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Postby 4Kix » Fri, 16 May 2008 3:12 am

Alamak, MG! You in dilemma again!

Did you write to Dr Hsu - did you ask about the warping; he did say there can be warping. In my case, there was some calcification already so it was unlikely to warp. Younger cartilage may have higher chance - but I say you write and ask how this can be mitigated, if at all, and take your comfort level from there.

I keep staring at me nose to see if does anything sans my tacit permission. So far, okay leh.

But hey, if you are concerned about a scar on your chest wall, then you may want to reconsider rib cartilage. I have a 3-4com scar 4cm (from directly below my right nipple towards the middle) - waiting to see how it heals. Looks okay thus far too!

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Postby mintgirl » Fri, 16 May 2008 3:19 am

is the scar noticeable? I mean I'm a girl, and I'm hoping to wear bikinis....I don't want a scar on my chest! I mean I already have bloody stretch marks that I'm trying hard to get rid of :???:

ahh...I think I'll ask dr hsu, I'm kind of thinking, if he only does that type of method, you really wouldn't think he'll go 'to be honest, it does warp, so just go to another doctor to get rhinoplasty -_-' (AT least I don't think so)

wonder how much it'll warp....I'm 18, so my rib might change form more likely -_-"

ahh decisions..

4kix, pls pm me your pics if you're thinking of posting your before and after. If you're not comfortable with posting pics online, just pm me, don't worry I won't plaster your face onto a pornstars lol

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Postby 4Kix » Sun, 18 May 2008 4:37 pm

MG
the scar IS noticeable at the moment.
There is some discoloration and I was allergic to the plaster they gave me to use so there's a bad rash around the wound. Tch. When I show it to my friends, they kinda shriek! LOL. Dr Hsu did say it will disappear; we'll see.

I'm still corresponding with Dr Hsu. He is very confident of his skill. Esp so with work on the tip being part and parcel of the package and not just lifting the bridge.

He only talked about the warping when I brought it up. I reckon he should have earlier. But he was straight forward that it does on occasion... about 1-5% of the time. I've asked about what it would look like should it warp and he hasn't answered that as yet, so you can ask that.

I've not been able to PM b4 so not sure if it can be done and even then, not sure how to do it. In any case, I would like a final result before okaying that it was a huge success :-)

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Postby mintgirl » Mon, 19 May 2008 4:42 am

what the heck, on the other thread a person said dr hsu said 10% chance of it warping, and that it can be solved with a revision

But who wants to go overseas again and undergo more pain, use up more time and spend more money?

We would hope to only undergo it once only T_T

yes you may think 10% is quite small, but that means there's still achance!

I would be more confident if it were under 5% of it warping

dr hsu hasn't replied to me yet

well the first time round, he told me to send him more detailed pictures
I don't know what to do

dr hsu or chuang T_T
cos I'm thinking of doing other stuff at chuang's so in a way it'll be easier and cheaper to do everything at one place.

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Postby 4Kix » Mon, 19 May 2008 7:55 pm

I'd Better clarify - I just re-read his email to me. Warping is 5-10% of the time, but because my cartilage was partially calcified, the chances of that warping is 1-5% chance.

MG, I sense you're pretty uncertain about this rib cartilage direction. You poor thing. I was very certain I didn't want a foreign body in me so I was sure I wanted to do autologous. Add to that I wanted a substantial increase in the nose, ear cartilage would not have sufficed (even of both ears were used and they would have been still too soft to hold up)... silicone would have a great possibility of extrusion. I have the occasional zit on me nose so possibility of infection would have been high. Finally, I did have a breathing problem, I needed to see an ENT specialist in any case.

No one sees my naked body (sniff!) so the scar was definitely not an issue. He did say the scar would take a year to dissappear.

You need to send him your photos (I sent all kinds of views and close ups as well as full perspectives and what I wanted to achieve - included photoshoped pix and other noses) - fair dinkum!! He has to know exactly what he has to work with and what you want done and determine if it's at all possible. He's a surgeon not God, for pete's sake. If you can be very clear, he may just advise what you want of him is not possible. He simply refuses to use anything but autologous.

Now, if you have other things you want done in one trip, then you NEED to use a plastic surgeon and not Dr Hsu. I too wanted my eyes done since I took three weeks off. But I valued a damn good nose job more than a quick and dirty. I'll probably get my eyes done end of year - maybe even Dr Chuan, man, since so many people have written about him. Dr Hsu did mention there are people who can do that at KHH but no one on this forum wrote about any of them, so I didn't want to risk it.

Generally he takes several days to reply.


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