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Postby xquizts » Wed, 09 Nov 2011 9:51 pm

I would like to visit Korea for plastic surgery. Does anyone have Elaine Teo's contact? Perhaps she would be gathering a group soon?

Kindly advise.
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Postby p0m2girl » Mon, 14 Nov 2011 6:05 pm

hey,

why do you guys going abroad for cosmetic surgeries?

i thought that singaporean doctors are good.....
is it because cheaper to do it overseas, or else?

please advise me, because i am going to singapore in january and planning to do some consultation with the doctors in sg....

thanks all :)

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Postby p0m2girl » Mon, 14 Nov 2011 6:21 pm

hi, i have just checked yanhee.net and the prices are amazing, much cheaper compare to singapore........

anyone ever done the blepharoplasty? and anyone ever go to bangkok to do cosmetic surgeries there?
could u please share with me?

thanks all :P

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chin implants, jaw or cheek restructuring in phuket or bkk?

Postby AsianDoll » Wed, 14 Dec 2011 10:38 pm

hi everyone,

I'm in Singapore for work...I'm in my late-30's and really want to fix my huge overbite (plus I have the typical asian large cheeks. I have the week between christmas & new years off, after which, I'll be returning to work immediately (Jan 3rd) in the states.

The time off was spontaneous, so I'm trying to figure things out quickly and the 300+ pages in this one thread alone is overwhelming!

I'm completely new to ps, and have been doing as much reading/researching as I can, but still have several questions.

1. With the big cheeks & overbite combo, I can do a chin implant, jaw advancement/surgery, cheekbone sculpting.

Which should I take care of first? My budget is under $3k (USD), under $2k if possible. Also, I was told that I should do the braces before any jaw surgery.

2. I'm debating between Phuket & Bangkok (I'm thinking these are the best 2 choices that I can get cheap airline tickets to w/o advance purchase). I'd like Phuket because I was hoping to relax on the beach a few days later (out of the sun and under a big umbrella).

Is that reasonable to expect in terms of recovery time?

Is the quality/reputation much better in BKK than Phuket?

I'm open to other locations as well, as long as the travel there is cheap and it's got great recommendations.

3. Any current doctor recommendations for specifically that type of work (jaw/chin/cheeks)? I see a lot of names for eyes & breast work but not as much for face structure.

4. Is it necessary for me to stay in the area in case there are complications (which I read can be up to 3 weeks later)?

Thank you so much!

Sarah

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Re: chin implants, jaw or cheek restructuring in phuket or b

Postby boii18 » Thu, 15 Dec 2011 2:01 am

AsianDoll wrote:hi everyone,

I'm in Singapore for work...I'm in my late-30's and really want to fix my huge overbite (plus I have the typical asian large cheeks. I have the week between christmas & new years off, after which, I'll be returning to work immediately (Jan 3rd) in the states.

The time off was spontaneous, so I'm trying to figure things out quickly and the 300+ pages in this one thread alone is overwhelming!

I'm completely new to ps, and have been doing as much reading/researching as I can, but still have several questions.

1. With the big cheeks & overbite combo, I can do a chin implant, jaw advancement/surgery, cheekbone sculpting.

Which should I take care of first? My budget is under $3k (USD), under $2k if possible. Also, I was told that I should do the braces before any jaw surgery.

jaw surgery,cheekbone,chin sliding - dr charan from bangkok


2. I'm debating between Phuket & Bangkok (I'm thinking these are the best 2 choices that I can get cheap airline tickets to w/o advance purchase). I'd like Phuket because I was hoping to relax on the beach a few days later (out of the sun and under a big umbrella).

Is that reasonable to expect in terms of recovery time?

Is the quality/reputation much better in BKK than Phuket?

phuket is less heard of.

I'm open to other locations as well, as long as the travel there is cheap and it's got great recommendations.

3. Any current doctor recommendations for specifically that type of work (jaw/chin/cheeks)? I see a lot of names for eyes & breast work but not as much for face structure.

4. Is it necessary for me to stay in the area in case there are complications (which I read can be up to 3 weeks later)?

Thank you so much!

Sarah

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Postby AsianDoll » Thu, 15 Dec 2011 5:59 pm

Thanks boii18! I am looking him up now, and have initiated email with him.

"jaw surgery,cheekbone,chin sliding - dr charan from bangkok "

If I could only do one, what would you recommend first?

If I'm going to get braces later, should I wait on the jaw surgery?

Can I do the recovery alone?

Also, anyone else gonna be in Bangkok between christmas & new years? This is scary!

Sarah

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Postby boii18 » Fri, 16 Dec 2011 1:08 pm

i did chin sliding with dr charan it was painless and i could eat immediately after surgery even though he advises eating solid food only after a few days.

he says its ok as long as you are comfortable , you can eat.

dr charan recommends against jaw sliding surgery because it requires follow up and coordination between dentist and surgeon. so jaw sliding is only if you are thai or going to thai often.

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Postby AsianDoll » Wed, 21 Dec 2011 5:11 pm

@boii18: Thank you! I don't have a dentist and can only take a week off from work. So I'll have to plan that for next time then.

Everyone seems to recover at different speeds (boi - you are quick)! It seems like most of the swelling is gone by 10 days? I have to go back to work on Day 11.

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Postby boii18 » Thu, 22 Dec 2011 1:46 pm

if non smoker and non alcoholic then yes it will be fine at 10 - 11 days.

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Postby AsianDoll » Thu, 22 Dec 2011 5:35 pm

Great! I am non-smoker, and only drink for a little bit but I'm going to stop now.

I'm so excited. I have an appointment with Dr. Charan tomorrow for consultation. Hopefully everything goes well and I can get it done the next day or Monday at the latest!

BTW, he quoted 90000 Baht for chin sliding - which seems high, but I know he is very popular these days and is highly recommended.

Do they normally give discount if we ask? Or is the price always fixed/firm?

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eyelid surgery,

Postby zinczxc » Sun, 25 Dec 2011 11:13 pm

hello, im 17 this year.. im seeking of double eyelid surgery in singapore. anyone have any experience with it, recommendation of doctors in singapore? i wanted to go to seoul to do it with wonji cosmetic surgery.. but i realize its quite costly.. and how much will it cost?

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Postby boii18 » Mon, 26 Dec 2011 6:08 pm

AsianDoll wrote:Great! I am non-smoker, and only drink for a little bit but I'm going to stop now.

I'm so excited. I have an appointment with Dr. Charan tomorrow for consultation. Hopefully everything goes well and I can get it done the next day or Monday at the latest!

BTW, he quoted 90000 Baht for chin sliding - which seems high, but I know he is very popular these days and is highly recommended.

Do they normally give discount if we ask? Or is the price always fixed/firm?


I think he quoted me thereabouts too.

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Postby Rie Michiko » Tue, 27 Dec 2011 12:34 pm

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Postby AsianDoll » Tue, 27 Dec 2011 5:27 pm

hi everyone!

I went with Dr. Charan in BKK and did chin sliding w/o any implants. He showed me pics of other patients with recessed chins and mine was definitely the worst case.

Everything went well, except for one major thing. I'm slightly asthmatic, and brought my inhaler with me. I haven't had to use it except when I have a cold/flu, and told them about it. When I woke up after surgery, I was asthmatic, but could still get some air.

I couldn't talk (even if I could speak thai, my throat & voice was messed up from being intubated), and I couldn't signal because my hands were tied down (I knew because they did it before we started surgery).

Very luckily, I managed to slip my left hand out of the binds (I have very small wrists/hands), and then was able to do the universal signal for "writing." When they saw I wasn't going berserk, they untied my right hand and finally I was able to write "ASTHMA!"

They gave me my inhaler - but my hands were too weak to push down on it, so I had to write "TOO WEAK" and then do the universal "1...2...3!" counting with my fingers to coordinate the timing of the inhaler with me inhaling, LOL.

It was smooth sailing after that. The nurses were super nice.

Right now my chin & lower lip are still quite numb.

Now I'm just trying to figure out if there are any tips/tricks that I can do to help the process.

Thank you BOII18 for the info! =)
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Postby AsianDoll » Tue, 27 Dec 2011 5:32 pm

Oh - one question for anyone else who's done the chin sliding!

There are two spots that feel like marbles on each side of my jawline, probably where they started cutting.

It's not just puffy / swollen because it's actually hard underneath, when I push in.

Do you know what that is? Will it go away? I've been putting ice on it.


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