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Postby Maverick21 » Sun, 07 Sep 2008 12:03 am

Here goes day 5 of my recovery... Swelling went down even further and now my chin already look pretty real as opposed to 2 days ago... Now can see the contours of my jaw cos the swelling went down....

Nose wise the tip is getting more defined( Hope it will continue to deswell for the next two weeks) and bridge getting thinner....

Can I ask any forumers who had rhino one question? Is it true that the bridge will get thinner and tip more defined as days go by? Cos thou my nose looks ok now but I hope the bridge would get thinner as it's nicer.... Anyone can help with this?

As for pain, now virtually is zero, only with the occasional discomfort caused by the tightness of the chin implant and teeny weeny pain from the nose....

Went to Emporium in Sukhumvit in the afternoon just now... Really happy
haha... First time doing shopping in a week.....Thinking of going to Chatchuchak tmrw hee...

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Postby bigfaced » Sun, 07 Sep 2008 8:52 am

How's Dr Pat of Tokai? He replied my mail and quote me in USD... Should i ask him to quote me in THB instead? Normally u gals/guys pay in wat currency?

If i'm goin to Tokai or Yanhee in Jan, any budget but clean hotels to intro? (Clean in all areas... hygience and ghost... i'm quite timid of such things...) 3star will do... how much will it be per nite stay for 2 person?

Thanks in advance...

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Postby Maverick21 » Sun, 07 Sep 2008 10:57 am

How much is your budget? You won't want to stay near Yanhee as there is nothing much there.... Stay in the city area and take taxi there it's better... What is your budget? For 100 a night you can get a very good hotel with everything like mine... I'm staying in Citadines Sukhumvit..

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Postby aadvark » Sun, 07 Sep 2008 11:28 am

Maverick21 wrote:I beg to disagree with you. Within a country there must be good and not so good surgeons. It's a matter of finding the right one. That is why we have this forum to give pp advice and also share with each other. I have seen very beautiful "katoeys".... Of course there are also black sheep.. In fact I think there are quite a lot in Thailand... These doctors might not be trained in ps and yet are doing it cos of the demand... So it imperative that you do your homework before doing anything...

Just my two cents worth...


one other factor that we are not considering is the person undergoing the surgery. what we consider not a good result, could be heaps of improvement from the original face. what may seem like a great result, may be only slightly different from the original.

anyway, in terms of cost, i think taiwan is still more expensive than thailand (maybe by 1k or 2), not to mention the cost of air tickets, accommodations as well.
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Postby aadvark » Sun, 07 Sep 2008 11:31 am

Maverick21 wrote:Here goes day 5 of my recovery... Swelling went down even further and now my chin already look pretty real as opposed to 2 days ago... Now can see the contours of my jaw cos the swelling went down....

Nose wise the tip is getting more defined( Hope it will continue to deswell for the next two weeks) and bridge getting thinner....

Can I ask any forumers who had rhino one question? Is it true that the bridge will get thinner and tip more defined as days go by? Cos thou my nose looks ok now but I hope the bridge would get thinner as it's nicer.... Anyone can help with this?

As for pain, now virtually is zero, only with the occasional discomfort caused by the tightness of the chin implant and teeny weeny pain from the nose....

Went to Emporium in Sukhumvit in the afternoon just now... Really happy
haha... First time doing shopping in a week.....Thinking of going to Chatchuchak tmrw hee...


yup, it should, cos 5 days is too short for complete swelling to be gone. advise to take pix of 2 weeks, 1 mth, 3 mths, 6 mths, shld be easier to monitor changes. up to 6 mths shld still have changes
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Postby aadvark » Sun, 07 Sep 2008 11:51 am

bigfaced wrote:How's Dr Pat of Tokai? He replied my mail and quote me in USD... Should i ask him to quote me in THB instead? Normally u gals/guys pay in wat currency?

If i'm goin to Tokai or Yanhee in Jan, any budget but clean hotels to intro? (Clean in all areas... hygience and ghost... i'm quite timid of such things...) 3star will do... how much will it be per nite stay for 2 person?

Thanks in advance...


Yoskarn is in bangkok, can google for their website.
for tokai, i didn't find his b4 after pic for jaw reduction very impressive, so i didn't recommend my fren to do there (she asked me to help her research for jaw reduction).

Yanhee will be a safe bet, since it is a hospital. I'm going there in dec, so cannot furnish you with any details right now
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Postby Maverick21 » Sun, 07 Sep 2008 11:59 am

Thanks Bro will take your advice in taking photos of myself... Just want to thank everyone in this forum for giving me so much help and invaluable advice.... Now my under eye area almost no bruises liao.... Drank heaps of pineapple juice haha......

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Postby jamie82 » Sun, 07 Sep 2008 12:25 pm

I probably just missed Maverick in Bkk! I was living in a hotel beside Emporium actually :) Now that you mentioned, I actually hated Chatuchat when I when since it was like a zinc oven there - I still prefer shopping in at least open air or aircon places haha.

Back on topic, I'm back from my cheekbone reduction surgery anyways with Dr. Charan. He is definitely one of the top guys having been the Thai PS associations president, with a huge list of other accolades so you may have to pay a higher premium compared to other thai docs. I think there is a "thai price" and foreigner price - and its probably only possible to be charged the same as thais if you have a thai friend bringing you along. His clinic was very popular for sure and many of his patients looked very "well heeled". All the mercs, BMWs, lexus etc stopping outside to drop people off.

Results wise, its a little over a week. And I still have alot of swelling, but mostly on one side. Its odd but the difference is subtle. My face looks the same mostly but is somewhat smaller?

Here is a b4 after.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v697/ ... onside.jpg

On a side note, you can notice a "chalazion" or eye stye on my eyelid which the doctor removed for free since I was under GA anyways.

I'm still really puffy, you can't really tell since it is under the eyes.... and the swelling is mostly on the other side of the face. My Bf's dad thought that I gained weight at first (cos of the puffy cheeks) when I returned so its definitely not in the mind.

Maybe its because I tend to sleep on my side, despite being not told to.
I ate Sineech which probably helped in the zero bruising at all but there was a blood spot on my eye which went away in 1-2 days.

I also broke some rules - like I couldn't resist the temptation and smoked quite alot (and even had some glasses of wine) out of boredom in the hotel room.

Food wise, I bought alot of blueberries, strawberries and kiwi fruits though from the emporium gourmet supermarket (antioxidants since I smoked :P ) and mostly munched on that, along with a liquid diet of instant soups and juices for most days. I think I lost maybe 2-3kg and feel really detoxed haha. So really skin and bones now :D You get this feeling of hunger, but due to mouth inmobility, I didn't have the mood to eat at all.

I also made sure to really make myself super comfortable and went for many many foot massages.

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Postby Hizou » Sun, 07 Sep 2008 12:38 pm

Hi,

Does Dr. Nara still offer AlarPlasty service? I don't see it stated at the website. Pricing?

May I also ask how long does it take to recover after AlarPlasty?
- swelling (if any) reduced
- to be able to go work
- completely recover

How is the wound like after AlarPlasty?

Thanks in advance!
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Postby aadvark » Sun, 07 Sep 2008 12:39 pm

jamie82 wrote:I probably just missed Maverick in Bkk! I was living in a hotel beside Emporium actually :) Now that you mentioned, I actually hated Chatuchat when I when since it was like a zinc oven there - I still prefer shopping in at least open air or aircon places haha.

Back on topic, I'm back from my cheekbone reduction surgery anyways with Dr. Charan. He is definitely one of the top guys having been the Thai PS associations president, with a huge list of other accolades so you may have to pay a higher premium compared to other thai docs. I think there is a "thai price" and foreigner price - and its probably only possible to be charged the same as thais if you have a thai friend bringing you along. His clinic was very popular for sure and many of his patients looked very "well heeled". All the mercs, BMWs, lexus etc stopping outside to drop people off.

Results wise, its a little over a week. And I still have alot of swelling, but mostly on one side. Its odd but the difference is subtle. My face looks the same mostly but is somewhat smaller?

Here is a b4 after.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v697/ ... onside.jpg

On a side note, you can notice a "chalazion" or eye stye on my eyelid which the doctor removed for free since I was under GA anyways.

I'm still really puffy, you can't really tell since it is under the eyes.... and the swelling is mostly on the other side of the face. My Bf's dad thought that I gained weight at first (cos of the puffy cheeks) when I returned so its definitely not in the mind.

Maybe its because I tend to sleep on my side, despite being not told to.
I ate Sineech which probably helped in the zero bruising at all but there was a blood spot on my eye which went away in 1-2 days.

I also broke some rules - like I couldn't resist the temptation and smoked quite alot (and even had some glasses of wine) out of boredom in the hotel room.

Food wise, I bought alot of blueberries, strawberries and kiwi fruits though from the emporium gourmet supermarket (antioxidants since I smoked :P ) and mostly munched on that, along with a liquid diet of instant soups and juices for most days. I think I lost maybe 2-3kg and feel really detoxed haha. So really skin and bones now :D You get this feeling of hunger, but due to mouth inmobility, I didn't have the mood to eat at all.

I also made sure to really make myself super comfortable and went for many many foot massages.


looks softer now. if it's swollen now and so obvious already, think will be even more obvious when you fully heal! Nicely done, which clinic/hospital is Dr Charan from? :D
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Postby aadvark » Sun, 07 Sep 2008 12:43 pm

Hizou wrote:Hi,

Does Dr. Nara still offer AlarPlasty service? I don't see it stated at the website. Pricing?

May I also ask how long does it take to recover after AlarPlasty?
- swelling (if any) reduced
- to be able to go work
- completely recover

How is the wound like after AlarPlasty?

Thanks in advance!


alarpasty is quite ok. 6 days later then remove stitches. after removal, u will have 2 thin red lines at the base of ur nose. it's not very obvious and can easily be concealed for girls. even if u dun conceal, pple should not really notice it unless they peer up from under ur nose (not sure who does that but am telling just in case u have odd frens).

Dr Nara charged me 2000 baht for it, but seems like his prices are on the rise, so you will have to check with him. i suppose he still does it, but as usual, still dependent on whether he thinks u need it.

your tip will feel stiff and hard and slightly swollen for a while (not very obvious), but should slowly return to normal in 3 weeks. but as i said, not obvious :D
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Postby aadvark » Sun, 07 Sep 2008 12:43 pm

Maverick21 wrote:Thanks Bro will take your advice in taking photos of myself... Just want to thank everyone in this forum for giving me so much help and invaluable advice.... Now my under eye area almost no bruises liao.... Drank heaps of pineapple juice haha......


pineapple is for the swelling, dun forget the papayas to fight infection :D
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Postby aadvark » Sun, 07 Sep 2008 12:46 pm

paulabreen wrote:hi guys can anyone recommend a good dental place
in bangkok or haytai, i am getting work done with dr nara but also want to get dental work -veneers and teeth whitening. thanks mil


if u r in bangkok, then check out silom dental, quite a large dental clinic, lots of expats there :D

http://www.silomdental.com/
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Postby Hizou » Sun, 07 Sep 2008 12:52 pm

Thank you aadvark :)
How is the result of the blepharoplasty surgery there?
I am quite lost as I do not know whether to do the stitching method with Dr. Nara or cutting method at Yanhee.
Does Dr. Nara offer blepharoplasty service using the cutting method?
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Postby jamie82 » Sun, 07 Sep 2008 12:56 pm

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Maverick21 wrote:I beg to disagree with you. Within a country there must be good and not so good surgeons. It's a matter of finding the right one. That is why we have this forum to give pp advice and also share with each other. I have seen very beautiful "katoeys".... Of course there are also black sheep.. In fact I think there are quite a lot in Thailand... These doctors might not be trained in ps and yet are doing it cos of the demand... So it imperative that you do your homework before doing anything...

Just my two cents worth...

Well, you didn't respond directly to what i said..
Firstly, ethnic thai people don't really have huge masseters and wide angled jaws, unlike many chinese like us. Going along that line, it's safe to say the doctors don't need to do as much jaw shaving for them as compared to us locals => not as difficult.

The many trans cases i saw are of ang mohs with the real macho jaws (Think Brad Pitt) and the end result looked kinda fake, jaw looking like it's being chopped off without good contour. I'm not here to spread propaganda but giving my honest take on this. Jaw shaving is a super major surgery so that's why im voicing out my opinion on this.. i usually don't give a damn.

If you get a bad nose job, you can still do a revision.. Once you cut the jaws, you'll never get back the missing bone.

If you think i'm talking nonsense here, please.... for your own body, go research on this. There's been quite a few TW sites posted by people before about doctors specializing in this surgery, so see for yourself and let your eyes be the judge :)


I really appreciate those who have given their views. So I'd share mine as well.

My take on this, sans the overhyped Singapore super star surgeons :roll: , that every country's PS, among the Taiwanese, Korean or Thai has doctor's that are likely to specialize in a niche area. More than often though they are unlikely to admit to that they are not "great" at "everything".

The thai ladyboys also look very fantastic? I was really :shock: when I saw some in a show @ patpong since they looked so beautiful! Delicate faced with sharp features, and perfect figure - not over the top or overly done at all. (I did feel inadequate though hehe).

And yet I've seen cases of extremely dodgy work or pure butchery among them. I don't think the ang moh trans comparison is also very apt since they probably have higher degrees of dismorphia and probably told the Doc, get rid of as much as possible! I would if I had jaws like brad pitt!

I think the judgment of aesthetics is a very debatable one but for nose/eyes wise I probably prefer the ones from Taiwan or Korea, since the ethnic proximity is much closer to myself.

Bone work wise, I think Korea is great but maybe rather overhyped? I think most of the korean movie stars for e.g. ironically get alot less work done than we actually think - probably mostly nose and/or eye work being the most common.

I chose my surgeon for instance, due to his specialty interest in craniofacial/maxilliofacial work, and him writing/performing academic research and papers on the particular procedure I was interested in.

Alot depends more on the surgeon's skill (and style) and his personal consultation and understanding with you - rather than the overrall demographic of the people. There is the technical requirement and knowledge needed to perform the surgery, then you have the artistic quotient. I tend to think of these surgeons sometimes as artists :P

My 2 cents anyway.


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