Here’s the post you’ve all been waiting for! I’ve attached the video too for your viewing pleasure, but I must warn you, my swollen eyes might just throw you off, don’t say I didn’t warn you. Having a nasty allergic reaction to a medication on the day of my OPEN RHINOPLASTY + FAT GRAFTING SURGERY makes me look incredibly groggy. Oh boy it’s so ugly I can’t believe I’m putting this up for the whole world to see.
HERE’S SOME OF THE NECESSITIES I PREPARED BEFORE SURGERY:
1) DETTOL ANTI-BACTERIAL WIPES to wipe off dried blood below the nose.
2) BIFESTA CLEANSING WIPES for your face because your wound & stitches cannot come into contact with water.
3) BIORE POWDER SHEETS to wipe your body since you won’t be able to shower for a couple of days after fat grafting.
4) COTTON BUDS to apply medication on your wounds & stitches.
Prior to surgery, I had to fast 6 hours before. You have no idea how difficult it was looking at everyone else eating all that scrumptious food especially if you’re a hungry monster like me. I was almost dying from all that hunger & was so close to punching the next person who waves an egg bread at me.
I’ve already addressed why I wanted to get an OPEN RHINOPLASTY done – TO RID MY BULBOUS NOSE TIP, ACHIEVE A STRAIGHT + HIGH NOSE BRIDGE & HAVE A SMALLER-LOOKING NOSE overall for a more proportionate canvas. And also, FAT GRAFTING to MAKE ME LOOK MUCH YOUNGER THAN MY ACTUAL AGE.
Here DR.SEUL has just made his markings on my face to inject the fats. I looked like an animal on the loose!
My face looked really full after surgery & the sight of having no wrinkles/fine lines was really mind-blowing.It takes a while to process, but yes Agri you have successfully turned back time. Thank you so much DR. SEUL, I’ve never been happier to look the way I do now & I’m willing to eat like a dinosaur more so from now for the fats to last longer. And my side profile looks so good now because I have a smaller-looking nose without any hump & my bridge is restored with cartilage. Also, frontal shots are not a problem now that my bulbous nose is non-existent. Thank you so much DR.SUH!
I have people telling me ‘Oh I prefer your old look’, but really there’s a thing called downtime & during recovery period with all that swelling, it’s really not the final look. For nose surgery, it takes about a year before you see the final result. Besides I have so much faith in JW PLASTIC SURGERY KOREA to sculpt a better-looking me.
Honestly speaking, I felt no pain at all during & after the surgery. The only thing I felt was MASSIVE HUNGER. Let’s take a look at how I look right after. Lo & behold, what a sight!
As usual, after surgery, I was hitting the streets in search of some comfort food (pumpkin porridge spam), yes with that huge cast over my nose.
Dinner round two because I’m really a hungry monster in my past life.
HERE’S SOME RULES TO STICK BY AFTER RHINOPLASTY + FAT GRAFTING SURGERY FOR EXCELLENT RESULTS:
1) Sleep with your head elevated for a month so that the fats remain intact
2) Try not to smile/laugh for a month because your nose tip might droop & your face will hurt from all the fat grafting. (SUPER HARD TO DO BECAUSE REIEE & I LAUGH ALL THE TIME)
3) No wearing of sunglasses/spectacles for a month or it might create a dent on your nose bridge.
You’d have to return to the clinic almost daily to get your stitches cleaned by the nurses & I’m not complaining, because JW PLASTIC SURGERY KOREA provides complimentary hair wash + manicure service! TOO GOOD!
My daily diet everyday consists of pumpkin soup & juice thrice a day for 14 days. It helped to de-swell one day at a time. Being super ambitious on the 3rd day & trying to gobble a drumstick. Mission failed, my upper lip was still feeling tense & I have to resort to peeling it piece by piece.
Trust me, I’ve had my fair share of ‘depression’ after surgery upon looking at the mirror. Chances are, you’d feel this more upon removing your nose cast. It’s really normal because you’re so swollen & you might not feel good about yourself. Especially when you’ve got your nose tip reduced, your nose will look bigger than your previous nose due to the swelling. But as days go by, your mood starts getting uplifted. Waking up is really a process I look forward to each day because my nose just starts taking its shape each day. I really thank everyone at JW BEAUTY for being so patient with me & Korea for its good weather.
Let’s take a look at my day-to-day recovery!
//POST-OP DAY 1//
Swollen like a chipmunk but thinking about food as usual.
//POST-OP DAY 2//
//POST-OP DAY 3//
Nice hair after hair-wash at JW Plastic Surgery Korea finally & my mood is definitely starting to get better.
//POST-OP DAY 4//
//POST-OP DAY 5//
This is how I look after the cast is removed, feeling so much better because I can wash my face at last.
//POST-OP DAY 6//
Stitches are removed today.
//POST-OP DAY 7//
//POST-OP DAY 8//
Seriously felt like a doll after much of that swelling has gone down.
Check out my Video Part 2.
Here’s a quick update on how my face is looking exactly a month later.
Sorry the past week’s been so topsy turvy, with birthdays every weekend, my body & soul needs to take a serious break (yes I’m friends with way too many alcoholics).
I’ve neglected this space again (not proud of it), but I promise I’d get back on track fast. Please bear with me as I go back to my hermit days & churn out blog posts after posts. Allow me to party the last time for my birthday this weekend pretty please?
Alright today I’m here to make you salivate all over your keyboards. I am totally evil.
//LA MAISON FATIEN//
La Maison Fatien is one of the partner restaurants for World Gourmet Summit 2014 & lucky me got to have a taste! Took my babes along with me to indulge in this food tasting!
Duck Rillettes with Truffle Potato & Crispy Beetroot
Possibly one of the more interesting starters I’ve had in a long time & yes totally guilty that I stole an extra portion.
Of course, hungry me couldn’t resist munching on some bread while waiting for my next dish.
Brown Butter Scallops With Jerusalem Artichokes Puree, Asparagus, Sevruga Caviar, Parma & Capers Jus
With all that goodness, there’s no hate but even more love. Caviar is always a good idea & the scallop’s done to perfection, yummy!
Shellfish Consomme With Porcini Ravioli, Poached Maine Lobster & Oyster Fritter
A tad too salty for me & sadly, I’m not quite an oyster fan because often it gives me the runs, but the lobster was four thumbs up!
Wagyu Beef With Foie Gras, Roquefort Polenta, Baby Vegetables, Madeira Jus & Spinach Chips
Ultimate food orgasm where meat melts in your mouth, best consumed in rare. I wiped out my platter within minutes & I’m left wanting for more.
Textures of Banana With Chocolate Soil & Praline
Must try, I repeat MUST TRY. Even though I was very skeptical at the start because I really hate eating bananas. At the end of it all, I am bananas over it!
In my opinion, this place is totally worth visiting with your loved ones for a memorable evening of wine & dine.
La Maison Fatien is located at 76 Duxton Road.
Please call 6220 3822 for reservations. Quote ‘AgriVIP’ during the period from now till 5th April 2014 for 15% discount off the above menu.