Monday, July 16, 2012

Pre-Op Photos

Before and Well, Up to Now Pictures


Sorry for screwing with you. I couldn't resist. It's really too early really for before and afters. But with surgery tomorrow, I did want to show some up-to-now shots.

 This is my "moderately convex" profile. Btw, prior to this process, this is the picture that I avoided my whole life. Do you know how hard it is to avoid letting people see your profile? You have to quickly dart to face everyone. I call it "pigeoning." It's moderately effective.

The next two pictures were very early in the process. Notice no bottom braces yet. In the picture below I drew in a yellow line to point out the arch of my front teeth (which I had never noticed.) That (and my overbite) is why my bottom teeth used to rest against the roof of my mouth.

Doesn't it look like I'm biting down on a French Fried Onion? 

This is my current set of chompers. You can see that my upper arch is wider (less sort of v-shaped) and that my front bottom teeth are more of a straight line. They no longer touch the roof of my mouth.

Here is a (mildly horrific, fairly insane) picture that I can't believe I am about to post in the inter-web. You can see my overjet (which is going away tomorrow) and my severely deviated septum which will go away in another set of surgeries later (probably) next year.




  1. Yay! It's finally "break your face day". (only a happy phrase to fellow jaw surgery patients)
    Good luck tomorrow and happy healing.

  2. Goodluck!!!! Everything will go great :)

  3. Thanks, ladies. This is definitely going to be, um, dramatic. Will post as soon as I can type without crossing my eyes.