She Had Surgery For A Rare Facial Condition, And It Changed Her Life. She Had Surgery For A Rare Facial Condition, And It Changed Her Life.
Some people have the misfortune of being born with chronic conditions, medical maladies that they have to deal with from their time they’re born,... She Had Surgery For A Rare Facial Condition, And It Changed Her Life.

Some people have the misfortune of being born with chronic conditions, medical maladies that they have to deal with from their time they’re born, all the way into adulthood. Others develop illnesses later on in life, unexpected issues that crop up for seemingly no reason at all and could be deadly. And there there are those of us who develop normally, remaining relatively healthy and wondering how we got so lucky.

Ellie Jones doesn’t fit into any of those categories. She’s a young woman who didn’t even realize that she had an issue until she was 14, and what transpired next changed the trajectory of her entire life. Her condition wasn’t life-threatening, but it did damage her mental health in more ways than one. See how it was diagnosed, what they did to treat it, and ultimately, how major of a transformation it really was, below. You’re not going to believe her before-and-after photos.

Ellie Jones was a young woman with a very peculiar problem.

When she went to get braces at the age of 14 and the orthodontist realized her jaw hadn’t grown since she was eight.

Ellie Jones was a young woman with a very peculiar problem.

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In order to address this problem, she needed to visit a maxillofacial surgeon.

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Ellie recounted the experience all these years later. She recalls the pain of her very first operation at age 16.

“I was on a liquid diet for about a month, which was really hard, and I couldn’t talk properly – I had to use a notepad to communicate.”

Ellie recounted the experience all these years later. She recalls the pain of her very first operation at age 16.

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As you can see, the transformation is pretty startling.

They basically transformed the entire structure of her face, and now she looks like a totally different person.

As you can see, the transformation is pretty startling.

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The process was, at some points, pretty gruesome.

She had her jaw cut horizontally and vertically, and a year later opted for corrective surgery on her chin, which was too small for her face.

The process was, at some points, pretty gruesome.

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“I mostly just felt relieved – I finally felt like I could be myself,” she said.

The x-rays of the changes are all pretty wild.

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Now, Ellie’s confidence has grown exponentially, and you can hear her talk more about her transformative journey in the video below.

Henry Okafor

  • Marquieta

    2017-05-26 #1 Author

    Aww this is so nice

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  • Marquieta

    2017-05-26 #2 Author

    This is so nice

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  • Rikki

    2017-05-26 #3 Author

    She was always Beautiful!! Inside & out 👼

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  • Natalie

    2017-05-26 #4 Author

    She was a gorgeous girl regardless but it is beautiful to see someone’s self esteem and confidence go through the roof! 😍

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  • Tiarah Dawkins

    2017-05-26 #5 Author

    Beautiful change

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  • Tennille

    2017-05-26 #6 Author

    She’s beautiful either way

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  • Tashia

    2017-05-27 #7 Author

    She was pretty regardless

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