I was born with a squarish jaw, thus making my face appear big and masculine. And for the longest time, I had been toying with the idea of getting fillers for a higher nose bridge and a sharper chin. I wondered how would I look like with sharper features and a V-shaped face that every Korean babe seems to possess. So I decided to get a beauty makeover at Halley Medical Aesthetics. With the Lunar new year just around the corner, it couldn’t be a better time for a transformation to usher in the new year.
This photo was taken on the first day of the Lunar Chinese New Year, which is about a week after I had my botox and fillers done.
I had placed it with an old photo for comparison’s sake and even sent it to my girlfriend to show her difference. However, I didn’t tell her which was the BEFORE & AFTER photo. But she said she preferred the one on the right and so did I. I’m loving my new look now which is much more feminine and well-defined.
So here’s what went down during my visit to Halley Medical Aesthetics. I had a consultation with Dr Terence Tan on my concerns. He mentioned that my face would look better with some 3D projection. Fillers on my nose bridge and chin would help give a more projected look. He also explained that the reason why I look so tired all the time is due to my sunken eyes, add on the eye bags and voila! You get this zombie-lookalike mummy here. Hence, Dr Tan recommended some fillers at the tear trough to fill it up. If you are not sure where the tear trough is, check out the picture before. The tear trough is the area somewhere below the tear duct.
Dr Tan also suggested to pump up the cheeks. As I had botox done at my jawline around 5 to 6 months ago but the jaw muscles were back. Dr Tan also had plans to plump up the cheeks but I’ll leave that for later!
Sounds like a lot of work was needed? Well, actually not, since botox and fillers are given via injections so it would be a few jabs here and there. I need not worry about any downtime and best of all, the results would be instant. And so I was all set to achieve my new look. Here I am with numbing cream before I begin with the procedures.
For the nose filler, a commonly used method by most doctors is to inject the filler into a few spots along the nose bridge and massaging it afterwards to smoothen it out. However, doctors have to ensure that the fillers are evenly distributed.
There’s another method which Dr Tan used on my nose that involves the “magic needle” which is actually a micro-cannula that is inserted at the tip of my nose so that the filler can be applied evenly with practically no pain or bruising. Another advantage offered by this method is that the micro-cannula is blunt and hence, it slides under the skin easily with minimal pain. This pushes our blood vessels aside whereas the method of multiple injections cuts through the blood vessels. With this “magic needle” method, there is minimal bleeding and pain involved. This same method was also used for my tear trough as well.
For both my nose and chin, the Juvederm Voluma filler was used. It gives a subtle lift and is known to last up to 2 years.
As for my tear trough areas, the Juvederm Volbella filler was used. It is a softer and smoother gel, producing a more natural result with reduced swelling.
I just had my right tear trough done in the photo below, you can see the difference between it and the left side which has not been injected yet.
Once I was done, the only evidence that were visible were the minuscule needle marks.
This is my new look which was taken on the night after I had the botox and fillers done. The other photo is for comparison.
You can see that the area below my eyes have been filled up, my nose and chin are looking more defined with more projection.
Initially, I was quite worried that I would appear too fake and plastic but I’m loving how natural and subtle the changes are. I still look the same but only better. You can tell that my nose and chin are more well-defined now. Jaw slimming botox could only do that much for my squarish face but with a sharper chin, my face looks much more slimmer and feminine. And thanks to the pumped area at the tear trough, I’m looking less tired too.
I’m still in the midst of my treatment to plump up my cheeks, which I will blog about it in another post. Do look out for it!
For those interested in achieving a more defined and 3D projected face, you may make an appointment with Dr Terence Tan for a consultation. You know that you are in good hands.
If you have any questions on the procedures I’ve done, just leave a comment or email me I’ll try my best to answer them.
Consultation charges on weekdays before 4pm are just S$10, after 4pm it would be S$25 and S$50 on weekdays. If you decide to take up any treatments at Halley Medical Aesthetics, the consultation charge would be waived. How awesome is that!
Also, you could check out the treatments offered as well as the prices at Halley Medical Aesthetics website: http://www.halley.com.sg/
Halley Medical Aesthetics is located at:
248 River Valley Road
10:00 am – 9:00 pm
Tel: +65 6737 8233