October 20, 2017


As you know I had double jaw surgery…which was a real fucking ordeal.

Since I get so many e-mails about this unique surgery, I decided I’d do what I do best & lay it all on the line for you with a little video.

If you remember I was actually SWOLLEN AF for like two years. Ya, two years.

It screws with you- it’s something I haven’t really talked about but I thought it was important to share a peek behind the curtain of what was really happening. I’m finally in a place where I’m ready to open up & share the BTS with you.

Hopefully this helps anyone who’s been through a traumatic surgery. What I went through has definitely made me a more resilient person, HOWEVER it was not fun.

With that, I’ll let the video do the talking?


ICE ROLLER ( post here )


STRIPED PANTS ( similar )

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corrective double jaw surgery experience | the skinny confidential

As for the foods I ate, let’s just say I drank A LOT of smoothies and the surgery made lose like 20 pounds because I couldn’t really eat. One of my favorite smoothie recipes can be found here.

Also, I do have to say the beauty tips I picked up post-surgery have been UNREAL. Like, nuts. The inflammation tricks are lifesaving after travel, a night of too much champagne, or dry weather. Lymphatic drainage has been one of the most eye-opening things EVER. Swollen? Bloated? Puffy? Try lymphatic drainage with ice therapy & be prepared to see results. Facial massage is really my best friend now. I can literally manipulate my face from being a swollen nightmare to more tight, taunt skin. A TSC reader actually wrote a book all about this & used me as a testimonial for lymphatic drainage- you can check out her book here. Nothing better than seeing a TSC reader HUSTLE.

OK SO if you have any questions about jaw surgery I really am happy to answer them all. In fact, it’s nice to help anyone who’s gone through this random surgery, LOL!

Has anyone else had a traumatic surgery? How did you deal? Any other inflammation tips?

I spent two days in Vegas & last night was back to LA for a work dinner. Will be spending all night getting unpacked, organized, & de-cluttering my inbox/life. Follow along on IG Stories or Snapchat to hang out.

Happy Wednesday, x lauryn

+ be sure to listen to the latest podcast with author Ryan Holiday. HE IS JUST INCREDIBLE & SO SMART.

+ more posts on jaw surgery: recap of the surgery | after effects of the swelling.

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  1. Teri Giese

    No major facial surgeries,but my abs having been still a 6 pack after 4 kids; has a shitload of scars from surgeriesssss.Including the waking up to what I thought was going to be a corrected prolapsed rectum; to a fucking shitbag ileostomy I had for 10 years!Could not absorb ANYTHING,my surgeon passed away before my 3 week follow up,which I then had no help with products,recovery,WTF how to have sex again,( or even feel attractive).Gad that thing removed and reversed almost 3 years ago.To put it mildly,the ileostomy surgery and almost 10 years after,I shit everything and became bedridden at 44 years old!Could go on about the close to 25 or so scars I have,but I feel and look fantastic now,thanks to good nutrition,adaptogens,protein drinks,excercise,and a greasy attitude.Was a dancer and fitness pro into my 30’s,even competed.All this carcass went through,is amazballs!Liver failure,mini strokes,ICU,all behind me and at 56,am better then ever.Love my jade roller!!😉💗

  2. Jill

    Confused…you said your dentist told you that you were grinding down your teeth and if you kept doing that, you’d grind them down to nothing….why didn’t he recommend a night guard, which would have prevented that? I know it wouldn’t have fixed your jaw, but it does seem like it would have been a really important middle step between “grinding teeth to stubs” and “major surgery.” Thx!!

  3. Hayley Larue

    This is actually a surgery my dentist said I could do if I decided to, since I have all of the same issues you experienced prior to your surgery! When I had first read that you did this a while back, I was like OMG, I’m not the only one that has this issue?! haha. You healed beautifully! 

  4. Emily

    I got this SAME exact surgery the summer before my senior year in high school (I’m now 24) to fix my bite (my crooked underbite was not cute lol). But my orthodontist said I needed it as my jaw/mouth would really suffer in the future.

    After the surgery, I lost a bunch of friends who thought I was just getting ~plastic surgery~ (which there isn’t anything wrong with!!!) and they were awful. BUT I do not regret it one bit – THANK YOU for sharing your journey and making me feel less alone!! xoxoxo

  5. Lana

    So grateful you shared your story, and didn’t sugar coat it. I have to under go a similar surgery next year, and no one will honestly tell me what the recovery is likely to be.
    Thank you. Xx.

  6. Sarah

    My jaw grew asymmetrically after I got my braces off when I was younger and has since caused so much pain and constant headaches. Now I’m 22 just graduated college and finally have time to take a year off and get the surgery I should have had when I was about 18. I have braces, and my surgery is only a few months away. It sucks being a 22 year old with braces, having to live at home with my parents so I can get this surgery done, but I know it will be more than worth it in the end. It makes me feel so much better knowing that I’m not the only person who has had or is having the same issues. Thank you so much for sharing your experience!