I’m a college student. I’m 22 years old. Welcome to my two jaw surgery REAL STORY.
As you can see from my picture, I had severe jutting chin. As I grew up, my jaw and chin also grew together and I’d been hearing bad jokes that made me lost my confidence.
My boyfriend told me while covering my mouth “You are actually really pretty. Work hard to get money and go to have Korean two jaw surgery”. My senseless friend also told me “Now that you lost your weight, I can’t even see your face if you tied your hair”. Even my cousin also asked me “Why does your jaw protrude sister?”. Though I managed to stay strong and keep smiling actually all of these hurt my feeling so bad.
Then one day I decided to do Korean two jaw surgery. My mom also gave me permission. I heard that jutting chin will be corrected by two jaw surgery and you need it only once! Of course after the surgery, I will still need orthodontic/ dental therapy and some post surgeries treatment but I can’t wait to have it done soon! I was so excited!!
[Day of the Korean Two Jaw Surgery]
It went faster than I had thought it would be. I felt nothing and I couldn’t think a single thing. Everyone told me that they were surprised there were less bleeding and less swelling compare to another person. FYI, the nurse told me not to sleep over 11 hours because there will be dyspnoea. So my mom and my brother kept waking me up. When I suddenly felt asleep, I woke up because I couldn’t breathe and it was hurt. The nurse helped me to remove blood sputum in my neck using some tool but it hurted me so much so I chose to spit it out of my mouth ( TIPS: the more you spit mucus and blood sputum out of your mouth, the faster you will recover).
I also blew my nose. But then I found out that there are lots of small blood vessels inside our nose that can easily break and it’s kind a dangerous. (TIPS: Never ever blow your nose after doing plastic surgery!)
[D+2 Korean Two Jaw Surgery]
My face bandage and tape was removed but it was so much hurt that I cried. Nurses told me to hold on my tears because if I cried, my face would be swollen. Then came the doctor to sterilize the scar, removed the blood container and put on the frame to fix my jaw.
[D+3 Korean Two Jaw Surgery]
At first I put ice pack inside the bandage but the nurse told me not to do so because it may give bad effect to my recovery. Instead she told me to place it directly on my face using my hand. I can’t eat anything even liquid food before any gas come out from my body.
It has been 3 days and still no gas so the nurse told me to start drinking water and walking around. FYI: I didn’t drink the water directly, I drank through small hose on the syringe that is directed to between my back teeth.
I kept spitting blood sputum out of my mouth. So I always bring tissues. Finally the gas came out and I can start to eat liquid food (of course through a small hose). After eating, I gargled my mouth using brown gargle to sterilize my mouth.
[D+4 Korean Two Jaw Surgery] Going Home
The doctor gave me pain killer prescription and told me not to worry much. As soon as I arrived home, I washed my face for the first time since the surgery day. Actually I supposed to take exercise regularly so that the swelling could go faster but I was so lazy and my stamina was so weak that I chose to lay on the bed (with 2-3 pillows under my head).
I drank 1 glass of soy milk, red ginseng, pumpkin extract, water consecutively. Then 30 minutes after that I ate drugs and gargled my mouth. It took me at least 1 hour just to eat.
[D+6 Korean Two Jaw Surgery]
Swelling went down slightly day by day. Finally I could take a real bath.
I took off the tape on my face.
[D+7 Korean Two Jaw Surgery]
Yeah, I finally washed my hair too!! I knew it’s dirty but I can do nothing. Actually we need somone’s help maybe you can go to beauty salon. As for me, I asked my mom’s help to wash my hair.
[D+11 Korean Two Jaw Surgery] First clinic visit
When the doctor removed the wafer, I thought it’s gonna be forever, but I was wrong. The good news, he just put back two rubber band and helped me to practice to put it on and off by myself.
Then he told me to say “aaa” (open mouth widely) while the rubber band is on my mouth and say “ooo” while putting lips together and also told me to smile and try to balace the corner of my mouth.
[D+ 14 Korean Two Jaw Surgery]
I took many picture before I did surgery. Now that I see my old pictures, I felt like I was really look like a witch. It’s been 2 weeks since my surgery and now I could do my daily activities without any trouble. I felt like I did the right thing. My face is smaller, my eyes look bigger, my jaw look shorter and my nose look sharper.
[D+ 18 Korean Two Jaw Surgery] Second clinic visit
It’s the day when the thread was removed out of philtrum and my mouth. There was only a little blood came out (I thought it’s gonna be much!>.<) . Nurse taught me to open my mouth widely for 10 sec, to push my jaw forward while opening my mouth widely for 10 sec, to move my jaw to the left while opening my mouth widely for 10 sec, to move my jaw to the right while opening my mouth widely for 10 sec. She also told me to put some hot pack 1-3 times a day and to do some light exercise every morning and night for faster recovery. After the thread had been removed, I can move my mouth more naturally. I also went to get swelling care. FYI: Wonjin has a very good tools and system. I felt like a queen. It’s been a long time since I got someone massaging and taking care of my skin.
[D+ 21 Korean Two Jaw Surgery]
I could eat soymilk, milk, juice for snack often then I gargled my mouth. I could eat porridges few plates everyday (my appetite had become normal again). People said that we’ll loose weight after having Korean Two Jaw Surgery, but not in my case ^^;
I always did mouth exercises after puting some hot pack on my face. I felt like the muscles became less tense, thanks to the hot pack. I also did mouth exercise after brushing my teeth (after I put off the rubber band). I gargled my mouth often so the skin enar my mouth became more sensitive so Vaseline is a MUST HAVE ITEM.
[D+ 22 Korean Two Jaw Surgery]
[D+ 23 Korean Two Jaw Surgery]
[D+ 26 Korean Two Jaw Surgery]
It’s the first time I ate real food after having Korean two jaw surgery. It’s soft soybean curd soup!! You know, I still couldn’t chew, so I used spoon to mash the soybean curd.
[D+ 27 Korean Two Jaw Surgery]
I ate castela with milk and also mung bean rice porridge that my mom made for me.
I also still ate soymilk and juice at this time.
[D+ 28 Korean Two Jaw Surgery]
28 days after having the surgery, this day was my first time to went out with my friends and I put a bit make-up on my face.
Today actually was the day when the wafer in my mouth supposed to be removed and changed with brace but doctor decided to do it next week. Luckily that day, all the screw on my upper gums all removed.
Usually after 8 weeks, the doctor said there will be no more bone movement that’s why the screw that fixated the wafer were all removed and voila!!! my face looked more natural!
2 months went faster than I thought. Though the feeling around my mouth hadn’t yet come back but doctor said it would come back after 4 months. So I waited patiently.
I felt so proud of my self. I worked hard so that the surgery succeeded. I wanted to give encourage for those who are having malocclusion and having long face like me. Maybe Korean two jaw surgery is the best option for us to change our life forever and boost our self esteem.
Thanks to Wonjin Beauty Medical Group!
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