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Reviews & Stories

The Risks of Jaw Surgery: Severe Complications from Dr. Lawrence Levin

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 more expansion than originally anticipated and so my palate accidentally tore during surgery. They... 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, you're incredibly kind. I'm working on a book now so hopefully when I'm finished there will be some interest in publishing it. I would love to start speaking about my experiences so I hope that will be in the near future. In... READ COMMENT

The first surgery I had was a SARPE which was intended to expand my palate. It went well but they didn't expand it far enough. The next surgery was supposed to expand and reposition my upper jaw and bring my lower jaw and chin forward.... READ COMMENT

Thank you! A few people have asked me about setting up a go fund me but I wanted to exercise every other option before I asked anyone for help. It might be time to make one though. READ COMMENT

I'm so sorry that you didn't have good results. Im glad you're speaking out though, more people need to know about Levin. If you need a recommendation for a jaw pain specialist in Philly please let me know. READ COMMENT