Hello, everybody !
I would love to share my beauty journey experiences with Banobagi Plastic Surgery Clinic !^^
I have lost confidence with my body after gained 20 kgs more during my pregnancy. I am back at my normal weight after 4 years have passed since my first pregnancy now but unfortunately my breasts became so small due to breastfed for almost 2 years.
I could not wear bikini or any cute swimsuit or any favorite dress anymore without using breasts pads or push up bra. Besides this as the main reason of my lack of self - confidence, I was always concern about my asymmetric face , which is getting worse by the time because of my bad habit, chewing food on one side’s mouth only. Therefore, one of my cheeks looks bigger than the other. That is why I always hate to take frontal picture as I am afraid people could tell easily about my unbalanced face.
Fortunately, I found Banobagi’s website and I directly interested as its design is eye - catchy , easy to understand even for foreigner as they have English language too.
This is some of my before pictures with make up on. I always avoided to take straight picture because of my asymmetric face.
These pictures are my bare face taken from any angles before surgeries.
If I tied-up my hair like this, I think you could easily tell that my left’ cheek bone is more prominent than the right’ cheek but my right’ cheek is bigger and also my chin is slightly going to the left.
During consultation, Dr. Oh told me that I already have small face but I need to do facial contour to make my face more symmetric and more beautiful V-line face. He also said that I have a little protruded upper mouth so genioplasty (chin augmentation) and rhinoplasty by Dr. Lee will make my sides profile a lot more beautiful.
So, without any doubt I trusted Dr. Lee for my eyes (non - incisional) to make my eyelids a little more deeper and more defined eye crease, rhinoplasty also fat graft for my flat and a little sunken forehead. Voluminous forehead can help to achieve younger looks. Also, Dr. Oh for face contouring ( zygoma and angular jaw reduction and genioplasty ) as they are very famous board certified doctors and very skillful too.
Day 0 - Post Operation
Upper left picture, I was just waking up from surgeries and I was still half high from general anesthesia, so I could not take photo properly. I felt pain and hot sensation around my jaws but I didn't feel any pain on my eyes or nose. Only a little muscle sore feeling around my lower abdomen where the fat was extracted for my forehead, and a little pain inside my ears. I could not sleep well because of phlegm and itchiness in my throat that is normal appeared after face contour surgery, but I didn't have any nauseous feeling at all.
My face became more swollen, but I felt better than yesterday.
I also could talk better after the tubes were taken out and could sleep better than yesterday.
I tried to walked around hospital to get swellings goes down faster. Nasal's discharge came out like blood mixed with brown antiseptic solution, but it is normal after face contouring or rhinoplasty surgery.
I drank pumpkin juice and soy milk for my meals. I returned to my guest house today.
By the way, my right ear, where the cartilage was taken for my nose’ tip might looks hurt but it doesn't hurt at all.
I could sleep better and feeling better everyday. My friends and families are surprised how I looked very well even it was still second day after my surgeries. I think, the doctors’s skill are very great as I don't really get bruises and swells. I am very glad I was on the right hands ^^. I took out the bandages on my chin today. Even though my jaws are still very swollen but I already liked my chin’s shape. I still use the ice packs (up right picture) to help relieve the hotness around jaws.
I felt a little more bloated on my face’s today as nurse also told me the worst swells is usually on day 3rd, but the pain on my jaws were decreased. I did not take any pain killer at all as the pain was not really painful but more like uncomfortable. I could gargle better as my cheeks and lips are not so stiffed anymore and nasal 's discharge had stopped already.
My V - line is getting more obvious although there is a little excessed skin under my chin but I hope it will be gone as I healed. The pain or hot feeling around my jaws were more decreased, so did the uncomfortableness around my lower abdomen, so I can wake up straight with less muscle sore feeling around my stomach and I could talk very clear.
My swells were very decreased, and my face line is getting more prettier, don't you think ?^^
I went to clinic today for removal of nose’s cast and stitches on eyes and outside my nose. The clinic’s staff complimented how my nose looked already good, and yes, I am very happy with the results. My families and friends told me how it suits my face perfectly, nose bridge is neither too high nor too low. Just perfectly natural on me. I can not wait to see the final result in another 6 months ^^.
I went to Banobagi's Dermatology clinic for de-swelling treatment and I also consulted with the dermatology doctor about some pigmented spots on my face also pigmented skin on my upper left chest, that I always concerned about. I will update you more about dermatology’s result on another post! I also finally be able to eat porridge today so I was beyond happy after 5 days on liquids meals only. After ate, I always gargle a lot with the iodine solution provided so the stitches inside mouth stay clean and not infected.
The stitches on my sideburns were removed today, it was not painful at all. I also got a tightener to help avoid skin’s sags more after face contour. I have to wear it only 5 minutes on first day and increase 5 minutes each day until 1 hour and take a rest for 1 hour before using it again, for blood's circulation. The best recommendation is to wear it for total 4 - 6 hours a day.
Next review is coming up soon !!
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