I’ve neglected my blog for quite awhile, my last update was like in 8th July! One of the tattoo artist was like browsing my blog when I was there today, he was like “wah lao you… 8th July, blogger never work bo update!” LOL x100!
Halo not never update ok, all thanks to MOH new rules and regulations! I need to re-edit, and re-phrase all the aesthetic clinic review posts from Singapore. Not only that I need to crop off doctor’s face, clinic’s name in all pictures. Seriously! WTF! So do not be surprise, when you start seeing blogger not mentioning doctors and clinic name in blog post. So same goes for sponsorship, MOH announced sponsorship on all aesthetic procedures for bloggers are not encouraged anymore.
Okie, enough of all the ranting. If not, I might get sue for talking too much rubbish. Haha… Better be a humble blogger, and shut my mouth
Back to topic! If you have read my previous post on Bangkok Trip with my readers, we also visited Yanhee Hospital for their slimming pills. If you haven’t read, click HERE ! Now JJ is already post-ops one month, let’s looks at her result!
JJ is a lady whom I know 2 years back in Singapore Expat forum, and we happen to click off very well. I guess she is one of the only few who are really nice and genuine. I hated forum for some reasons, and I had never visit any forum since then. Seriously, I’m wondering does badmouthing bring you anywhere further. I couldn’t even be bothered, to see what you wrote to lead forummers there to condemn me. No wonder I was wondering, why my blog static everyday have visitors from forum. Maybe, I should thanks you for free publicity for me.
Last year October, JJ went for her Zygoma Reduction (Cheekbone Reduction) with Dr Charan Mahatumarat in Bangkok. The result was consider satisfactory. Click HERE to read !
For Rhinoplasty, there are 2 types of method one would be open-incision (using cartilage and I-implant) and the other would be closed-incision (just inserting silicon using I or L-implant). I’m not surgeon, so this is the very basic thing I know. If you want to know the detail on the process, pls google or consult a doctor.
You must be wondering , why a revision? JJ had done her rhinoplasty and alarplasty about 3-4 years ago using silicon L-implant by closed-incision. As time passes, she start to realize her nose bridge had slanted. Sometime, she even felt her skin become very thin. Extrusion of silicon might happen. Sames goes to me, that why I’m going to Seoul this Oct to revise it.
This time round, she decided to get her nose done using cartilage once and for all. As we all know, using cartilage it feels like own nose. Unlike silicon implant, we need to revise it every 10 years. Initially, she was very dilemma over whether should she go to Dr Chi in Phuket or Dr Charan in Bangkok. She had met and also done surgery with both doctors before, and so far they are the only 2 who she is comfortable with.
After much consideration, even though JJ felt Dr Chi would be able to give her the drastic result she want and Dr Charan might be more conservative on this part. She still choose Dr Charan over Dr Chi, because Dr Chi does open-incision under GA (general anesthetic) and Dr Charan does open-incision under LA (local anesthetic). JJ could not take the after effect for GA (general anesthetic), she experienced very bad vomiting from her previous surgery. I was so surprised over it, cox I had seldom hears doctor using LA (local anesthetic) for open-incision.
Below are JJ pre-ops pictures, if you were to look carefully you can see the bridge is slanting to the right from here.
To read more on Dr Charan’s clinic, click HERE to my previous post on him.
The surgery started at 2pm, and ended at almost 9pm. I don’t know why so long honestly, I was in the clinic at 7pm to pick JJ up. But ended up I waited till 9pm.
Immediate after operation
Below are some pictures immediate after operation. Sorry for the poor quality of pictures, I’m gonna get a decent camera soon!
The picture below shows the area from the ear, where Dr Charan took her cartilage from. We were so curious why is the cartilage taken from the front of the ear instead of behind. As we know it does leave scar, that is why doctors normally use cartilage from the back of our ear.
JJ was like telling me, the surgery was very long. She was all along awake and aware of what’s happening, but glad there’s no pain at all. But I guess this gonna freak most girls, if this is your first surgery.
After collecting the medications. we went back to hotel and rest.
After resting, JJ wanted to shampoo her hair but it’s impossible for her to do it herself. So we went nearby our hotel and found a salon, but the lady wanted to charged her 300baht to wash hair. It’s like SGD $12 for hair wash in a run-down salon, and we walk off. JJ turned to me and ask me if I could help her to wash her hair. LOL! I was like ok lohx.
Damn funny, we pull our hotel room chair all the way into our bathroom and she use shower caps to cover her ears. And we saved 300 baht! Haha…
Post-ops Day 5 (Stitches Removal)
I wanted to meet Dr Charan too, so I went with JJ to Dr Charan’s clinic for her stitches removal before we head back to Singapore. Below are pictures taken on post-ops Day 5. it’s still swelling, we could not really determine the result if it’s what JJ’s want. But one thing, her alar definitely smaller alot.
Finally, I get to meet Dr Charan. He seem to be in his mids 50s, and he looks really so fatherly and gentle. I was like consulting him on a few surgeries, he looked at me and kept telling me “no you don’t need, you are already beautiful”. LOL… I should be happy, but…. from the whole conversation with him, I understand why JJ tell me he is too conservative for me. So yea, he is definitely not the doctor that I will go to. If you want drastic change, I would advise you not to go to him.
But if you are looking for a safe doctor, he is definitely one of them you should go to
Post-Ops 1 month
Now, JJ is post-ops 1 month. For herself, she wanted a higher bridge and she felt she couldn’t see much different from her pre-ops.
To me, I felt her nose now is more defined, tip and the curve of her nose looks more nicer.
Her ear also fully healed, with no scarring.
So now, what you all think of the final result? I believe everyone have their own individual view. ^^
Recently, I came across a research site/blog about plastic surgery. The writer purpose was to understand and investigate the reasons behind, and how does it affect identity of a person who undergoing plastic surgery. Which I find really interesting, cox I had never thought of this questions before nor hearing much people discussing on identity issue.
When I was going through his/her research, I came across a write up on me. Same as well he got the similar questions below for me, which I felt I should really answer that to myself too.
“Most people when they decided on plastic surgery already have an idea what they want to look like afterwards or how they want to change their face/body. Emmeline Ang decided on a well known Asian model to be her inspiration.
I’ve always been curious as to why people looked towards celebrities for plastic surgery inspiration. After reading her post about wanting to look similar or have some aspects that look similar to the model’s features made me question whether if the identity aspect of herself will change too. Although she didn’t answer or talk about any change to her identity but as a reader of her blog and a researcher on this topic, I couldn’t help but question if she is trying to gain someone else’s identity.”
*** Above from : http://engl1102tobecontin.weebly.com/blogs–forums.html
I set AngelaBaby as my inspiration, as I felt her features are almost perfect personally. From there I would roughly know what type of features, I would like to achieve. But as times goes by, slowly I would realize we can never achieve the exact look of somebody else. Who we set as inspiration, is just a reference.
Most people I know would bring photo of celebrities to the plastic surgeon, and tell them they want their certain feature. But the fact is the nose looks pretty on the celebrity, does not mean it will look pretty on us.
There was once a reader of mine show her plastic surgeon a celebrity photo, and told him she want to look exactly like her having the same nose and eyes. Guess what the plastic surgeon replied?
He said :
“In a world. there can be only a few celebrities. I have no magic making everyone a celebrity.”
Somehow you may think, hmmm this plastic surgeon should be not an experience surgeon so he say this. Honestly, this surgeon is a professor in plastic surgery.
We always have the wrong concept, due to most makeover reality TV show. They helps girls who are really deformed in their features, and they went through several major surgeries to achieve what you see after. They show us the before, immediate after surgery, 1 month and after 8 months. Did you really know in between this 8 months, how much they actually went through.
Downtime is the most horrible time for almost all plastic surgeries. Most people have the concept now I step into the clinic, and out I will look like an angel. Yes you may look very much prettier the before, but all these takes time. We can only determine the final result after 6 months for surgeries like, nose job, eye surgery, etc. For major surgeries like facial bone reconstructing, it will takes up to a year or more.
We really have to deal with the downtime, before start complaining our plastic surgeon didn’t do a good job. Which is something that I really cannot stand seeing people doing, cox this shows you are totally not mentally prepared. Even yes our plastic surgeon might failed the surgery, so deal with it. After all, it is our choice.
Basically, most people set too high expectation before they started.
Back to the writer’s question : “Am I trying to gain someone’s else identity?”
Of cox, I wish to look like AngelaBaby if I blindly doing plastic surgeries for the sake or following the trend. I know what I’m doing and what I am expecting, I would say I’m smarter here. If ever a day, I have such a major change that no one could recognized me, I’m very sure I am still me. So I don’t feel I’m gaining someone’s else identity, nor I want to.
Most people also commented that most of my after surgeries photo are with thick make up. Below is my most recent photo without any filter, make up, nor photoshop. In real life, I look exactly what you see in all my photo. I don’t photoshop much, max would be filter for most photo.
Finally some advise to readers, who want to have plastic surgery done.
Do not set high expectation, and prepared yours might be a failed job. Revise when needed.
Be clear of the downtime, Be patient.
Be responsible for your choice, blaming plastic surgeons or clinics is the most irresponsible thing a person could do.
Reading of experiences from bloggers by me or others, it’s just a reference. Do not throw responsibility to anyone of us.
All plastic surgeons are not magicians, who can do wonders.
Guess what’s for today’s post?!?!?! Reviews for clinics, hospitals, surgeons, plastic surgeries?!?!?!?
NAHZZZZ! ALL WRONG!
Something which I guess most of my readers might not be interested, but yet I want to document it down here as it’s one of the special day in my life. I’m getting myself INKED PERMANENTLY!
Many of my personal friends and closed kins, actually questioned me alot when I decided. But I guess nothing stop me, once I decided.
It have been many many years, that I wanted to get myself a tattoo since secondary school I guess. This is something permanent, which have made me hesitating for the longest time ever. During my school day, I was so attracted to the trend of tribal tattoo. Thanks GOODNESS due to I’m too scared of pain, I didn’t make this stupid move. If not I definitely regret for the rest of my life.
In the mids of my life, I even thought of tattoo-ing “bf” name on my body! This is real crazy, when I start thinking back now! If I did that, I guess I would need to laser my tattoo off for at least 5 or 6 times. Haaa… that’s give the figure of numbers of “bf” I had previously.
I have a personal friend, recently she did some touched up to her tattoo and I find it real pretty. I was like hmmm I think I should really get a tattoo I want done. So she intro me to Agus from KingKong Tattoo at Burlington Square. I communicated with him, and told him to design something with butterfly, “Lemonade”, and infinity symbol. And he came out with something which I fall in love at the first sight, it’s really pretty to me.
Why this time I’m so determined? And what does my tattoo meant?
***Tattoo designed by Agus Tan of KingKong Tattoo
1) Butterfly – Honestly I super hate insects, especially insects that fly! But I always think butterflies are very very beautiful insect. I loves seeing colorful butterflies flying around freely, they seem so happy flying without worries and carefree. I felt they are the happiest insect of all.
2) Lemonade – “Miss Lemonade”, my url. WHAHAHA! hmmm… I would say “Lemonade” meant alot to me in my life. This name was not given by me myself only, it was together with someone whom plays a big part in my life. “Miss Lemonade” makes lots of impossible to possible. From an ugly duckling, to a beautiful me now. “She” which is me is an inspiration to myself, the numbers of surgeries she went through, just hoping that she could live better. “Miss Lemonade”(Me) and the real “Emmie”(Me), there’s different. “Miss Lemonade”(Me) is a well confident lady in blog and whenever she step out. “Emmie”(Me) is still struggling hard to reach out to to “Miss Lemonade”(Me).
3) Infinity Symbol – It’s a symbol with it’s own unique meaning, to it’s individual.
Ahhha… I guess I have explained enough, once and for all WHY!?!?! so don’t questioned me, if I will regret and stuff le ok.
Back to my first ever tattoo experience. Seriously, I was all FREAKED before I went! I always hear how painful it was to get a tattoo, especially at the side lower tummy area. But I told myself, no matter what I must get it done.
KingKong Tattoo Studio @ Burlington Square
Agus start to draw and paste the tattoo design onto my skin. While waiting, we were all chatting about plastic surgeries, blogs and gossips. It’s my first time, I quite nervous but glad tat Agus and Jade(another tattoo artist) kept chit chatting with me to make me feel comfortable.
The tracing is so pretty right, can’t wait to start!
Finally, started! I was so damn nervous and freaked out, when the needle touches my skin. Agus tell me to relax, and I know I have to if not my butterfly sure “FLY AWAY”. LOLX… So after a few minutes, I felt totally ok, honestly I can’t describe it as painful. Cox to me I don’t feel those sharp pain, and it was rather bearable too.
Okie I know my face look damn bloodly cramp! LOLX!
Tattoo outline done
Agus focusing, and do I look like I’m crying. I didn’t ok, I feel I’m damn brave!
After near to 2 hours, WOOOHOOOO!!!! I’m done!!! Finally, I got myself a tattoo. CHIO NOT!?!?!
I totally can’t takes my eyes off my tattoo, it’s too pretty. I can’t believe I just did it! Tattoo can be real addictive, I’m already thinking of my next tattoo. Too excited!
This is not a sponsored post! I genuinely felt Agus’s tattoo service is good, and his work’s are good too. Below are KingKong Tattoo address and Facebook Page, you may want to take a look if you are interested.
Finally, I’m back with update! These 2 weeks have been a very busy weeks, but yet very fulfilling one for me.
This the is first trip with my readers to Bangkok, when we say trip it’s does not just include only shopping and eat. Of cox not forgetting, returning back to Singapore more “BEAUTIFUL” ! Heezzz…
I have 2 readers who is travelling together, both of them going for their revision nose job but different doctors (which I blog in a separate post.). One of them who is JJ who had appear in my blog, as guest blogger for her Zygoma reduction experience. If you haven’t read, CLICK HERE! And the other reader, is a very sweet lady from KL who I named her YY. As me for I’m there to purely relax, and learn more things with them.
Most people would ask what interest me most. I always loves visiting clinics or doctors from various countries, finding out very interesting things of how doctors in different countries works.
There’s also a planned trip to Vietnam next year for visiting, which I’m very looking forward to. Hopefully to Taiwan too with my readers end of this year, if I’m able to squeeze in time for it. Basically, I’m fully packed for the second half of the year.
Bangkok here we come !
I will not blog alot in details on the shopping on eating part, cox I’m always not good in that unless I feel that it’s interesting. Haha let’s focus more on clinics, doctors, and surgeries!
Me & JJ
We reached Bangkok at about 12.30pm (BKK time), and we immediately headed to the hotel. YY is flying from KL, so we need to make sure we get to the hotel first so she could get us.
We booked Sukhumvit Avenue Hotel near Nana BTS station, it’s just a few minutes walk which is very convenient. It cost only SGD$40+ per night, no doubt this is a budget hotel but the room was really comfy and clean. Staffs are very friendly and helpful.
After a short rest, YY is here! This is the first time both of us are meeting her, but we all hit off very well. After putting her luggage, we head out for shopping before their surgeries on the next day.
On the night, we went to street food near Central World for dinner.
Our Sumptuous Meal
Me & JJ
Me & YY
After the dinner, 3 of us went for massage beside our hotel.
The next day, which is Day 2 of our trip YY was out very early to her clinic to prepare for her surgery. While me and JJ rush down to Pratunam for the famous WANTON MEE, before her surgery at 2pm!
For JJ surgery part, this will be on another post on her post-ops 1 month. Currently, she’s post-ops 2 weeks for her revision nose job.
Visit to YanHee Hospital – Slimming Pills
Everyone should have heard alot on the miracle slimming pills from Yanhee Hospital, which I took and ended up in hospital. If you haven’t read, CLICK HERE! Sounds scary right, but no doubt this is the only slimming pills so far which I find the most effective. You must be thinking “Hey, you not scared die ar?”. To be honest, I ended up in hospital cox I did not have any regular intake at all for at least 9 days. So the pills, or me is to blame?!?! Everyone can have different view towards this, so up to you to decide.
The weight Control Center, is located at another building beside the main hospital.
They have a counter, specific for patients from overseas who can’t speak Thai. There are some staffs, who can speak chinese too.
For overseas patients, passport is a must for registration.
After registration, I was being issued a card which will be easier for them to retrive my record on my next visit.
Me and JJ was directly to the second level, for some check up and test.
Waiting area to consult the doctors
The consultation, doctors will goes through the result of your test and your BMI. They will advise you what are the possible side effects and important things to take note.
After consultation, we are asked to wait at the payment and pharmacy area to collect our pills.
Taadaaa!!! My miracle pills! I believe most people will think this is real crazy, and I’m taking my life in risk as I’m consider slim. What I can say is, everyone have different expectation for themselves. For myself, my ideal weight is 43kg and this is what I want to maintain. I know clearly the risk, and I’m willing to take it. ^^