Thanks for yr input. I used Mederma gel too in the past on my hand scars, in my secondary school days as well.daybreakk wrote:Hi, Daybreakk is back with good news. I didnt realise that Merdema is the scar removing gel i used during my secondary sch days. It helps in slowly removing the scars of my pimples . But if you all have higher budget, you can try Activa scar removing gel or Vichy Bi-white Advanced Intensive Whitening Corrective Care. For the Vichy essence you can see results in one week cause i always use it for my pigmentation scars for pimples. and i tried it on my chin implant scars really lightened alot alot!
what i have stated in my last post was very clear, that expectiations and rate of recovery varies among individuals. while description & perceptions may differ in a wide range, a picture speaks a thousand words.
I know 3 of u went thr tipplasty+/- other procedure, with boii18 having an implant, which is additional trauma to the nose.
i understand that even with a simple rhinoplasty, individuals already reports different rate of recovery. so the more data is collected, the more realistic the info will be.
so, I am not saying that's anything wrong with u or lazy, pls don't take it the wrong way, we are all here in the forum to share info and encourage each other.
All the best for ur recovery anyway...
@other friends in this forum
yes, when a person is +ve, the body does not secret much harmful biochemicals that affect health and/or healing; a healthy mind gives a healthy body.
i am trying to encourage ppl who go for PS to try to remain as +ve as they can during recovery, to look beyond the present image on the mirror, accept oneself during recovery, although one must not overlook objective (as opposed to subjective perception of one's looks) signs of infection or medical neglience.
On stitches and removal
yes, removing the stitches on skin slightly earlier, say at most 2 days do help reducing scars in certain extent- as stitches are foreign bodies to the body, while it holds the surgical edges together, it causes additional inflammation process too, and inflammation is one of the factors that determine the development of scars.
Of course, no untrained ppl should remove the stitch for u, he must know how to assess wound adhesience as the stitches are removed, to stop when he find the it is really not time yet to remove.
and also, since the stitch is removed, something else has to take over the responsibility of holding the wound together, eg a steri-strip-- a small strip that sticks on wound and can stay on skin for a week and is water proof.
The new trend in surgery is that dissolvable is stitched under the skin as close to surface as possible, while steri-strips are applies over wound during surgery, this reduces scarring to a minimal. However, at this point of time, most surgeons i know are not trained to perform stitching in this manner yet. It is also impt to note that this stitching method may not be appropriate for major surgeries where the incisions are large.
i think, in comparison to some, u r already quite +ve and calm towards the events that followed the PS, i am truly happy for u.
i believe u will recover well w/o much further complications, all the best!!!
thank youyunli wrote:removing earlier will reduce scarring? thats radical new discovery for me!=)boii18 wrote:Yea indeed I heard so from Dr Lee.mbk wrote:Boii,
Did the PS say early removal of stitches will be better for scars? How long did you leave the cast on? 7 days seems to be the normal.
Please rest and be careful to take things slow. Give it 4 weeks to settle. ALways correspond with your Doc if anything is happening.
Are your scars obvious now? Are you using any sar cream like mederma? Ask doc before you use anything (ca ask i there is anyting to make the scars heal faster and nicer).
Anyways, I checked the internet and yes indeed scars will heal better if stitches are removed earlier.
My scars are bad, sad to say.
Umm. I will use scar cream once the stitch is removed
Will hopefully go back to dr pat in May in order to receive scar treatment, follow-up and to get botox done.
my friend did dermabrasion i thikn 6 months after rhinoplasty and it helped greatly to reduce the scars. but to be honest, even before she did it, no one would noticed unless you really stare.
dont be worried!! eat a lot of fish, collagen and vit c!!
I understand how you feel *nods*.Inferno wrote:@Boi18:
I cannt post my pic for a while..
no.. seriously!! I cannt.
the reason is that i am battling with two issues:
a. I have this swollen nose tip which makes me look really stupid.. i have no shame in accepting it
b. I got skin inflammation due to splint.. Its simply not going.. and i am not putting anything on it either right nw.. as it may aggravate the situation.
I have no problems in making people to freak out after looking at my pics, but at the same time everyone will be really discouraged to go for tiplasty.. May be after few more weeks.. when things will settle down a bit.
Dont worry about about your alar stitches marks, as those will not be visible after some time.. it will become pinkish for a while and later after few months it will be quite unnoticable.. But i ,for sure, need to get some skin rip off procedures to get rid of this pretty nasty scar i have got on my nose (due to skin inflammation).. its almost like as if my skin has really really got burnt there, but it has been healing from some time now.
Also, I am just wondering why Dr. Pat didnt put dissolvable stitches for you in nose. Any particular reason for that? I am surprised by this belief that removing stitches at an early time makes them heal better..
I think its all bullcr*p. The intelligent decision is to get it removed at the day suggested by your doctor. Too early may make you lament, if its not healed yet and a bit late will end up in chances of having infection..
I dont know whether being optimistic makes you heal better or not, but for sure I understand this fact that tiplasty differs for each individual.. its more or less about what exactly you wanna do with your nose.. thus, the healing time alters significantly for different individuals.
I am pretty sure that Lazy, I and Boii have gone thru' different kinda stuff. I could not go for L-plant as I already had a really high outward projection and putting an implant would have made me an alter ego of "pinocchio".
Well, i am not expecting myself to get wonderful results within 6 weeks time. Trust me, nobody can heal with in a timeframe of 2 weeks if nose has gone thru' some severe tampering. As i said earlier, if you are considering to go for tipplasty, decide and PLAN about everything including your definition of perfect nose and your downtime period.
wow u 18 only know so much and did so many procedures. nowadays youngster are knowledge sponge.. scaryboii18 wrote:shal0m thanks for well-wishes
but where did you do your nose and chin?
I intend to go tokai on May 16 to May 19, because May 19 Monday is vesak day. Yupp. Do let me know if you can make it.Inferno wrote:@Shal0m:
ha ha ha .. i have no idea how and why we got into this. I really didnt mean to complain, but it all went in a bit oblique way. Apologies for that. I really didnt mean to sound that way.. and you are right, its a matter of perceptions and preferences
Honestly speaking, I was really not that gloomy due to my surgery. Infact, I started roaming around on third day itself after my surgery. I was really not that distressed or discouraged during past few weeks except during these few incidents which took toll on my head:
When my friend told me that i have unequal nostrils. Though, it was due to swelling, but i was really not unexpecting that kinda trouble.
I went to my regular Starbucks and one of my known Barista was astonished to see my nose and asked "What happened to your nose? You had a really nice nose? Whats the problem now?" He he he .. No prizes for guessing, I couldnt enjoy my lunch after that.
So to summarize it well, I think i am a victim of
- this thought whether i have pressed self-screwing button by having this surgery.
- Impatience. As per my friends, I need a high dosage of 100% high quality of "Patience". I wonder whether there is any product like that.
To Shal0m and Boii18:
If you are thinking to go to tokai in coming months, let me know. I have to visit dr. pat atleast once for a regular check-up kinda thing.. He has promised that if something goes wrong, he will fix it. Moreover, I want to enjoy my trip this time instead of going alone and staying at hotel like a dead corpse.
shal0m pardon my ignorance, i didnt see any misunderstanding . haha. anyway, happy healing everyones, yeah?shal0m wrote:@inferno
hey no worries, really! we r in the same boat of PS, so somewhat that makes us like a "family" and misunderstanding could happen, esp sometimes we fail to communicate well in written words
i think u r sounding more cheerful now, i am so happy for u.
which starbucks is that? the barista is so rude! write in and complain lah!
i had my 2nd nose done at nara, together with chin
1st nose is terrible, done at k*** at JB...waste $$
yes heard abt thaivisa before. will be reading it up 2nites!tanjhj wrote:any website abt PS doc in Thailand. hope it helps
http://www.thaivisa.com/forum/lofiversi ... 74121.html
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