No More Titanium and Jaw Bone Bumps!
I am finally coming to the end of my amazing journey.
I had a minor jaw surgery on 4 May 2011 to remove the titanium plates and screws on my upper jaw and excess jaw bone on my lower jaw. This was an optional procedure but I thought it would be best if they were dealt with one and for all.
These titanium plates and screws were installed on my upper jaw to keep my upper jaw in place after my double jaw surgery in August 2010. They were in me for close to 9 months and they still looks rather clean and new, don’t they?
The swelling on my upper jaw area is not as bad as I thought. I don’t feel much pain at all and I am glad I had these titanium bits removed.
My jaw bone bumps has been well documented over the months leading up to this surgery to remove them.
The bigger piece of bone at the bottom belonged to the right side of my lower jaw while the other piece was from the left side. You can see why my right side used to have a larger bump than the left. The jaw bone did not heal at the same rate and there was no guarantee they would flatten out completely. I am delighted that they will no longer be around to bug me.
Overall, I feel like this minor jaw surgery I just did yesterday did not feel as bad as a wisdom tooth extraction. The swelling is already coming down just after a day and I do not feel any pain at the moment.
I will be posting updated photos of myself soon but I need to take a rest right now. The painkillers make me feel drowsy.