Grand Plastic Surgery Korea PART 1

HOLLA!

It’s been almost 4 weeks from my surgery in GRAND and I’m healing pretty well till now. I’ll be penning down my genuine thoughts on it and the procedures throughout. Hope I will be able to answer and give anyone of you a brief idea if you’re keen about it in this post.

I have been considering on going for plastic surgery years ago but I have ZERO COURAGE to go under the knife. I don’t wish to rely on fillers and botox for the rest of my life because it is a hassle for me to get them touch up every year or so. Another reason was that I have really thin double eyelid by nature and I use eyelid tapes since years ago to create that thick and parallel eyelid crease. And look at my eyes now, I have multiple and loose eyelids due to long term usage of eyelid tapes. YES, the eyelid tapes made my eyelids loose and hence the multiple crease which I think it’s really ugly and it made my eyes look droopy and sleepy ALWAYS. Not forgetting the humongous eyebag which I had always wanted to remove!!

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Another part of my face which I think I can improve on permanently was my nose. It looked bulbous from the front. Image and video hosting by TinyPic

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Now you see this, give me any reasons not to improve myself.

And when I made up my mind and released the news to those who are close to me that I will be going for plastic…. most of them was like ‘huh do you really need that?’ ‘are you sure?’ ‘don’t go for it!!’ Most of it was negative. But for me, I was firm on my decision, I want to be pretty even when I remove my make up lol. I got to know my surgery date 2 months before, and for the whole of that 2 months I had sleepless nights. I can’t sleep well, I toss and turn on the bed for hours before sleeping and I need to rely on melatonin. I guess I was too nervous and scared about the procedures. Or is it just me? I wanna go for the surgery badly yet I’m so scared lol. But thankfully enough, Roy was able to make himself free and accompany me to Korea for this trip!

So what have I prepared before plastic surgery procedures?
– Drink lots of pineapple juice a week prior to your surgery to aid in fast recovery. This was the one I had.
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- Research on the looks that you would like to achieve. Jessica Jung!!!! Image and video hosting by TinyPic Major love~~

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- No nail polish lest it gets into your wound and causes infection.

Things to bring for a plastic surgery trip:

1. Wet facial wipes. For me I chose Simple because it is alcohol-free and it is mild to skin. As I can’t wash my face for a week after the surgery, this is my only saviour.

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2. Dettol wet wipes. You need to keep your hands clean and germs-free before touching your face.
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3. Cotton swab/Q-tip. I used ALOT of this to clean the wounds and discharge from my eyes.

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Here at my first visit to Grand Plastic Surgery which was conveniently located just meters away from Sinsa-Station. The iconic gold and tall building was really………. GRAND. It doesn’t look like any other normal clinics hehe, I’m truly awed by not only the exterior, but interior too!

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While waiting for our consultation with Dr. Ryo……

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Browsing through their clients’ before and after pictures.

And goofing around with Jacq in their consultation room.

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Dr. Ryo was really busy…………… think we waited for like an hour or two!!

And then we had their in-house consultant before meeting Dr. Ryo, where she will briefly advise on the procedures needed. Some Doctors and nurses would speak to you in Korean but fret not, they have assistants who can speak in all kinds of language!!! Sue (the pretty lady who translated for me) was super nice, helpful and attentive. I was so sad it wasn’t her who attended to me on my surgery day :(

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Ok I do not have the photos with Dr. Ryo though :(

But here’s Dr. Ryo intended procedures for me.
1. Full Incision Method Double Eyelid Surgery
2. Ptosis Correction
3. Eye Bag Repositioning
4. Nose Bridge + Nose Tip Surgery
5. Fat grafting
* Forehead (Initial Area)
* Front Malar (Additional Area)
* Chin (Additional Area)
* Nasolabial Fold (Additional Area)

Next up was photoshoot at a particular studio in Gangnam.

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The girls who did my makeup and hair were nice and cute~!

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Alrighty that’s all for now! I will update on my surgery day soonish! For any queries, leave a comment below and I will reply asap!

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I’m going for my first PLASTIC SURGERY

Oh yes you heard me right, I’ll be going to Korea for my plastic surgery in few days’ days time! (you could probably hear my heart thumping from your side yeah? hahaha!)

Thankful for the great opportunity, thank you Grand Plastic Surgery Korea!
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A little about Grand Plastic Surgery…….

Grand is located in the heart of Sinsa, Gangnam.

Grand ensures to provide customized and qualified medical service to its patients and 30 medical specialists such as plastic surgeons, dentists, anesthesiologists, dermatologists and physicians collaborate together to enhance patient’s safety and customer satisfaction.

Grand can perform any type of plastic surgery such as eye, nose, facial contouring, body shaping and anti-aging surgeries.

Grand has a special patient safety system which is controlled by 4 anesthesiologists, Uninterruptible Power Supply, High-tech Monitoring System, Air Shower System and Sevoflurane Anesthesia.

Grand provides customized post-surgery treatment for its patients such as high frequency, ultrasonic, O2, Vitamin, Moisturizing, Infrared-rays, Massages, etc depending on a type of surgery.

Grand has been featured in media such as NHK, ELLE, Vogue and other media sources.

Grand Plastic Surgery has been considered as No.1 plastic surgery center in Asia and now aiming to be a global beauty leader!

ACHIEVEMENTS
*  Selected as No. 1 reputable plastic surgery clinic in Korea by the largest Portal site – NAVER.COM
* Designated Official Medical Institution for International Patient Referrals by the Ministry of Health & Welfare

Links:
Here’s a non-photoshopped collage and that will probably explain why do I need plastic surgery.

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1. BULBOUS NOSE
2. THIN EYELIDS
3. BAD DOUBLE EYEBAGS
4. LAUGH LINES
5. GLABELLAR LINES (forehead lines)

I am NOT PLEASED with my face. My friends are telling me that I do not need to undergo plastic surgery. But after seeing the picture above do you (really) still think so? Selfies have never been easier for me……………. sometimes I hate the feeling of taking 20 pictures and none of it are “Instagram-worthy” unlike those pretty babes who can just upload ANY pictures taken at ANY angle. That’s just unfair.

I can’t wait for my turn to be a beautiful swan so I could take selfies without having to edit pictures and I can’t wait to proudly throw my eyelid tapes away!!! Image and video hosting by TinyPic

I will be going for….
1. BLEPHEROPLASTY 
2. RHINOPLASTY
3. FAT GRAFTING

A few of my references:

1. A Chinese model (I don’t know her name though)Image and video hosting by TinyPic

2. Park Sora, popular StyleNanda model
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3. Angelababy, popular HongKong star Image and video hosting by TinyPic

I wonder why when it comes to plastic surgery, the top of the mind face for most girls would always be Angelababy. And I’ve seen people who underwent surgery to be like her. But her face is definitely angelic! I still have no idea which kind of nose and eyes would I prefer so I shall let my Doctor decides what’s best for my face!

I’ll be posting pictures and updates of my plastic surgery experience on Instagram!

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Keeping your hair shiny and healthy

My hair is extremely important to me cos I’m in the Hair industry hence it always have to be presentable at all times. I am very particular about the products I’m using and hence I will only trust my hair to salons that uses good and reputable products. And that is probably why I am still able to maintain healthy and shiny hair despite all the constant bleaching, and coloring.
A few quick tips for maintaining healthy hair:

-Getting the correct and knowledgeable stylist is IMPORTANT. 
A knowledgeable stylist will know HAIR SCIENCE and the correct way to manage with your hair. There is so much about our hair that not all of the hairstylists would know of. Make sure your hair stylist advise you on what will they be using on your hair. Choose a stylist that not only make your hair pretty, but healthy too!

-Try not to change too your hair stylist too often.
Stick to your stylist because they would know the progress of your hair and which product suits best for your hair.

-Good hair maintenance at home is ESSENTIAL.
Good shampoo and conditioner are often neglected, and I mean GOOD. Haircare that’s bought OTC (Off the counter) are usually of lower quality than those retailing in salons. That explains for their price difference as well. AVOID using shampoos with a lot of foam, this is because foams are caused by Sodium Laureth Sulfate (SLES) and Sodium Lauryl Sulfate (SLS) that is considered as harsh detergent that will strip off the essential oils in your hair causing your hair to be dry.

I’m excited to unveil my new hair in the trusty hands of Tonny from Modern Style Salon!

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BEAUTIFUL MERMAID COLORS.

I must say Tonny is really good in such color mixtures and hair designing. Can you see the smooth gradient in my hair? Ash – Green – Blue.

I’m in love with the green and blue that I am contemplating if I should ask Tonny to do it on my whole head instead. HAHA

Ohya why did I have the thought of dyeing such funky colors cos I was googling for ideas, so I just sent Tonny the picture I found thru Whatsapp few days before and ta-daahhh! He got it done beautifully for me, even prettier than the picture I found!!

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I stepped out of the salon and went to meet my clients, and I was so happy my new hair received tons of compliments!!

So if you visit Modern Style Salon………. do not forget to

Quote “MFPWENDY” for 20% discount off your total bill! 

Address: 5 Tampines Central 6, #01-10 Telepark, Singapore 529482 (Just a 3 mins walk away from Century Square)
Hours: 10:30am to 8:30pm (Mon – Fri); 10:30am to 7pm (Sat, Sun & Public Holiday)
Contact: 
6789 9366 

Remember to ring Tonny up for appointment before you pop by!

Gone blonde @ Modern Style Salon

Dark to blonde, blonde to dark, dark to blonde again.

 

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Pop by at Modern Style Salon last weekend for a color change! And yes, blonde again. I’m never adventurous when it comes to my hair, it’s always in the “safe range” and hence I’m losing my opportunity in trying out more pretty colors that Modern Style is offering! While I was doing my hair, another lady beside me did reddish purple and it looks AWESOME. I swear I will pluck up my courage to try that soon!

 
This time round I asked for blonde with platinum blonde highlights, that will make me look like an ang moh hehehe!

 

 

Girls if you want blonde, you will definitely have to bleach your hair!!!! There is no such thing as getting a high lift color without bleaching, it is definitely not possible. They might not be using bleaching powder, but they will use lightener (which is as good as using bleaching powder) so it does not make any difference, you are still BLEACHING YOUR HAIR.

 

And bleaching is definitely damaging for our hair. But if you go to the right salon, they will take good care of your hair without damaging it even though you bleach it.

 

Here’s how Tonny (my stylist from Modern Style Salon) bleached my hair. He applied a pre-treatment/protective layer before coloring and bleaching to prevent it from further damage.

 

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In the midst of doing my platinum blonde strips highlight!

 

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IN LOVE WITH THIS COLOR!!!!!

I still think I look better in lighter tones heh heh.

 

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Quote “MFPWENDY” for 20% discount off your total bill!

 

Address: 5 Tampines Central 6, #01-10 Telepark, Singapore 529482 (Just a 3 mins walk away from Century Square)
Hours: 10:30am to 8:30pm (Mon – Fri); 10:30am to 7pm (Sat, Sun & Public Holiday)
Contact: 6789 9366

 

Remember to ring Tonny up for appointment before you pop by!

I’m engaged!

Yes as the title suggests, I’m engaged!

 

This proposal wasn’t anything fancy but just a simple lunch at the SEA  Aquarium. The both of us doesn’t like the attention or going down on the knees sort of thing, SEA Aquarium was nice enough to offer him to get a diver to swim pass with a “Will you marry me” banner. Hahahahahaha but luckily no cos he paiseh LOL. He told me that he wanted to book the helicopter tour initially but then they don’t allow camera on board hence it will pretty much defeat the purpose.. lol I will actually kill him if he had book the heli tour as it cost like $2500 for 45 mins ride?!

 

Anyway, thank you SEA Aquarium staffs for being so thoughtful! They gave us a mini cake as a celebration. The food they served was awesome and the ambience was splendid as well!!!

 
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Hehe thank you bun for the 1ct kekekekekekeke I wish it was a 2ct though AHAHHAHHAHAHA JUST KIDDING.

 

We haven’t plan for wedding yet but it definitely wouldn’t be so soon as we have something else that we would want to venture into before we settle down.

 

I have totally no idea where should we start from in planning for a wedding either. Pre-wedding shoot? Banquet? Auspicious date? Or ROM? We aren’t sure if we really want traditional kind of wedding as well, or shall we? It’s too much to look into for now as we’re both busy with our work.

 

A wrong move 2 years ago was to queue for a BTO flat. As we were both only trying our luck for the 1st time in getting the ballot for the BTO just right opposite his parent’s apartment and we got it LOL. No idea if we’re lucky or not……. our queue number exceeds the amount of flats but eventually we got a unit still. Hahahahahaha.

 

Here’s the progress of our project:

 

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It is really progressing at a speedy rate and estimated to be done in mid 2016. And that means we have to get married by 2016/2017? I wonder if we have sufficient time to plan for all the wedding necessities??

 

Anyone facing the same issue as me? Or is 2 years sufficient already?

How to treat uneven skin tone?

Howdy! No people, my blog ain’t dying it’s just that I’m too busy at work sometimes I don’t even get to touch my laptop and let alone blogging. But I’ll still keep my interest and hobby going – to blog on and to recommend what’s best for my readers. And if there’s anything anyone of you who wants me to cover on my blog, do drop me an email!

 

And lately I’ve received many people commenting that my skin complexion improved alot! My skin’s main problem was the UNEVEN SKIN TONE which had affected me alot. It had greatly demoralized my self-esteem and it’s something that couldn’t be covered just by makeup alone. Yes that’s the worse part. Thanks to my itchy hands that can’t keep to itself when I had zits in my teenage years. REMEMBER NOT TO SQUEEZE THEM IT WILL BE AN IRREVERSIBLE ACT THAT YOU WILL REGRET FOR LIFE.

 

You can’t get your baby skin back anymore, but YOU CAN IMPROVE YOUR SKIN CONDITION AGAIN.

 

If you scroll down you would have known I’ve been to O Medical Clinic to try their new machine – VenusViva. It’s only my 4th session with them and I’ve got really good comments from my friends, family and even my clients! So I presume that really helped me alot based on many people’s comments? I was pretty skeptical about it initially cos I’ve tried many ways from laser to peeling to different kinds of skincare products and……… it’s saddening to say that not only they are costly, they don’t really work well on my skin either. FYI I paid for all of them, not everything comes free for a blogger lol.

 

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This is taken in the treatment room of O Medical Clinic @ Wheelock.

 

And here’s my skin condition after the 3rd session, my uneven skin tone smoothen by a good 60-70% and pores are refined by ALOT. And now the main problem on my skin is some blemishes and bad freckles. Because I’ve done too much laser and peeling before that led to my skin being much thinner and sensitive hence it’s easier to get freckles. That is the reason why we should slap on LOTS of sunblock after laser and peels, same goes for VenusViva treatment.

 

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Numbing cream is a MUST for this treatment cos even with numbing cream, the pain level for me is about 5/10. It differs depending on the duration of the numbing cream applied.

 

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VenusViva technology is something different from all the lasers out in the market, now you’ll see why…………..

Saw the rows and bars here? They are actually made of many tiny weeny needles. So in every shot these tiny needles will actually go deep beneath your skin. Sound painful? Yes it is, however it is bearable and I think it’ll all be worthwhile hehe.

 

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This is how red it will look like right after the treatment. Redness will subside in a day and you can still apply BB cream.

 

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I love this technology absolutely much and I can’t wait to share this with all my readers! You can go for this treatment to maintain your skin and not only for uneven skin tone.
They, too, have many different kinds of treatments for troubled skin etc.!

 

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O Medical Clinic
Wheelock Place #05-09A
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VenusViva Part2

Here’s an update of my skin condition after the 1st session with O Medical Clinic on VenusViva.

 

Scroll to the post below you might find my 1st session with them, and here’s a picture before VenusViva laser treatment:

 

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And this after pic, taken just right before my 2nd appt (2 days ago). My face has much more glow in it! And scars definitely lessen by like a good 20% – 30%:

 

 

 

 

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I’m really glad with the results in just 1 treatment! However, a few more sessions of treatments will be needed to see better results! I will record my progress as time goes by.

 

So the nurse will assist you in cleansing your makeup (if any) before applying the numbing cream. Anyway it’s Christine who helped me with it and I must really compliment her for her attentiveness. Despite many patients that she meet everyday, she remembers my skin condition on my first visit. She told me that my skin got so much better and it’s progressing well (then showing me my before picture on their ipad), she even remember that I did not want to remove my eye make cos I want to take before and after pics, hahaha. Such little gestures made my day, totally. Thank you Christine!

 

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Applied the numbing cream and usually, the longer you put, the better. So I had it left on for 1 hr 15 mins! HAHAHA. And I totally can’t feel my face anymoreeeeeeeeee…………

 

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This time wasn’t as pain the previous one cos of the duration of numbing cream applied I guess?
VENUSVIVA PLEASE BE GOOD I WANT GLOWY & DEWY SKIN!! *determined*

 

And next up followed by soft mask! That’s to cool down your skin.

 

I think I’m really good at blind selfies, hahaha! I took this photos using my front camera and they are all so nicely fitted in the frame.

 

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Applied moisturizer and sunblock and you’re good to go!

 

Once again, my red face did not fail to bring me weird stares. But not to worry the redness subsides in a day!

 

A selfie at the night right after treatment……..
Right, you’ll see bars and bars of bumpy bumps. That’s normal, and it’ll go away after you wake up the next day.

 

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O Medical Clinic
Wheelock Place #05-09A
Call 6235-4434 to check for more details!