17 March 2012

Annoying but exciting appointment, and prediction photo!

I had my joint appointment with my surgeon and orthodontist yesterday..........dun..dun...dunnnn..
I'm so annoyed!! and disapointed, and upset and cross
well, I have been hoping for months and months to get my surgery in July, right after my art course ends, as my teeth are already surgery ready and I want to be recovered as soon as possible because I'm planning an extended trip to Australia to live with my cousin and work there. Anyway, I want to go to Australia as sooon as I'm well enough and I was hoping to be able to go at the end of this year! But, my surgeon said he wouldn't have any spaces until september......:( nooo and also, they said I wouldn't be able to travel to Australia for at least 6 months after the surgery, meaning I could only go to Australia in April next year and I would have half the time there than I thought.. He did say that if there was a cancelation they might be able to fit me in sooner, so I'm hoping and praying that there will be, and that I can have surgery in July! It would make such a massive difference to meee! I've not even planned anything for July and August so I feel like they'd just be wasted months, but I think if I do have to have surgery in September I'd just work for those months and try and raise money for going to Australia:)
The appointment was exciting at the same time though, they were discussing how they were going to move my jaws and the close minute detail that they looked at my face with really impressed me! They scrutinized every millimetre so carefully.... Anyway, they ended up saying that they'd move my top jaw about 2 millimetres forward and about 2 millemetres upwards, (I didn't realise they were planning on doing this! They said this would be because moving my jaw forward would mean more of my gum would show when I smiled, and so this movement would be to compensate for that. I did stress that I like how much gum shows at the moment though, and they said that it would stay the same and wouldn't change. Although my surgeon said that he thought my smile was too gummy and he thought my top jaw should be moved upwards by 3mm! I said I didn't agree with that though and my orthodontist didn't agree either), and my bottom jaw is going to be moved back by 6 millimetres! I can't believe how much that is!!
I asked my surgeon if he was planning to use that stitch on my nose and he said that he always uses it unless the person has a really skinny nose. So I'm really pleased about that!:)
They also gave me the prediction photo, It's amazing!!! I can't stop looking at it. It's so wierd though because I kind of feel like I look like that already, and when I realise I actually don't its a shock! So I think after the surgery I might just feel more like myself. My orthodontist said she thought I'd end up looking nicer than the photo though so thats incredible I can't imajine how it could be better!!
Here is a picture of me today (I'm sorry if it scares you I look vile with no makeup and bad hair but oh well!)

Heres the prediction photo! I hope you are all getting on really well and that you are happy:)


  1. Aww I am sorry to hear that your plans for a surgery date are not working out! It sounds like the specifics for your surgery are going well though! The prediction picture looks great!

  2. thanks so much jamiee!:) I know it's so annoying but I just have to go with the flow and hopefully they'll be a cancelation in July! You never know..:)
    I wish they gave you a prediction of what your smile will look like! That would be so interesting to see.. haa I can't wait to see the results for real!! eeee xx

  3. Rosa I'm so jealous! You've got perfect skin!

    So sorry to hear about your set backs. But yea you never know, someone might need to wait till September to get surgery and you can get their place. 6 mm will make a dramatic difference though!

    I can't wait to see your results either!

  4. rosa, you are a beautiful girl. ive always been self-conscious about my underbite even tough its not that bad. ive had braces for 6 years to correct it, but no surgeries. sometimes i wonder what it would be like to have a normal smile and i often wonder why ive been damned with this imperfection which makes me feel so unattractive. sometimes i wish i could meet a girl like you so that i wouldnt feel so embarrassed. i hope one day you get the smile of your dreams and the beauty inside of you will be well represented. i am grateful that my underbite is really a miniscule imperfection because there are some people who would trade my underbite for their horribly acne-pitted faces or their lazy eye, etc. so when you put it into perspective, we have imperfections that can be corrected with enough time, patience and $. lol, other epople are not so fortunate. and other people, well, i guess they are just born beautiful. stay strong, and positive, and one day you will discover who you really are and what you are truly supposed to look like. even though you are beautfiful already and i would marry you in a heartbeat. not because of what you look like but because of your personality.

    much love from chicago in the states,


  5. What a pretty profile you are going to have!

  6. Eeep exciting stuff! I can't wait to see my prediction photo :)

  7. JessicaJayde2429 June 2012 at 23:13

    I had surgery three days ago and its pretty similiar to what you had done :)
    Make sure to get lots of pillows, they help a lot when you're trying to sleep and get comfortable. Also, Vaseline is very important for your lips. My lips got so big and swollen I would die without my Vaseline. My mom bought me some heating pads and I am so glad she did. Make sure to buy some, I promise you wont regret it :)