I would have thought these would have dissolved by not, but apparently not. They pretty much cut through my lip and chin (among other things) and around the base of my tongue and up and around to my uvula. You can also see the gap where they removed a tooth. Some bummer news: the titanium plate they tied my chin back together with doesn't set off the airport metal detector.
I don't know why I'm telling y'all this, except I took a picture and didn't want to waste it?