Dr Yu making some markings to prep for the surgery.
This was the Mepor implant fixed to my chin now…
“MEDPOR Facial Contour Overview
The MEDPOR Facial Contour are designed for reconstruction and augmentation of the orbit, midface, ear, nose, chin, and mandible providing solutions for a variety of facial contouring needs.
Features & Benefits
- Proven material has a long history of craniofacial augmentation and reconstruction
- Interconnected, omni-directional pore structure promotes native tissue in-growth for enhanced biocompatibility
- Implants may be contoured with surgical scissors, scissors, or a burr in the sterile field to fit the individual needs of each patient
- Re-sterilizable and reusable silicone sizer sets are available for many implants ensuring that the proper sized implant is chosen for each patient
- Material allows surgeon flexibility with fixation”
After a close to 2 hour surgery, I woke up looking like this. Dr Yu mentioned that this was not too bad for an after surgery as my face was not that swollen. The tape was placed to reduce the swollen and also to keep the implant in place. I felt restriction in the facial movement and unable to talk to laugh with ease. There was also a feeling of the chin being pulled down. The teeth also felt sore but its supposed to be normal.
Woke up feeling hungry and managed to finish half of the porridge served. I was given a week of antibiotics, painkillers and gastric medication to be taken 4 times a day. After a good sleep, I took the train back on my own to the hotel which was just a few stops away.
Some areas to take note of based on what was advise and my experience:
- no spicy food
- no alcohol
- no hot food
- softer food or liquid diet would be easier to eat else it tends to get stucked at behind the lower lip area which could be pretty uncomfortable
- rinse and gargle the mouth every 2 hours to prevent infection
- using of soft toothbrush
- cold press when possible to reduce the swell
- no exercise for a month
On Day 2, I was required to go back to the clinic for a review with Dr. Yu and also on an antibiotic drip for about 20 mins.
On Day 3, I proceed to Young Shin Clinic I had minor enhancement made which just took me less than 2 hours.
I was first placed on drip and numbing cream on my face for about 20 mins.
Had some shots of anesthesia before the threadlift starts to reduce the uncomfort level.
These were how the threads looked like. I had 2 threads on the left and 2 on the right of my face to give a slimmer effect look. Only 2 threads used each side since I had the chin augmentation done.
There was also some Hya-Dermis fillers used on my forehead and side tempers about 4cc. to balance up my features. This fillers were supposed to last longer up to a year and had received many positive reviews to date. I decided to give it a go after some reassurance from Dr Jenny even though I was not exactly an injectibles person.
Thank you Dr. Jenny once again for doing your very best to enhance how I look. Not forgetting pampering me with all the wagyu beef feasting and gifting me with some of your brand new wardrobe to keep me warm during the trip.
Please bear with my eyes as I had double eyelids surgery done on Day 7. The tape from the chin was removed and I certainly like what I saw.
The swell would gradually go off in the next 2 months and would look natural by the next 3 to 6 months. Continue to follow my blog for more updates on my recovery! You could also email me if you like to join me in my next beauty trip!
There would be another thread with Q&A with Dr. Yu.
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