Member since 3/13/2014


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Reviews by Chelie

Jaw Surgery Was the Biggest Mistake of My Life - Philadelphia, PA

I had double jaw surgery and genioplasty just over 4 weeks ago and the results have been absolutely devastating. I had a SARPE (palatal expansion) two years ago that went fine so my surgeon assured my the risks with this surgery would also be low. My surgery ended up taking 12 hours, I needed... READ MORE

Questions from Chelie

Will gum tissue grow back after reconstructive jaw surgery? (photo)

I had reconstructive jaw surgery a month ago. I have Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome so the surgeon had a difficult time restoring blood flow and the gums turned purple. A lot of the... READ MORE

Is an exposed Alloderm graft recommended for palatal repair? (Photo)

I recently had upper and lower jaw surgery and my palate accidentally tore during the surgery. It was grafted partially with my own tissue and partially with Alloderm. The... READ MORE

Can an alar cinch be removed?

I had double jaw surgery 5 weeks ago and now that the swelling has come down I realized I can't pucker my lips. When I try I feel really strong pulling on both sides. My... READ MORE

Recent comments from Chelie

Thank you so much for taking the time to read through all my posts and for the support :) To answer your questions, finding out I had EDS was a difficult process. I pretty much always knew something was wrong with me health wise but my... READ COMMENT

Thank you! Unfortunately finding a surgeon that specializes in both facial recon and EDS just isn't possible but I think my Miami team is doing well so far. I'm sorry to hear about your daughter's Marfans. I have a few Marfie friends... READ COMMENT

Thank you, my dad and sister are both going to try to be there for my next surgery. If you want I can recommend some excellent surgeons in the Philly area. I'll never feel like my surgery was worth it but I know for other people the... READ COMMENT

Thank you, that's really kind of you to say :) READ COMMENT