A reader named Jen recently asked about changes to my nose after my upper jaw surgery.
Did my nose get wider and flatter? Did anything change with my cheeks?
There are plenty of photos all over this blog, so taking a look through those will let you form your own opinion. The photo here was taken a couple of days ago, so about seven weeks after jaw surgery. You can see that my cheekbones are more prominent overall, and how the middle of my face is more raised than flattened.
In my own opinion, the answer is that my nose and cheeks changed dramatically, but I love the change. Before jaw surgery, I also worried that my nose would look wider and rounder after the surgery. But, it just didn’t happen that way, and I’m 100% pleased with how everything turned out. The best way for me to describe the overall change to my nose and cheeks is that there’s just more ‘dimension.’ My nose is FAR LESS flat than it used to be, and not any wider as far as I can tell. My cheekbones are much more prominent-looking than before.
Overall, there’s much more harmony in my facial structure – because this is the healthy way for my face bones to relate to one another. Don’t forget that bite problems are medically known as “skeletal deformities.” An expert correction of a deformity is bound to result in greater facial harmony, so don’t sweat it, and trust that you will look fabulous! (Don’t forget you’ll still have braces, so you won’t look THAT fabulous…yet.)