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Postby Super_Star » Fri, 07 Dec 2007 1:29 pm

princessli wrote:Toa payoh Beauty Forever $105 for 2 times...


What do you mean by for 2 times, princessli?

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Postby princessli » Fri, 07 Dec 2007 2:29 pm

eh... twice? 50+each time..

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Postby Super_Star » Fri, 07 Dec 2007 3:08 pm

Why do you have to do it twice? Just have to do it once, a complete extension for both sides, isn't it?

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Postby princessli » Fri, 07 Dec 2007 3:38 pm

Its a package, for 2 times. u can call them for further info.
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Postby AmPrincess » Sat, 08 Dec 2007 1:59 am

Hi ppl, I am currently wanting to do a nose job but can no where find information about it, for eg, the cost!! how much does it cost exactly?? And also i heard about dr martin huang... is he good??
Pls give me some advise... i really want to find out... THANKS! :D

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Postby danita » Sat, 08 Dec 2007 8:28 am

Hey Princessli, I agree with Aadvark.

You are so close to BKK and even Korea or Taiwan, if I were you I'd just get something permanent, like an implant done. It's just a much bigger hassle for me in terms of taking time off work, saving up etc (the bloody air tickets alone will cost more than $1K in total).

For me, I just want something in the meantime while I save up for my PS and my braces.

As for the eyelash thing, are you talking about eyelash implants? They're so super expensive here :-(. I'm using Jan Marini's eyelash intervention at the moment. I quite like my lashes, but you know, the longer the better. And anecdotal results have been rather spectacular I've been using it for 2 weeks. I will update in 3 months (full effects start from 3-6 months) if you're interested.

Anyway good luck and best wishes for the season!

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Postby princessli » Sat, 08 Dec 2007 10:01 am

ahh no we r jus talkin abt gluin eyelash extensions..they r not permanent. oo yes..am interested in all eyelash enhancement heh.

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Postby danita » Tue, 11 Dec 2007 9:17 am

Hey guys, just a quick update.

I'll be seeing the doctor Saturday morning for a 30-min consultation and then the procedure will be the week after. The procedure takes about 45 minutes as the doctor will inject the filler very s-l-o-w-l-y, seeing as it will (hopefully) last a while.

Will report back with pics and stuff next week.

Fingers crossed!

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Postby princessli » Tue, 11 Dec 2007 6:20 pm

wish u all the best dear HUGS!!

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Postby danita » Sat, 15 Dec 2007 2:48 pm

Had my consultation this morning :)

The doctor was lovely -- very honest, didn't try to sell me anything or pressure me into getting anything done. He made sure I was fully aware of the procedure and consequences and told me to really think about it before I made up my mind.

He seemed quite surprised that I wanted to work on my nose as he said I had a very nice nose, which was good for the ego I guess, but I disagreed and said it could always be nicer. We both agreed my chin could do with augmentation, but it was too expensive. He mentioned that I had "nasal bobbing" which meant that when I smile, the tip of my nose moves and points downwards. He suggested botox to that area if I was really concerned about it, but then said "to be honest, the results are very subtle and if I were you I'd just save the money". Like I said -- no pressure at all!

The consultation took about 30 minutes, he was very patient, made sure he fully answered all the questions I had and even gave me new things to think about. Cost? $35, which I think is ridiculously cheap as seeing my GP for 15 minutes alone costs me $64.

The main things to worry about are infection and re-uptake of the filler. The doc was concerned that I had a previous infection from the implant and told me to really think things through. To be honest I *am* mortally afraid of getting infected but I guess at this point, that's the risk I have to take. He's put me on antibiotics from tomorrow, so hopefully that helps.

Re-uptake of the filler is another worry because there is no guarantee how the body reacts to it and how long it will last. He's filled a few Asian noses (he's Asian himself so he knows what I want) in his time and he reckons that it should last at least a year. However, he's also seen cases of the filler going away after a few months.

In the end I guess however expensive your treatment is and however experienced the surgeon/doctor is, things like infection and rate of re-uptake are really beyond one's control. It's all the luck of the draw I guess.

So anyway, I will be going ahead with the procedure next week. It'll be going in bridge of my nose, between my eyes and a bit of the tip to give it more definition.

I'm nervous as anything of course, but keeping my fingers crossed and will report back after. :)

Oh by the way, he asked me if I had my nose worked on by Woffles Wu. I said there was no way I could afford him! :P

xx danita xx

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Postby princessli » Tue, 18 Dec 2007 10:06 pm

wat chemical & how much n how many months?

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Postby princessli » Wed, 19 Dec 2007 2:15 pm

ahh i tot so...making a name the same as the clinic itself & with little other posts did seem very suspicious..

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Postby danita » Wed, 26 Dec 2007 12:56 pm

Hey guys, I'm back! :)

It's been exactly a week since I had the fillers injected. The bruises are gone, but the nose is still red (very easily covered up with makeup though).

The doctor said mine was officially the hardest nose he had ever done. The problem was my scars from the previous infected implant. He couldn't inject through the scar tissue because he said it was like trying to inject through thick rubber. Apparently the scarring is worse than I thought, especially on the tip, so there wasn't as much tip definition as we both would like.
Apparently he tried inject the filler by the side of the scar but because the scar was so dense and thick, the filler couldn't get through and instead shot up the bridge of my nose and came out of the injected holes! I was never really that upset with the scarring from my the infected implant, but now I'm pretty mad. :x

Anyway do not believe what anyone says about it being a painless procedure. It is NOT. I'm not a wuss and I actually like needles, in a weird, perverse way. I have a pretty high threshold of pain and I've had my eyelids stitched up (after the dog attack) pretty much without anesthesia (the area was too thin to inject) but boy was I glad I was offered the option of laughing gas in addition to the topical numbing cream! If you do it under local anesthesia, that's fine. But if not, please ask for laughing gas. It REALLY helps. The procedure would have been so much more uncomfortable without it.

Cost
Radiesse - $660
Laughing Gas - $70
Total: $730 AUD
I was put on a 10-day antibiotic course which is longer than most people, because of my history of infection. I was given hirudoid cream and arnica spray free ($18 each)and all followup consultations (i had one, going for another one in a week) are free. I think it's a pretty good deal!

The result?
Subtle, but good enough for me not to whinge about my nose until I can afford something more permanent. Remember though that my results were influenced by my scars and he had to make less of a change than he would have liked. If this were my natural nose I probably wouldn't be so obsessed about getting a nose job.

Recovery:
I bruise very easily, plus, he had to really work the filler in when it shot to the nose of my bridge so my nose was really bruised for about 4 days. The first 2 days I was almost hyperventilating in fear because the swelling made me look like I had a weiner on my face. By the 4th day, everything was much better (except the redness). It's now the 7th day and I like the way it looks. I just need to wait for the redness to go away.

If anyone has questions or would like to view pics, please let me know.

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Postby princessli » Wed, 26 Dec 2007 3:41 pm

hugssss welcome back Danita! Hugs...
O cld i see some pic-ys? Take care alright sweetie...

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Postby princessli » Thu, 27 Dec 2007 10:44 am

I would like to ask usually how high are the increases in the bridge of the nose, how high do you ask from the doctor?
how many mm did you do Danita?


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