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May 5, 2013, 10:35pm   #3151
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cheon
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Originally Posted by Cix123
AONE Clinic

If you read my previous post, you'll understand my problem with them. This is the reply I got:

"I will give you the price range, but the chance is high that Dr. Kwon wouldn't do rhinoplasty only. He thinks overall design of a face is most important.

Revisional rhinoplasty $4,500
Forehead & eyebrow lift: $5,000
Fat injection: $2,000
Liposuction: $2,000"

At least now I know for sure that they are off my list.

No problem on the email.

I remember receiving similar emails to a couple of clinics I inquired to. There are times when I would "understand" what they were trying to tell me. "The outcome of your nose surgery will be enhanced even more if you do this and that since the nose is just a part of the whole face...." But then again, I don't get why they have to be soooooooo persistent in having us do auxiliary surgeries when we already said no. I mean, "no" is already universal as is and even saying "아니 (ani)" won't back them down.

Some clinics may have good reviews, but if money is their driving factor, then I would head the opposite direction or go next door to find clinic who will be as passionate as me about making me beautiful.
May 6, 2013, 12:30am   #3152
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addickshun
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Originally Posted by cheon
Awwww, that's too bad to hear. Have you contacted the surgeon who did your surgery? Maybe they can help you since he performed it. There are a lot of clinics in korea and you can find a few of them mentioned here like pitangui, dream, and jw among others. But I don't think that there are clinics who "specialize" in revisional surgeries. That would all have to depend on the skill and experience of the doctor and how comfortable he is meddling in because I think that the original surgeon will loose all liabilities if a second doctor comes in. If you can contact him first, then that would be better.

Appointments/bookings depend on the clinic. Some are too busy to accept walk-in patients while some do. There are those who prioritize foreigners and find a slot for their surgery a day or two after consultation, while there are those who wont. Just send emails to the clinics you find are interested in and wait for their reply. Or you can just take your chances and drop by their clinic when you get to korea.
Thanks for all these ideas! I'll definitely make a shortlist of the clinics that are appealing to me and email their consultants. On your location it says you're from China? Mind sharing your personal experience with rhinoplasty?
May 6, 2013, 12:34am   #3153
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addickshun
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Originally Posted by Cix123
I'm having the same problem except I don't have silicone, but instead I have rib cartilage. I feel fine with having a hard nose but the problem is that the nose is way too big. I'm looking for clinics that specialize in revision for rib noses but it seems hard. I emailed a few clinics and I'm waiting for their reply.

JW has replied to me saying they can do it, about $5000 and looking forward to my flight info WITHOUT even asking for my pictures.

Aone asked for pics and I send it to them. They just seem money hungry to me. I told them specifically that I only want a revision and nothing more because I am a student and have no money. The person replied telling me I have a flat fore head and low eyebrows and my inner eye area is low and suggested endo forehead and eyebrow lift, fat graft, and possibly chin augmentation (even though my chin was cut off in the pics .. )The pictures I sent her, I had bangs covering my forehead. How can she or the doctor judge it based on that when it's not even clear? Then she asked me to send her a picture without my bangs in the way so they can get a clear view and yet they already can tell I have a flat forehead? I know all clinics are working for the sake of money but when it becomes too obvious, it is a big turnoff for possible patients.

Still waiting for others to reply. Anyone know the email for regen?
As soon as I decided to get a revision, I thought about rib cartilage also. Although I don't mind having a hard nose myself, I'm more concerned with the complications of possible warping of the lung area. My original nose is very small (as in the nose head) thus septal cartilage wouldn't be a great choice either unless I want my nose to collapse. I'm more interested in ear cartilage!

Personally I have yet to email any clinics about price and procedure however I don't like pushy sales either. So far on my mind I'm interested in Pitangui, JW, ID and VIP, though I have yet to check out ID and VIP completely. But I've seen great reviews about VIP.
May 6, 2013, 12:45am   #3154
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addickshun
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Originally Posted by Cix123
VIP. It will be over a year by the time I go at the end of this year. I really hope whatever the total is, won't be over 5k. Still a college student here
Same here! I'm still a uni student! I try not to let the price get in the way of decision however I do have a budget around USD5-6k only for a revision. I've seen some posts previously saying Pitangui can do revision for only 3k? Can anyone validate this? Or does anyone have an approximate pricing for rhinoplasty for each clinic?
May 6, 2013, 8:14am   #3155
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flastnose
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i think someone asked, i just had my nose lifted, if that's the right term, and tip defined. my alars are just right for my face so i don't feel like has to be cut.
May 6, 2013, 12:04pm   #3156
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marykayla
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Does anyone has a specific experience of revising rib nose to silicone or other foreign implant?? Please advice, especially any doctor in taiwan.
Reason being, i had my first rhinoplasty with VIP using rib cart, then revise it in taiwan last year with dr kao. Still unhappy with the result, especially the tip, its as bulbous as ever, and the tip became upturned. Seriously after the revision, i am regretting it. I think i much rather had a too high nose from vip than the current one. But i dont think i have enough cartilage to redo my nose anymore, since i have taken both sides of my nose and also the rib cart=(( I know...my case is pretty severe. but i would appreciate some solid recommendation.
Foreign implant of cos is the last resort i would go for, but .... i just dont think i have anymore cart tissue of my own....and i think revisional rib rhino would also costs that much more....
tx
May 6, 2013, 2:16pm   #3157
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Cix123
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Originally Posted by addickshun
As soon as I decided to get a revision, I thought about rib cartilage also. Although I don't mind having a hard nose myself, I'm more concerned with the complications of possible warping of the lung area. My original nose is very small (as in the nose head) thus septal cartilage wouldn't be a great choice either unless I want my nose to collapse. I'm more interested in ear cartilage!

Personally I have yet to email any clinics about price and procedure however I don't like pushy sales either. So far on my mind I'm interested in Pitangui, JW, ID and VIP, though I have yet to check out ID and VIP completely. But I've seen great reviews about VIP.
After all the clinics that replied, I seem most comfortable with pitangui but then again i would have to see them in real life first before I make a decision.
May 6, 2013, 2:27pm   #3158
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Cix123
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Originally Posted by addickshun
Same here! I'm still a uni student! I try not to let the price get in the way of decision however I do have a budget around USD5-6k only for a revision. I've seen some posts previously saying Pitangui can do revision for only 3k? Can anyone validate this? Or does anyone have an approximate pricing for rhinoplasty for each clinic?
I actually just found out about pitangui yesterday. I asked for my case, tip plasty revision and they quoted 1,600-2,100. That is the lowest price I've seen. I also asked about a revision with silicone. It was about 2,600-3,200.

Price is convincing honestly. But anyway you can chat with them on skype. I believe they do video chats.
May 6, 2013, 10:40pm   #3159
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addickshun
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Originally Posted by marykayla
Does anyone has a specific experience of revising rib nose to silicone or other foreign implant?? Please advice, especially any doctor in taiwan.
Reason being, i had my first rhinoplasty with VIP using rib cart, then revise it in taiwan last year with dr kao. Still unhappy with the result, especially the tip, its as bulbous as ever, and the tip became upturned. Seriously after the revision, i am regretting it. I think i much rather had a too high nose from vip than the current one. But i dont think i have enough cartilage to redo my nose anymore, since i have taken both sides of my nose and also the rib cart=(( I know...my case is pretty severe. but i would appreciate some solid recommendation.
Foreign implant of cos is the last resort i would go for, but .... i just dont think i have anymore cart tissue of my own....and i think revisional rib rhino would also costs that much more....
tx
May I ask why you had your first revision after VIP? Was it because the results turned out to be another 'VIP nose'? Or was it just too high for your liking? Did you inform the surgeon with what kind of nose you were after in the beginning before the surgery? Sorry if I'm asking too many questions! Just that VIP is one of the clinics I'll be visiting for a revision rhinoplasty (cartilage only from primary implant).

I currently have a primary silicone implant that I'd like to remove and get rib or ear cartilage instead. Personally I wouldn't suggest any foreign material into body. Not like my nose is particularly bad right now (few flaws that only I can notice) but from my research, complications will increase with foreign materials thus I don't recommend the silicone implant method to anyone. But that's just my experience. Some might have fantastical experience with their silicone nose and have yet to face any problem.
May 6, 2013, 10:45pm   #3160
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addickshun
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Originally Posted by Cix123
I actually just found out about pitangui yesterday. I asked for my case, tip plasty revision and they quoted 1,600-2,100. That is the lowest price I've seen. I also asked about a revision with silicone. It was about 2,600-3,200.

Price is convincing honestly. But anyway you can chat with them on skype. I believe they do video chats.
Thanks heaps for asking for revision rhinoplasty! That's with silicone though I'm guessing with cartilage it would be slightly more. I'll definitely have an online consultation with them after coming up with a set list of the clinics I'll be visiting.
May 7, 2013, 4:44am   #3161
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marykayla
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Originally Posted by addickshun
May I ask why you had your first revision after VIP? Was it because the results turned out to be another 'VIP nose'? Or was it just too high for your liking? Did you inform the surgeon with what kind of nose you were after in the beginning before the surgery? Sorry if I'm asking too many questions! Just that VIP is one of the clinics I'll be visiting for a revision rhinoplasty (cartilage only from primary implant).

I currently have a primary silicone implant that I'd like to remove and get rib or ear cartilage instead. Personally I wouldn't suggest any foreign material into body. Not like my nose is particularly bad right now (few flaws that only I can notice) but from my research, complications will increase with foreign materials thus I don't recommend the silicone implant method to anyone. But that's just my experience. Some might have fantastical experience with their silicone nose and have yet to face any problem.
The first nose from VIP was way too high and long for me. When i consulted dr kao and dr hsu in taiwan, they both agreed. I would not want foreign material in my body too, since i think my body is the weak type and is prone to infection, but all those 2 major surgeries have left me with no more own cartilage to use, i believe. I might be a hopeless case. Now, after dr kao had taken what i believe to be too much of rib cartilage out, it left my tip upturned a little, and the nostrils are showing.
Now i really regretted to have asked him to fix the nose. I much rather have a too huge nose than a upturned short nose=((
But not like any other revision where people replace silicone with rib cart, i might have to choose the reverse or else i dont know how to do. Sad.
May 7, 2013, 10:54am   #3162
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jy90
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Getting a nose job has cross my mind since young just that I wasn't really serious back then but now I guess I really want to.

I really don't know where to start. Hope you guys could give me some info to work on. Here's the picture


Pretty similar to this pic http://www.realself.com/review/washi...educed-in-size
This is how it looks like when I relax my nose. I made it a habit to suck my nose in to make less wide and big. Under certain lighting it looks decent to me.

It's the top part, right above the alar that makes it look big and chunky. I emailed Dr Woffles and Dr Martin. So far only Dr Woffles has replied back but didn't say or give me any general/rough ideas on what needs to be done. Need to meet him in person first but I can't since I'll be overseas for a while.

Did check out Dr Jung from Korea. He looks more convincing to me. Been scouring his before and after rhinoplasty pictures but can't find one that matches mine.

If possible I don't really want to have implants. I just want to make the sides look narrower PERMANENTLY
Last edited May 7, 2013 at 11:09am. Reason: Want to add more
May 8, 2013, 3:00pm   #3163
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cheon
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Originally Posted by addickshun
Thanks for all these ideas! I'll definitely make a shortlist of the clinics that are appealing to me and email their consultants. On your location it says you're from China? Mind sharing your personal experience with rhinoplasty?
Yes, I am Chinese but I think that I am more Filipino since I spend more time going in and out of the Philippines. Personal experience? Soon. I am going in June with my friend and this will be my first surgery so I really can't give you more apart from what I've read online and from this forum.
May 8, 2013, 3:07pm   #3164
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cheon
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Originally Posted by addickshun
Same here! I'm still a uni student! I try not to let the price get in the way of decision however I do have a budget around USD5-6k only for a revision. I've seen some posts previously saying Pitangui can do revision for only 3k? Can anyone validate this? Or does anyone have an approximate pricing for rhinoplasty for each clinic?
I think that Pitangui's prices for primary and revision are the same, or almost the same. They are cheaper than others because Their prices are the same for locals and foreigners. But I don't think that this reflects the quality of work that they do since prices are commonly a reflection of the quality. This does however mean more money for shopping. :
May 8, 2013, 3:15pm   #3165
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cheon
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Originally Posted by jy90
Getting a nose job has cross my mind since young just that I wasn't really serious back then but now I guess I really want to.

I really don't know where to start. Hope you guys could give me some info to work on. Here's the picture

http://img580.imageshack.us/img580/3767/fvx.png
Pretty similar to this pic http://www.realself.com/review/washi...educed-in-size
This is how it looks like when I relax my nose. I made it a habit to suck my nose in to make less wide and big. Under certain lighting it looks decent to me.

It's the top part, right above the alar that makes it look big and chunky. I emailed Dr Woffles and Dr Martin. So far only Dr Woffles has replied back but didn't say or give me any general/rough ideas on what needs to be done. Need to meet him in person first but I can't since I'll be overseas for a while.

Did check out Dr Jung from Korea. He looks more convincing to me. Been scouring his before and after rhinoplasty pictures but can't find one that matches mine.

If possible I don't really want to have implants. I just want to make the sides look narrower PERMANENTLY
I remember reading a procedure where the surgeon tightens the nasal tip cartilage and removes excess subcutaneous tissues and fats if the tip is too fat. I don't recall the specific name of the procedure but maybe that can help if you do not want to have any implants.
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