets better soon
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how are you doing? I had upper and lower done and I am in extreme pain in my chin and lip. Mine was 7 weeks ago and I dont know how I can last like this.
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I got referred to my surgeon by my orthodontist, think that's the only way you can get this operation without paying for it
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I'm in Glasgow and was considering getting my upper jaw brought forward possibly with a chin implant. Would you mind letting me know your surgeon?
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I got referred to my surgeon by my orthodontist, think that's the only way you can get this operation without paying for it Reply
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Most of the time it's sore and swollen I have like one good day a week, didn't expect it to be so bad
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Yeah, 6 months would feel like a really long time to be experiencing that. Hopefully it continues to get better. Please keep us updated on what changes you see and how things are feeling.

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Thanks
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Thank you so much for starting your review. I'm really sorry to hear that the recovery is so rough. You mentioned you still have a lot of pain at the 6 month mark, has that been the case ever since the surgery or does it come and go?

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