|Shennyyang Power Blogger Testimonial for Mini-Liposuction(After5month)|
Today, Singaporean celebrity blogger, " Shennyyang" visited to our clinic to have consultation and treatment for "Mini-Liposuction". She is skinny but, she wants to make more sharply her body for upper arms, thighs, lower belly. Being away for a month, she is worried about gaining weight even though she works out daily. It's inevitable to remove some fat from our body like arms and thighs ect. Then she finally decided to have Mini-Liposuction at RENEWME SKIN CLINIC. Here is her story for detail about surgery.
Goshhhh has it been 4 months already?! This is the longest time I have ever been away from this space?? I really do miss sharing my stuff here but... life's just pretty hectic the past months and laziness got the better out of me as well. Whatever happened to my 2017 resolutions? And it's already going to be 2018 wts. But to be fair, I've been alot more active on my Dayre these days so I guess if you're keen in reading more of my daily stuff, you can check my Dayre out instead!! :)
Anyway back to today's post...
I just wanted to update and share with y'all more about the Mini-Liposuction procedure I did at Renewme Skin Clinic in Seoul back in June~ I am sorry this post took so long, but I promised you girls on Dayre that I would share more details over on my blog. So here it is!!!
Just a little background of myself in case you happened to be a new reader...
I used to be rather skinny and being fat was never an issue for me. I probably started gaining weight massively since 2 years ago? I think it was a 10kg gain in 6 months. IT WAS TERRIBLE?? It came as a major shock when I finally took the courage to step on the weighing scale. I knew I gained weight, but I just didn't know it was so much. Since then, I have been trying to lose weight. I tried dieting, tried exercising, even collaborated with a well known slimming centre in Singapore which did work, but the results were kinda temporary. The weight bounced back really quickly once I didn't watch what I ate. To be honest, it was really depressing. I used to fit size S for most online stores, but it eventually became M, sometimes even L. I became really self conscious on the clothes I could wear because I didn't want my fats to 'spill' out. I also started wearing jackets alot (even in crazy SG weather) because I wanted to cover my flabby arms. If I could wear baggy and oversized tees, I would. I just didn't feel confident in my own skin anymore.
Luck was on my side when Renewme Skin Clinic contacted me a few months back to do a collaboration together! I checked out their website and omg I WAS SO HAPPY AND EXCITED when I realised they provide MINI LIPOSUCTION SERVICES!!!! I decided to make a trip to Seoul in June to holiday and to have a consultation at the clinic!
Renewme Skin Clinic currently has 6 locations in Seoul and 1 in Busan. I visited the one located at Jamsil, Seoul.
The clinic was simple, clean, spacious and the staff were very welcoming :)
After filling in some personal information details, I finally got to meet my doctor
- Dr Ha Ji Hyun!
Not to worry if you are worried there will be communication barrier because there's always an English translator beside you to help you translate your concerns to your doctor!?? I told Dr Ha about my main concerns - to remove fats from my arms, tummy, love handle and thighs! You can also ask any other burning questions that you might have. For me, my first question was...
- WILL IT BE PAINFUL?? (because my tolerance level for pain is an all time low LOL)
Yes, I was told it will be painful. And yes, it was a little painful at some points during the surgery.
& just to share some other questions that I asked..
- Can you administer general anesthesia instead of local anesthesia so I wouldn't feel any pain at all?
No. For Mini Liposuction, local anesthesia is being administered. I was told there are risks involved in general anesthesia. So yes, I was conscious throughout and was witnessing the whole surgery.
- How is Mini-Liposuction different from the normal liposuction?
It will be alot less painful during the recovery process. And it works better for individuals who have specific areas they want to target, such as armpit fats, inner thigh fats etc. It is perfect for people who are a little chubby (like me) who wanna suck out that excess stubborn fats to achieve that ideal figure they would like. It is however not suitable for obese people.
- How long would I take to recover?
It really depends on individual and also whether you consistently massage the surgery areas regularly to quicken the healing process. For full reovery, it can take anytime from 1 month to 3 months. The bruises however should heal within 10 days. Usually, people will be able to go on with their usual lifestyle immediately the next day.
- Can I drink alcohol?
Sadly, NO. For a month.
- Do I have to wear compression garments?
You can, but it is not a must. For me, I didn't wear cuz I find it really uncomfortable and painful.
Dr Ha squeezing my fats (hahaha) to see how much can be removed! Generally, the softer your fats, the easier and less pain it will be to remove! More muscles = more pain! Anyway, ya... as you can see. I am not exactly fat-fat la, but I just have some fats 'spilling' out and I kinda felt out of shape. Lol
Done with consultation, fixed my appointment for surgery and that's it
A couple of days later, I was back at Renewme Skin Clinic for my actual surgery. *Nervous*??
I chose to wear loose clothings so that it will be much more comfortable to wear back after the surgery. Also, long skirt is a MUST personally, because it helps to hide the bandages and bruises!
The needle is ALOT BIGGER. This is also local anesthesia but it is meant to reach far & deep into your arms, thighs etc. The first few pushes are a little pain, but once the local anesthesia kicks in, then it will no longer be pain. So just gotta bear for the first few seconds?
Pain level: 4/10
So cute la, the english translator knew I was really scared so she stayed beside me throughout and held my hand to give me support & encouragement. SO SWEET DE??
I could still smile for the camera halfway through surgery so I guess you could say the surgery was really bearable!! Hahaha coming from a person who can't take pain, you can fully trust me on that! I am not saying that it is painless though, but it's a pain level that you certainly will be able to withstand. Moreover there's local anesthesia to help. It's okay to stop the doctor if you feel extreme pain anytime during the surgery. The doctor will inject more local anesthesia into your body to help ease the pain :)
Just to break down how pain the different areas were..
ARMS: I am not lying, it is NOT PAINFULat all!! In fact I fell asleep (the surgery took place in the morning and I was really tired) and only woke up cuz I felt slight pain when Dr Ha was doing my love handles~
Pain level: 0.5/10
LOVE HANDLES: You could feel slight pain but it was still really o-k-a-y. Nothing major.
Pain level: 2/10
BACK OF THIGHS: Slightly more painful because there are more muscles around the thighs area. Remember I said more muscles = more pain? At this point, I cannot fall asleep already. LOL
Pain level: 3/10
INNER THIGHS: Whoa this area kinda sensitive. Pain!!! Probably a 4-5/10?
The surgery took longer than expected. So we took a short break after we were done with arms, love handles and thighs before proceeding on with my tummy!
TUMMY: THIS!!! PAINNN!!! Not kidding. The tummy lipo hurts the most. Because I think I have quite alot of muscles around my stomach area. LOL. Dr Ha had to inject alot more local anesthesia at my tummy to help me lessen the pain. The lower tummy wasn't as painful (cuz more fats right) but the upper part was really quite terrible. Hahaha but well, since I can survive it... I think most people can do it too.
Pain level: 6-7/10
After almost 4 hours of surgery.... WE ARE FINALLY DONE! Here's my 12 bottles of fats. They look kinda like fruit juice tho.. Watermelon and Papaya/Carrot juice? HAHA.
Dr Ha had initially estimated about 10 bottles of fat removal for me during consultation, but it ended up being 12 bottles. LOL. I guess really too much fats??
I was then brought to their resting room to take a rest before heading home~
As you can see, I was really quite okay. I could even take photos myself hahaha