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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.
who is the second doctor of you?did he do a good job about the revision?if you dont mind can you share your story about the doctor.i want to have revision too,