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rhinoplasty revision with dr. kao

Postby absolutnose » Tue, 01 Mar 2011 5:27 am

hi all! i've been yet another silent reader of this forum for quite some time now. thanks to all the wonderful post, i decided to get a nose revision from dr. kao. it's been about two weeks post-op and i'm feeling more myself therefore i'd like to share with you all my experience to inform, enhance & aid anyone else thinking of getting a rib graft with dr. kao in taiwan.

background: i'm a 28yo asian male. my original nose was short, bulbous, amorphous (typical piggy). i had my first rhinoplasty approx 3 years ago in thailand (dr. preechat @ bnh bnh hospital) which was a simple i-shape silicon implant. needless to say he just heightened the bridge. the nose looked somewhat decent for the first few months bc the tip was swollen which gave it more extension and shape, but afterwards the implant shifted and my nose looked horrible. needless to say i wouldn't recommend neither that dr. or any sort of complex cosmetic surgery from bnh hospital or thailand even if the prices are ridiculously cheap.

a year later i got a revision with goretex from dr. langsuan in the philippines (it was recommended by an acquaintance due to low cost). dr. langsuan (an understudy of dr. jung in korea) performed an alar reduction/rotation in the attempts to lessen the appearance of the nostrils, rebuild the bridge with goretex and used both sepal and ear cartilage for the tip. he also recommended that i get a chin implant to balance it all out. upon removing the cast, i thought the bridge was too high and slightly off centered, the tip was not long and protruding enuff and even the silicon chin implant was somewhat shifted to the right. but the dr. said that that wasn't the case and that it was balance itself out when swelling subsided. i have him the benefit of the doubt. my nose overall was looking ok for about 6 months or so but then when all the swelling had gone down, the goretex implant became very apparent and my nose looked completely artificial. it looked like a bad nose job nose and the chin was just pointy and crooked. again, i would never recommend dr. langsuan even though I have to give his nurses probs bc they are all lovely.

so after about 1.5 years of that horrible fake looking nose, i finally decided to get a rib graft revision with dr. kao.

consultation: i arrived into taipei in mid feb and checked into the nanying (sp?) serviced apts which is attached to the hospital. the apts are quite spacious and nice although the temperature was a bit on the chilly side. i had my consultation with dr. kao. at first he was quite formal and short in his responses to me but overall he's a very nice and young looking dr. we spent about 2 hrs going over the process with his recommendations accompanied by a computer simulation. unfortunately i don't speak any chinese but overall i think there was an accurate exchange of information. he recommended that i do a rib graft where he would rebuild the structure of my nose, and increase and extend out my tip. the simulation looked pretty decent but i really should've brought in sample pictures. after that i did my lab test. note that aside from the rhinoplasty rib graft revision, i also got a goretex/silicone chin implant revision, paranasal implants with rib graft and an otoplasty.

surgery day: aside the good dr. set me up in a single room. the nurses prepared me for the operation. i downloaded a few pics off the internet of some korean popstars whose noses i liked to show dr. kao at the last minute. i got the IV drop needle stuck into my veins and was rolled into the ER, said hi to the doctors, followed by a quick prayer, had o2 turned out and then passed out..... to be awaken a few hours later as they wheeled my drugged out body back to the room. let me say that i was sorta prepared for this surgery but i had no idea. gosh, i was in all sorts of odd feeling pain for the next 24 hrs. thank gawd for the nice nurses who prob felt sorry for me with my nonexistent mandarin. all of them were super nice and accommodating, giving me shots, painkillers, and even helping me on my first trip to the bathroom. i wasn't expecting them to be soo nice due to other posters experience. anyway, back to the pain. yeah it was bad and it just felt weird. after 6 hrs they finally gave me water and then some instant noodles. i brought along some sleeping pills so i just passed out until the next day.

week 1 recovery: i eventually got back to the apt with mask on and all. i just felt weird and uncomfortable. it was little painful, especially getting in and out of bed but manageable. so for the next week i just stayed in the apt with the occasional trips down to the 7-11 for some food. i actually think i gained weight from just sitting around and eating all of that greasy delicious microwaved food. the good dr. would call up every day to check in. i would go over to the hospital every other day where dr. kao would personally change my bandages and all of that stuff. and yes, i also notice that he didn't stitch up the rib wound. there was only tape on it. day 6, the cast finally came off and my nose looked big but def better. dr. kao told me that tons of the swelling well go down after the first 2-3 weeks. my face was still numb and swollen and in all sorts of manageable pain: nose, paranasal area, chin, ears. my rib area had gotten more painful which is due to the fact, according to the dr, bc my body has more muscle than avg therefore it'll take more time for the muscles to heal around the wound.

week 2: my nose looks pretty decent although the area bt my eyes is still pretty swollen making the bridge look super high. the tip however is pretty nice. i just hope that it doesn't look too sharp or unnatural once most of the swelling subsides. my face is still pretty much numb will minimal pain in my nose. my rib area is still quite uncomfortable.

i'll be sure to update everyone on the healing progress within the upcoming weeks. sorry for the long post. hope it was somewhat insightful. all the best!

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Postby lindsay » Wed, 02 Mar 2011 3:34 pm

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Is there anyone who already done their plastic surgery with this doctor.
If yes, then please help me to give your own review.If you may want to know some more about her, you can check it out here : woman plastic surgeon

Thanks ,

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Postby hisprincess » Wed, 02 Mar 2011 7:08 pm

I've almost finished my double eyelid surgery journal at my blog:

www.coreenna.com

For those of you who have pm-ed me, sorry I can't reply you as the system here requires me to put up more posts before I can send out private messages.

Regarding hotels near MRT station, there are Les Suite Taipei Ching Cheng, Tango Nanshi, Hotel Quote, Rainbow Hotel (but I've read that the rooms are quite worn), Park Taipei Hotel, etc.

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Postby Acnsc » Wed, 02 Mar 2011 8:11 pm

Hi,

Seems like alot of people are going to Taiwan !

May i ask if u guys know of any doctor in Taiwan specialising in acne scars treatment ?

Spent a good deal of $ and had a lot of disappointment with the results here , so i am looking for options overseas.

Please advice thanks.

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Postby Worries » Thu, 03 Mar 2011 9:27 am

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Last edited by Worries on Fri, 02 Nov 2012 2:07 pm, edited 1 time in total.
I would love to share to ppl who knows how to appreciate...

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Postby boii18 » Thu, 03 Mar 2011 1:01 pm

Worries wrote:Hi Lacey, I'm Irene I had seen ur photo before n after photo done by Dr Chuang.I like it so much to e extend I went to dr Chuang n show him I want this type of eyelid. I ever did my double eyelid in Singapore but it's not symmatical so I did my revision with Dr Chuang in last Jan.However,this time was worst than before, I had a double eyelid incision with epi surgery, now already 1 n a half mth yet my eyelid now open eyes 5mm height looks high n fake,thus my epi scar still quite obvious. Can I check with u how long u take to subside n regain the natural look? Even e photo of ur 10 days result although still swollen but still look much than my current look. I'm I facing a failure result? Pls advise. Thank u

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Hi I'm New here, anyone can share with me some pic on Dr Chuang double eyelid surgery?


Yeah is no good... Lol.. I told you dont go dr chuang u still go.. u see now

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Postby Acnsc » Fri, 04 Mar 2011 1:07 am

http://tw.myblog.yahoo.com/skindr-wang/ ... l=f&fid=11

Has anyone heard about Dr Wang above?
I found him while googling for skin specialist in Taiwan.

There is also this http://wbeauty.com.tw/
Creator of famous Dr Wu. skincare products.
His name is Wu ying-chin and it actually translates to handsome. lol.

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Postby Worries » Fri, 04 Mar 2011 2:01 am

I join this forum last week only, before I went to Dr Jimmy Chuang I had never seen this forum post before de.. :cry:
I would love to share to ppl who knows how to appreciate...

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Re: rhinoplasty revision with dr. kao

Postby chanelmania77 » Sun, 06 Mar 2011 1:14 pm

hi absolutnose, hope you are healing well. i think i did rhinoplasty with Dr kao a week after you. did you get runny nose and sneeze more after the operation? i find i did, today is slighty better with no runny and blocked nose for now.

my rib scar is nit healing well tho because dr kao did not stitch it up and one side ofthe wound is gaping. i read on the purse forum that dr kao's patients who had their rib graft done 3 months before had their rib wound stitched up. not sure why he doesnt stitch it up now? i still have bruises on my eye and cheek area and my nose bridge is still swollen. hopefully it will start looking natural soon. i'm still wearing the cast 10 days post op as dr kao sais its best to wear it for about 2 weeks.

absolutnose wrote:hi all! i've been yet another silent reader of this forum for quite some time now. thanks to all the wonderful post, i decided to get a nose revision from dr. kao. it's been about two weeks post-op and i'm feeling more myself therefore i'd like to share with you all my experience to inform, enhance & aid anyone else thinking of getting a rib graft with dr. kao in taiwan.

background: i'm a 28yo asian male. my original nose was short, bulbous, amorphous (typical piggy). i had my first rhinoplasty approx 3 years ago in thailand (dr. preechat @ bnh bnh hospital) which was a simple i-shape silicon implant. needless to say he just heightened the bridge. the nose looked somewhat decent for the first few months bc the tip was swollen which gave it more extension and shape, but afterwards the implant shifted and my nose looked horrible. needless to say i wouldn't recommend neither that dr. or any sort of complex cosmetic surgery from bnh hospital or thailand even if the prices are ridiculously cheap.

a year later i got a revision with goretex from dr. langsuan in the philippines (it was recommended by an acquaintance due to low cost). dr. langsuan (an understudy of dr. jung in korea) performed an alar reduction/rotation in the attempts to lessen the appearance of the nostrils, rebuild the bridge with goretex and used both sepal and ear cartilage for the tip. he also recommended that i get a chin implant to balance it all out. upon removing the cast, i thought the bridge was too high and slightly off centered, the tip was not long and protruding enuff and even the silicon chin implant was somewhat shifted to the right. but the dr. said that that wasn't the case and that it was balance itself out when swelling subsided. i have him the benefit of the doubt. my nose overall was looking ok for about 6 months or so but then when all the swelling had gone down, the goretex implant became very apparent and my nose looked completely artificial. it looked like a bad nose job nose and the chin was just pointy and crooked. again, i would never recommend dr. langsuan even though I have to give his nurses probs bc they are all lovely.

so after about 1.5 years of that horrible fake looking nose, i finally decided to get a rib graft revision with dr. kao.

consultation: i arrived into taipei in mid feb and checked into the nanying (sp?) serviced apts which is attached to the hospital. the apts are quite spacious and nice although the temperature was a bit on the chilly side. i had my consultation with dr. kao. at first he was quite formal and short in his responses to me but overall he's a very nice and young looking dr. we spent about 2 hrs going over the process with his recommendations accompanied by a computer simulation. unfortunately i don't speak any chinese but overall i think there was an accurate exchange of information. he recommended that i do a rib graft where he would rebuild the structure of my nose, and increase and extend out my tip. the simulation looked pretty decent but i really should've brought in sample pictures. after that i did my lab test. note that aside from the rhinoplasty rib graft revision, i also got a goretex/silicone chin implant revision, paranasal implants with rib graft and an otoplasty.

surgery day: aside the good dr. set me up in a single room. the nurses prepared me for the operation. i downloaded a few pics off the internet of some korean popstars whose noses i liked to show dr. kao at the last minute. i got the IV drop needle stuck into my veins and was rolled into the ER, said hi to the doctors, followed by a quick prayer, had o2 turned out and then passed out..... to be awaken a few hours later as they wheeled my drugged out body back to the room. let me say that i was sorta prepared for this surgery but i had no idea. gosh, i was in all sorts of odd feeling pain for the next 24 hrs. thank gawd for the nice nurses who prob felt sorry for me with my nonexistent mandarin. all of them were super nice and accommodating, giving me shots, painkillers, and even helping me on my first trip to the bathroom. i wasn't expecting them to be soo nice due to other posters experience. anyway, back to the pain. yeah it was bad and it just felt weird. after 6 hrs they finally gave me water and then some instant noodles. i brought along some sleeping pills so i just passed out until the next day.

week 1 recovery: i eventually got back to the apt with mask on and all. i just felt weird and uncomfortable. it was little painful, especially getting in and out of bed but manageable. so for the next week i just stayed in the apt with the occasional trips down to the 7-11 for some food. i actually think i gained weight from just sitting around and eating all of that greasy delicious microwaved food. the good dr. would call up every day to check in. i would go over to the hospital every other day where dr. kao would personally change my bandages and all of that stuff. and yes, i also notice that he didn't stitch up the rib wound. there was only tape on it. day 6, the cast finally came off and my nose looked big but def better. dr. kao told me that tons of the swelling well go down after the first 2-3 weeks. my face was still numb and swollen and in all sorts of manageable pain: nose, paranasal area, chin, ears. my rib area had gotten more painful which is due to the fact, according to the dr, bc my body has more muscle than avg therefore it'll take more time for the muscles to heal around the wound.

week 2: my nose looks pretty decent although the area bt my eyes is still pretty swollen making the bridge look super high. the tip however is pretty nice. i just hope that it doesn't look too sharp or unnatural once most of the swelling subsides. my face is still pretty much numb will minimal pain in my nose. my rib area is still quite uncomfortable.

i'll be sure to update everyone on the healing progress within the upcoming weeks. sorry for the long post. hope it was somewhat insightful. all the best!

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Postby Pandemonium » Sun, 06 Mar 2011 11:03 pm

Dr Kao is very conservative, so for those who wants dramatic result... :shock:
Life is a misery.

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Postby babyangel11 » Mon, 07 Mar 2011 2:48 am

Pandemonium wrote:Dr Kao is very conservative, so for those who wants dramatic result... :shock:


Hi Pandemonium,

Did you go the Dr Kao for rhinoplasty?

You do not like the results?

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Postby rhinose » Tue, 08 Mar 2011 7:40 pm

anyone in taipei now?

Im here

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Postby rhinose » Tue, 08 Mar 2011 8:11 pm

anyone knows about nose exercise?

If you had ostetomy,

do you apply pressure on the affected area for couple of times a day?

please share for those who knows?

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Postby rhinose » Wed, 09 Mar 2011 12:43 pm

boii18 wrote:
Worries wrote:Hi Lacey, I'm Irene I had seen ur photo before n after photo done by Dr Chuang.I like it so much to e extend I went to dr Chuang n show him I want this type of eyelid. I ever did my double eyelid in Singapore but it's not symmatical so I did my revision with Dr Chuang in last Jan.However,this time was worst than before, I had a double eyelid incision with epi surgery, now already 1 n a half mth yet my eyelid now open eyes 5mm height looks high n fake,thus my epi scar still quite obvious. Can I check with u how long u take to subside n regain the natural look? Even e photo of ur 10 days result although still swollen but still look much than my current look. I'm I facing a failure result? Pls advise. Thank u

_________________
Hi I'm New here, anyone can share with me some pic on Dr Chuang double eyelid surgery?


Yeah is no good... Lol.. I told you dont go dr chuang u still g
o.. u see now



I never did anything but I feel the clinic is very commercialize.

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Postby promiseddd » Thu, 10 Mar 2011 7:33 pm

uhm - hi, this thread is really informative.
does anyone know of any surgeons in taiwan who carry out jaw enlargements and/or cheek implants?

i'd really appreciate any information like that! thanks :)


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