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Old 01-29-2012, 21:00   #10
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I'm 12 days post-op and am having a lot of the same problems, especially smiling and laughing. I also have a slight lisp but it gets less and less everyday. Particularly with "m", "b" and "p" sounds because you need to bring your lips completely together to form those. My doctor says realistically I should see a turn at 3 weeks post-op. I guess I just wasn't expecting this long of a recovery with swelling/numbness/tightness. I know I'm only 12 days but I'm preparing myself for months of recovery which is pretty intense. Everything that I read (and I read a lot!) seemed to indicate you would look at feel very normal with only minor swelling after 7-10 days. I definitely do NOT feel normal with this goofy smile!!!
 
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