Hey guys, do you mind if I ask you all something?
I am a 18 years old Singaporean. My dad does not allow me to do nose and chin surgery with Dr Kao at Taiwan. He found bad information about overseas surgeons on newspapers. He thinks that overseas surgeons are very dangerous as they could run away with your money after they had performed surgery with you. So if they did a bad plastic surgery, I will not be able to sue or find them. My dad does not trust Taiwan doctors at all. He wants me to ask the doctor for guarantee if anything happens after the surgery which I do not think any doctor will guarantee for that. Obviously, my dad did not read this forum and find the reviews from patients (Eg. cupcakez, jamie82, Blissful09, angelfern, missugly, missuglynose, appletree, ranconan, Angeluv101, tanjhj) who have went through surgery with Taiwan doctors.
However, I have read all the posts in this topic and I find Dr Kao is really trust-able ENT plastic surgeon. I communicated with him through Emails and he reply every of my questions carefully. I asked Dr Kao what if the surgery had gone wrong, and he replies that he would perform a revision surgery with just minimal fees. Right now, Dr Kao says that I am less than 20 years old so I need parent consent before going under surgery with him. And I know that my dad will not sign the parent consent.
I am feeling very upset and depress right now.
I hope to get rid of my current wide, fat nose and my unbalance chin which makes me real sad whenever I look into the mirror. How I wish I could live a really happy life and enjoy my youth days but now I am feeling depress every day.
I know what I want and what to achieve with my looks. And I know that I will definitely be joyful if I can fulfill my dream of becoming a better looking person.
I hope to ask you guys can advice me on how can I explain and talk through my dad to allow me to have plastic surgery with Dr Kao. I really do not wish to pass my days with awful feelings anymore..
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Im not sure how much my reply is going to help you in your decision. But I have been contemplating plastic surgery for my nose for the longest of time since I was old enough to be vain. haha.
And to put it simply, I'm someone who will do tons and tons of research and cover all grounds before setting my mind on a decision and doing it.
I was born with defect in some part of my nose passage way, hence I had always been using my mouth to breathe my whole life, cause the damn nose is always stuck! I chose DR KAO cause he's also an ENT Specialist.
And for the first time in my life, I breathe normally, this is one of the perks after doing my nose, but thats on a side note!
The most important and crucial reason why I chose DR KAO is because of his skill, I've seen many pictures of his work and am very impressed. I wish there was another word more apt in description.
Also, his aftercare is smth I must talk about. I've done another surgery with another doctor while I was in Taipei for another part of my face and I must say the contrast in aftercare treatment couldn't be more apparent. I have never met a doctor that goes the extra mile to show concern for his patients the way he does. I know it sounds creepy, but he gives me the feeling that he uses his heart to care. He is no way a biz man, unlike the feeling the other doc gives me. In fact I think he'll make a very lousy biz man. haha. Thing is, I don't trust easily. But somehow I trust DR KAO.
But whatever it is, convince your dad/mum first before making any decisions, they're the ones who borne you afterall.
Hope this helps.