Singapore Expats Forum

anyone did rhinoplasty using rib cartilage for > 6 mths?

Everything about beauty enhancement discussion.
littlestitchgirl
Newbie
Newbie
Posts: 12
Joined: Fri, 24 Jul 2009
Location: nil

Postby littlestitchgirl » Fri, 28 Aug 2009 3:49 pm

chill guys. we're all here to share information and learn more from each others' experiences.

PS: feline eyes, the cat looks kinda scary. lol. :P

To all who have done rib or ear cartilage for their nose surgery for above 6 months, please share your results, recovery status and experience on your post-op..lets continue this topic~

:)

User avatar
PricillaQueen
Member
Member
Posts: 36
Joined: Sat, 08 Aug 2009
Location: Singapore

Postby PricillaQueen » Wed, 02 Sep 2009 10:05 pm

hahah yeah the cat sure is freaky hahha hey i thought no images alloweD?

RibNose
Newbie
Newbie
Posts: 1
Joined: Wed, 16 Sep 2009

Postby RibNose » Wed, 16 Sep 2009 8:29 am

1, Are you satisified with your result now? When did u do the surgery

2, Any changes to your nose shape from after the operation till now? eg, lowering of nose bridge, nose tip become undefined as time goes by?

3, Who is your doctor? How much did he charge?

4, How long was ur recovering period


1. I had my secondary rhinoplasty done 5 months ago. If I had to rate it from 0-10 I'd give it a 6.5. I had a very aggressive first rhinoplasty and my tip was flat. The appearance of my nose has been improved but I'm not too excited from the results.

2. No, apart from some swelling that went down.

3. A renown facial plastic surgeon in Beverly Hills who has filled youtube with rhinoplasty videos. 26,000$ in total. The surgery lasted 7.5 hours and needed a second doctor to harvest the rib cartilage.

4. I had significant drainage (mostly blood) for the first 2 weeks. Also had difficulties moving because I'm a man and more muscular, and to reach the rib the doc has to incise the abs. Women recover faster though.
My nose was like a sausage the first 2 months. He told me it was the swelling but now I know it was the great quantity of cartilage he put inside. The bridge is nice but the tip is bulbous and undefined. It looks very ugly in pictures due to the discrepancy between the bridge and tip size. Besides that it 's rock hard and unbendable and my breathing has worsen. He keeps saying that it will improve but I 'm afraid that's science fiction. I hope I'll be proven wrong.

babyangel11
Regular
Regular
Posts: 86
Joined: Sun, 02 Aug 2009

Postby babyangel11 » Thu, 17 Sep 2009 5:29 am

pinkhil wrote:
yeegf wrote:I dont think anyone can reply you..
I am interested in autologous rhinoplasty surgery and have asked around.
No one has answered YET.

But I can tell you that autologous is the way to go for long term effects and has lesser concerns.
Just do it.

I am going to do it at Bumrungrad hospital.
Google it up.



I have already done mine using ear cartilage..

The initial result is good ..but now the result drove me crazy and it s only 4 month after ops..

i dont know whether it has to do with reaborption or the surgeon s technique.

I am desperate need someone to share with me abt rib cartilage as doctors i consulted all say rib cartilage is the only thing i can use for my revision..

any good doctors specialising in rib cartilage? besides for Dr Toriumi?

I d hope i can go for toriumi. but think of just of nose and putting me in debt for many years ,,i ll be like scared to death.. his work costs abt 50k sgd



Hi pinkhil,

You dont hv to go to Dr Toriumi if you dont want to. If you read the forum, i think there was someone who has gone to him for rhinoplasty n has something to say about it.

I wud recommend that you do to either Dr Hsu or Dr Kao for autologuous rib cartilage, they are highly recommended and seem to be good.

Cheers.

pinkhil
Newbie
Newbie
Posts: 10
Joined: Sat, 15 Aug 2009

Postby pinkhil » Mon, 21 Sep 2009 12:26 am

RibNose wrote:
1, Are you satisified with your result now? When did u do the surgery

2, Any changes to your nose shape from after the operation till now? eg, lowering of nose bridge, nose tip become undefined as time goes by?

3, Who is your doctor? How much did he charge?

4, How long was ur recovering period


1. I had my secondary rhinoplasty done 5 months ago. If I had to rate it from 0-10 I'd give it a 6.5. I had a very aggressive first rhinoplasty and my tip was flat. The appearance of my nose has been improved but I'm not too excited from the results.

2. No, apart from some swelling that went down.

3. A renown facial plastic surgeon in Beverly Hills who has filled youtube with rhinoplasty videos. 26,000$ in total. The surgery lasted 7.5 hours and needed a second doctor to harvest the rib cartilage.

4. I had significant drainage (mostly blood) for the first 2 weeks. Also had difficulties moving because I'm a man and more muscular, and to reach the rib the doc has to incise the abs. Women recover faster though.
My nose was like a sausage the first 2 months. He told me it was the swelling but now I know it was the great quantity of cartilage he put inside. The bridge is nice but the tip is bulbous and undefined. It looks very ugly in pictures due to the discrepancy between the bridge and tip size. Besides that it 's rock hard and unbendable and my breathing has worsen. He keeps saying that it will improve but I 'm afraid that's science fiction. I hope I'll be proven wrong.


thank you so much for the sharing. I hope your nose shape has improved by now. Well, nose tip is the most dificult part to do. I have encountered many ppl complaining about nose tip being undefined using rib cartiage.
Do you mind sharing with us which doctor did u go for? Btw, are you asian? Many thanks for the sharing

Blissful09
Chatter
Chatter
Posts: 168
Joined: Thu, 26 Mar 2009

Postby Blissful09 » Mon, 21 Sep 2009 8:36 am

pinkhil wrote:


I have already done mine using ear cartilage..

The initial result is good ..but now the result drove me crazy and it s only 4 month after ops..

i dont know whether it has to do with reaborption or the surgeon s technique.

I am desperate need someone to share with me abt rib cartilage as doctors i consulted all say rib cartilage is the only thing i can use for my revision..

any good doctors specialising in rib cartilage? besides for Dr Toriumi?

I d hope i can go for toriumi. but think of just of nose and putting me in debt for many years ,,i ll be like scared to death.. his work costs abt 50k sgd


Hi i was interested in rhinoplasty ear VS rib
i have heard of the ear absorbing... i dont know how common it is
do u know the percentage of it assorbing back into the body?
Also what exactly happens? Im guessing it kinda disappears and ur nose goes back to normal? Or it looks flat??? Also who was your doctor??? Vivian Hsu is pretty

pinkhil
Newbie
Newbie
Posts: 10
Joined: Sat, 15 Aug 2009

Postby pinkhil » Mon, 21 Sep 2009 11:30 am

Blissful09 wrote:
pinkhil wrote:


I have already done mine using ear cartilage..

The initial result is good ..but now the result drove me crazy and it s only 4 month after ops..

i dont know whether it has to do with reaborption or the surgeon s technique.

I am desperate need someone to share with me abt rib cartilage as doctors i consulted all say rib cartilage is the only thing i can use for my revision..

any good doctors specialising in rib cartilage? besides for Dr Toriumi?

I d hope i can go for toriumi. but think of just of nose and putting me in debt for many years ,,i ll be like scared to death.. his work costs abt 50k sgd


Hi i was interested in rhinoplasty ear VS rib
i have heard of the ear absorbing... i dont know how common it is
do u know the percentage of it assorbing back into the body?
Also what exactly happens? Im guessing it kinda disappears and ur nose goes back to normal? Or it looks flat??? Also who was your doctor??? Vivian Hsu is pretty


well, i d say it looks like more than 60% abosrbed

Blissful09
Chatter
Chatter
Posts: 168
Joined: Thu, 26 Mar 2009

Postby Blissful09 » Mon, 21 Sep 2009 12:24 pm

Wow... 60% of patients normally go bac kto there old nose? what a waste of a peice of ear!

Who was your doctor?
You should have tried using both ears? Or maybe they both will aborbs since its made of soft material cartilage

Blissful09
Chatter
Chatter
Posts: 168
Joined: Thu, 26 Mar 2009

Postby Blissful09 » Fri, 25 Sep 2009 6:05 am

yea... i dont think u can expect ppl to answer your questions

when your not really answering their questions either.

Good luck

pinkhil
Newbie
Newbie
Posts: 10
Joined: Sat, 15 Aug 2009

Postby pinkhil » Sun, 18 Apr 2010 2:19 pm

Blissful09 wrote:Wow... 60% of patients normally go bac kto there old nose? what a waste of a peice of ear!

Who was your doctor?
You should have tried using both ears? Or maybe they both will aborbs since its made of soft material cartilage


Hi, it is not i didnt want to answer ur question. I didnt come to this forum for long. well, it has been one yr after my surgery using both ear cartilage..I d say ear cartilage will really absorb greatly, and it does not matter which doctor u go for. The problem is the material itself. It is a very unwise choice of mine to use ear cartilage to augment the bridge. Now i am thinking of a revision surgery this yr.
However I am not confident in the rib cartilage either. A lot ppl also complaining abt the absortption rate

Blissful09
Chatter
Chatter
Posts: 168
Joined: Thu, 26 Mar 2009

Re: anyone did rhinoplasty using rib cartilage for > 6 mt

Postby Blissful09 » Mon, 26 Apr 2010 4:19 pm

pinkhil wrote:Hi. Those who have done rhinoplasty using autologous rib cartilage for more than 6 mths, Can you share your experience with us? To make it convenient for you to type and others to see , can you help to answer following questions in order?


1, Are you satisified with your result now? When did u do the surgery

2, Any changes to your nose shape from after the operation till now? eg, lowering of nose bridge, nose tip become undefined as time goes by?

3, Who is your doctor? How much did he charge?

4, How long was ur recovering period


The reason i chose 6 months as a guideline is I have seen some ppl with terrible reabsoption after they did the autologous rib cartilage rhinoplasty. There is one girl who I personally know have almost reaborbed completely after her 4 mths of surgery! She is considering a revision surgery now.


haha i didnt realize i replied to this a long time ago. I finally did rib so i can answer now. =D But im not at 6 months only 4 months


1, Are you satisified with your result now? When did u do the surgery
right now at 4 months its alright, i never did my nose before so i dunno, i give it a 7.5 out of 10? alars are perfect and all i just wish the tip was a bit different, and im hoping it will absorb more.
2, Any changes to your nose shape from after the operation till now? eg, lowering of nose bridge, nose tip become undefined as time goes by?
yes it absorb and looks much more natural, but im hoping it will absorb more too and i still question myself if i should have got ear cart instead or not. Nose tip is a separate peice and yes it has change because i use to not have a nose tip. My 45 degree angle looks kinda weird like a parrot so im thinking of REVISION. (but still using my rib but maybe reshape)

3, Who is your doctor? How much did he charge?


Dr Hsu, i dont remember... maybe around 4,000USD all prices vary for him depending what u want.

4, How long was ur recovering period

i dont believe anybody is fully recovered until 9-12 months. Im at 4 so.. i can only say i can move my nostrils now, the tip is no longer sniff and harden. Ribs start feeling like your old self at 1.5 months (like i can laugh without having to hold my ribcage) and nose looks natural at 3.5 months.
If you want $25 credit for $15 on xquisis clothing and shoes contact me
Save money.

aneles
Regular
Regular
Posts: 103
Joined: Mon, 14 Jul 2008

Postby aneles » Mon, 26 Apr 2010 8:02 pm

1, Are you satisified with your result now? When did u do the surgery

NO. I did mine in Dec'08

2, Any changes to your nose shape from after the operation till now? eg, lowering of nose bridge, nose tip become undefined as time goes by?

YES. My doctor probably did factor in (& told me) abt the 20-30% reabsorption. So I ended up with a HUGE nose post-op. I felt I owned jacky chan's nose for quite a long time.... If memory serves me well, I reckon my nose size looked alittle more socially-acceptable abt 6 mths later (& every day till this day, the nose size is reducing). Comparing my nose now & right after surgery, my nose bridge has definitely lowered abt 20%, nose tip was never defined, it was bulbous-looking since D1, but nose tip/overall nose size has reduced abt 20%.


3, Who is your doctor? How much did he charge?

Dr Kao.

4, How long was ur recovering period

Judging from what I read here on this forum, it seems my recovery is tardy. However on the other hand, I like to believe what I read on another PS forum that recovery time is a looong road ahead for autologous rhino (nose shape/tip will still be ever-changing & it is suppose to get better/smaller/more defined thru the yrs).

But I do always wonder why those undergo silicon/goretex open rhino recover so much faster compared to autologous.

& I do question myself if I made the right decision to take the autologous method (not patient!).

omega
Member
Member
Posts: 23
Joined: Wed, 10 Dec 2008

Postby omega » Tue, 27 Apr 2010 2:10 am

I have benefited from this forum so i hope this will serve useful in return

1, Are you satisified with your result now? When did u do the surgery

No. Did in April 2009

2, Any changes to your nose shape from after the operation till now? eg, lowering of nose bridge, nose tip become undefined as time goes by?

After about 1 year, the tip has collapsed and became droopy. After consultation with the Dr who did my revision surgery, he said its actually the structure that gave way rather than resorption as the main cause. I would estimate resorption rate to be about 10%. The tip was also bulbous and i think was not well done. Also i find the bridge could be higher, he did have some leftover cartilage which he did not use. Also the scar over my chest become hypertrophied, like a caterpillar as the surgeon did not stitch up the wound, he applied steristrip across it, he did do a subcutaneous stitching though... When i asked him why he did not stitch it up, he replied the wound would do well with steristrip.


3, Who is your doctor? How much did he charge?

1st doctor was Dr Kao, i did not go back to him again as i m not confident he could give me the results i want.

2nd doctor is from China, did my revision with another rib (i gave up 2 ribs in all) and am pleased with the results, just that i need to go back for minor adjustment 3-6 months later as my skin elasticity was not optimal. My old scar was also revised and now my scar is just a thin line and not a caterpillar.

4, How long was ur recovering period

Give at least 6 months for swelling to subside. Nose will be stable at 1 year.

aneles
Regular
Regular
Posts: 103
Joined: Mon, 14 Jul 2008

Postby aneles » Thu, 29 Apr 2010 8:41 pm

omega,

good to learn about your experience & am happy for you that you are satisfied with your revised nose.

not sure if it took alot of courage for those who decided on revision of their noses - but it certainly is my major consideration now that when I have passed the 1 yr mark & am 'qualified' for a revision/tweak, to hopefully improve the nose.

it consumes alot of courage because the earlier 1 yr healing process has been alot for me. going thru revision = going thru another 1 yr of healing. I really do not know if i can go thru another emotional process, lest my nose turns out huge & crap again.

hillaryswank
Newbie
Newbie
Posts: 1
Joined: Mon, 10 May 2010

Postby hillaryswank » Mon, 10 May 2010 2:59 pm

I am not asking her so because I want to do it too.



cheap insurance quotes


  • Similar Topics
    Replies
    Views
    Last post

Return to “Aesthetic Enhancement & Cosmetic Surgery”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest