Member since 3/13/2014


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Reviews by Chelie

Jaw Surgery With Lawrence Levin 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

Thanks, it's definitely worth trying :) I'll post a link when I get it set up. If the steroids don't help maybe you could try Botox injections. I'm getting them on Friday so I'll keep you posted if they help. READ COMMENT

I was told the same thing about losing teeth if I didn't have the surgery but I think it's a scare tactic to talk patients into having the procedure. My doctor was a maxillofacial surgeon with over twenty years of experience. The... READ COMMENT

Thank you, your comments always make me feel like I'm not alone and it helps so much to know that my story can help others a little. Did you get your medpor implants yet? READ COMMENT

I wish that I could go back and not have the surgery. It was definitely not the right decision for me. I'm happy to hear you're doing research into your situation and I hope you can come up with a treatment plan that you'll be... READ COMMENT