imjase wrote:Well I finally decided on Dr Chuang in Taiwan for my surgery. I would recommend him to anyone who is wanting to do surgery but you have to be specific and make sure you explain to him what you want in terms of outcome and results and he will acommodate.
I am a male. My needs might be slightly different since I work in TV/Music hence I explained to him that my objectives was to have the best facial ratio in pictures and film and he understand the look I was trying to achieve after we went through several photos. I did virtual photoshop on my face and we talked over my concerns.
It has been 5 days now since I had surgery and my swelling has gone down about 50%.
Procedures I did.
1) Open rhino (L Shape Silicon Implant) Base Alar reduction, osteotomy to make the bridge narrower and the implant was a sharp narrow one to raise the height of my nose. I have a high bridge anyways but I wanted to raise the profile more.
2) Chin Implant Medpor
3) Facial contouring - Cheekbone shaving to make the face more defined and sharper from the front angle.
4) Cheek Liposuction to reduce the face from front angle.
5) Botox on jawline to slim the face.
Main reasons were:
a) He really listened to what I wanted in terms of outcome of surgery and we went through alot of emails and spent 5-6 hours face to face consultation. I did it twice day before op because he had alot of ops to do.
b) He cleared the whole day for my surgery.
c) I explained to him that the most important thing for me was 1) We achieve good and the desired expected results. 2) There was no complications in surgery. He achieved both objectives for me.
I did stay at dejavu hotel but I moved to a better hotel because I couldnt deal with the air in that particular hotel. For me if the air isnt right in the room its very hard for me to sleep and I start coughing.
I post a bit later my post-op experience but so far there hasnt been anything negative from the op only parts was I wasnt mentally prepared for that many surgical ops and there are certain things you also have to understand about your own body which you might not be aware of before op.
My swelling and bruising has gone done very quick compared to when I came out of surgery my face was like 3 times the size but dramatically reduced in size in 48 hours. I couldnt open my eyes properly for 2 days. After 1 day I could open them slightly for like 5 seconds a time.
I didnt take sinnech and I have to be on liquid diet for 2 months.
(This is because if you do any facial contouring jaw shaving or cheek shaving you need 2 months before you can fully eat solid food again.)
how much did you spend? for each procedure? and i thought dr chuang uses goretex?
open rhino - 60,000 NTD
facial contouring - 150,000 NTD
chin aug with medpor - 60,000 NTD
liposuction of cheek - 50,000 NTD
botox was roughly 400 USD each cheek.
You can use gortex but problems will arise if you want to correct it in future. Since my 2nd highest priority was no complications - We discussed the pros and cons of using hard gortex and for me there was more risk with gortex than silicon to get results I want and there isnt really any problem with me getting corrections in the future and we discussed risk of retraction and extrusion also. Also money was no objective for me so we could have used gortex if required but as I highlight below this is the reasons I choose silicon.
a) Since I have thick skin the rise of entrusion and retraction was minimal if performed with open rhino and by a skilled surgeon.
b) Entrusion and retraction is common in closed rhino.
c) Silicon can be easily removed via closed procedure in future and complications can be spotted by the first month.
d) Gortex if you get infection etc bears more risk of complications the longer the gortex is left in since it grows on you.
e) I would get better results.
f) He said he will try all different kind of implants anyway for me during the op but I told him my first choice was silicon L implant.
g) I can always get the implant removed in the future with minimal complications if I wished.
Oh and I do think Dr Chuang is honest and not money hungry because I asked him to give my gf a face to face consultation and recommend procedures that she needed. He evaluated her and said she didnt need any procedures if she really wanted to just a filler for the top part of her nose bridge but other than that it was all fine.