“Changing your face can thus alter your life path, for the better or worse. It’s no wonder that some ardent believers in the ancient art of face reading have been subtly enhancing their looks not just for vanity but to boost their personal happiness and fortunes. Here are some attributes of a healthy, wealthy face that you may want to emulate.” (Link: Click on the passage to read article)
- So is liposuction subtly enhancing our looks?
“In my case, it is quite subtle. Dr. Arthur’s traditional method of syringe liposuction is about 15 minutes short medical procedures under local anaesthesia that does not require an overnight stay. “
2. So why not Accusculpt laser which is the latest craze in Korea?
“Don’t be an unwitting victim of media hype that surrounds all of these high tech gadgets involved in cosmetic medicine. This scam is being committed by the manufacturers, the surgeons that invest large sums of money to obtain them, and the media that will essentially perform an infomercial disguised as a news segment. They are telling you a lie of omission when they say it is ‘minimally invasive’. What they are not telling you is that liposuction, which is part of the surgical process in every one of these devices, is also ‘minimally’ invasive. Additionally, most of them involve some form of electromagnetic or sound energy (laser, vaser, radiofrequency, ultrasound) that all produce heat, enough to contribute to heat related injury of the tissues, including skin.
The most significant problem the marketing hype has created however, is the intentional transfer of importance from surgeon to machine. Prospective patients think that good results are gotten from the latest and greatest machine, and not from the skill and experience of the surgeon. This is a travesty and is leading to a higher rate of complications and poor surgical results.”
Armed with these two conclusion i went to Dr. Arthur Tjandra of Elixir De Vie to get rid of some baby fat (30cc) that started to form jowls and double chin when i looked down. Not only that they are asymmetrical but when i smile they look so round. When i was a kid, i was deemed the very perfect chubby baby that everybody “geram” wanted to pinch. I still look at my 3 years old baby photo and think i wish i have a daughter that is so cute hahaha! Even now as an adult, superstitious aunts will look at me and say you have very good 5 features. I think it means the eyebrow, eyes, nose, lips, chin if i am not mistaken. I was born with auspicious look i guess. The look the mother in law wants for their son to make them ultra rich hahaha! Even fortune teller calls me ‘fu puo'(prosperous lady) Unfortunately, i begin to detest my chubbiness the older i get. I realised auspicious doesn’t mean beautiful. From what i was told, the standard of beauty differs from generation to generation and from culture to culture. The Romans love their women big and beautiful with rolls. The Brazilian and Spanish love their women with small waist but big thighs and bum they can smothers their face into. Mainland chinese love skinny lean body with legs i often referred to as ‘bird leg'(chiau kah). Guess their men are too lazy to peel the thighs apart.(:P) Of all these three cultures, they do not mind their women with chubby round face.
However, if you were to compare with Korea whose K POP STAR culture has great influence in the mainstream entertainment. They 100% prefer the V shape look and thigh gap for men and women! If i were to go to a Korean plastic surgeon today, they will definitely offer to do masseter muscle and buccal fat removal for me. That is why i was not afraid my face might be too V from liposuction alone because the damn muscle is still there. Anyway, i guess i can have it botox to look less bulging.
The RISK OF JOWLS AND NECK LIPOSUCTION!
Of course there is risk involves no matter how small the surgery! Something i listened to Dr.Arthur with great alarm but decided to shove it aside just minutes from surgery.
There is risk to a temporary impairment or damage to some of the nerves providing muscular movement of the mouth and lips. This usually is pretty slight and other people do not notice it but the patient certainly do. If you’re willing to take that risk and deal with a temporary weakness on a corner of the mouth or lower lip for a number of weeks and possibly months they need to get better. It’s always a trade-off.
Personally i feel my smile is a bit crooked now or maybe my face is so swollen like chipmunks now that everything looks crooked in my eyes.
For five continuous days (24hoursx5), i have been strapped in icepacks with compression garment like this. This is almost like having my jaw shaved kinda torture already. Icepack is a must to make the swelling and bruising go away. My bruising was greatly kept at bay by the icepack until it started appearing yesterday when i landed at the airport. This morning both of my buccal cheeks has a bit of yellowish bruising. Compression is very important for healing! Not only it is important for swelling but to tighthen loose skin. Do stock up on Yunnan Bai Yuan and start taking three days before operation up until the swelling and bruising go away.
So deary, it is a 15 mins procedures but be ready to take a week off work so you can have your face strapped with icepacks and compression garments. Some patients i heard dare to wear they compression garments to work but maybe they are Malays and easily hide under their tudung! Maybe i should dress like Arab women for a few days. Pretend to be Ninja turtles! Haha!
I am really not in the mood for pictures but i forced myself to take some pictures for this blog. It was my fault, i did not produce any thumb drive for Dr. Arthur to save my videos for me.
Picture taken 29.05.2017
Picture taken 30.05.2017
I am very happy that the incision made by Dr. Arthur Tjandra is super micro tiny that is less than 2mm. It healed and closed up in less than 24 hours and leaves no scar! This is very important to someone like me who is very paranoid of scarring.
Now i should have more patience for the swelling to go down in a week i hope. The final result could be appreciated in six months like almost all kind of plastic or cosmetic surgery.
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