How much weight will i lose after TMJ Surgery?

I was wondering how much weight I will be loosing after my TMJ Surgery?

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TMJ surgery weight loss
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Hello,

The amount of weight loss is dependant upon how much you weigh now, and how how much body fat you have currently.

TMJ Surgery does not typically involve modifying the bone in the joint, not on the weight bareing soft tissue areas. So, you will be able to eat your food.

You'll have a difficult time opening wide, but that's why you'll be very diligent at doing your physical therapy.

Usually, TMJ surgery involves shortening the retro discal tissues behind the meniscus. That will reduce or eliminate popping ,clicking lock jaw in the joint.

Hope this helps.

Dr. Spainhower

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