Hey there, good to hear from you again! You know what, getting a sunnies is the first thing I told myself I'm gonna get right after my surgery! I can definitely identify with you on this, as sunnies pretty much slip down on a nose like mine with absolutely no bridge to hold it. Man, make sure you get a big big cool cool stylo milo sunnies lol!!4Kix wrote:The oral maxillo-facial surgery was MAJOR. They moved both the jaws and sewed them together for the next few weeks. The antibiotics so cleared my intestines of the necessary bacteria, I was retching so severely every 20 mins, I thought I was going to die! Eventually, I got some yoghurt and it was fine thereafter. But great weight loss programme!!
This is much MUCH M U C H less uncomfortable - you'll live this one down easily, then. That wasn't painful at the jaw either, what?!
Okay, I'm back from removing the splint. I LURVE MY NEW NOSE! Not too high and not too low. There is hardly any swelling as is supposedly the case with autologous implants. There was little to no discoloration around the face (my eye lids had been purplish on the first three days).
The alar work was great - you would need to be microscopic to detact a scar. Overall, good definition already - the tip still to settle further, but so far, 'tis good.
Okay, got the good Dr to answer a few questions.
1. Where did he get the cartilage from? He took 6 cm from the front of a lower rib. Ribs wrap around the back. The front, where it links to the sternum is cartilage - so now, there's a gap in front, just a couple of inches under my right nipple (away from the heart lah). Might be a problem when CPR is applied leh, come to think of it!! Shit!
2. Does cartilage warp? Yes, it can - esp for younger people as it's malleable. He said mine already had some calcification, so it should not be a problem for me. Yeh!
3. How long does it take to settle? The cartilage will attach itself in about three weeks. So will need to be extra careful till then. The tip will take a little longer and will shrink slightly to be more defined.
4. Does he ever do silicon implant? No, but he has done quite a lot of silicon removal.
I'm out of KHH tomorrow morning - gotta get some Zzzz now. Maybe get me some sunnies at HKG airport to fit the new nose - never could before!! We'll see....
Not forgetting - Congratulations to you on your new nose!! Really happy for you, YAY!!!
By the way, did you happen to bump into Feline as I believe she's having a surgery done over there right this moment huh?
I agree with you that we should do PS for ourselves and not for anyone else, I'm just worried I might not be able to handle having people at work gossiping behind me, as you know, we still live in a conservative society, not everyone accept PS - sometimes I do wonder if God actually support me to do this cos there's always this saying that we should be contented with what God has given us....sigh.....
Thanks for helping to check with Dr Hsu on my questions. Did you not check with him how he obtain the rib ah? Did he have it done by, "SAWING" through it? I mean rib is bone you know, you can't just cut it with a scissors right? Eeeeeeeeeeeeee......
How come you didnt opt for ear cartilage instead of rib...?
Do you have to go back to KHH again for follow up har?
Wish you a safety journey back home and thanks again for sharing your experience with us, really appreciate that....