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by who
Sat, 05 Jan 2008 12:59 am
Forum: Aesthetic Enhancement & Cosmetic Surgery
Topic: Plastic and cosmetic surgery abroad
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Views: 3527301

La vie en rose,

I'm confused...
Do you mean that your nose tip became flatter than your god made nose after Kim? notice that I didn't say Dr. ... lol...
If so, how did that happen from the doctor just putting ear cartilage there? Or had the L eroded your tip?

THANKS!!!
by who
Sat, 20 Oct 2007 11:49 pm
Forum: Aesthetic Enhancement & Cosmetic Surgery
Topic: Plastic and cosmetic surgery abroad
Replies: 9753
Views: 3527301

I am satisfied. It's been 6 months.
by who
Mon, 15 Oct 2007 3:44 am
Forum: Aesthetic Enhancement & Cosmetic Surgery
Topic: Plastic and cosmetic surgery abroad
Replies: 9753
Views: 3527301

la vie en rose, It sounds like you have more Caucasian skin than Asian skin... Generally, Caucasian skin does not tolerate artificial implants well. Goretex can be used but very exactly and in very low amounts. This is due to the fact that your skin is so much thinner. Also, any mess up from the doc...
by who
Wed, 03 Oct 2007 9:20 pm
Forum: Aesthetic Enhancement & Cosmetic Surgery
Topic: Plastic and cosmetic surgery abroad
Replies: 9753
Views: 3527301

hello84,

You didn't use rib graft? just your ear cartilage?

Btw, your nose looks great on your face!
by who
Thu, 20 Sep 2007 11:18 pm
Forum: Aesthetic Enhancement & Cosmetic Surgery
Topic: Plastic and cosmetic surgery abroad
Replies: 9753
Views: 3527301

I see... then, it's not going to fall out on it's own based on your description. Here is the stitch essentially... it's a loop with a knot that is located above the flesh. The doctor/nurse will cut the knot or close to the knot, and then it quickly pulls out. I think sometimes, the nurses will cut i...
by who
Thu, 20 Sep 2007 10:39 pm
Forum: Aesthetic Enhancement & Cosmetic Surgery
Topic: Plastic and cosmetic surgery abroad
Replies: 9753
Views: 3527301

It seems they always leave some stitches in the nose... The black ones almost always fall out on their own in time. Be careful... it may also be a dissolvable stitch used to change the shape of your nose tip... it's clear or clear yellow in color and dissolves in a couple of months... DO NOT remove ...
by who
Sat, 01 Sep 2007 11:20 pm
Forum: Aesthetic Enhancement & Cosmetic Surgery
Topic: Plastic and cosmetic surgery abroad
Replies: 9753
Views: 3527301

betty, I'm in my early 20s but I experienced the same thing that you did at one month. After I did the epi, it lowered my double eyelid, so when I was back in the States, I went to a doctor to raise my double eyelid. It was deep for about a month... now, it has been about a month and a half, and slo...
by who
Sat, 01 Sep 2007 11:17 pm
Forum: Aesthetic Enhancement & Cosmetic Surgery
Topic: Plastic and cosmetic surgery abroad
Replies: 9753
Views: 3527301

mynose, I did epi with Dr. Chuang. It only took 1 week to heal. It has been 4 months. I have no resulting scars from it. It did have tiny tiny little scar bumps that came and went at 1 month postop, but now, I don't have any of it... For epi, you have the z-epi method, which most doctors don't do, b...
by who
Sat, 01 Sep 2007 7:58 pm
Forum: Aesthetic Enhancement & Cosmetic Surgery
Topic: Plastic and cosmetic surgery abroad
Replies: 9753
Views: 3527301

betty,

just be patient.

This is normal. It is very common for the eyes to look too deep, too high, etc in the first month... especially if you are not in your 20s anymore and you got incisional.

Please refer to this:
http://www.drmeronk.com/video-pageswm/c ... ter_w.html
by who
Fri, 24 Aug 2007 9:57 pm
Forum: Aesthetic Enhancement & Cosmetic Surgery
Topic: Plastic and cosmetic surgery abroad
Replies: 9753
Views: 3527301

For tip projection or extension, it is always either septal cartilage or ear cartilage.

Above, he's got sheets of goretex trimmed to the shape of a bridge to fit in the curve of the nose. Then, he's got cartilage for the tip.
by who
Fri, 24 Aug 2007 9:03 pm
Forum: Aesthetic Enhancement & Cosmetic Surgery
Topic: Plastic and cosmetic surgery abroad
Replies: 9753
Views: 3527301

wasadeha, that is true what the doctors said to you. You cannot extend the tip of the nose with silicone. If a doctor thinks that an L implant is used to extend the tip, run away from him. L implant is to keep the implant from shifting overtime, and for collumella shaping. When a doctor uses it to p...
by who
Mon, 20 Aug 2007 8:35 pm
Forum: Aesthetic Enhancement & Cosmetic Surgery
Topic: Plastic and cosmetic surgery abroad
Replies: 9753
Views: 3527301

Usually Dr. chuang's nose jobs last for about 2.5 hours. I don't know if that helps.

and, of course, you can choose the flesh colored silicone.
by who
Mon, 20 Aug 2007 5:08 am
Forum: Aesthetic Enhancement & Cosmetic Surgery
Topic: Plastic and cosmetic surgery abroad
Replies: 9753
Views: 3527301

Aardvark,

i asked this to dr. Chuang when I saw him for consult. He said it was a combination of reasons. One: thin skin, two:too large of an implant.

However, if your skin is deemed too thin by the doctor, there are flesh colored silicone that does not give this "white light."
by who
Mon, 20 Aug 2007 1:51 am
Forum: Aesthetic Enhancement & Cosmetic Surgery
Topic: Plastic and cosmetic surgery abroad
Replies: 9753
Views: 3527301

Astrogirl, I read several accounts (from a Canadian forum) that when goretex was removed, it took out small chunks of their nose bone and flesh with it... resulting in a mishapened nose. Wasadeha, You may be right... I can't say what is right and what is wrong. Afterall, they are doctors, and I'm no...
by who
Sun, 19 Aug 2007 8:37 pm
Forum: Aesthetic Enhancement & Cosmetic Surgery
Topic: Plastic and cosmetic surgery abroad
Replies: 9753
Views: 3527301

I do think goretex is most likely safe for longterm. But, there is one undeniable fact. Over a long period of time, it is hard to remove. I know MANY doctors here in the US that will not touch you or consider you if they know you want goretex removal. It is absolutely impossible to not remove the pa...

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