Physical features/areas I would like to improve on

Before you judge, I am not advocating that plastic surgery is right or wrong. There is no right or wrong per se and each to his/her own choice and decision.

If you’d asked me, I am still quite easy going on getting aesthetics treatment done (I had mine done on my face – Read here!) but am still trying to digest the reality of a full-blown plastic surgery.

I strongly believe that everyone has their own choice but the issue is what is meant by ‘having to cross the line’? And who sets this imaginary line?

An obsession with trying to improve one’s physical appearance is more than often due to a lack of confidence, lack of self-esteem, over-conscious of self-appearance and what some of us call it a psychological problem.

The growth of plastic surgery reaching out to the current society is overwhelming (thanks to main contributing factors such as KPOP craze) and it’s actually quite scary how Korea is reacting (overreacting) to the issue of plastic surgery.

One of the recent news that captured the over-obsession with plastic surgery in Korea was documented here where rewards from parents have shifted from sweets, holiday treats, cash to now – plastic surgery.

And before you criticise girls for being vain or plain crazy, guys are also now hit by the plastic surgery craze. Maybe this is more prominent in Korea as compared to our local counterparts, but I won’t be surprise if Singapore is slowly taken over by storm as well.

Whether you are getting fillers done that are non-invasive or if you’re brave enough to take the risks and beautify yourself with a full-blown make over, both would still fall under the overarching umbrella of ‘plastic surgery’.

So okay, debate on plastic surgery issues aside.

What are my physical features that I dislike or would like to improve on?

Psst, beauty lies in the eyes of the beholder and is extremely subjective, so perhaps girls withe double eyelids are deemed to be prettier but there could be some who think that those with single/monolids are gorgeous.

Whatever it is, this is gonna be based on my own personal preference (duh!) so think twice before you disagree 🙂

1. Single eyelids

That’s a very recent pic of me taken after bf and I finished out Standard Chartered Marathon 2013!
Totally bare face with NO make up at all!
Look at how beady my eyes are 😦
Also, pls pardon the weary look. I had only 3 hours of sleep before running 10km….

I have single eyelids due to genetics and would love to get my double eyelids surgery done, perhaps some time next year. I am more inclined towards opting for a non-incisional method – suture method but as we know, you can’t have the best of both worlds, this method has its cons too as compared to the incisional method – cutting.

Suture method

Pros : Claimed to be reversible, lesser downtime, faster recovery time and less swelling. Cheaper than cutting method.

Cons : Have read news that this method is not 100% permanent and that eyelids flip back to single eyelids within 2 to 5 years? Not as lasting as the cutting method.

Cutting method

Pros : More lasting than suture method, in fact, it’s permanent.

Cons : More expensive, longer downtime, much more swelling.

Whichever method it is, double eyelid surgery compared to other physical areas are seen to be extremely common now. There is lesser ‘shame’ in admitting that one has undergone the knife to achieve double eyelids.

Double eyelid stickers, fibre stickers or glue. You name it, I’ve tried it. Although not consistent I must admit and I don’t have the patience to wait for results to be achieved.

I’ve a few friends and have heard many girls who achieved double eyelids by religiously sticking the double eyelids tapes.

One thing about these tapes is that they are extremely obvious, no matter how you try to ‘conceal’ them. Worse thing is, they hardly stick well and it gets embarrassing when people notices.

Fibre sticks and glues are another worse lot to consider. They create a very fake crease on your eyelids and your eyelids get ‘stuck’ together which is very obvious too. Glue creates a white sticky residue as well.

So all these methods are no-no.

My single eyelids make me look more sleepy, less alert and somehow less feminine.

Again, these are based on my own preference and mentality.

2. Nose

As with many other fellow Asians, a slim nose with high-bridged is very rare.

I have a stubby nose and the bridge is not high enough. But I’m thankful it’s alot better than those with extremely flat noses with almost non-existent bridges =x

grey Look younger with Sculptra treatment!

3. Sunken cheeks

This is the area where I have done something to improve by undergoing a Sculptra treatment with Celevenus Wellness and Aesthetic Clinic where I was put into safe hands of Dr Dylan Chau 🙂

I have gone for my 2nd treatment this afternoon and am looking forward to a ‘fuller’ face with a reduction in my laugh lines. Can’t wait! 🙂

Will be blogging about my 2nd session soon so do keep a lookout! 😀

4. Birthmarks

Little known to many, I have 3 birthmarks on my body. 1 which is very light on my right outer thigh, 1 on my left elbow and 1 huge one on my left inner thigh.

The last one obviously, bothers me the most.

I am extremely self-conscious whenever I wear a short dress, mini skirt or shorts.

Birthmarks, whether they are a symbol of good luck or not, are still unsightly. I mean who would yearn for one?!

Am also trying to target this problem but I know that laser is gonna be painful and would require many sessions to remove, though not completely. And might even left scars.

I’d recently bought a highly-raved cream, claimed to be effective for pigmentation problems, including birthmarks known as Meladerm®. It’s expensive, especially with the shipping but I’m just hoping it can help lighten my birthmark significantly. Keeping my fingers crossed.

5. Skin tone

Apart from having uneven skin tone on my face, a fairer complexion on my overall body and face would be ideal.

Have been taking hakubi whitening drink and pills and Fancl drink and pills as well, but seems like it’s true that there’s a limit to how fair one can be.

Have contemplated whitening jabs as well and understand the risks associated, especially with clinics that are not credible.

Still under pending though 🙂

And not forgetting my horrendous dark circles…sigh.

Well, what about you?

Which physical features/areas do you dislike or wish to improve on?

10 new trends from Korea from Aesthetics Hub

Have you visited our affiliated website – Aesthetics Hub?

It’s your one-stop website relating to all aesthetics services!

Here are some 10 new trends that evolved from the well-known place where the hype on aesthetic procedures originated from – Korea!

  1. Magic Epicanthoplasty: The Truth about your “Double Eyelids”
  2. Chasing Eternal Youth in Seoul’s Beauty Belt
  3. A New Plastic Surgery Trend in South Korea puts a Constant Smile on Patient’s Face [Video]
  4. Square or Broad Jawline?
  5. Aegyo Sal, Plastic Surgery & Aesthetics Enhancement Prevalent on the Streets of Apgujeong, Seoul [Video]
  6. Popular Plastic Surgery Apps Cause Concern in South Korea
  7.  Is Cosmetic Surgery about more than just a Pretty Face? A TV show in South Korea Argues that it’s more than that.
  8.  Indepth of Aesthetics and Plastic Surgery in Seoul, Korea by Key Opinion Leader, Professor Beom Joon Kim 
  9. The K-Pop Plastic Surgery Obsession with V-shaped Face
  10. Chipmunk Cheeks No More with Buccal Fat Removal Surgery at Teuim Plastic Surgery

Enjoy! 🙂

Are you contented with your looks?

Now, before I’d start, I would first like to clarify all doubts and place any tension at ease, that I am NOT against plastic surgery. I mean everyone has the fundamental right to decide how they should look, unless you are piously telling me that we should be thankful for whatever looks we are born with and that we should respect our parents for that. I’m not gonna even go there, but one has got to admit it that everyone WANTS to look beautiful. Although, well, beauty is a subjective issue and beauty lies in the eyes of the beholder…But surely, beauty does boost one’s self-esteem isn’t it?It’s quite simple to comprehend this theory. Just imagine you are wearing your own favourite piece of dress, or that you managed to tangle yourself out of those bad hair days, or you had sufficient undisturbed sleep throughout the whole night hence waking up happy and refreshed.

Don’t all these make you well, feel.. HAPPY AND CONFIDENT? Even if it lasts only for a day…?

Now, before you make an ASS of U and ME (A-S-S-U-M-E) , I would also like to disclaim that I have not undergone any plastic surgery before, be it minor ones such as double eyelid surgery (although I wish I had the $ and courage to!).

So, let’s start.

Cosmetics are not permanent, unless you head for cosmetics surgeries, which then would be branded with all sorts of negative connotations like “Fake”, “Plastic”, “Unnatural” etc…

Plus, there are detrimental effects of plastic surgeries for post-surgeries as well as in the future. You heard of bleeding, wounding, losing one of your senses and even DEATH (!!!). You heard that it might backfire, reverting to its original form and worse still, reverting to a look worse than the original form. You have known of people having saggy skin, wrinkles, fine lines, droopy eyelids, nose fillers making the nose look weird (some sort like MJ – No offence though), botox leaving bulldog face and skin… Not to mention those ladies (or men!) who are obsessed with plastic surgeries…

Take a look at these pictures!

Plastic surgeries GONE WAAAAYYYY TOO WRONG!!!
GASP!!!

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Extracted these pictures from Google images.What’s your take? I do think that they look SOOO much better before undergoing the knife…I meant KNIVES. These are seriously plastic surgeries gone wrong!Closer to our hearts would be celeb local bloggers…

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Local celebs…
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For me, if plastic surgeries are deemed to be beneficial in your life in one way or another, then well, good for you. But if your surgeries gone wrong and you are overly obsessed with them, it’s a BIG NONO for me. If your plastic surgery (perhaps your first attempt – hence not labelling you as obsessed) gone wrong, I guess you are just pure unlucky. Either that, you have not done enough research and homework before embarking on this life-changing event.It is the intention of those who have undergone surgeries to beautify themselves. They may be less appealing than before (that’s why they want to beautify themselves right?) but depending on how you judge, as mentioned, I do think that some should have never gone for plastic surgery. Spent a bomb (maybe sponsored?) and yet turned out disastrous. Imagine the double blow, or blows amplified when others slam you?Plus, it’s really difficult to be a human being sometime. While you can please some people, you will never be able to please everyone.

Denying getting a plastic surgery done, you get named as fake, liar what not and with the sudden surge of photos flooding of Before and After pictures, just like the above.
Putting on a brave front, admitting that you have tweaked your looks here and there, you still get criticised as fake….

SIGH. Ohwells.

My discontent
The areas which I ain’t contented most would be my single eyelids. I think getting a double eyelid surgery done is not a big hoohaa. What’s the big deal anyway? Would people judge you differently if you smack on those double eyelid sticker tapes? Or falsies? Eyelash extensions (a chill ran down my spine when I recall the recent terrible experience I had)?

The second dissatisfactory area which tops my chart would be my under bite. (Read here if you have no idea) I developed this under bite problem ever since I was young and I remember not treating it earlier when my cousin, who is now one of the top-notch dentist in Singapore, advised me that I actually have to undergo a jaw surgery. I would think it is now called chin augmentation? So yes a decade plus passed and here I am lamenting on my stupid under bite. 😦

Whether one has to undergo a jaw surgery would depend on how serious the under bite is. Invisaligns and braces might be able to solve the problem if it’s a minor under bite. The severity is best judged by a professional dentist. Since my cousin’s advice was rendered to me a million years ago, I guess undergoing a jaw surgery is now a must. 😦

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Under bite is when your jaw is protruding out…
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No photoshop (because I don’t know how to use?!), no extra effects whatsoever. Just a simple raw picture taken after work.I think I still look acceptable la, except for the dark circles…And I look the same as my 100% bare face.Don’t believe? Look at the picture below.

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Pardon me for the different picture resolution. The former was taken with my digital cam while the latter was a self-shot taken with the iPhone front camera (poor reso).Not much of a difference in looks right? Maybe an oilier t-zone? LOL.Remember, specs always comes in handy for a disguise 😀 And I think I can still easily pull of as a JC student… Okay fine, to be fair, an undergrad at least! 😛 The cleaner auntie told me that initially she’d though I was only 18 to 19 years old… I knew she was only pulling my leg… Because I almost fell off my seat… Laughing hard… Geddit? Pulling my leg causing me to fall off my seat? 😛

I used to be afraid of heading out without any make up on and I still do. I guess that’s the detrimental effects after you start using make up. But I’m slowly letting the fears go and keeping to minimal makeup during days which I’m not heading out. They say natural beauty is the real beauty, which I must agree of course.

So, what’s your take? Are you for or against plastic surgeries? Are you contented with your looks? Are you afraid of letting others view you without any make up on?

Share your thoughts here! 😀

Thanks for reading! ❤

Now, before I’d start, I would first like to clarify all doubts and place any tension at ease, that I am NOT against plastic surgery. I mean everyone has the fundamental right to decide how they should look, unless you are piously telling me that we should be thankful for whatever looks we are born with and that we should respect our parents for that. I’m not gonna even go there, but one has got to admit it that everyone WANTS to look beautiful. Although, well, beauty is a subjective issue and beauty lies in the eyes of the beholder…But surely, beauty does boost one’s self-esteem isn’t it?It’s quite simple to comprehend this theory. Just imagine you are wearing your own favourite piece of dress, or that you managed to tangle yourself out of those bad hair days, or you had sufficient undisturbed sleep throughout the whole night hence waking up happy and refreshed.

Don’t all these make you well, feel.. HAPPY AND CONFIDENT? Even if it lasts only for a day…?

Now, before you make an ASS of U and ME (A-S-S-U-M-E) , I would also like to disclaim that I have not undergo any plastic surgery before, be it minor ones such as double eyelid surgery (although I wish I had the $ and courage to!).

So, let’s start.

Cosmetics are not permanent, unless you head for cosmetics surgeries, which then would be branded with all sorts of negative connotations like “Fake”, “Plastic”, “Unnatural” etc…

Plus, there are detrimental effects of plastic surgeries for post-surgeries as well as in the future. You heard of bleeding, wounding, losing one of your senses and even DEATH (!!!). You heard that it might backfire, reverting to its original form and worse still, reverting to a look worse than the original form. You have known of people having saggy skin, wrinkles, fine lines, droopy eyelids, nose fillers making the nose look weird (some sort like MJ – No offence though), botox leaving bulldog face and skin… Not to mention those ladies (or men!) who are obsessed with plastic surgeries…

Take a look at these pictures!

Plastic surgeries GONE WAAAAYYYY TOO WRONG!!!
GASP!!!