TreeHugger wrote:Does Dr. Kao do silicone implant? I thought he only did gortex and cartilage.
Here is his reply to the e-mail I sent him.
Sorry to reply late!
May I have the ref photo you like?
From your photo, you have the upward rotated tip, overshow of the nostrils, a little lower bridge. I do not mean you need to add the height of the nasal bridge absolutely, you may just do the tip refinement, pull down the tip and hide the nostril a littl more, also increasing the tip height and lengthen the nose a little bit. If we do so, we can use the setpal cartilage to lengthen the nose and ear cartilge to refine the tip shape.
If you want to add the height of bridge, we can use the the ear cartilage (+2mm) or GoreTex (implantation), or rib cartilage (3-4 mm).
The cost depends the procedure and anesthesia, admission ..etc.
Roughly, 11-120000NTD for Rib, stay one night in hospital
70-75000 for ear cartilage grafting, and GoreTex implantation with possible ear cartilage, you may consider stay one night, too.
If you consider using the silicone, I would recommend you use the GoreTex and ear cartilage for the tip refinement, that can have the best result.
Stay in Taipei for 7 day at least is recommended.
Need to consultation one day before surgery.
Let's me know if you have any question.
Did I misunderstand him? lol. Anyways, he seems very detail oriented in his reply.
Ear cartilage can add height to bridge too?