After i posted about wanting to go for double eyelid surgery , i received smses or whatsapp asking why do i want to change my look.
Erm..im not doing my whole face.
It is just the eyelids that’s all lah !
When i was considering to get my millia seeds ( oil seeds ) removal via CO2 laser 3 years ago , people around me were telling me not to go for it and just let it be. But after much thoughts for several months and after months of research , i decided to go for it and went to look for Dr Vincent Yeow to get it removed. Because i have alot under my eyes and esp along the lash line , i need a pair of good and steady hands to remove it. One wrong move and what if it burnt a whole in my eyeball ! I can’t imagine that. Why Dr Yeow at that time was because he is the President of Plastic Surgery Association of Singapore and head consultant at SGH and KKH. Plus it is at KKH so the price was not expensive and it includes 2 reviews and medications. I paid about $550 to remove 30 over oil seeds on my eyes. Those beauty salons charged $10 per oil seed before GST and i tell you it is USELESS. I did like 5 with a beauty salon before. They do for me free of charge to let me see the effect so that i will sign a “package” with them. But useless lor ! Well , after my laser with Dr Yeow, I looked like an alien head for a week with very bruised eyes. The swell on my eyes were quite bad that even my forehead and brow bone were swollen. If you were to remove like 5-10 , your swell and bruising wont be as bad as mine. Mine was like purplish red like as if i got punched very badly before it turned yellow-green.
Ok , i managed to find the pictures.
Still , i have people emailing me every week to ask me where and how i removed my milia seeds and the down time. Down time depends on individual. I think i blogged about this many times but well , since there are people still asking me , let me repeat again.
When i was 24 years old back in 2010. A day after the laser. There are actually “holes” but i have to keep my wound moist and the “holes” covered with antibiotics and never let it dry to avoid scarring and keeping it moist and the holes covered with the antibiotic cream let it heals faster.
When i opened my eyes , looked like an alien.
Took about 10 days for me to look normal.
This was taken about 5 days after the laser. Still swollen.
I did not regret my decision. I went to work like that at ABN AMRO wearing my specs to cover the wounds. I felt so much confident meeting and looking at a person eye to eye after the laser because no one will ask me what is that one your eyes anymore. I had milia seeds since 17 yrs old because i started using this eye cream which you can find at Watson. And after that incident , i totally shun off that particular brand and their skincare. It is a big brand somemore. Too oily !
So i was “living” in 7 years with those “yi li yi li” thingy on my eyes and no matter how much concealers i put , they still pop out. Im glad i made the move to get it removed even if means alot of pain. Stupid me never put numbing cream on a part of the eyes and i went through it feeling the immense pain when the laser burn a hole in my skin.
And last year , i went for LASIK. Because my degree per eye was about 900+. Yes i was a blind bat if i did not wear my specs or contacts. My mum was nagging when i told her i wanna go for it. She told me not to regret because she was afraid that something might happen and i may go blind. My ex also discouraged me and did not say something nice at all. But i decided to go ahead after months of research and with Mr Park’s support. He stayed beside me and took care of me. I did it at The Lasik Surgery Clinic at Paragon and i made appointment with Dr Jon Goh to have my consultation and surgery done on the same day itself.
This was also one of the best decision i made in my life. You see , i have been wearing specs for 19 years ! I started wearing at age 7. For that 19 years , i woke up every day and have to stretch out my hand to find my specs. And the best part is that when my degree start to get higher and worst , i can’t see anything except colours. I cant find my specs and i have to ask my parents to find for me because sometimes i forgot where i put it. I mistook my dog for my furry jacket once and i just picked up her like that. She yelped because i pulled her fur and it was painful. After Lasik , i can see immediately right after the surgery. The moment he finished it and flip back my cornea , i can see everything so clear and even what was he doing to my eyes and the laser beams hitting on my eyes. It is very scary to have your eyes “forced” opened and witnessing the doctor flipping open your cornea and the laser beams start hitting your eyeballs and there was 3 seconds of black out when the laser was completed before i can see again. After 15 minutes of anxiety and terrifying moment , my eyes can see clearly again without the help of any specs or contact lenses. It feels so shiok to be able to see your love ones face , no need to look for specs or contact lens , i can sleep in peace on the plane without my eyes feeling dry and i can go for water sports.
A day after the surgery , i still cant believe that i can see clearly now without any aid. Lasik is really an amazing invention. I see halos at night for the first 3 months but things get fine and clearer after 6 months. I saved up for a year just for this Lasik.
Now , im considering to go for double eyelid surgery. I hope i will not regret it.
I managed to short list 3 clinics. I emailed for online consultations. I do not want to go through any middleman or trouble my bf. Best is to do it myself cos only i know what i want.
Here was the reply from one of the clinics after i sent them my front view close up photo . Their replies are in blue.
I showed your photos to Dr. and he gave comments and suggestions for you.
“From the photo she seems to have slight crease on her upper eyelid. Her skin is not so thick, but slightly drooped so if the double eyelid is done with non-incision, there is a high chance that the folds may come undone. So for a permanent result of her double eyelid crease, I prefer upper eyelid blepharoplasty in incisional method. As this is an incision method, the preferred size of crease will be discussed with the patient, I would have to remove any excess fat and skin tissues. The incised crease line will be sutured and the stitches will be removed after about 4-5 days of her surgery. The swelling will take at least few weeks to subside but the result will look very natural after 3 months or so. It is important for the patient to be aware that the recovery time can vary by patient’s condition.
If she is open for other suggestions, I would recommend lower eyelid blepharoplasty to remove the bulging lower eyelid area.” - He is referring to my eye bag here !
The surgical cost is always individual as each patient has different condition, case, and method used.
1. Upper eyelid blepharoplasty (incisional method) = US$x,xxx - Still cheaper than SG
2. Lower eyelid blepharoplasty (fat relocation) = US$x,xxx – Not ready to remove eyebag because i don’t think it is that serious.
Please note that the surgical cost may differ after in-person consultation with our Dr. The surgical cost can be paid by cash, wire transfer or credit card. Please note that there will be 10% Plastic Surgery Tax applied by the Korean Government when paid by credit card. I can book for your consultation and surgery date on XXXXX, XXXXX. :).
That was a very detailed and well versed reply. I was pretty impressed. Im still considering though. I am not thinking of finding a middleman to arrange for me because it will be more expensive as they charge a fee or commission from surgery. Most clinics have English or Mandarin speakers to cater to foreigners.
Im pretty worried about “failed” surgery. LIke taking too much fats or tissues on one eye and ended up looking loop-sided. You see all the good and successful ones online. But there are people who have failed ones , infection and fell into depression that were not publicized online. Nobody will put up those photos online because they already felt depress enough.
Well i still have alot of time to think through. I wont be going back to Korea so soon till next year. Too busy for the next 3 months with work and work.
I have to go on several work trips for the next 3 months. Used to travel once every few months but now , it seems more frequent and abit tiring. Finally , part of my hardwork from previous work trips arrived. Sourced for the fabrics , laces , crochets , cuttings and fittings by myself . I hope you all will love them because i do !
Cant trust anyone else other than myself to do the job since only i know what i want.
Do look out for end Nov , Dec and future launches ! Im already wearing them out everyday now. I will JIAYOU , work and focus harder during my work trips to bring the best for all the customers !
10pm and gonna leave the office now.
Good night !