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.
p.s. he also did not recommend alar reduction
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