First of all, my apologise. All along I thought my implant is a goretex, until someone PM me and told me that he/she contacted Dr Hsu (my surgeon) and he said he has always been using silicon for nose implant. Hence, i will like to announce (ahem!) that my nose implant is a silicon.
In 1 of the website, i read that silicon implant makes up 90% of the rhinoplasty that was done in Taiwan. Goretex is of course of a lower risk for infection, around 2%, but it still carries some risk. So, you may wonder if cartilage is a better choice? In terms of infection, yes of course the risk is lower, but you can't guarantee no infection to the site where your own tissue is extracted.
I had seen the korean site where it posted the side effects of silicon, and to be honest, it freaks me out. But come to think of it, each and every different material used have it's own side effect, none of them actually guarantee 0% infection. If ALL rhinoplasty that uses silicon results in that kind of infection, it will definitely be banned by now. It's always your own responsibility to take care of yourself after the implant. If you have flu, please inform your doctor to give you antibiotics as it may infect your implant.
For people who had done a L shape silicon implant, the first disadvantage is that they (including me) cannot do piggy nose. It's not possible.
I will be nice, once and for all and stop people from asking the same question again and again, post my before and after pics. I had done my eyes, nose and jawline, hence i will cover up my mouth, at least for some coverage in case you guys recognised me on the street and start pointing and shouting out at me "Jovin Jovin! Eh that's the one who did her eyes, nose and botox everywhere!"
http://sg.pg.photos.yahoo.com/ph/liewml ... d5&.src=ph
photo1.jpg :- before i did anything. This was taken last year around July. Take note of my very prominent squarish jaw, hidden and heavy double eyelid, and my si beh flat nose. Mind you, i have NO NOSE BRIDGE AT ALL previously.
photo2.jpg :- side profile after i did my nose. By the way, eyelash extension done in Taipei as well
photo3.jpg :- I hope you can see the side view of my nose. Might not be very clear. Done eyes.
photo4.jpg :- This is how i look now. For those who is considering botox on jawline, see the remarkable difference in my jawline between photo1.jpg and photo4.jpg. So far i had jabbed botox into my jaw muscles 3 times already.
Again, for people who keep asking others whether or not they should do in Taiwan/Singapore/Thailand, or should they do their eyes/nose/chin/breast/etc, please make the decision yourself. If you feel you need to change a particular feature on your face, it must be because you are not happy with it. So, do you still need others to convince you that you have to do it?! If it's not that bad and you can live with it, then leave it alone.
Hmmm... what should I do next? Cheekbone reduction maybe?