Friday, March 1, 2013

Get a Good Look

...because this face will never look the same again. Okay, that might be a bit dramatic—it'll look pretty much the same, at least from the nose up. But for me, one of my biggest anxieties about this surgery is the idea of looking different. A lot of people seek out maxillofacial surgery for cosmetic reasons, so much so, in fact, that I had trouble convincing my surgeons that, as much as it is possible, I wanted to look like same-old-me after the operation. Because God made this face of mine; and while I might've developed a congenital deformity along the way due to faulty, worn-out human genes, I think He is a master artist and that I was beautifully and wonderfully made by the Creator of the universe—no surgeon can top that. So although keeping my face exactly how it is isn't possible with a surgery like this (you know, one where they're taking out bone matter and moving significant structural pieces to your appearance around), the changes being made are relatively minimal. And I'll be documenting those minimal changes in the form of daily photos like the ones above, and maybe a video every once in a while—this being one of those whiles:


  1. Hey Allison,
    I got your comment and I'm so excited for you.
    Jaw surgery is a big journey but it's well worth it.
    I think in regards to looking like yourself, I notice that I look like me when I was 18-19, before my jaw got really bad.
    You're beautiful and I think you're going to be really happy with the result and having a proper bite.
    btw, can you add the followers add on to your sidebar so I can follow your blog and get to see your updates?
    So excited for you :) Let me know if you have any questions about anything.

    1. Hey! Thanks for the encouragement—you're so sweet even to reply! I think there's a few different ways to follow the blog, so I just added two: either follow by email or subscribe. Hopefully one of those works for you and for anyone else wanting to keep up with my posts! And I really don't think I have any questions left...blogs like yours have already answered most of them, so thanks! If anything pops into my brain in the coming days that I need advice on, I'll letcha know :)