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My Epicanthoplasty Journey with The Clifford Surgery Clinic



Hello guys~

It's been quite some since I've last blogged (I know I know 😜) but today it's gonna be an interesting one because it's about my epicanthoplasty surgery/journey with The Clifford Surgery Clinic 😊

So... how did I even go about doing this surgery or think about doing it?


Okay first off, I actually didn't really intend to do this surgery at first.

But I did notice that my eyes were just....ROUND.

I did sometimes wish I have slightly longer eyes (just slightly) so my features look more "balanced".



Maybe a close up to show you all.....


So in the end, I was recommended by Dr Timothy Shim to do Epicanthoplasty.

What is Epicanthoplasty?

"Lateral canthoplasty is a procedure in which the lateral canthus is fixed (anchored) to the lateral orbital rim after surgical division (lateral cantholysis). It is usually performed with lower blepharoplasty in order to correct the laxity and malposition of the lower lid."

(Source : https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4959973/)

So during my consultation, Dr Shim shared with me that the cut will be very very minimal, 

just about 2-3mm.




He kinda "pre-warned" me that the AFTER won't be super different/exaggerated because we want it to look as natural as possible (oh I like him already πŸ˜‹).

Correct ma, if you wanna do surgery, yes it should be an enhancement, not to make you look super unnatural or a totally different person.

That is of course my personal opinion and preferences la!


Surgery Day








Huhu bye-bye old eyes I'm not gonna miss youuuuu πŸ˜‚

Okay actually right....
I'M DAMN SCARED OKAY.
I WAS DAMN WORRIED BECAUSE.... I WILL ONLY BE UNDER LOCAL ANESTHESIA.
I was like OMG OMG OMG OMG


But right... despite being awake the whole time and being able to feel Dr Shim working on my eyes (hahaha oops sorry if this is too much info) I actually feel the whole process was bearable.

I think the most painful part was the LA jabs around my eyes area.

That one was really FREAKING PAINFUL.

I won't sugarcoat and tell you it's nothing and I feel totally no pain cos it's just BS la but for beauty.... 

IT'S REALLY WORTH IT.


After Surgery


To me, the after-care after each surgery is extremely important.
You kinda have to really be careful, and of cos be gentle and take your meds in time for the healing to be well.
My body heals really fast in general so I'm not too worried but remember to follow all instructions from the doctors/nurses! 
They are here to help you~


When I was home, I was just really super tired and want to sleep.
I felt some pain (about 5/10) so I took the painkillers and just slept.

I woke up a few hours later and my face swelled LOL


But but but it's completely normal okay.
I curb this problem by eating the Arnica tablets and eating more fruits, veggies and drinking more water too!

I had very slight bruising but I was super worried when I saw that my right eye turned out so bloody-looking.


I gave Clifford Aesthetics a call and they assured me that it's just part of the healing process.
But I was told to go back to the clinic the next day to change the surgical tapes because my wounds are getting soaked. (The surgical tapes are supposed to help escalate your healing process.)


This was me on Day 2.
My overall face swelling went down but not my eyelids LOL.

On a side note...


I love the aesthetics of the entire clinic.
It's the vibe - it just gives patients the assurance when you step inside esp when you know you're going to entrust the doctors your skin, your face, your body.

So anyways... my stitches can only be removed in 5 days.. so in the meantime, let me just update my day by day recovery process!



Haha by Day 5 the whites of my eyes became clearer and my eyelids were less swollen.
And it's the day to remove stitches!




I really like the lounge area, where I get to chill to wait for the doctor's review.


This wa exactly how I look before stitches removal.
Actually I was super duper excited and looking forward to it.
Because Dr Shim shared with me that after stitches removal my healing is gonna be even faster!


THE STITCHES REMOVAL HURTS LIKE A B**** 😩😭
But it has to get outπŸ˜“

Anyways for anyone keen to know... I'm to refrain from wearing makeup/contact lens for about 1-2months after my surgery.


Honestly right, I don't feel any different or look any different (except no more threads on my eyes yay)
Dr Shim say the surgical tapes have to stay on for recovery purposes!



DAY 10

This was the day I feel my eyes truly truly look so bright and different.
AND OMG GUYS IT'S JUST 10 DAYS POST OP?!


I was told to head back to clinic the next day (Day 11) for the removal of the tapes!
SO FAST RIGHT?!

So...

THE VERY NEXT DAY


I recalled feeling super excited.
Not scared at all hahaha


Super happy like historic moment lollllll
πŸ˜‚


 Yay tapes removed!! πŸ’–

Now the before/after...


Okay I know I know I know the before and after is not SUPER DUPER DIFFERENT
BUT it "opens up" my eyes and I somehow have a "brighter" look, and less tired-looking eyes.



So after the tapes removal, the rest are history.
I literally started wearing makeup at week 2, and contact lenses at week 3 😝
(Because I felt ready to but PLEASE DON'T LISTEN TO ME OK LISTEN TO THE DOCTOR AH)

WEEK 2-3 :

WEEK 3-4 :



WEEK 4 :

AND ABOUT 1 MONTH 5 DAYS POST OP....



If you ask me.. I ABSOLUTELY DO NOT REGRET MY CHOICE FOR GOING AHEAD WITH THIS SURGERYπŸ’–

I really put my faith and trust in Dr Timothy Shim and to be honest, I never felt happier.
Throughout the entire surgery he made me feel comfortable, taken care of and he patiently answered all my questions.

And and and... with the fact that I'm #WFH at this moment doing PS in Singapore is actually much more convenient and worth it - considering the healing time, the money spent, the circumstances the entire world is in now.... it's actually perfect πŸ˜‰

The surgery is about $3800 with pre/post-consultation, but feel free to drop 
The Clifford Surgery Clinic any questions if you might have any!



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If you have any questions for me, ask away too! 😍



Thank you for reading!♥

With love,


My Zenyum Invisble Braces Journey : Part 2


Yay I'm finally back here to talk about my Zenyum Journey Part 2! πŸ˜Š

My last update was here, with me talking about my 3D scan results and my suitability for Zenyum.
So after about 4 weeks of waiting, I finally got to pick up my Zenyum invisible braces from the dentist!✌️


Ta-da! 
My Zenyum box, with all the aligners I need to wear throughout my entire Zenyum journey!😍



It consist of my smile summary cards, my Zenyum aligners and my aligner case + chewies!


Before going into the dentist's office, Vishakha was thoroughly showing me what's inside my Zenyum box & explaining to me how to use/wear my aligners.


I recalled myself really trying very hard during my first time.
The feeling was a little funny I remember but it wasn't like super uncomfortable or painful or anything. πŸ‘

On into the dentist's office, whereby I was fed more info on how to use/wear my Zenyum aligners, how to clean/keep them and basically a thorough explanation on the entire process. πŸ‘Œ


The dentist explained that based on the 3D scan of my teeth, there's a need to shave off some edges of my teeth for proper shifting and a neater-looking end result.
It wasn't painful at all even though I was so so afraid at the start. πŸ˜…


Left the dentist a very excited and happy girl!
Sooooo ready to start on my Zenyum journey!😍😍


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Let's move on more in-depth on how Zenyum actually works, shall we? πŸ˜



This is a picture of my very first set of aligners!


So basically the best thing about Zenyum to me is the part whereby you don't have to head down to the dentist on a monthly basis (like regular braces) and almost everything can be communicated easily via the Zenyum app (available on both Apple store and Playstore)! πŸ˜Š


So my course of invisible braces is consist of :
8 sets of regular stage

2 sets of Zen stage



So each set consists of aligners for my Upper set of teeth as well as the Lower set of
teeth for a total of 15 days.
Each set also has 3 color-coded aligners, namely blue, red and black.

Blue aligners are to be worn for the first 5 days.

Red aligners are to be worn for the second 5 days.

Black aligners are to be worn for the third 5 days.

This will go on until you finish all the sets of your aligners, a total of 8 sets.

So which means the total duration of my treatment process is :

3 aligners x 5 days x 8 sets = 120 days (approximately 4 months)

+ Zen Stages aligners (approximately 1 month)

Total duration of my Zenyum process : 5 months



So the Zenyum app will remind you every 5 days to switch your aligners.
You will have to take a picture with the aligners on when you switch to keep track of the process.


I was also reminded that during my Zenyum process, it is so super important to watch my oral health - I will have to keep my aligners clean, and rinse my mouth after every meal.

One thing I realised is that I almost lost my aligners a couple of times because I just wrap them up in tissue when I eat food or have my meals.


It is so important to keep your aligners in your case when you eat your meals.

It's also very important to have your aligners on for at least 20-22 hours a day for best results!

Here are some updates of my smile :






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HOW MUCH DOES THE ZENYUM INVISIBLE BRACES TREATMENT COST?

It's actually much cheaper as compared to metal braces/Invisalign imo!

Once it is decided that you are a suitable candidate for Zenyum Invisible Braces  you will be directed to one of Zenyum Invisible Braces' many partner clinics for an initial consultation. 

This consultation consists of a 3D scan, X-rays and a physical assessment of your teeth.
Initial consultation: $120 to $170
Zenyum Invisible Braces: $2,200
Retainers: $300 a pair

Find out more about Zenyum Invisible Braces 


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So excited for the next entry, which is the last update on my Zenyum journey : 
THE END RESULTS

Do feel free to drop my any questions should you have any!
Thank you for reading!

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Till then!

With love,