Not a lot to say except .... WOOT!
The tight elastics have been removed and replaced with "1/4 inch Medium" guiding elastics. This means that I'm able to remove the elastics on my own when it's time to eat and brush. This is a HUGE benefit.
Another good thing is that my bite has been stable over the past 24 hours ... it hasn't tried to revert to it's old position. I really think this second surgery did what it was supposed to do.
I'll take some new photos a bit later.