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Postby keenose » Thu, 26 Jul 2007 4:22 am

WOahhhhhhhhh it took me a LONGGGGGGG time to finally finish reading ALL the pages! :shock:

I have saved some useful information.. and I MAY have missed out some as well hehe :oops:

Thankful for all the people here and the information shared. Truely helpful.
Some are dam.. funny.. hehe like Jovin.. Ocean... :lol:

Anyway, I have contacted both Dr Chuang and Dr Jong for my procedures...

Dr Chuang actually recommended me to do cheek and jaw shaving + rhino.
I will be doing eyes too.. but he feels that those two are important for me.

Anyways, I am still researching and finding more info on the bone shaving stuff. Seems like its pretty risky!

Nevertheless.. brave Jase has gone through it.. wonder how he's doing right now.

About DMN saying that there might be complications even after 6mths.. is another factor I'm thinking of.

Have asked Dr C about all the possible complications, has yet answered. He is a busy man.

Anyway, he recommended ONLY Goretex for my nose (he seems firm on that)... but I'm just stumped that he replied the below to.. I think appletree? I wonder if its a case to case basis or.. from April to now July, he has discovered more information about Goretex?

"Actually I don't think Goretex is the best material for rhinoplasty. It can be fixed tight with your skin, but that's also negative part. Once if your skin is getting atrophy when you are old enough you might take a chance to have a Goretex show. If this problem dose happen, how can you expect to remove it all? That's why I always think silicone implant is better than Goretex in some conditions. If you don't like silicone in the furture, just take it out!

We don't know if Gretex can last over 25 years becasue this product is manufactured only 10 years. "


Kalyn and Lapomme.... how are your noses doing?
New nose please~

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Postby Mia882 » Thu, 26 Jul 2007 1:30 pm

Hi,
Just checking if anyone in this forum had done eyelash implant? Anyone can advice on the process.. Very interested, but have no idea of the effect.. :roll:

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Postby candall » Thu, 26 Jul 2007 2:28 pm

hi DMN

thanks heapz!
not many people share their post ops experience
so nice of you :D

your lower bleph results really nice!

oh ya,i dont see any scars from the forehead lift!

personally i think its kinda nice tat Dr Jung and u have already plan for the final outcome of your nose otherwise meantime it is really fine, can see that the bridge is noticeably higher
i find improvement in nose bridge can already made big change to one's face..
heehee i guess u would agree cos seems u getting positive attention and compliments already

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Postby mbk » Thu, 26 Jul 2007 2:42 pm

I am looking for autologous cartilage grafts for the tip + columell strut. I was under the impression that this would be more stable and solid. Since tip swelling lasts the longest espeically if cartilage grafted, maybe this is what you are experiencing. Swelling from implants lasts shorter.

Are you happy with your alarplasty?

Can you suggest a good rhino doc in singapore? I mean someone who has tons of experience in cartilage grafts.

I am interestd in a very strong jaw line. I am going for a genioplasty but I might need to go for implants after that is settled. What are your thoughts?

Glad to hear your infection is taken care of. Are you happy with your nose now?

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Postby DMN » Thu, 26 Jul 2007 3:04 pm

thanks, candall!

very impt to maintain my identity i.e. i cannot afford my biz associate to be distracted by the change from my ps. that's why, yes, nice to hv nice compliment on the bridge but i m worried abt the change... oso not used to high bridge. the procedures somehow has changed my look... can't explain....need time to adjust.

candall yes, VERY impt tt i made it a point to discuss with dr. Jung n we commit to what-if revision/s. it is really our job as patients to make sure the doc understand exactly what we want, listen to the doc on what is possible given our inherent conditions with the materials + his skill. more so, in event of results not meeting expectations - what the doc will offer realistically.

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Postby keenose » Thu, 26 Jul 2007 4:18 pm

Hey DMN,

Thanks for sharing your pics.

I think you look wonderful.
I like your nose.. and I agree that the lower eye area looks SUPER!

Wow.. I didnt know they can do like that.. I mean I've seen TV shows and all about it, but still... to see its so flawless .. its amazing.

Yeah, cant notice a scar on your forehead as well. Flawless.

So you did brow, under eye and nose .. and felt you looked different already?

I am thinking of doing face contouring, nose, eyes!!! but I cant imagine how different I would look.

When I photo edit my face according to the procedures, I think it looks great.. and my identity is maintained.. but hearing from so many of you that there will be some sort of identity crisis... makes me wonder how it really is.
New nose please~

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Postby freesia » Thu, 26 Jul 2007 4:19 pm

hi mbk

i just did cartilage graft and tip enhancement by using the ear cartilage w/ dr seah chee seng (not implant any silicone). i did it 10 days ago, so far i'm happy w/ the result, the tip still swollen, but i can see it will be nice then, just 10 days ago but the shape already nicer than before the operation. Dr Seah is very patient , he really listens to you. Maybe you can consult w/ him first.
good luck

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Postby keenose » Thu, 26 Jul 2007 4:21 pm

Mia882 wrote:Hi,
Just checking if anyone in this forum had done eyelash implant? Anyone can advice on the process.. Very interested, but have no idea of the effect.. :roll:


Hi Mia,

"who" has done eyelash implant before.

She says that there isnt pain during the process (if I remember correctly)

Your implanted eyelashes will grow on its own.. in length. So you need to trim it.. if not you will look wierd.

And you need to curl it everyday!

And I heard its not easy to curl it. try curling your hair with your eyelash curler to get a feel.
New nose please~

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Postby kwelll » Thu, 26 Jul 2007 6:09 pm

freesia wrote:hi mbk

i just did cartilage graft and tip enhancement by using the ear cartilage w/ dr seah chee seng (not implant any silicone). i did it 10 days ago, so far i'm happy w/ the result, the tip still swollen, but i can see it will be nice then, just 10 days ago but the shape already nicer than before the operation. Dr Seah is very patient , he really listens to you. Maybe you can consult w/ him first.
good luck


Yes, I do second Dr Seah although I did not have any surgery with him. Now, was it a bomb ??

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Postby candall » Thu, 26 Jul 2007 7:00 pm

hi keenose

don mind i chip in
i have come across articles on rhinoplasty
and the comments were nose being the main centre of the face
thats why any work done would change the patients look drastically
that means huge improvement and satisfaction for the patient
second is chin or jaw and usually they are done together and
sometimes cheeks needs to be enhanced at the same time
especially if the patient facial bone is less pronounced to begin with
and if a strong chin and nose is opted by the patient
then usually need a new set of cheeks to pair with
or lower cheeks work done
and the reverse is most likely to be true
otherwise it is going to be very telling
or the work can look unfinished
funny how i tot its the eyes!

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Postby mynose! » Thu, 26 Jul 2007 8:31 pm

DMN:: hey. so did u use gortex to increase your nose bridge and ur own cartilage for tip?....

I want to increase my bridge with my own cartilage but Dr Jung said that it isnt sufficient?...oh wells

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Postby mbk » Thu, 26 Jul 2007 8:36 pm

Hi Freesia!

How was recover like? How many days for the cast? Did you do alarplasty too?

Did you see a dramatic change?

I went for a consultation with Dr. Seah and he told me my nose was fine. I agree he is a nice doc.

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Postby mbk » Thu, 26 Jul 2007 8:37 pm

Hey kwell,

What do you think of Dr. Fok and Dr. Huang?

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Postby foubelle » Thu, 26 Jul 2007 9:26 pm

whats the difference between using your own cartilage an gorerex?

and whats the ifference between your own cartilege and donor's cartilege? cos now that pple have mentioned atrophy from goreex, i;'m a bit worried. will carilege be the solution?

the reason i dont like sillicon is because of atrusion as well as the fact that it is never fully stablaised or grown into by your body. what will happen with cartilege? will your body encapsulate it like silicon? or will it grow into it like goretex? nand if it does, will it cause problems like goretex(atrohpy thing that dr chuang was talking about)

if i use my own cartilege, will it get absorded?

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Postby keenose » Thu, 26 Jul 2007 9:47 pm

candall wrote:hi keenose

don mind i chip in
i have come across articles on rhinoplasty
and the comments were nose being the main centre of the face
thats why any work done would change the patients look drastically
that means huge improvement and satisfaction for the patient
second is chin or jaw and usually they are done together and
sometimes cheeks needs to be enhanced at the same time
especially if the patient facial bone is less pronounced to begin with
and if a strong chin and nose is opted by the patient
then usually need a new set of cheeks to pair with
or lower cheeks work done
and the reverse is most likely to be true
otherwise it is going to be very telling
or the work can look unfinished
funny how i tot its the eyes!


Hey Candall,

Not at all! Thanks for sharing! :D

Wow.. so the nose is the biggest factor eh? I guess mine would be pretty obvious.. since I have flat nose, so once it gains some height.. it would be a big factor. I intend to get thick framed glasses.. hahah to make it less obvious. I dont want to have to explain to everyone ya know what I mean...

The Doctor recommended me to do both nose and facial shape (jaw shaving and malar reduction).

So if I do these 2.. with the information you gave, it would make me look very different yeah?

I want to look better, but not a total identity change though...

LOL and I never guessed that eyes is the smallest factor. Amazing info.

Nevertheless, I'll definately do my eyes and nose. Just considering about the bone shaving thing....
New nose please~


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