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Postby slyly » Sun, 19 Jun 2011 6:05 am

Hey friend! How are you doing? Has all the swelling finally gone down?

Pandemonium wrote:Hi.
I had a silicon implant in my nose for 2 weeks before I had it removed.
The dr I went to only put in the implant without shaping my tip and thus, magnifying my already big bulbous tip.
So I went to another doc to remove it.

It has been almost 3months since my nose implant removal and my nose tip look contracted, upturned and extremely UGLY. It just look like what mylovemyway said, a blob. My tip looks like a ball now from the frontal view and my side view shows my tip is upturned. :(
I know best what my old nose looks like, my tip isn't upturned at all in the past and many said after removing a nose implant, the nose should go back to normal but I guess, not for my case.

Now I am looking for ways to fix my big ugly contracted nose tip.

Oh, and the dr who helped remove my implant is dr wong from gleneagles.

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Postby discostix » Mon, 20 Jun 2011 4:38 pm

hi all!

a week ago, i went to Dr Chi in Hatyai to do my nose silicon implant + alar. however, i wasnt too satisfied because he made everything higher (bridge and tip). EVERYONE and i mean EVERY of my friends said i looked DAMN DIFFERENT and worse. actually i personally didnt feel so but since ALLLLLL of them said so, i decided that the prob lies with ME and i HAD to remove the implant. no choice.

just today, i got my silicon implant from my nose removed from Dr JJ Chua from Mt E. $80 for a less than 15 min consultation, and $380 for the whole procedure of removal. he initially told me to reconsider my decision and wait 3 weeks to see the outcome of my rhino as the result has yet to materialise. but i was 100% sure that i wanted it OFF!

as he said, i was probably unsatisfied due to the miscommunication as always happens when we do PS overseas, and Thai doctors usually go for the Caucasian look when they do PS on their patients.

the whole procedure took LESS THAN 10 MIN and Dr Chua was very friendly, approachable and caring. He kept giving me tips and assuring me non-stop. Even my mom likes him and his mannerisms. haha. Now, my nose is definitely better and less unnatural (as compared to the outcome of my Thai PS). Dr Chua said he cant do anything to reverse the alar that i did but my nose would return to its natural look at least 3 weeks later. happy!! :)

tip: better to remove the nose silicon implant SOONER than later if you're unsatisfied. otherwise, the nose will adapt and take shape of the implant as time goes by.

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Postby xiaohuang » Tue, 05 Jul 2011 3:03 pm

my nose is post 4 weeks surgery and I am concern about the white area that is on the tip of the skin.

I worry it may be onset of an extrusion.

As such, I am seeking a removal of implant but I am concern about the recovery downtime as well as the look of the nose after it.

Can you kind souls please share some experience?

1. There would be stitches to be removed as well after 5 days?
2. How does the nose look after 1 week, 3 months for some of you here who had not gone for revision surgery?
3. How many days should I be away from work?

Thanks in advance!

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Postby omega » Tue, 05 Jul 2011 11:57 pm

Seek an opinion from you surgeon first, thinking about those concerns before that are superfluous

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Postby winter21 » Wed, 06 Jul 2011 2:43 pm

yes i too had rhinoplasty in thai and after 1 yr i removed the implant in spore.

my nose went back to normal. and actually i find it a bit smaller than before. it might be the scar tissue forming at the tip thus it is v slightly smaller n sharper.

it has been almost a yr since i had it removed, which i think is a gd thing. i felt bad spending the money to do it and then removed it. =/

so pls think many many times & really consider the factors before doing yr nose!

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Postby charms101 » Thu, 07 Jul 2011 2:53 pm

Hi Winter21,

Thats really lucky of your nose to shrink back!

The doctors I spoke to said that there are 2 choices:

1. Remove the entire implant. But all of them were against this as they felt that the nose would contract after surgery. None could promise that Ill get back my original nose
2. Replace the implant with a smaller, more natural one

Could you share the name of the Singapore surgeon that you went to? And does he use goretax/silicon? Thanks

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Postby winter21 » Thu, 07 Jul 2011 5:03 pm

Hi Charms101

i think it depends on how long the implant has been inside your nose.

for few mths to 1year+ it is still ok and chances are better to return to original form.

whereas for years+ it might be difficult and you will not be used to the nose without implant.

I went to Dr Andrew Tay at Novena, he is quite a nice guy - patient and not pushy. You can seek his advise. =)

other option is, take out the implant let yr hose rest for 6 mths, if it return to original shape or you find it acceptable then there is no need to have a new implant right? dont waste the $ and pain to go through it again. (this is what Dr Tay told me)

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Re: removing silicone implant from nose?

Postby beelee » Tue, 01 Nov 2011 1:44 pm

mrnicenose wrote:
mylovemyway wrote:anyone have experience with that? i got a nose job with a silicone implant 6 months ago and i removed the implant about 3 months ago. my nose looks like crap now because of the scar tissue. it just looks like a blob. anyone have experience with that, and know if anything can be done to get rid of the scar tissue?



poor thing,i have the same experience butcher by unprofessional doctor...i have even change my implant a few times as he did not do it right,in the end i just give up and remove it...
the solution is find a good doctor and redo your nose,the higher bridge and a pointy tip will stretch your skin,give u a good support and u wil look fine again..but be careful which surgeon u go for.
if u don consider another nose job,your nose will look flat and bigger than before..because u have previously expand the skin


Hi ...I had the same case...wondering which ps doctor to go for "final cut" ...

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Postby beelee » Tue, 01 Nov 2011 1:49 pm

Pandemonium wrote:Hi.
I had a silicon implant in my nose for 2 weeks before I had it removed.
The dr I went to only put in the implant without shaping my tip and thus, magnifying my already big bulbous tip.
So I went to another doc to remove it.

It has been almost 3months since my nose implant removal and my nose tip look contracted, upturned and extremely UGLY. It just look like what mylovemyway said, a blob. My tip looks like a ball now from the frontal view and my side view shows my tip is upturned. :(
I know best what my old nose looks like, my tip isn't upturned at all in the past and many said after removing a nose implant, the nose should go back to normal but I guess, not for my case.

Now I am looking for ways to fix my big ugly contracted nose tip.

Oh, and the dr who helped remove my implant is dr wong from gleneagles.


oh..so had you did any new rhinoplasty now?

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Postby cseet » Wed, 02 Nov 2011 1:01 am

After rhino the skin will be stretched. Then you need to either put a filler or another implant... chances of the skin going back to normal is after a long time...

http://www.plasticsurgerysingapore.org/forums/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=360


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