Melissa jake

Location: San Francisco, CA
Member since 8/17/2009


  • 96 total posts
  • 5 reviews
  • 1 question

Reviews & Stories

Adult (mid 40's) Had Braces for 22 Months, Now Have Loose Teeth - West Palm Beach, FL

My teeth were not noticeably messed up. Everyone asked why I was even getting braces. My bottom teeth were the problem as they were "tipping" inward due to lack of space. I also had one on the bottom front that was getting crowded out. So I was told I would end up losing many teeth if I did not have braces to straighten them out and then jaw surgery and then continue with braces for... READ MORE

48 Years Old After Jaw Surgery Filler - West Palm Beach, FL

After my jaw surgery when my lower jaw was moved back I was left with deeper creases in my nasolabial folds as well as vertical lines that extended downward from the corners of my mouth all the time, not just when smiling. I had filler put it and if I'd of gotten another vial it may have done what I wanted it to. But then the price would have gone to 1800 or so. I had two vials done which... READ MORE

Complications of jaw surgery

I am 48 years old. I had braces put on my teeth about 15 months prior to the surgery and knew I would have to have double jaw surgery. No research I did could have prepared me for what I went through. Nothing prepared me for feeling like I couldn't breathe after surgery and being surrounded by incompetent nurses. I was vomiting up blood and my lungs were full of blood which I struggled to... READ MORE

Latisse Works Great, Worth It - Palm Beach, FL

My eyelashes were not too shabby before hand anyway, but wanted to latisse to see how long they'd look. they are so long people keep asking me if i have "extensions" on. my lashes are really quite remarkably long. though, still have to wear mascara because my eyelashes are such a light color. no side effects.The generic latisse off the internet works the same and it's only... READ MORE

I Love It - I Look Much Younger when I Have my Forehead Botoxed - West Palm Beach, FL

I look so much younger when I have my forehead botoxed.For some reason my eyebrows are lifted after getting botoxed, and my eyes look more wide open. It also improved the fact that my eyebrows are different heights. I guess alot depends on the skill of the person doing the injection also. I don't care if i have to take loans out, i will continue to have this done every 4 months.I look... READ MORE

Questions from Melissa jake

Will my chin and lower lip ever have feeling again since having upper and lower jaw surgery?

I had upper and lower jaw surgery 7 weeks ago. I"m 48 years old. What started as chin and lower lip numbness turned into terrible burning after about 7-10 days. I also have... READ MORE

Recent comments from Melissa jake

The burning came back, continues on a minor scale, more troubling is the numbness of my gums, chin and lip. Big mistake. READ COMMENT

Agree 100%. My jaw surgery was the single biggest regret and mistake of my life. 3 years later and I still have numbness and burning. READ COMMENT

Thank you. Was truly the worse, most regretable think I've ever done in my life. READ COMMENT

Actually i found the opposite, that nerve healing is finished by 3-6 months post op and unfortunately for me, that was indeed the case. No feeling in my gums, lip or chin. READ COMMENT

Supposedly, if I had been under the age of 20 I would have done fine with this surgery. They tell me it's because I was in my 40's that the nerves didn't heal. READ COMMENT