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Postby girlnextdoor » Mon, 15 Oct 2012 11:04 am

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Hi worries, thanks for sharing your photos :) wow you look totally different with your new nose, much more manly and handsome!

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Postby Worries » Fri, 19 Oct 2012 2:28 am

girlnextdoor wrote:
Worries wrote:Hi Dear All Members :) ,

Please Read our Blog URL: :love: http://ourappreciation.wordpress.com
To view the rest of the photos, you may enter the Password: 2408


Hi worries, thanks for sharing your photos :) wow you look totally different with your new nose, much more manly and handsome!


Hi Dear Girlnextdoor, I'm worries ( Female) , The blog i shared
Belong to my younger bro.. Hee no worries I will share with him your nice
Comment. Thank u
I would love to share to ppl who knows how to appreciate...

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Post surgery

Postby Dracob » Fri, 19 Oct 2012 10:20 am

Hi everyone, I just had my surgery done with Dr Kao and I have a few questions that I hope all of u can help me with.
Will drop u guys an email of my pre n post op pictures.
Thks a million!!!

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Postby missjessica » Tue, 23 Oct 2012 4:23 pm

Hi all! I'm new to this forum and I've been reading up to get more information.

I have a bulbous, thick nose and flat nose bridge.. went for alarplasty last year in Thailand but result wasn't significant, hence the decision to go for rhinoplasty.

I've emailed Dr. Kao and he quoted me 90,000NTD for augmentation using ear and septal cartilage, and 85,000NTD for gortex implant and ear cartilage for tip refinement.

Currently deciding between this 2 options. Any advice ladies? No doubt foreign object like gortex is riskier than own cartilage but is it true that cartilage grafting will be "absorbed" after a few years..?

Thanks in advance! Appreciate all inputs :)

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Postby missjessica » Tue, 23 Oct 2012 4:29 pm

trilogytwist wrote:just an update. i am half a year post op from dr kao surgery. my nose isstill big and not what i requested.its still better than my old nose but dun bear any resemblnce to the nose i want which is small....

i will advise people not to go to dr kao as result is really really subtle


Sorry to hear about that~ What nose surgeries did you do? I'm thinking of going to Dr. Kao for rhinoplasty...

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Postby missjessica » Tue, 23 Oct 2012 4:33 pm

no1209 wrote:
toheart08 wrote:
no1209 wrote:
girlnextdoor wrote:
no1209 wrote:
hey hey :)

on alars:
i went in there wanting to do alar. the whole reason why i wanted to have a nosejob in the first place was because i hated my alars. but like people have already said, kao doesn't like the idea of alarplasty! :O
when i went in there and sat down, he glanced at me and said "so......... what's wrong with your nose?" i squeezed it and i said "i don't like it. it's fat. i don't like my wide alars." he took two q-tips, stuck it in my nostrils and lifted it up a little bit away from my face. he said, when i get my gortex rhino/tipplasty done, my nose will be more elevated, which will make my alars appear smaller. he said that my alars are not too wide for my face. he explained that alarplasty might cause scarring. so i agreed with him and did not do it. i have heard that dr. ryan hsu is better at alars. but i have no personal testimony~~



Hi no1209, thanks for the info, he's not good in alarplasty? i thought alarplasty is more important in nose surgeries, so did you get a nice shape after the surgery? anyway speedy recovery! :)


yeah, i am quite happy with it. i am a bit glad i did not do my alars. i am satisfied :)



Hi, Just want to ask no1209 you did rib and ear with dr kao? Is rib very hard for the tip and the bridge?


nope, i did ear for tip, gortex for bridge
it's soft... i can squish my nose left and right... :O not as soft as it used to be, but close enough. but it hurts when i do it because i'm still swollen


How was your experience there? :) Did you stayed in Taiwan for 7 days too?

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Gortex or rib

Postby misscookie » Wed, 24 Oct 2012 1:27 am

Hi Miss Jessica, I'm not gonna go into detail about my rhinoplasty. Basically, if I could turn back time I would have definitely used rib! Chances are extremely high for curving/warping of Gortex resulting in crooked nose. In addition, Gortex adheres to our flesh so if any problems arise in future, it is more difficult to remove.

I had my consult today with Dr. Kao for revision. Yes, I feel he is on the conservative side, but in a good way. He is very honest and I can totally tell he is not out to make money. When he saw me today he asked what I was there for?! He said my curvature was so minimal that "normal" people would not notice it unless I said something. But as many of us women know, we are our own worst critics! I look at my nose every chance I get and I see a crooked nose!!! Anyways, Dr. Kao asked me to go back for a 2nd consult next week. I think he is giving me time to reconsider!

I've had several in-person consults for my revision from PS in US and TW and email exchange with 2 clinics in Korea. I feel Dr. Kao is very thorough and informative with his explanations. He was super patient and spent an hour reviewing my case with me. I could tell he knew what he was talking about as he is an ENT specialist.

If you are a local Taiwanese, schedule a consult with Dr. Kao. Email exchange with him is not thorough, but if I do decide on my revision, it will be with him and I will use rib for bridge and ear cartilage for tip.

Good luck!

p.s. he also did not recommend alar reduction

missjessica wrote:Hi all! I'm new to this forum and I've been reading up to get more information.

I have a bulbous, thick nose and flat nose bridge.. went for alarplasty last year in Thailand but result wasn't significant, hence the decision to go for rhinoplasty.

I've emailed Dr. Kao and he quoted me 90,000NTD for augmentation using ear and septal cartilage, and 85,000NTD for gortex implant and ear cartilage for tip refinement.

Currently deciding between this 2 options. Any advice ladies? No doubt foreign object like gortex is riskier than own cartilage but is it true that cartilage grafting will be "absorbed" after a few years..?

Thanks in advance! Appreciate all inputs :)

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Re: Gortex or rib

Postby missjessica » Wed, 24 Oct 2012 3:03 pm

missjessica wrote:Hi all! I'm new to this forum and I've been reading up to get more information.

I have a bulbous, thick nose and flat nose bridge.. went for alarplasty last year in Thailand but result wasn't significant, hence the decision to go for rhinoplasty.

I've emailed Dr. Kao and he quoted me 90,000NTD for augmentation using ear and septal cartilage, and 85,000NTD for gortex implant and ear cartilage for tip refinement.

Currently deciding between this 2 options. Any advice ladies? No doubt foreign object like gortex is riskier than own cartilage but is it true that cartilage grafting will be "absorbed" after a few years..?

Thanks in advance! Appreciate all inputs :)


misscookie wrote:Hi Miss Jessica, I'm not gonna go into detail about my rhinoplasty. Basically, if I could turn back time I would have definitely used rib! Chances are extremely high for curving/warping of Gortex resulting in crooked nose. In addition, Gortex adheres to our flesh so if any problems arise in future, it is more difficult to remove.

I had my consult today with Dr. Kao for revision. Yes, I feel he is on the conservative side, but in a good way. He is very honest and I can totally tell he is not out to make money. When he saw me today he asked what I was there for?! He said my curvature was so minimal that "normal" people would not notice it unless I said something. But as many of us women know, we are our own worst critics! I look at my nose every chance I get and I see a crooked nose!!! Anyways, Dr. Kao asked me to go back for a 2nd consult next week. I think he is giving me time to reconsider!

I've had several in-person consults for my revision from PS in US and TW and email exchange with 2 clinics in Korea. I feel Dr. Kao is very thorough and informative with his explanations. He was super patient and spent an hour reviewing my case with me. I could tell he knew what he was talking about as he is an ENT specialist.

If you are a local Taiwanese, schedule a consult with Dr. Kao. Email exchange with him is not thorough, but if I do decide on my revision, it will be with him and I will use rib for bridge and ear cartilage for tip.

Good luck!

p.s. he also did not recommend alar reduction


Thanks for the details, Misscookie! When are you planning to go for your revision?

Personally I think rib is the best choice for rhino. However, due to budget constraint I might not be able to do it. So I'm thinking of ear and septal cartilage which Dr Kao quoted me 90000NTD.

But looking at his replies.. :???:

- - -

His replies in bold :

"Does it mean cartilage graft results will not be as significant as using goretex?
Yes, and the chance of visible graft.

Is it true that cartilage will be absorbed into the body after time and there is a possibility that the nose might shrink back to original size some day?
Part absorbed, not totally.

I cannot decide between goretex implantation or cartilage grafting. My main concern is to reduce the tip and nose width.
If we do tip plasty and reduction, if we need very minor aug, we can use cartilage graft, but if we need more aug, I recommend the GoreTex material."

- - -

Anyone who went through the cartilage grafting pls share your opinions/experiences :cry:

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Postby harahyuna » Mon, 05 Nov 2012 3:50 pm

Why do most of the website/blog show pictures with people without makeup in their before pic but with makeup in their after pic? Sometimes their pose and the way they take their picture is different too so it's hard to see how much it changed.

Btw, there seem to be so many post where they edited their post to smileys or "edited". What were their original post message for those who saw it? Thanks

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Double eyelid surgery with Dr Chen

Postby bubbleee » Thu, 08 Nov 2012 12:47 pm

I am interested to do mini incision double eyelid surgery with Dr Chen.
Anyone interested to do it together, around Jan 2013?

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Postby bubbleee » Fri, 09 Nov 2012 11:42 am

harahyuna wrote:Why do most of the website/blog show pictures with people without makeup in their before pic but with makeup in their after pic? Sometimes their pose and the way they take their picture is different too so it's hard to see how much it changed.

Btw, there seem to be so many post where they edited their post to smileys or "edited". What were their original post message for those who saw it? Thanks


agree, difficult to judge fairly the after result.
i guess without make up is not natural enough yet
it take at least 1 year to loook natural for double eyelid surgery.

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Postby minako84 » Wed, 14 Nov 2012 4:46 pm

Does anyone have Dr.Kao email? i just joined this forum and seems that mostly had good rhino job with Dr.Kao. I plan to go summer 2013 so now doing my research.
Same rib rhino at Korea cost USD10K which is out of my budget so im opting to Taiwan instead as the results is the same.
Planning for Rhino (summer 2013)

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Genioplasty

Postby ms long face » Wed, 14 Nov 2012 11:09 pm

Hi, I am newbie :) first time into PS
Hope you guys can advice me.

My face is pretty long, basically due to my long chin. Should I go for genioplasty or to Orthgnathic surgeons?

- Just wondering if anyone has done Sliding Genioplasty in Taiwan?
- I know Dr Kao does it, but hows the feedback? He seems more established in nose surgery
- Any more recommended docs for genioplasty? I cant seem to find anymore but Dr Kao
- Does genioplasty really shorten the length of my face?
Just want to be better...

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Re: cheekbone reduction

Postby missynathan » Wed, 21 Nov 2012 1:35 am

terrie35 wrote:
missynathan wrote:hi, has anyone here done cheekbone reduction? i am looking for something that is more like the shifting of cheekbones inwards to make my face slightly narrower. do you guys have good recommendations?

I've done my chin with dr. kao and epi with another doctor and both doctors don't do cheekbone reduction. :(



Hi, how is your chin op? Do you like how it looks? Is it through the mouth? Painlevel? Sorry for so many questions because I think if I do nose, I may have to do chin. Thanking you in advance for your reply!


terrie35 wrote:
missynathan wrote:hi, has anyone here done cheekbone reduction? i am looking for something that is more like the shifting of cheekbones inwards to make my face slightly narrower. do you guys have good recommendations?

I've done my chin with dr. kao and epi with another doctor and both doctors don't do cheekbone reduction. :(



Hi, how is your chin op? Do you like how it looks? Is it through the mouth? Painlevel? Sorry for so many questions because I think if I do nose, I may have to do chin. Thanking you in advance for your reply!


hello terrie! my before and after is very minor as i want the natural look. from the front, my face looks a little sharper and more V lined. as for my side profile, changes are more obvious. now my face is more balanced.

i used silicon and its done inside my mouth, so there is no scar. post-op, it is not as painful as i thought it would be. only the incision part feels kind of sore. my face swelled twice its original size and i had problems eating properly. i would advice you to go on a liquid diet and try to eat foods that require you to chew for the obvious reason that your wound might tear.

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Postby madishonluke » Thu, 22 Nov 2012 5:34 pm

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