Hey hey hey!
For those who didn’t already know, I wrapped up 2016 with one of the best decisions I have ever made and went through with my double eyelid procedure! I KNOW RIGHT. I have been going on and on about getting them done since 2014, or since I started wearing make up, or since I started pageantry, or since I just became more vain and self conscious of my appearances. Hurhurhur.
Many have told me:
“You look fine with single eyelids!”
“You can always use tape and lashes”
“God made you the way you are, embrace it!”
“It’s gonna hurt and take forever to recover!”
I guess there are a few reasons why I have decided to get into B’s car and drive pass the causeway, deal with the jam, and finally get it done. Managed to dig up some old and not so gold photos so just bear with it. These photos date back to as far as 2010.
1. I look tired as hell all the time. E.g.:
Circa 2010 where alcohol mattered more than my appearances. But yeah you get what I mean? Sleepy eyes, tired eyes, honestly I was just drinking juice in that photo but I already look drunk.
I can’t seem to find any other picture of me without eyeliner so this would have to do.
And then 2016 happened, I had to take a photo of my mono lids for memory sake a day before my procedure. Even this had me wearing a bit of eyeliner. Cos you know, insecurities were seeping through. (Just realised how white I look, geisha feels much?)
2. I’m so, so, SOOOO DONE with eyelid tapes and false lashes. Getting them off is a hassle, my eyelids still feels gummy after I wash the tapes and glue off. I wear big lashes not only cos they are pretty but mainly because the stem helps me get the double eyelid effect. I don’t know how but it just works that way for me. Using ‘natural’ falsies doesn’t work. So it’s really go big or go home (and don’t bother going out). I’m sooooo done with thick eyeliner too. I just grew extremely sick and tired of going through the daily hassle! Let’s look back at some photos.
SIAO EH EYELINER FREE IS IT?!
3. It is NOT surgery. That’s probably the biggest factor in persuading myself to get it done.
Everyone was like :
“YOU DO SUGERY AH?”
“YOU GO CUT YOUR EYELIDS IS IT?”
“HOW COME SO FAST RECOVER?”
Bruh, can don’t so kancheong anot.
Double Suture and Twist (DST) is a NON-INCISIONAL procedure. That means no knives, no heavy bleeding, no crazy bruising, and relatively low downtime! If you look at the images below, it’s just three tiny puncture on your lids and threads, threads, and more threads!
From Me Aesthetic Clinic’s website
“The surgeon first makes 3 small punctures on the upper eyelid of each eye. Then, using a specific twisting technique, two sutures are passed through those punctures and twisted around each other four to five times. After minimal suturing, the double sutures are tied together to create a fold on the upper eyelid. The result of this procedure is that when the patient opens his or her eyes, the underbelly of the skin is pulled inwards, resulting in a natural looking crease.
Although a quick and often less painful method to obtaining double eyelids, non-incisional procedures are said to be less effective when compared to incisional ones, owing to its high suture breakage rate and results that can fade over time. However, studies have shown DST to be both a safe and durable procedure, with results lasting about five years or more. Besides that, the results are also reversible in case patients change their minds.
Furthermore, downtime for the patient is also shorter than incisional double eyelid surgeries which usually require a longer period swelling. Because of its twist technique, it takes on average seven days for recovery with DST for most patients.”
My Experience at Me Aesthetic Clinic
Me Aesthetic Clinic has two outlets, one in Kuala Lumpur and another in Johor Bahru which they just opened! Manager Jenni was super sweet and patient with me. We actually started conversing since September but due to work commitments I could only agree to an appointment on the 16th of December. That’s 3 months of waiting for me to sort my schedule out! But her patience and commitment to me ensured me that this clinic is to be trusted because they don’t give up on a client that easily.
Ok so B drove us into JB and by google map’s estimation it’s around 30 mins from Tuas Checkpoint/ WOodlands checkpoint so teachnically it’s not extremely far. BUT beware of the jam omg. I don’t even know where to start! The jam into the checkpoint on Singapore side was crayyyyyyyy. I nearly died in the car cos i was so restless. We left home at 10am and we reached the MeClinic JB at…2pm??? I.K.R so please do plan your way in wayyyyyy before your appointment. It’s really no joke.
Finally at MeClinic JB branch.
Located in the heart of modern shophouses filled with eateries and salons, I actually felt quite safe considering I have a fear of JB, something I never understood myself. The clinic was spacious and brightly lit, and the staff were extremely courteous and helpful. Despite being 4 hours late for my appointment, Doctor David still agreed to see me for my procedure! Jenni and Dr David both briefed me about the procedure and what to do and what not to do post procedure.
During the procedure
Here’s the scary bit. The DST procedure itself doesn’t hurt because there is local anesthesia that will be injected onto your eyelids and under your eyelids. BUT the anesthesia jab hurts like #@%@$%##. I won’t deny that it hurt so badly because my tolerance for pain isn’t high to begin with so I was pretty much crying during the injections cos I was given a total of 16 jabs, 8 on each eye, 3 on the lids, and 3 under the lids.By the time they are done with my right eye and moving on to the left, I think I was very scared of the injections so I actually flinched when my left eye took the jabs WHICH I REGRET NOW COS I HAVE A BRUISE FOR FLINCHING.
I mean, you just got to tahan the injection lor. Dr David and the two assistants were assuring me the whole time, and the two assistants both took my hands and rubbed them cos i think I started freezing up. I was so shocked la please.
Post DST procedure
The clinic assistants escorted me to the resting room where they let me rest with an ice pack for a while. Afterwards they gave me my medications and briefed me again about the do’s and don’t. Jenni gave me a hug for being brave LOLOLOL. I think she was just as shocked as I was from my crying..
Right after I woke up the next day as shown as above. Couldn’t wear my contacts yet! Subsequently, in the next few days I slowly wore light eye make up and then contacts. By Day 4 I was back to work and by Day 10 I could go for eyelash extensions!
Below: This beauty shot was taken around a week after the DST procedure. I think it’s quite apparent that my left eye had a huge range crease and it was still bruised.
Below: 2 months post DST with no eye make up.
As you can see, 2 months later all swelling has subsided! Also, the left eye’surgery higher crease went down significantly after Dr. David flipped my eyelids when I went back for review. He explained that during the healing process, the sutures would heal in place with the muscles. By flipping my eyelids, it would be stretching the sutures and letting them bounce back into place so that it would look look as high as when it was recovering.
Am I happy now?
Like super-dee-duper? I’m elated and relieved. No more extra time wasted on dolling up, no more money wasted on eyelid tapes, no more fussing if my falsies are in place, and no more boyfriend making fun that I don’t look like me without make up either!
Here’s the good news for you! If you mention my ig name ‘ nadineodelia ‘ or show the clinic receptionist any of my posts regarding DST and MeClinic, you get a free consultation worth 50rm.
Cost of DST procedure: 4800RM or 1600SGD
Point of contact:📞 JB~607-554 0518/📨WhatsApp +6018-231 8122
Address: MeClinic JB. Jalan Sutera Tanjung 8/3, Taman Sutera Utama, 81300 Skudai, Johor Malaysia
I regret nothing and I’m sure you won’t either ♡