Maxillofacial Surgery – Week 25: See the moment I decided to share this entire experience…

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  • Brother, you are a bad ass. A pioneer. And a funny guy. I will start my video diary tomorrow and will be in contact with you. Lol…. Happy New Years. Can’t wait until I’m only complaining about my mid-line.

  • Haha, thanks Matt!

    Sounds like yours is going to be great too, so let me know where to find it when you start.

  • Josh Aquino Link

    Hi Brandon,

    Thank you for sharing your experience regarding your surgery. I have been wanting to have this surgery for almost 15 years! My burning question is this – how did you go about finding the best surgeon to do your surgery? I am from the Philippines and have traveled to Dallas several years ago to meet an oral & maxillofacial surgeon but have not pushed through with the surgery because my parents thought the surgery was too complicated and totally unnecessary.

    Thanks in advance.


  • Hi Josh,

    I was actually referred to my surgeon by my orthodontist. Fortunately, the place he referred me to was an entire maxillofacial center, so I had several doctors to choose from.

    I really clicked with the second surgeon I consulted with, and he was already friends with my orthodontist, so they had a great working and personal relationship.

    I was also lucky in that my surgeon actually taught other surgeons how to perform this surgery, so I was really confident and comfortable in his ability and expertise.

    The most important thing in choosing a surgeon is to be completely comfortable with them, and it’s great if they have a long track record and credentials you can check out.

    If you curious and are willing to travel that far already, my surgeon was Dr. Wlodawsky, located in Richmond, Virginia in the United States.

    I hope that helps, and if you have any other questions, or just want to chat with other jaw surgery patients and ask about their surgeons, you should come join us on the forums here:


  • jess Link

    hi, im having top and bottom jaw surgery and i just waanna know if its actually worth it when its al done, im just a bit scared since they told me i cud go blind!!!

  • This is a very personal question that only you can answer for yourself Jess, but for me personally, it was 100% worth it and I would do it again in a heartbeat. Just make sure you weigh your own pros and cons and talk them through with your surgeon before making this important decision.

  • jess Link

    i will just have to take the risk, i really really want this opp my surgeon did say that going blind is like winning the lottery its like one in a million she said but i keep thinking that im gonna be that one in a million haha i gotta start thinking more possitivley i suppose, thanks for replying.