Why this decision and why Taiwan?Since young, i have uneven eyelids(left eye has a weak line and my right eye has none) with excessive fats.
It is really frustrating to do my eye-make up as it will be uneven and non-visible despite of the efforts made..
Double eyelids glue and stickers will be of no use to be due to my fatty + puffy eyelids.. Due to the unevenness, It is also difficult to put on falsie to enlarge the appearance of my eyes.
Decided to go ahead with this surgery after i’m done with my PT degree studies as i wish to reward myself for all the hard work put in…
That’s my eyes without any make-up
My eyes with heavy eye make-up and falsies..
(Note the unevenness and puffy eyes even with a lot of eye-make up)
I have consulted a doctor in Singapore as i wanted to do the Suture Method initially…
There will be no incision (Cut) made to create folds on the eyelids as eyelids will be sewn instead..
This method has lesser risk, lower downtime and it is reversible (in case you are not happy with the outcome).
Since 3-points suture will be used to secure the folds in place, this method will not be permanent..
As per my research, knots will loosen / break within a few years so you have do the procedure again..
However, i have too much fats on my eyelids so this method is not suitable for me..
Little or No fats cannot be extracted using this method so my lids will be putting a lot of pressure of the suture (eeekss! Imagine if it breaks when i rubs my eyes)
Hence, i have decided to go for the incision method as it is permanent and fats can be extracted! 🙂
Under the incision method, there’s conventional and mini-incision method…
Under the conventional method, an incision of 2-3 cm will be made.. Excessive fats and skin can be removed so results will be permanent..
Under the mini-incision method, a mini incision of 0.5 – 0.8 cm will be made.. Excessive fats can be removed but not excess skin… As such, this method will not be suitable for more matured individuals with droopy / saggy eyelids.
Decided to go ahead with the mini-incision method as there are lesser downtime and complication. I also don’t fancy long scars on both lids which will seem so unnatural. Moreover, i do not have saggy skin on my eyelids and there’s no need to remove excess skin…
No one in Singapore is using this technique so i decided to head to Taiwan for it..
In addition, the cold weather will prevent me from sweating (which will not irritate my wound). Nobody in Taiwan will recognize me so i will feel more at ease (which will speed up recovery as well)…
Called up 麗晶 整形外 to fix up an appointment before booking my air tickets..
Over the phone, the nurse told me that i need to remain in Taiwan for at least 4 days after the surgery for removal of stitches (Which means stitches removal can be done on 5th day post surgery)..
Over the phone, the nurse told me to avoid taking chinese herbs and supplements one week before the surgery; also to avoid using glue / stickers on my eyelids…
My surgery was scheduled on the 02 Jan 2012 (i flew over to Taiwan on 01 Jan 2012).
Upon reaching Taiwan, i called up 麗晶 to confirm my appointment and the nurse once again reminded me not to take any supplements and herbs.. Also, she mentioned that i could have my breakfast before coming over and advised me to have a shower first as i won’t be able to wash my hair properly after the surgery.
My appointment was at 10.30 am and the clinic is strategically located so i did not face any problems finding it. The clinic is located at the intersection of Zhong Xiao Dong Lu and Fu Xing Lu. Once you come out from exit 2, you can see the building directly across.
板南線 － 忠孝復興站 二號出口 (東方大廈)
木柵線 － 忠孝復興站 二號出口 (東方大廈)
The building should look like this…
To be frank, the building seems really run down so it made me more anxious.. 😦
Every visitor must change into disposable slippers before entering the clinic for hygine purposes. Upon entering the clinic, i was greeted by the very friendly nurses and brought into the waiting area.. The clinic is very clean, modern, nicely decorated and everything put me at ease..
I did not bring any pictures to show Dr Chen as i want him to decide what the best is for me; as every individuals have different facial features, what looks good on someone might not be the best for me.. During the consulation, Dr Chentold me he will emphasize on natural results so he will decide the crease based on my 黃金定位點 which was obtained from the mid-point of myeyes.
Dr Chen simulated three different level of crease based on my 黃金定位點. I have to hold a mirror in front of my face and was told to close my eyes gently. Next, he placed a metal pin on the mid-point of my eyelid and asked me to open my eyes (without raising my eyebrows). I chose the medium crease as i wanted a more obvious result but not too high that it might appear to be auntish…
The entire consultation lasted about 45 mins and whereby Dr Chen explained the procedures, pros and cons, healing time etc to me. After which, i was brought to the waiting area so that i can make my decision.. Decided to go ahead with the procedure but D was still showing signs of apprehensions. During payment and documentation, the nurse shown him a few before and after pictures and also reassured that everything will be fine… Dr Chen and all his nurses were very patient, professional and knowledgeable so i’ll be in safe hands..
Will continue with the surgery procedures and post surgery experiences in the next few posts..
So stay tune!
Meanwhile, here’s some AFTER photos so enjoy! 🙂
(My bare eyes – without make up)
(Eyes with eyeliner on)
(Eyes with eyeliner and mascara on)
(Spot the differences)