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Pre-surgery through 6 weeks post op.
Albums: MMA/GASurgery for Sleep Apnea
Believe me, I totally understand the concern. Being able to breathe/sleep, or to like the way you look. Its a tough call. For me, I reached a point where there just wasn't a choice anymore. And while I tend to avoid mirrors now, I sleep REALLY well.
The way you look post surgery is very dependant on how you look before hand, and what you are having done/how much things are moved. I believe both jaws were moved 12-13mm for me, which is on the high end. And I will say this: having your jaw moved forward is instant plastic surgery for *under* the jaw. Smooth and tight! :)
You should absolutely try other things before jumping into this. It is a HUGE surgery with a long, slow recovery. Also make sure you are aware of possible side effects. For me, I still have and probably always will have some nerve damage in my chin and lower lip. Not life threatening, but a possibility nonetheless.
Good luck with whatever you choose!
I have been advised that I need this surgery...trying other things before we take such a drastic measure. But you look great in these photos! Besides having been told this is a BIG surgery, I am concerned as to how it will alter my appearance. I only a one year window in which to have the surgery as they won't perform it after the age of 60 though.
Wondering if you found the surgery helpful. Was this a repositioning of the jaw?
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