I then got the idea to do a selfie in the bathroom mirror of my smile and share it with you so that you could see what it looks like. I knew that my smile is different than it was prior to surgery and the main reason I hate getting my picture taken now. I always liked to smile in pictures and when I see a picture of myself now (post surgery), I don't like it because my smile is not a beautiful as it was prior to surgery.
The left side is not bad. It gets half way up there into a "semi-smile". But then I tried only my right side and that was a complete failure. What's the expression.... FAIL!!!! It actually goes into a negative smile, if that makes sense. Here.... you can see for yourself.....
When I smile, it feels normal. I feel like I'm smiling big and wide. To me, I feel that I am smiling the same post surgery as I was prior to surgery. It feels completely normal.
Here is a picture of my smile which was taken PRIOR to surgery. I found a picture and cropped just my smile. When this picture was taken, I was smiling casually. In other words, I was trying not to smile too hard and look like a clown, but have more of a natural easy going smile. When I look at it now, I am surprised. I thought my smile back then was much bigger. I didn't realize that my left and right sides were not even.