Usernameblah, I will go there by the end of July.
Ecilia, are you in Seoul right now? or next week? He only charges you for $3500 USD? Awwww... He told me the price was set at $4000. I think Dr. Jung is kinda famous in Korea and Asia. I first read about him from the Times onine magazine or .... from an American newspaper, I don't remember, when they talk about the rate of growth in plastic surgeries in Asia. And they called him a "Nose Guru" :>
So you've already found a place to stay for 2 weeks? Can you share the websites of those guesthouses or motels, plz? Thanks.
By the way, can someone tell me what the difference between a guesthouse and a motel is? A guesthouse is where you will rent a room and share the bathroom, kitchen, ect. with the owner's family, right?
Appletree, I hope Gore-tex will last longer than 25 years, but if it lasts for exactly 25 years, it's ok then. At that time, we would be old enough to have another if that ever happened. At least it's better than silicon and other kinds of implants. In case you wanna use your own cartilage, then you won't have to worry about rejection. However, it will absorb like crazy. I know a patient of Dr. Jung who used rib cartilage for the bridge, at first that person was very happy, after 1 year, it just... looked flat.
Oh yeah, here is what I 've found about Gore-tex:
Synthetic implants: Gore-Tex — yes, the stuff your raincoat is made of — is shaped into pliable strands that can be implanted under the skin through two small incisions. A newer, purportedly softer version called Softform comes as a hollow tube made of a synthetic material similar to Gore-Tex.
Use: To fill deep wrinkles and long scars, and plump lips
Duration: Permanent, but as the face continues to age, the benefit diminishes.
Pros: Longer-lasting results than biologic injectables and implants.
Materials have been used safely for more than 20 years in a variety of medical implants including heart valves and sutures.
Requires no skin test so there’s no need to wait for the first treatment.
Can be used by people with bovine allergy.
Cons: Requires a minor surgical procedure.
Can result in small scars at incision site.
Some patients complain the implants don’t look or feel natural. Material can be palpable to the touch.
Can begin to extrude in areas that move a lot, like the mouth, and the edges can become visible.
Potential side effects/complications: Redness swelling, bruising, firmness, tenderness, discoloration, infection, scarring, bumps under the skin and allergic reaction. Risk of puncturing blood vessel during procedure.
Source: http://www.msnbc.com/modules/cosmetic_s ... .asp?p=all
How long do PTFE and ePTFE implants last?
PTFE and ePTFE implants are permanent. However, they can be removed if infection occurs or if the augmentation is no longer wanted.
Are there any side effects from PTFE and ePTFE implants?
Implants are usually well tolerated. You can expect some discomfort directly after the implantation. There may be some swelling, aching, and numbness but these usually resolve after a week or so.
The following complication may rarely occur:
Infection of the implant site
Extrusion (part of the implant comes through the skin)
Induration (hardening of the area operated on)
Seroma (dense pocket of fluid below the skin)
Overcorrection or undercorrection
Source: http://dermnetnz.org/procedures/polytet ... ylene.html