Saturday, June 13, 2020

Consultation at Shens Clinic for Fats Grafting Breast Surgery

Hello beautiful people! This is kind of random but i thought it would be interesting to share a bit of my consultation experience with Dr Shen at Shens Clinic for my fats grafting breast surgery. 

A few weeks ago i was hit by a sudden thought (and mainly might be due to covid stay home period) - wouldn't it be nice to have a breast surgery now since i am technically working from home? It only seems convenient to do it now than later. I have been thinking about the 'what if my boobs is slightly bigger' thought for a while. I'm not looking for a full C cup and the ideal size would be a full B for me. Definitely not a greedy person. 

And i found out that you could actually transfer your own fats to your boobs via your thighs / tummy / love handle fats! I didn't want a silicon inside my body so implants is out of my option. 

I did some research on which are the best clinics in Singapore. I did think about going to Korea but my main objective is to have it done while i still have the luxury to work from home so flying overseas is out. 

I found out through articles and forums that Shens Clinic seems to be very popular and yeah I called them and booked for a consultation with Dr Shen. The consultation fee is *ah hem* SGD 160.50 . 

The waiting time wasn't very long. The nurse took my blood pressure and took some photos of my boobs before the consultation. When i lifted up my sleeve for her to take my blood pressure, she gave me a very casual remark "wah you so skinny don't seem like a right candidate for fats transfer you know..." my heart sank (literally). haha. Then she said the doctor will give me advice later to see if i'm suitable for this surgery or not. 

Met with Dr Shen. He showed me pictures of the before and after, explained to me where he got the fats from and where he inserted into the patient. He also told me that he makes very small incision to do liposuction. It is done very close to your pubic hair area so you can't see the scar if you wear a bikini. 

I prepared a list of questions to ask him and before i could proceed with these questions, it was only right for him to look at my body to see if i even have any extra fats in the first place. 

He took a good look at my body, squeezed my thigh 'fats' and tummy 'fats' and told me "You only have these little fats"... We were both trying to hold off our laughter lol. Then i told him my upper thigh is quite big aren't those fats? He said those are muscles and not really fats. And he taught me the difference between seeing fats and muscles. They are different. 

So all in all, I am not a suitable candidate for fats grafting breast surgery because I do not have enough fats. 

But I want to make full use of this consultation (SGD 160 man...) so I still asked him some questions regarding breast surgery and below is what he answered (not exactly the same words by words but the meaning is there): 

1. Will my boobs still be able to bounce with fats transfer / implantation? I heard the boobs cannot bounce with silicon implantation. It only feels natural to touch but cannot bounce. Is this true? And with fats transfer, since it is natural fats, then can it bounce? 

Ans: Both types of surgery will make your boobs bounce. If it doesn't bounce, it is probably the type of silicon  / surgeon's problem. 


2. I tend to have more stubborn fats on my thighs than on my tummy. My tummy fats can go away very quickly if i lose weight but not my thigh fats (my thigh fats are harder to get rid off), then would it mean that transferring my thigh fats has better chance of fats survival in the surgery? Since technically, these fats are more stubborn. 

Ans: Normally we get the fats from a patient's tummy or love handles and it doesn't matter which part of the fats they are all the same. 

*Pause here* I was listening to this answer and honestly i don't quite believe it because i've watched somewhere on youtube via an American plastic surgeon that fats have memory and where you get the fats from can also impact the survival rate in the fats grafting purpose. So personally i believe that getting fats from a more stubborn area than any area seems more understandable. 

3. If i don't have enough fats now, what about coming back to do after giving birth? Since technically, i would probably gain some weight

Ans: Some people have very high metabolism and you can lose weight fast after pregnancy. If you have those extra fats, then yes come and consult. 

4. But these are only temporary fats right? Would that mean these fats will likely be gone in my breast after fats grafting? 

Ans: Well for here he said something about maintaining the diet you have and the type of exercises you do. If you have heavy exercise / very lean diet and with the type of metabolism you have, then you can lose weight fast and chances are your breast will also lose those fats.

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Anyway, guess what? I totally forgot to ask him for a quotation. lol. But from what the nurse told me, a fats grafting costs 14K and an implantation costs 17K. I guess it also depends on how much fats / what size silicon you wanna get. 

So here are all my sharing! I hope this little piece of information has been helpful and all the best to you if you are considering to get one done. 

xx 

Sunday, June 7, 2020

RIGEL PARLOUR HAIR SALON (SINGAPORE) | DO NOT GO!! | HONEST REVIEW

Hello my beautiful people, its me again and I am back with another honest review! You know by now that i love to share my honest opinions whenever I try something new or have something exciting to talk about. Today, I want to give my honest opinion on Rigel Parlour Hair Salon. They are located at Bugis Cube. 

I booked an appointment for hair dye, hair perm and hair cut. Initially I was concern if i can do perm and dye at the same time because it sounds very damaging to my hair. I consulted the in-charge regarding my concern and he said I could add in Keratin Treatment to protect my hair and I would be able to do perm and dye at the same time. In addition, he emphasised that they are trained from Korea and the products they use are all Korea technology. 

I totally give him my trust and let him handle my perm and color. I showed him the kind of curl i would like to achieve (picture below): 



And he said this is Korean Wave Perm. He would give me this effect. OK. Korean Wave Perm it is! He went ahead to perm my hair after my Keratin Treatment. 

Perming my hair 

The duration of the perm took 30minutes? Honestly its been 8 years since i do permanent curl on my hair so i'm not really sure of the technology now and he told me the process of perming is much faster than 8 years ago. 

He moved on to color my hair afterwards. I totally trust him with his color suggestion and agreed to getting a green undertone hair color. Normally I go for brown because it compliments my skin the most but he said this greenish color would give me a WOW effect. 

Washed my hair and starting blow dry. I was really eager to see the final result but as the person continued to blow dry, my mind started getting a lot of question marks. I honestly don't see much curls. The hair dresser also kept twirling my hair so that it stays curled. Honestly, if the perm is perfect, you wouldn't need to keep twirling. 

When my hair was done, I looked at myself in the mirror and I was just..... " W T F " in my mind because I really couldn't see a proper curl. And i know for sure my hair would go straight just two weeks time. I have naturally very straight and fine hair which i also share to the in-charged and he ensure me that their 'KOREAN TECHNOLOGY' will make it last for more than 3 months. 

I told him the perm is not obvious at all and it looks rather ugly and asked him 'so how?'. He told me to give it one week and see. I was already very unhappy with the result. If they had not charge me with the perming cost, i would just take it and see them as being professional. 

I spent a total of SGD254. It includes: Keratin Treatment + Dye + Perm + Free Cut. FYI the free cut was just a few snips and that's it. 

MY HAIR ON DAY 1: 






For God's sake my curls don't even look like a curl on Day 1. It just looks as normal as it is. Not to mention also I actually don't really like the hair color. Its just not my style. But partially me to blame because I saw the color sample and i agreed to it, trusting the hair dresser's taste. 

And so i've wasted SGD 250 on a shitty treatment like this. My hair still looks frizzy even after Keratin Treatment. 

If you have been following me for a very long time, you would know the last time I did a bad review was years back on Apujeong Salon (which I have not visited since). You can read it here

I'm regretting this so much I think its still the safest to stick back with Pro Trim at Jem. I have been doing my hair cuts with them since the bad experience with Apujeong and Pro Trim never disappoints. In addition, my friend Teddy is working as a hairstylist in that outlet and his hair cut is amazing. My friend did her hair perming with him and it lasted her for more than 8 months. 

Now i have to suck my thumb and wait patiently for two months before i can re-dye my hair. Honestly at this exact moment while writing this, my hair is basically 'straight' and frizzy. Also, my scalp is feeling itchy and i have a slight burning sensation at some parts of my scalp now. 

I wanted to share their IG profile with you all here as well and i just realised they have blocked me on IG !!! WHAT........? This is very unprofessional. No compensation and not even an apology. This is very unethical.  



I have been blocked and this is very unprofessional. SUCH A SHAME!!! 

Please do not engage in their services. They were so confident with their treatment and technologies and training background and yet they can't handle a negative review with professionalism. I have give you my warning. 

That is all for my honest review today and hopefully the next time when i do another honest review, it would be something that is exciting and happy. 

Till then... xx