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LA vs GA........ I'm kinda scared! Plus another Q inside!

Postby cherrypassion » Sat, 23 Jul 2011 1:07 am

Hey Guys,

So I am planning my second round of Cosmetic Surgery... But this time I'm scared because my 1st time was done all under GA. So I never felt anything.

Now the doctors I spoke with said they do all the operations I need under LA. Now I'm scared... and I have a feeling that I will be freaked out!!

I'm planning to do:

Rhino [nose reduction: very slight]
Chin Implant
Buccal Fat Removal
Lipo
Bleph

...... Did anyone do the above operations under LA?
And how badly did it hurt? :o

Also... I have another Question..
Did anyone do a Lateral outer eye Corner Cut/Slit? [to make eyes abit wider]. Please let me know if it is a good procedure.. and if it's worth it.

Oh... Sorry... Yet another Q...
Is it normal for a PS Doctor to charge more for Silicone BA.. than Saline Implants? I always thought Saline was less expensive! (Can someone shed some light on this issue as well please!)
Thanks again everyone!

:)

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Postby cherrypassion » Sun, 24 Jul 2011 11:59 pm

Yeeekes... nearly 100 views... and no replies!
I must have said something wrong... or I'm just panicking.

Anyways... No Pain No Gain..
I am planning to do my Revision Surgeries in Hat Yai..
So I will be there the 1st few weeks of August.

If anyone wants to meet up there... then PM me :)

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Postby aquarius1502 » Mon, 25 Jul 2011 12:11 am

Heyy
I will be there from 9th to 13th.
:)
Which doc are u gg to?

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Postby omega » Mon, 25 Jul 2011 1:12 am

Did they at least suggest IV sedation?
My advice to you is don't do so much to your face at one time.
And consider the lateral canthoplasty carefully, it will not make your eyes wider from the front, your eyes will look slightly longer from the sides which is not obvious and you will have a scar

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Re: LA vs GA........ I'm kinda scared! Plus another Q inside

Postby TheyCallMeHollywood » Mon, 25 Jul 2011 9:38 pm

cherrypassion wrote:Hey Guys,

So I am planning my second round of Cosmetic Surgery... But this time I'm scared because my 1st time was done all under GA. So I never felt anything.

Now the doctors I spoke with said they do all the operations I need under LA. Now I'm scared... and I have a feeling that I will be freaked out!!

I'm planning to do:

Rhino [nose reduction: very slight]
Chin Implant
Buccal Fat Removal
Lipo
Bleph


...... Did anyone do the above operations under LA?
And how badly did it hurt? :o

Also... I have another Question..
Did anyone do a Lateral outer eye Corner Cut/Slit? [to make eyes abit wider]. Please let me know if it is a good procedure.. and if it's worth it.

Oh... Sorry... Yet another Q...
Is it normal for a PS Doctor to charge more for Silicone BA.. than Saline Implants? I always thought Saline was less expensive! (Can someone shed some light on this issue as well please!)
Thanks again everyone!

:)


Hi,

to answer your questions (to the best of what I know anyway)
1. Sedation
There are 3 common types of sedation - GA , LA and LA + twilight/sedatives

so GA is GA , it means your whole body is anaesthesized. They need to monitor your breathing . An anaesthologist ( another DOCTOR is present).
LA means its localized. You'd be awake, but other than the initial jabs to the area they are operating, you will not feel anything.
LA + twilight means - they put you to sleep/you'd feel drowsy during op.

Some doctors give Vicodin or some other sedative ( to calm you down or make you drowsy ) when you do an op under LA.
I had LA without anything once for my browlift. I was very anxious. The next time I insisted on a vicodin tab. It made me relaxed - basically they could have cut my arms off and I would be smiling even though I was fully conscious.

I've done all the procedures you have mentioned except lipo under LA and it was fine. but I dont know anything about liposuction under LA. is it going to be major or a small area?

Saline/Silicone implants:
Yes, its standard for the price diff because saline/silicone implants difference in cost. Silicone implants cost more. Whatever implants you choose, make sure the doctor tell you it is US FDA approved. Like Allergan implants. some doctors use non-FDA approved implants to save cost - this is one area where it is non-negotiable.

Lateral Canthoplasty:
It makes your eyes "longer" and enhances the shape . How effective it is depends on your eyes . Look in the mirror at the outer corner of your eyes. Is the lower lid a bit shorter than the upper?

see the links for more info:
http://xiaxue.blogspot.com/2010/06/late ... y-and.html

http://www.drshimching.com/asian/asian_eyelength.html

http://www.wishclinic.com.tw/service_a3-4_en.htm

hope this helps.
Done:braces, rhino,brow lift,buccal fat, thread lift and more injections, lasers and peels than I care to remember.
Soon: forehead aug., 2nd rhino, breast aug. and gummy smile correction, cheek impls.

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Postby cherrypassion » Mon, 25 Jul 2011 9:59 pm

aquarius1502 wrote:Heyy
I will be there from 9th to 13th.
:)
Which doc are u gg to?


I am Planning to Visit Dr. Nara & Dr. Chi.
So I will be in Hatyai... Most likely Crown Hotel.

PM me if you want to meet up :)

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Postby cherrypassion » Mon, 25 Jul 2011 10:01 pm

omega wrote:Did they at least suggest IV sedation?
My advice to you is don't do so much to your face at one time.
And consider the lateral canthoplasty carefully, it will not make your eyes wider from the front, your eyes will look slightly longer from the sides which is not obvious and you will have a scar


Thanks for the advice... I think I will carefully consider the lateral canthoplasty OP because I hardly see a difference [like you said]... and the scar is visible. So thanks for the info.

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Re: LA vs GA........ I'm kinda scared! Plus another Q inside

Postby cherrypassion » Mon, 25 Jul 2011 10:05 pm

TheyCallMeHollywood wrote:
Hi,

to answer your questions (to the best of what I know anyway)
1. Sedation
There are 3 common types of sedation - GA , LA and LA + twilight/sedatives

so GA is GA , it means your whole body is anaesthesized. They need to monitor your breathing . An anaesthologist ( another DOCTOR is present).
LA means its localized. You'd be awake, but other than the initial jabs to the area they are operating, you will not feel anything.
LA + twilight means - they put you to sleep/you'd feel drowsy during op.

Some doctors give Vicodin or some other sedative ( to calm you down or make you drowsy ) when you do an op under LA.
I had LA without anything once for my browlift. I was very anxious. The next time I insisted on a vicodin tab. It made me relaxed - basically they could have cut my arms off and I would be smiling even though I was fully conscious.

I've done all the procedures you have mentioned except lipo under LA and it was fine. but I dont know anything about liposuction under LA. is it going to be major or a small area?

Saline/Silicone implants:
Yes, its standard for the price diff because saline/silicone implants difference in cost. Silicone implants cost more. Whatever implants you choose, make sure the doctor tell you it is US FDA approved. Like Allergan implants. some doctors use non-FDA approved implants to save cost - this is one area where it is non-negotiable.

Lateral Canthoplasty:
It makes your eyes "longer" and enhances the shape . How effective it is depends on your eyes . Look in the mirror at the outer corner of your eyes. Is the lower lid a bit shorter than the upper?

see the links for more info:
http://xiaxue.blogspot.com/2010/06/late ... y-and.html

http://www.drshimching.com/asian/asian_eyelength.html

http://www.wishclinic.com.tw/service_a3-4_en.htm

hope this helps.


Hey :) When are you planning to do your "Wish List" ? Are you still planning for Hatyai in Aug? let me know..

And thanks heaps for this informative reply.
The thing is... I always understood that Silicone costs more.. BUT.. The Doc is charging more for Saline!! :S [ i wonder why??]

Anyhow.. I saw the links you provided... and I think the most visible is the scar... not the actual lengthening of the eye.. So I'm not sure on this OP. I may consult the Doc.. and see what he thinks.

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Re: LA vs GA........ I'm kinda scared! Plus another Q inside

Postby TheyCallMeHollywood » Mon, 25 Jul 2011 11:38 pm

cherrypassion wrote:
TheyCallMeHollywood wrote:
Hi,

to answer your questions (to the best of what I know anyway)
1. Sedation
There are 3 common types of sedation - GA , LA and LA + twilight/sedatives

so GA is GA , it means your whole body is anaesthesized. They need to monitor your breathing . An anaesthologist ( another DOCTOR is present).
LA means its localized. You'd be awake, but other than the initial jabs to the area they are operating, you will not feel anything.
LA + twilight means - they put you to sleep/you'd feel drowsy during op.

Some doctors give Vicodin or some other sedative ( to calm you down or make you drowsy ) when you do an op under LA.
I had LA without anything once for my browlift. I was very anxious. The next time I insisted on a vicodin tab. It made me relaxed - basically they could have cut my arms off and I would be smiling even though I was fully conscious.

I've done all the procedures you have mentioned except lipo under LA and it was fine. but I dont know anything about liposuction under LA. is it going to be major or a small area?

Saline/Silicone implants:
Yes, its standard for the price diff because saline/silicone implants difference in cost. Silicone implants cost more. Whatever implants you choose, make sure the doctor tell you it is US FDA approved. Like Allergan implants. some doctors use non-FDA approved implants to save cost - this is one area where it is non-negotiable.

Lateral Canthoplasty:
It makes your eyes "longer" and enhances the shape . How effective it is depends on your eyes . Look in the mirror at the outer corner of your eyes. Is the lower lid a bit shorter than the upper?

see the links for more info:
http://xiaxue.blogspot.com/2010/06/late ... y-and.html

http://www.drshimching.com/asian/asian_eyelength.html

http://www.wishclinic.com.tw/service_a3-4_en.htm

hope this helps.


Hey :) When are you planning to do your "Wish List" ? Are you still planning for Hatyai in Aug? let me know..

And thanks heaps for this informative reply.
The thing is... I always understood that Silicone costs more.. BUT.. The Doc is charging more for Saline!! :S [ i wonder why??]

Anyhow.. I saw the links you provided... and I think the most visible is the scar... not the actual lengthening of the eye.. So I'm not sure on this OP. I may consult the Doc.. and see what he thinks.


Hi cherrypassion,

I sent you a PM message, did you receive it? : )
Done:braces, rhino,brow lift,buccal fat, thread lift and more injections, lasers and peels than I care to remember.

Soon: forehead aug., 2nd rhino, breast aug. and gummy smile correction, cheek impls.


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