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Postby raveneyes » Sun, 24 Sep 2006 9:45 am

dr seah seems a gre8t surgeon. anyone has his contact?

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Postby James** » Sun, 24 Sep 2006 12:27 pm

raveneyes wrote:dr seah seems a gre8t surgeon. anyone has his contact?


lol! check the yellow pages or pm that person directly,
dont you wanna know about plastice surgery abroad in this thread!

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Postby spendalot » Sun, 24 Sep 2006 6:03 pm

perhaps moderators can shift all the irrelevant posts to the other thread. This thread is so much more popular thats why people like to post here.

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Postby cabels » Mon, 25 Sep 2006 12:27 am

Has anyone heard of Tokai Clinic in Thailand? They offer the lowest rate for mandible surgery (jaw reduction). Please share any feedback. Thanks.

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Postby mitsukai » Mon, 25 Sep 2006 2:14 am

anyone heard of Health Aesthetics and have engage their services? any feedbacks to share?

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Postby Coby » Mon, 25 Sep 2006 3:45 am

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hello

Postby ahmeilover » Mon, 25 Sep 2006 8:27 pm

Wahh danny! congrats!! not scary rite.. keke...

anyway how much u spend total on ur rhino? U did implant only or?? Hmm... u need abt 4 weeks or more to see the final shape of ur nose.... not so fast de.....

as wat u say really make me feel like gng to see dr seah.... shld go see him wat he say manz... heheeee...

meanwhile rest well!! take care!! update us again! :D

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Re: hello

Postby iamdanny » Mon, 25 Sep 2006 10:42 pm

ahmeilover wrote:Wahh danny! congrats!! not scary rite.. keke...

anyway how much u spend total on ur rhino? U did implant only or?? Hmm... u need abt 4 weeks or more to see the final shape of ur nose.... not so fast de.....

as wat u say really make me feel like gng to see dr seah.... shld go see him wat he say manz... heheeee...

meanwhile rest well!! take care!! update us again! :D


i spent 3k ard there. its nt scary. infact i have 0pain durin the op after the op only small headache haha... need sso long to see final shape? cos nw my nose seem big n sharper abit only le... its nt final shape hor? i see le abit paranoid... btw can wear specs after 1wk plus?

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Postby Coby » Tue, 26 Sep 2006 6:06 am

Hi,
Any of you guys who went to dr. Jung for a nose job, please tell me more about him.
I'm planning to go to Korea in Dec. However, when I contacted with one of his patient, she said the bridge of her nose dropped greatly after 1 year, so now her bridge is kinda flat, but the tip is still high, thus makes her nose looks kinda piggish. She used her own rib to make the bridge though, so now she is kinda bitter toward hims. I think I have to do some research on other surgeons as well...
Besides Hannah Lee, I don't see anyone else going to Dr. Jung yet. I'm still hesitated to go, because the airfare is soo expensive. Please give me some advices. All replies are appreciated. :)

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For those who are considering using Gore-tex in rhinoplasty

Postby Coby » Tue, 26 Sep 2006 11:44 am

Here is what I've just found:
Material can be implanted under the skin to provide body and shape. One biologically inert material that is used for this purpose by Affiliated Dermatology is Goretex. Unlike some other materials, Goretex is not rejected by the body, so implants can remain in place permanently. It is also very flexible and soft to the touch.
Goretex can be shaped and implanted to enlarge lips or fill in deep furrows or creases on the face. The procedure is performed in one of our outpatient centers by our knowledgeable physicians. Local anesthesia is used to relieve any discomfort during the procedure. Patients are up on their feet almost immediately after the procedure, and may return to work and exercise within a few days.
Although we simply call the material Gore-Tex™, (yes, it is the same kind of material we find in our ski and camping outfits) the generic name is actually "expanded-polytetrafluoroethylene" (e-PTFE for short). Polytetrafluoroethylene is commonly known as Teflon®. Because it is "expanded", it has a micro-porosity (little tiny pores throughout the material) that is large enough to allow for tissue ingrowth without forming typical scar tissue encapsulation. This allows for the implant material to become incorporated with the body in a much more natural way. The material is a permanent implant material, in other words, it does not degrade or change its form after implantation. This is very important. If for whatever reason (infection, unpleasant appearance, trauma, etc.) it is necessary to remove the material, it can be completely removed.

Autografts

Many plastic surgeons consider autografts the preferred implant material because of their biocompatibility and low infection and extrusion rates. However, disadvantages should be mentioned, including donor site morbidity, need for additional operative time, limited supply, and the potential for resorption. In the premaxilla, the 2 main autologous graft materials used are cartilage and bone.

Cartilage may be harvested from the septum, which is stronger and straighter than conchal cartilage. These attributes make septal cartilage easier to carve and shape. Alternatively, the concha yields approximately 5 cm of cartilage for grafting and may be particularly useful for onlay grafts to the alae, which have a similar curvature. Conchal cartilage should be harvested from the more pronounced ear (because excessive conchal removal may medialize the ear somewhat), from the ear that is not used on the telephone, or from the ear that the patient does not sleep on at night. Costal cartilage, usually taken from the fifth, sixth, or seventh rib, may also be used. Harvesting costal cartilage should be avoided in the elderly population because the cartilage is most likely calcified, making carving almost impossible. Harvesting rib cartilage has several distinct disadvantages: (1) higher resorption rate, (2) risk of pneumothorax, and (3) postoperative pain.

Bone may also be used to reconstruct nasal defects. Split calvarial bone grafts of membranous bone origin may be less likely to resorb than iliac crest grafts of endochondral bone. In addition, removal of iliac crest may cause more postoperative pain. Costal bone may also be used for nasal reconstruction. The main drawbacks of bone grafts are the higher resorption rate, difficulty shaping the graft, and malposition over time.

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hi

Postby gartheven2000 » Tue, 26 Sep 2006 11:08 pm

Coby wrote:Hi,
she said the bridge of her nose dropped greatly after 1 year, so now her bridge is kinda flat, but the tip is still high, thus makes her nose looks kinda piggish. She used her own rib to make the bridge though, so now she is kinda bitter toward hims. I think I have to do some research on other surgeons as well...
:)


wow....coby, is the drop of the bridge due to absorption of the rib? thanks..

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Postby Coby » Wed, 27 Sep 2006 10:11 am

Hi gartheven2000,
After doing some research on which material is best for rhinoplasty, I found out that: "Harvesting rib cartilage has several distinct disadvantages: (1) higher resorption rate, (2) risk of pneumothorax, and (3) postoperative pain."
So, I guess in her case, the drop of the bridge is due to the high apsorbtion rate of the rib. At first, some people recommended me to use my own rib, since it's the safest method, but now I don't think it's a good idea if you want your new nose to last for a long time though.

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Postby tanjhj » Wed, 27 Sep 2006 6:52 pm

it seem non organic implant is better for rhino since the absorbtion is not an issue, however, i wonder how long can goretex last..

anyone got comparision from silicon and goretex?

also i heard some uses hard silicon (etc sukit from yahnee) and some uses soft silicon (Dr hsu from taiwan). is there any difference other than softness?

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Postby gartheven2000 » Wed, 27 Sep 2006 10:09 pm

Coby wrote:Hi gartheven2000,
After doing some research on which material is best for rhinoplasty, I found out that: "Harvesting rib cartilage has several distinct disadvantages: (1) higher resorption rate, (2) risk of pneumothorax, and (3) postoperative pain."
So, I guess in her case, the drop of the bridge is due to the high apsorbtion rate of the rib. At first, some people recommended me to use my own rib, since it's the safest method, but now I don't think it's a good idea if you want your new nose to last for a long time though.


Thnaks Coby for ur info :)

And Danny, do update us when ur ready! wish u the best :)

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Postby tanjhj » Thu, 28 Sep 2006 12:50 am

tarepanda wrote:
Uglygirl wrote:Hi guys.
Can anyone tell me if its better to get a double eyelid in Singapore or somewhere else? The charges in Singapore are really expensive compared to msia or thailand. Will the end results be better too since is much more expensive.

I wld really like to hear some advices, coz wanting to get double eyelids badly :cry:


myself and 1 of my frd going to visit yanhee hostpital on the 28th sep to do nose tip. if u r interested to do eye lid u might wan to come with us. mail me at sootongkia@yahoo.com.sg latest by saturday. as we need to do bookings.


How is your Nose job? Hope you are recovering well now. Take care and keep us updated

thanks


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