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I Was Bullied For Looking Like A Chipmunk, So I Had $200,000 Surgery To Change My Jaw

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A 22-year-old woman who says she was mercilessly bullied for looking like a ‘squirrel’ because of her unique jawline has had $200,000 surgery to inject her face with fat from her stomach — and says she finally felt ‘pretty’ for her first Once.

Izzy Sehun22, of Los Angeles, Calif., was 2 years old when her mom, Cherise Girard, 60, noticed her jaw wasn’t very pronounced and looked “different.”

At the age of eight, the problems began to progress, and Izzy experienced severe jaw and joint pain. She went to countless orthodontists and had braces “about six times” in her life. Izzy also suffered from severe bullying, with people often comparing her to a “squirrel” and calling her “without a chin”.

Finally, after years of agony, Izzy—who says doctors told her she looked like ‘someone who had been blasted in war’—underwent a face-altering operation that completely transformed her life and her appearance.

Izzy Sehun, 22, of California (pictured before her surgery) has revealed that she underwent $200,000 surgery to inject her face with stomach fat and now says she feels “beautiful”

When Izzy (pictured after her surgery) was two years old when her mother noticed her jaw was showing

When Izzy (pictured after her surgery) was two years old when her mother noticed her jaw was showing

When Izzy (pictured after surgery) was 2 years old when her mom, Cherise Gerrard, 60, noticed her jaw wasn’t as pronounced and looked “different”

The 22-year-old (pictured in recovery) went to countless orthodontists and had braces 'about six times' in her life until she finally received a diagnosis from a doctor.

The 22-year-old (pictured in recovery) went to countless orthodontists and had braces ‘about six times’ in her life until she finally received a diagnosis from a doctor.

In June 2020, Izzy went to a doctor who finally realized she had idiopathic condylar resorption (ICR) – a rare condition that causes the jawbone to collapse.

Izzy was told her TMG joint—the two joints that connect your lower jaw to your skull—was “non-existent.”

Izzy received an official ICR diagnosis in September 2022 and was told she needed surgery to give her a custom jaw.

She said: I was told that it is bone upon bone. Talaat Moustafa Group eroded.

Izzie funded the surgery, which she received at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Beverly Hills, with her insurance — the surgeon cost $168,000, the surgery $200,000 and a bill of $8,000 for her hospital stay.

She underwent total jaw replacement surgery in February 2023 – which involved cutting her jaw in four places, removing her original jaw, and replacing it with a custom prosthesis.

During the 12-and-a-half-hour operation, Izzy also underwent fat grafts from her abdomen to her face to cushion her new joint.

‘They cut my jaw into four different pieces, removed my original jaw and bone and fitted me with a custom-made prosthetic joint for my face,’ said Izzy.

They put fat grafts from my stomach to numb my joints.

And while she’s now thrilled with her appearance, Izzy revealed that she was terrified to look at herself immediately after her reconstructive surgery.

In June 2020, Izzy (pictured recovering) went to the doctor who finally realized she had idiopathic condylar resorption (ICR), a rare condition that causes the bones of the jaw to collapse.

In June 2020, Izzy (pictured recovering) went to the doctor who finally realized she had idiopathic condylar resorption (ICR) – a rare condition that causes the jawbone to collapse.

Izzy (pictured after surgery) was told her TMG joint — the two joints that connect your lower jaw to your skull — was 'non-existent'

Izzy (pictured after surgery) was told her TMG joint — the two joints that connect your lower jaw to your skull — was “non-existent.”

Izzy (pictured as a child) was officially diagnosed with ICR in September 2022 and told she needed surgery to give her a custom jaw

Izzy (pictured as a child) was officially diagnosed with ICR in September 2022 and told she needed surgery to give her a custom jaw

She admitted that she made her father, Jun Sehun, 60, cover mirrors with “sheets and towels” for the first few days.

“I was terrified looking at myself at first,” Izzy added. I didn’t look for five days and made my father lay sheets and towels over the hospital mirrors. I started to fall apart when I first saw myself. “That wasn’t me,” I thought.

Now I’m happy with how it’s starting to look. It is life changing.

Izzy spent five days in hospital after developing an allergic reaction to her medication before she was able to go home.

She was unable to talk for seven days or open her mouth much but did jaw exercises daily.

She said, “I couldn’t speak at all.” I was nonverbal for seven days. Then I started mumbling. My voice has changed a lot – my tone has changed even more.

Before the surgery, she said He faced bullying and left school at the age of 15.

Izzy funded the surgery, which she received at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Beverly Hills, with her insurance.

Izzy funded the surgery, which she received at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Beverly Hills, with her insurance.

She underwent total jaw replacement surgery in February 2023 - which involved cutting her jaw in four places

She underwent total jaw replacement surgery in February 2023 – which involved cutting her jaw in four places

During the 12-and-a-half hour procedure, Izzy (pictured after surgery) underwent fat grafts from her stomach to her face to accommodate her new TMG joint.

During the 12-and-a-half hour procedure, Izzy (pictured after surgery) underwent fat grafts from her stomach to her face to accommodate her new TMG joint.

She said: ‘I’ve had braces about six times. I’ve been bullied my whole life. I didn’t understand why people didn’t want to be my friend or guys didn’t want to date me.

They’d compare my sideways profile to a squirrel’s and call me “chinless.” My family always told me I was beautiful.

Izzy is now happy with how new her face looks and dreams of being able to bite into a caramel apple for the first time in 14 years.

I can’t wait to eat a camel apple,” said Izzy, a real estate graduate. I’ve wanted to eat one since I was eight years old.

Izzy has had jaw pain, eating, breathing and sleeping since she was eight years old.

Izzy (pictured before her surgery) spent five days in the hospital after developing an allergic reaction to her medication before she was able to go home

Izzy (pictured before her surgery) spent five days in the hospital after developing an allergic reaction to her medication before she was able to go home

Izzy (pictured after surgery) now

Izzy (pictured after surgery) is now “happy” about how her new face is starting to look and dreams of being able to bite into a caramel apple for the first time in 14 years

‘I haven’t been able to grind or bite with my upper teeth since I was 10,’ she said. I haven’t been able to bite an apple since I was eight years old. I struggled to crush and chew a chocolate bar.

I was always so jealous of people who go to Disney and eat a caramel apple. I can’t wait to get some toffee.

Izzy has only been able to eat soft foods like rice and mashed potatoes her whole life.

“I would choke on everything I ate,” she said.

Izzy will still be on a soft diet while she recovers and will be able to start eating solid food in May.

“I was always so jealous of people who go to Disney and eat a caramel apple,” she said. I can’t wait to get some toffee.

Izzy also admits that having the surgery made her realize who her true friends are.

‘A lot of guys came in my country after my surgery,’ she said. And now people are saying we should get out. But where have you been before? “I know who my friends are.”

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