My Crooked Smile ~ an updateMarch 3, 2011
Yesterday, I spoke with the consultant about the biopsy results and what will happen next. The biopsy has shown that the bone growth is not cancerous. The next stage is to remove it.
The surgery will be done in Glasgow, probably on a Thursday (the consultant will be working with another surgeon who specialises in joints [the bone variety I hope]). The surgery will involved them cutting from just above my hairline to just below the ear and then pull back my face to get access to the bone growth. Due to the size of the growth, they may need to move my cheekbone during the surgery for access.
The area where they will be working is an area where nerves that control facial muscles and my face will droop on that side after surgery. Hopefully, this side of my face will recover afterwards but there is a possibility that it won’t.
The hospital stay will be about 4 days with a recovery schedule of 2-3 weeks afterwards.
Once I have recovered from the surgery then we will then begin the dental work required to align my bite (i.e. braces) followed by another surgery in about 2 years that will involved my jaw (lower and possibly upper) being broken and re-aligned.
I shall keep you updated and I thank you for reading and for your support.