A patient discusses her experience receiving care from Dr. Bradford. She touches on the ways that her maxillofacial surgery improved her TMJ disorder symptoms, as well as her satisfaction in her appearance.
Patient: My first consultation with Dr. Bradford, we actually
didn't know what the problem was. I just know I had been
to a lot of doctors trying to figure
out why I had migraines. And my first consultation, he,
you know, moved my
jaw around, and he was able . . . you know, my very first
there, he was able to tell me what the problem was.
I had maxillofacial TMJ surgery on my lower jaw. I also
had a chin
augmentation. I definitely loved my results. It was much
better than I was
expecting. I was really scared before that I wasn't going
to like them, but
not only are my headaches completely gone, but I'm really
happy about the
way that my looks changed.
I loved all of the staff absolutely. Dr. Bradford is such
a great doctor,
and he was so patient. And all of his nurses were great.
One of the nurses
actually had the surgery herself, and I was super nervous
about it before
it happened. And she sat there and she talked to me about
and how happy she was with it, and she looks great. And
after that, I just
wasn't even nervous at all.
At first, you know, they were talking about "you need
surgery," and they
were explaining to me all these things that I was going to
need done, and I
was like, oh, my goodness, they're going to break my jaw,
and I'm going to
have screws, and I'm so scared. And then they came in, and
they were like
"it's not as bad as you think."
And, you know, they showed me some pictures of other
people who have had
the surgery, and they looked great. And I was like, okay,
well, maybe it's
not going to be that bad. And they were like "You're not
going to feel
anything while it's happening, we're going to put you to
sleep, and we're
going to take great care of you afterward."
And they explained everything that's going to happen, and
I was still a
little nervous afterward because, you know, this is a big
they definitely made me feel a lot better about it.
I would definitely recommend this surgery to other people.
I mean, whether
it's cosmetic or it's medically necessary, it is
absolutely one of the best
decisions I ever made.