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Old 03-11-2010, 07:08 AM   #11
 
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My mistake. I read the post as you had surgery seven years ago!!!

Anyway, it is up to you how to pursue the issue. I have given you several ways to approach the issue.

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Yeah, thank you for the information and support. I will talk to my surgeon next I see him

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Old 03-12-2010, 06:05 AM   #13
 
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Good luck and please keep us posted!

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Old 03-16-2010, 12:23 PM   #14
 
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I think it's smart to not go for the veneers. To be honest, I think veneers are usually only needed for those with crooked teeth (that don't want braces) or for those with chipping and irreversible discoloration. Since you just completed treatment with braces, I don't think you fall into either of these categories

Please keep us updated once you have your consult! Although this is a common situation it's not one that I often hear about, so it will be interesting to see what they recommend for it.

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So I just saw my surgeon and I'm currently scheduled at the moment to have the excess tissue removed next month. My only concern right now is how much it is going to cost. I really hope it is nothing major. He called it a minor surgery, as he'd just give me some novacaine and perform right there at the room I was seeing him in. I'm excited though that this is possible.

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Old 03-16-2010, 05:26 PM   #16
 
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What type of surgeon? Maxilofacial? Oral surgeon? Orthodontist (braces reference)?

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Maxillofacial surgeon. The same surgeon who did my orthognathic jaw surgery 7 months ago. He usually is rather negative of my ideas, I was quite surprised he told me he could remove some of that.

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Old 03-16-2010, 07:36 PM   #18
 
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OK ... good to hear he complied. As a general rule of thumb, when a surgeon does not want to "hear you out" or like you said, always has a negative spin on your ideas, it is a red flag. It seems like you are satisfied with his work, which is also important. Sometimes docs have poor bedside manner (which is unfortunate and detracts from their expertise at times) but are just awkward and/or stubborn people who are actually quite capable. Surgeons need to treat every patient individually and treat them well.

Please let us know how things turn out.

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Have you researched a lip lift? There are different types, some where the incision is done along the vermilion border, and some right below the columnella. Maybe those procedures would give you the result you want?

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Old 03-16-2010, 08:02 PM   #20
 
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A lip lift is only utilized to reduce the space between lip and nose. The OP is concerned with her smile, and her teeth showing. It sounds like her doc understands what she needs. Lip lifts can be agressive forms of surgery depending on the surgeon and the patient (and his or her situation).

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