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Offline Auri

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Mandible shave and playing violin?
« on: January 24, 2018, 07:45:00 am »
Does anyone who has had a jaw contouring or a jaw and chin reduction surgery play the violin or viola? I just wonder how long it takes after surgery for you to be healed enough to play the violin, because it is very much your jaw holding the violin in its place. Well, if you don't play the violin, the question for you might be how long did it take until you could rest your jaw/chin on your hands? Or simply put pressure on it?

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Re: Mandible shave and playing violin?
« Reply #1 on: January 24, 2018, 08:50:17 am »
I am a music student. I don’t have experience with a violin after surgery, but rhinoplasty from FFS made it very hard for me to play my flute as well as before. The septal cartilage used to support my nose tip made the tip very hard and fixed in place. As a result it’s very hard for me to roll my upper lip like before, which is required for playing flute and basically any wind instrument.

After mandible contouring the jaw shape definitely feels very different from before and after 1 month it is still uncomfortable for me to touch my jaw against something hard.


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Offline Auri

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Re: Mandible shave and playing violin?
« Reply #2 on: January 24, 2018, 12:34:40 pm »
Allright, thank you for sharing your experience. Good to know what might be ahead of me. Bone certainly heals quite slowly. As for your flute, I am sure your nose and lip will get better. I’ve had a rhino-septoplasty for my breathing problems (broke my nose as a kid), and it was really stiff and weird for some time. One year after I am fully healed, though. Did they cut the muscle connecting your nose and lips? Because that defenitely affects your upper lip with even smiling and such, and with the flute the lips need to be in a quite specific position. I am sure your lip curl will return as your nose heals. I hope you heal well and had a good surgery! :)

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