Hi people, I've finally did my surgery on 8/5(four days ago) with Dr. Chuang.
Just to share with you all my experience.
I did a
Full nose job -
Rhinoplasty[silicone implant] to lengthen the nose, Alaplasty to reduce the size of the nose/nostrils
Tiplasty[septal cartilage]to make the tip of the nose smaller.
Botox on Jaw.
So, there were four procedures in total. Dr. C jabbed botox first, then he did my lips followed by the nose and lastly the liposuction.
I was on general anethesia so I wasn't aware of anything, when I woke up, which was around 7 hours later (10+am to 5pm), I was on the bed, with my head wrapped like a mummy and in pain!
Yes, no joke. I was in severe pain, and the pain was coming from my lips.
What happen was, my lips are reduced and then stiched with dissolvable stiches. As the lips are a very sensitive area, the pain is enormous. It seems like the nose and cheeks liposuction feels nothing. The pain has already subsided right now, I don't feel pain unless I'm eating. But there's still a huge discomfort when talking. Ironically, my sis did her eyes and her lip reduction on the same day as me in Singapore! As her decision was too last minute, she hasn't had the time to fly to Taipei together. She did hers at Gleneagles with Dr. Wong. I realized both Dr. Chuang and Dr. Wong said different things. Dr. Chuang said that the stiches on my lips should not be removed as it might leave scars with open wounds. However, my sis will have hers removed in a week. Now I'm really confused as the stiches doesn't seem to look like it will drop within 2 weeks. What if it only drop in a month or two? They are really obvious stiches. Sigh, this is so depressing.
Does anyone have any experience on how long will it take for the dissolvable stiches on the lips to drop/dissolve by itself?
So, for the nose! Like many others here, I took a couple of pictures of Vivian Hsu's nose and requested for that. However, as my nostrils are of different shape as her, Dr. C can only do the tip similar as her, which I'm pretty much satisfied.
That of course, has to really turn out like hers, which I'm unsure right now
To cut it short, I did a silicone implant to lengthen the nose, an alarplasty and tiplasty using septal cartilage. Right now, my upper bridge(the one beside the eyes) has swelled so so much, it looks like it's so high, big and not to say, scary. The swell spreads to my eyes so both my eye lids and eye bags look bruised and it look like I've deformed.
Is this normal? I did not have time to buy Sinnech so I wasn't on any swelling medicine. This doesn't help that I also did cheeks liposuction. I cry at least 2 times a day, this is so embarressing
Also, my lower cheeks are bruised and swelled. So, you guys can really imagine how horrible I looked right now. Is there anyone who can teach me how to reduce my swelling right now? Dr. C told me to put hot towel/compress. What is the difference with cold and hot?
Anyway, for people who are concerned about the pain factor for the procedures:
Nose: 2/10(little discomfort)
Lips: 7/10(high discomfort)
Cheeks: 4/10(medium discomfort)
Also, I can't smile or laugh as it will cause great pain.
Thanks everyone for listening/helping. Will appreciate any reply and good luck for you all too....