My Beautiful Journey with ID Hospital (Korea) – Part 3

To read previous posts, pls click below:

Part 1, click HERE ;

Part 2, click HERE

What I did ?

✔️ Revision Rhinoplasty
✔️ Tip-Plasty
✔️ Lateral Canthoplasty
✔️ Dimples on both sides

It’s been almost 3 months, since I’m back from my trip. I’ve been delaying the post, during my recovery something happened to my nose. But as of today I’m still quite worry on my final result, as my tip is still bulbous. But of cox, I’m not even 3 months now, and I will really wait patiently till 6 months before I make any judgement.

While waiting for the mirco swelling to completely goes down, I’ll continue from where I stop on my last post.

Post-Ops Day 7 (Stitches Removal Day)

Finally, I’m able to remove my stitches on my lateral, nose and also remove the cast on my post-ops Day 7. Am so looking forward how would my nose look like this time round.

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3I was attended by a nurse, to clean my wound, remove stitches and cast before Dr Hwang check on me. I was quite worry on the stitch removal on my ear where my cartilage was removed to my nose tip, as I had heard of many readers who I know it’s really painful. I was so tensed up, yes it does hurt but still bearable.

As for my dimples, the stitches are dissolvable. So I’ll just wait and continue to rinse my mouth daily with Listerine to prevent infection.

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Dr Hwang said the recovery was good, and I’m really surprised that I didn’t really swell much. I’m expecting that my nose will look big, but no! So happy! He advised me on the post-ops care and things I would need to take note during recovery. As this is not my final result, if post-ops care is not done properly result may not be what it suppose to be.

After seeing Dr Hwang, my translator Jane had arrange me for a facial treatment in their facial treatment centre. She told me the treatment is like a post-ops care treatment, which it can helps to reduce the swelling.

Facial Treatment Centre (Face Diet ID)

The centre was located in another building just 2 streets away from their main hospital.

Photo 5-11-14 9 07 25 am Photo 5-11-14 9 07 03 am Photo 5-11-14 9 07 19 am Photo 5-11-14 9 07 09 am Photo 5-11-14 9 06 58 amAfter Jane had arrange my treatment with the staff there, I was been directed to the treatment room.

Facial Treatment Room

9 10 11 12 13During the treatment, my translator Jane was beside me patiently explaining to me the step which the therapist is doing. The whole environment in the facial room was very soothing and relax.

14 15 16After the cleaning, I was put under steamer for awhile before she put me on mask which is the last step of the treatment.

17 1819The facial lasted an hour or slightly a little longer. I feel very fresh after the facial, as I have not wash my face other then using wet tissue to clean for the past 6 days.

ID Hospital have also arrange driver to send me back to my hotel after the treatment. I’m really excited to go back to look at the mirror, and takes lots of post-ops selfies! Haha…

After Stitches Removal (Post-ops Day 7)

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Lateral Canthoplasty

I’m totally without any make up in my above pictures. My lateral on my eyes, have lower and the length of my eyes also look longer. Look at the side profile of my above picture, my eyelash extension was done before my surgery and the end of the lashes suppose to be the length of my eye previously. The area without lashes was how much my eyes have lengthen, which I was so happy.

I have been always wanting to get a lateral done, but most surgeon advise it will not have a big different. Which makes me really surprised on how much my lateral was lengthen. I just know my eyes gonna look so much nicer.

Revise Rhinoplasty and Tip-plasty

The bridge have look a lot higher, which I wanted and with a natural curve nose line.

My tip was not as bulbous as I thought, I thought it will look even worse. My tip is the most important part on my nose to me, as I always loves Caucasian sharp tip. Though I know most people say bulbous tip, means wealth to Chinese belief but I don’t want.

I feel my nose bridge had become higher and with tip-plasty done it look more defined now. But my alar seem wider now! I’m not sure if it is due to swelling or….? Just got to wait patiently.

Dimples

My dimples stitches are dissolvable, but as of post-ops Day 7 they look rather nice even with a deep hole. Hopes it will look less visible after the stitches dissolved.

Post-Ops Day 8

Below photo is on my post-ops Day 8, do I look like I just had surgeries. No right!?!?!?

Photo 6-11-14 4 45 02 pmPost-Ops Day 10

Finally, my last follow up with ID Hospital before I fly back to Singapore.

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Do continue to follow for final posts for my post-ops 2 months, and something happened during my recovery which have really freak me out.

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Email: [email protected]
KaKao ID: idhospitalkorea
Skype ID: idhospitalkorea
Contact no: +82-2-3496-9783 / 9785 / 9787

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Blog: http://idhospital.blogspot.kr/
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My Beautiful Journey with ID Hospital (Korea) – Part 2

Have you read on Part 1?!?!

Haven , CLICK HERE to read.

I was under LA during the surgery. basically I just knock out like within 5 sec after they inject the anaesthetics into me.

When I was awake, I’m already lying in the observation room. All the assistants was like so busy, arranging me here and there. My whole head was so heavy, that I could not even open up my eyes. My whole lips was so dry, and I feel like dying from thirst. I kept asking for water, but the assistants in the advise that I cannot have any water yet. During that moment, I was so frustrated cox I’m so thirsty and my headache was really bad. I remember I kept asking for Jane and Yumi, who is in charged of me.

Once they were been informed that I was awake, they came down immediately to see me. During that time, it was really comforting to have them with me. I was all alone taking flight to Seoul, and the moment I touched down I’m already going to ID Hospital and prepared for my surgery.

After resting for an hour or so, I felt better but still very drowsy. I told them I feel it would be better for me to get back to the apartment and rest. They brought me to change, while preparing transport to send me back.

Below are some pictures I took :

2-3 hrs after surgery

What I did ?

✔️ Revision Rhinoplasty
✔️ Tip-Plasty
✔️ Lateral Canthoplasty
✔️ Dimples on both sides

Photo 29-10-14 5 47 28 pm Photo 29-10-14 5 47 36 pm Photo 29-10-14 5 47 57 pmThis is where they took my cartilage, for my nose tip. It cartilage is actually taken from the back of my right ear, so even if there is scar it will be hidden.

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How I feel ?

I don’t feel any pain, other then the discomfort of my eyes feel tired very easier. The blood from the nose, keep on dripping which I have to make I lye on bed and keep my head upright. That’s the reason why I always advise everyone to bring a neck support pillow, if you are having a nose job done. As sleeping position is very important during recovery, it may affect the result.

5-6 hrs after surgery

Photo 29-10-14 6 22 27 pm Photo 29-10-14 7 22 37 pm Photo 29-10-14 9 44 17 pmThe blood shot in my eyes, start to get worse.

Photo 29-10-14 6 22 36 pmThis is what I really hate, cox sometime blood shot may remain in your eyes for up to a month or so depending on individual. I ever had a reader who was panic over her blood shot in her eyes, which does not disappear after post-ops 2 months.

Things to take note when cleaning your wound before stitches removal on any part of your incision area:

You have to be extra careful when cleaning your wound area with stitches. Do not use tap water as it may cause infection, and cause complication with happen to a few of my readers. Normally, the hospital of clinic will gives you a few bottles of sterilised water for wound cleaning.

As for eyes, you will feel extremely dry which is normal. Just use the eyes drop which they call ‘artificial tears’, to keep your eyes moistures.

You can only wash your face and put on make up from the second day after stitch removal. For showering and washing your hair, same as well avoid all the area which have wounds.

Dimples

I did my dimples for both sides, they actually stitched the area where my dimples is positioned inside my mouth. You can see from the pictures below, where the dimples is stitched.

Photo 29-10-14 9 59 16 pm Photo 29-10-14 9 59 02 pm Photo 29-10-14 9 54 17 pmI was advised not to brush my teeth, as there are stitches inside my mouth. So I was given Listerine to gargle, till the stitches is dissolved by itself.

Even though I do have some problem chewing my food, basically because mentally I’m worry that the stitch area will get infected by the food I took. So almost every after meal I take, I will gargle immediately. As for pain, yes alittle and it’s very mild.

Photo 29-10-14 5 31 48 pmThis is the first meal I took after surgery, basically I just swallow them. I could not really chew it, my whole face and mouth feels very tight.

Post-Ops Day 4

Let’s fast forward to post-ops Day 4, most swelling start to subside. And I have started using warm packed to reduce the bruises on Day 4.

Not a lot people understand when to use ice packed, and when to use cold packed.

Normally, for the first 3 days ice packed is needed as most swelling occur after 48 hours after surgery. And ice packed help to reduced the swelling.

From 4th day onwards, you are advised to use warm packed. Just use your ice packed and dipped into the hot water, and treat your face with it.  It will helps a lot in reducing the bruises.

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Currently, I’m already post-ops 2months plus. Do continue to follow for updates on stitch removal, follow-up with ID Hospital, post-ops cares and also my final results.

Bye for now ^^

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For more info on ID Hospital Korea, pls see below :

Email: [email protected]
KaKao ID: idhospitalkorea
Skype ID: idhospitalkorea
Contact no: +82-2-3496-9783 / 9785 / 9787

Instagram: http://instagram.com/idhospitalkorea
Blog: http://idhospital.blogspot.kr/
Webpage: http://eng.idhospital.com/

My Beautiful Journey with ID Hospital (Korea) – Part 1

Hey! I guess everyone is waiting for this long waited post. I know I super slow, cox I am super busy! Busy dating, busy with my day work, busy in managing post-ops downtime, busy preparing my son for Primary 1, busy travelling (this sounds so sarcastic I know… oopx… hehe).

Earlier this year during April, I had travelled to Seoul for my Revision Eyelid, Ptosis, and Fat Graft Surgery with JW Beauty Korea. The result was good, my fat graft survive well even till now except my forehead area. I guess everyone who have been following me all the while are curious, why this time ID Hospital? Whereas, I have updated that I will go back to JW Beauty Korea for my Nose Revision, and Dimples surgeries.

I’ve never like to be obligated to blogged by timeline given, and I do not allow any clinic to review my post before I post it. No matter my procedures are sponsored, or discount given I always highlight clearly, I only give genuine and fair reviews. If the result is bad, is either I don’t blog it or if I’m obligated to blog I will just blog as what it is.

Service of clinic is always one of the most important part, which deem whether I should go back to you anot. That’s all I would comment, to be fair to the doctors. :)

Back to my recent trip during November to ID Hospital Korea!

This was really a very last minute decision, like maybe a week before I fly I book an appointment with ID Hospital. This time round I’m there for my Revision nose surgery and dimples creation.

Why I revise my nose?

Everyone, even myself thinks my nose was nicely done 3 years ago in Hatyai (Thailand). My nose was previously done with a L-implant, and as years passed. I realised my silicon starts to slip lower, and my nose tip are getting very thin that I could feel my implant. This really freak me our, as I have heard of horror story that implant actually extrude out from the nose tip.

Why dimples?

Hahaha… I always thinks girls looks cute with dimples, so I want dimples too! hehe…

A week before I fly, I contacted ID Hospital due to some cropped up with my previous clinic. I’ve known ID Hospital Korea through the show “LET ME IN”, a transformation show which I’ve been always following till now.

In Season 2, I really love this gal Huh ,Ye-Eun.Photo 1-11-14 6 45 27 amSo unbelievable right?!?!

Here I fly to Seoul again! YESH AGAINNN!!! haha ^^

Photo 28-10-14 9 50 19 pmOnce I touched down in Seoul, I was welcomed by friendly ID Hospital’s driver who will be sending me directly to the hospital for consultation and surgery. It was rather rush, as my surgeon Dr Hwang was so fully booked for the rest of the week.

Along the way to the hospital, the driver was making his effort trying to speak English to me to makes me feel comfortable.

Finally after 45 mins ride due to crazy traffic jam, I’ve reached ID Hospital.

Photo 29-10-14 8 39 58 amPhoto 29-10-14 8 41 02 am Photo 29-10-14 8 40 53 amI was greeted and welcomed by my translator Jane. Isn’t she so sweet looking and so pretty! I couldn’t get my eyes off her… hehehe

Photo 29-10-14 11 42 40 pmInitially, I was rather worried about communication with the doctors and consultant there. When I first saw Jane, I was so surprised that she speaks very good English. I mean really good English, that I do not have any worry there will be any miscommunication with the doctor.

I was brought to the waiting area, to filled up my particular while waiting for them to prepare for my consultation with Dr Hwang.

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Wahhhh!!! did I also mention, they have their very own café. They serve almost all drinks that you can find in Starbuck!!! & IT’S FREEEEE!!!

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Dr Hwang, one of the doctor who appeared in “LET ME IN” Season 2. He is specialised in nose surgeries, which the manager in the hospital highly recommended him to me. Before I came to Seoul, we have been communicating through KaKao. I told her my expectation, as my previous nose surgery was good. This time round having a revision, definitely I have more expectation on it.

Even though, I had already fixed my appointment with Dr Hwang but for me I’m still quite reserve as we have never communicate before.

After then, I was brought to another level for X-ray and photo taking before consultation.

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The consultant, started listening to me on what I’m expecting. It’s basically just a rough consultation before meeting the doctor.

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After the short consultation with the consultant, I waited for a short while for Dr Hwang to examine me and explained to me his surgical plan on me.

He greeted me, followed by the consultant explaining to him why I’m here for.

I told him my issues :-

  • Short nose
  • Unbalanced Alar
  • Bridge – hoping for a more defined and higher bridge

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Dr Hwang look through my X-ray, and told me my implant inside my nose is slipping down. Seeee… my 6th sense told me that, and now I have X-ray to prove it. If I’m not going to do anything to it definitely one day, it’s going to protrude out my nose tip.

I asked Dr Hwang if it is possible to makes my nose more defined, longer and higher. He explained tip-plasty with cartilage would make my nose look visually longer, and definitely more defined. As for the bridge, I already had a high bridge from my previous nose job. So I definitely cannot accept anything that is lower than my previous nose bridge. He told me my nose tissue is already quite thin, but definitely going another 1-2mm higher it is still acceptable. To me I was like “Hur… 1-2mm only? Got different meh?”

He also suggested in more natural curve bridge, for more natural and feminine look.

After we agreed on the surgical plan for nose, here comes the dimples part! I’m so excited about it!

Dr Hwang actually asked me where would I like my dimples to be at? and… Do I want my dimple to be just on one side of the face?

I straight away tell him, could you pls decide on the area where my dimples will be at. Cox I don’t want to point anywhere on my face, ended up looking like freak. I decided dimples on both sides, definitely dimple on one side will look more natural. But since my dimples are man made, make it balanced then. You asked me I would proudly say “Yes… my eyes are fake, my nose is fake, my dimples are fake too! I have low self-esteem!” What’s the big deal about it? *Roll eyes*

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During the consultation, Dr Hwang told me he felt my eyes look abit fierce. He suggested me to get lateral canthoplasty done, to achieve softer look. Which he reminded me that most people commented, my eyes look very scary that they do not dare to look at me while talking to me.

Throughout the consultation, I felt very comfortable with Dr Hwang even though Dr Hwang doesn’t speak good English. I was so glad that they have translator with me throughout the whole consultation. He was very patient with all my doubts, explaining to me to make sure I’m comfortable.

After agreed on the surgical plan Dr Hwang suggested, he started to mark on my nose and the area where my dimples will be at.

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And now I’m all ready ^^

0 11 12Want to continue reading on my after surgery, post-ops care and recovery… Do follow me for update on Part 2! :)

Bye for now ^^

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For more info on ID Hospital Korea, pls see below :

Email: [email protected]
KaKao ID: idhospitalkorea
Skype ID: idhospitalkorea
Contact no: +82-2-3496-9783 / 9785 / 9787

Instagram: http://instagram.com/idhospitalkorea
Blog: http://idhospital.blogspot.kr/
Webpage: http://eng.idhospital.com/

CO2 Fractional Laser Treatment

My never-ending skin issues on my face has never stopped.  I’ve been sourcing for many solutions even till today.  It will be festive period (Christmas, CNY etc) soon, and I’ve decided that I want to look my best during this holiday season!

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I’ve been taking hormones pills (Diane 35), which are also known contraceptive pills, for more than a year. This is the only solution so far that control my acne issue, but of cos, not to deny, I gained a lot of weight from the pills. Which puts me in a dilemma – should I stop or not? I’ve tried visiting lots of well-known dermatologists and skin doctors. I paid so much for products but nothing improved.

I even tried out some intensive facial treatments which are said to be suitable for sensitive skin. But my face always ended up having lots of small bumps and irritations after the treatments. Since then, I had never placed too much trust on facial treatments. You can never imagine how sensitive my skin reacted to the products, it’s almost immediate.
3 years ago, I’ve tried out CO2 Fractional laser treatment from a skin centre. It actually improved my skin a lot, and lasted almost a year for me.

Recently, my skin started giving me problems again. One of my friends reminded me of CO2 fractional laser. She was like telling me “Hey, I thought you did laser once before and you were happy with the result.” I totally forgot about this. Based on my experience, my previous CO2 laser 3 years ago was really the best solution so far. The results were not immediate, and the downtime was more than a week. Nevertheless, my skin condition improved significantly and got better over the months.

When it comes to skin, I’m always very careful in choosing the doctor. I recalled that my friends from Beauti5me.com had earlier introduced one of their partner doctors to sharpen/slim down my face using Botox. Results were fantastic and I loved it so much. I approached my friends again to introduce me a reputable clinic for this laser treatment from their network of clinics.

Upon their advice, I booked an appointment with a clinic located in Takashimaya (Singapore’s prime shopping district). So here I am….. ^^

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During the consultation, my Doctor asked me about the concerns I have regarding my skin. After assessing my condition, he advised me that CO2 fractional laser may be the most effective way for me, as I was concerned about my dull skin tone, pigmentation and dry skin.

He was very patient in explaining to me how it works, and how the laser can help me. Of cos, this is not a one-time treatment. I will need about 2-3 sessions, with 3 months’ gaps in between to achieve the best result. Also, my Doctor explained that he will not go too aggressive on the laser intensity as my skin is very sensitive. This means that the results will be more subtle compared to treatments of high intensity (suitable for skin condition that are less sensitive), but it is safer and the downtime is shorter.

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What is CO2 fractional laser?

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Immediately after the consultation, I was directed by the nurse to a treatment room to clean my face thoroughly while my Doctor prepares for the treatment.

DSC_9943 DSC_9944 After removing all the makeup on my face, she gently applied numbing cream on my entire face to minimise any discomfort from the laser treatment later.  I rested for 20 minutes for the numbing effect to set in.

34Thereafter, an optional post-laser facial mask was applied to cool down my face and help with the redness.  If you do not opt for the post-laser mask, an antibiotic cream is applied on the face instead before going home.

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The downtime was about one week. There were 3-4 days of redness and another 2-3 days of brown spots. My doctor advised me to avoid using products during the recovery (use only water to wash my face). I was also told to avoid direct and prolonged sun exposure for 2 weeks as this might cause hyperpigmentation.

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I’ve been waiting patiently for my face to recover. Here’s the results after 2 weeks!  Lesser scars, more even skin tone, and a brighter face.  I believe the pictures say it all. ^^

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If you wish to improve your skin condition and look your best during this festive season, this is perhaps one of the most effective treatments that you could consider.  If you are keen on this great deal, please contact [email protected] to find out their member’s price for my friends and readers!

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