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

Thanks :) Yeah a donor graft would be the best case scenario, they wouldn't have to move any arteries and my body would only have one surgical site to recover from instead of two. I really hope it works out. READ COMMENT

Thanks! I've had so many consults it was making my head spin. Even if I don't end up going with this surgeon, I'm at least glad I stuck it out and had the consult. I can't believe I almost let them talk me into that free flap. READ COMMENT

I have an appointment with an oculoplastic surgeon next week but the cataract surgery has to be done first because it can cause the eyelid to droop which would mess up the eyelid surgery. I saw my retina doctor today and he's trying to... READ COMMENT

Cataract surgery is one of the safest and most routine surgeries out there. They just replace the lens of your eye with an artificial lens and then you're able to see normally again within a few hours. There are some additional risks bc... READ COMMENT

I know my original surgeon talked to him before my appointment and gave him a heads up on how best to approach me but I was still really impressed that he made the effort to do some research. I'm not excited about another two months... READ COMMENT