ethnic rhinoplasty Dr Levi lansangan phillippines and eye widening with Wonjin clinic seoul
I'm in the UK but I'm not confident that UK...
Anyone had a rhino with Dr Eric Yapjuangco? Based in Philippines..
Dr Levi Lansangan - Phillipines - revision Rhino
I was walked back to my hotel room by 2 nurses (Nurse Renzella is such a sweetheart!), showed which meds to take and told to expect a visit the next evening.
The nurses visited twice during my 5 day recovery in the hotel. I daren't venture out with the drip pad on day one after the op as it was saturated with blood and even with a surgical mask on (which I was surprised to note that I very rarely saw anyone wearing in Manila), the cast and the adhesive tape were still visible, my face was massively swollen ( somewhat from eye surgery I'd had the day before in Seoul...I'll post a separate review about that) and I couldn't face the stares.
Once the drip pad was off, I did venture out to the ginormous SM Megamall, which was 5 mins away on foot, but even wearing a hat and sunglasses, I still felt conscious of being openly stared at.
The cast was removed on day 5. The nurse advised me to apply a warm compress for the swelling. When I sneaked a look between compresses, I must admit that I wasn't prepared for my new nose at all...it felt so much more raised, taller than my old nose and too short! Plus the nostrils were clearly very uneven. The tip was really swollen too....I can't emphasise enough how potato-like your nose looks immediately after surgery...and still does when I'm not applying a compress, 7 days post surgery. The doc told me that the nostrils should even out when the swelling subsides...the jury's out on that but he seemed really happy with the result. I was still in a state of shock and swollen and bruised from my previous eye surgery so to be honest, I kinda felt like bride of Frankenstein at that moment but I tried not to panics d kept telling myself to reserve judgement until the swelling went down. Anyways, it's early days so the swelling won't go down for a while but here are some early pics...be gentle please folks....
Eye widening and lowering of the outer eye - lateral and hotz canthoplasty
3 months post op from rhino and eye widening ops
The eye widening is a revelation to me every day that I look in the mirror. Unless you have tiny piggy eyes, you can't truly empathise with how it feels to fear being 'caught' without full eye make up, because people would be so shocked at how different you look. Perhaps if I'd have been a more confident person, it wouldn't have mattered but I wasn't so this op was such an exciting possibility for me. Despite the pre and post op pics, I never believed I'd get the improvement I have. My whole face has a much kinder, softer more approachable look and I no longer feel apologetic for how I look. Some of you may think that sounds nuts but I know some of you will get it. I would recommend both procedures to anyone with similar issues. I Have no regrets and am so grateful to have had the opportunity to travel to South korea and the Phillippines to do these procedures.
That said, Haworth was very thorough and I was impressed by his artistic eye. I've not met Rizk yet but I had a Skype consult with him. He seemed pleasant enough and summarised what he thought would improve my nose. He dissuaded me from a chin implant which I was pleasantly surprised at as Haworth was all for it but I worried about a masculine jaw result. Haworth $20000 for revision rhino n lip lift (as first rhino has left me with long upper lip) but Rizk is $22000 for just the rhino. I love love love all of Rizk's rhino results in his before and afters. Some say all his noses look done but listen, if I'm having a rhino, I don't want such a subtle result that it's unnoticeable to even me. He seems like a safer bet when it comes to rhinos as he specialises in facial surgery whereas Haworth is more of an all rounder. Some help please?!