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Bimaxillary Osteotomy - Double Jaw Surgery
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Bimaxillary Osteotomy - Double Jaw Surgery
Hi all, new member here. I did do a quick search of the group to see if there was much conversation about this topic but couldn’t find much. I am (probably) about to embark on the journey to this procedure. I am not necessarily asking for anyone's opinion on the procedure, or whether it is worth getting or not. I am asking if there’s anyone in this group who has been through it, and would be willing to share their experience with me? 

Some context.
I am 30 year old male and have struggled with constant tiredness, waking up feeling unrested, unable to not nap and suffered from anxiety and depression for years now. I went down a lot of avenues for a long time trying to find out why to no avail. Sleep apnea wasn’t suspected initially because I do not snore, wake up out of breath, have high blood pressure and not overweight.
I was diagnosed with mild OSA a year ago. My sleep study showed anywhere from 17 to 27 events per hour (closer to 17 on my side, and 27 on my back). I was non-compliant during my 2 month CPAP trial. I was never able to get more than 3 hours of therapy per night and struggled with restricted movement, claustrophobic feeling of the appliance on my face (and I tried basically every type), pressure waking me up and face soreness.
Was referred to a soft tissue ENT surgeon however this was not an option due to not having any excess soft tissue to remove. Then referred to an Oral and Maxillofacial surgeon. He believed I would be a good candidate for a Bimaxillary Osteotomy procedure to help my OSA by opening my airway due to my underdeveloped lower jaw (slightly underdeveloped upper) and slight overbite.
My journey to a good night sleep is to have all of my wisdom teeth plus two lower premolars removed. Followed by 15 to 18 months or braces and orthodontic treatment. Surgery. Then 6 months more months of orthodontic treatment. And the obviously long recovery that comes with this procedure..


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