May 6, 2018

Bodytite Liposuction at Natchaya Clinic Bangkok - PART 2


Surgery Day!

My surgery was scheduled at 7pm so I had the whole day to be EXCITED! I wore out my hotel's bath robe because it was too comfy and I would take it off at Natchaya clinic anyway. My #ootd is always on point hehe 😎




 When I reached Natchaya clinic, the staffs warmly greeted me and asked for my medical conditions.  I removed all my jewelries, changed into a disposable underwear and into Natchaya clinic's robe. The staffs were all so trained and polite that they didn't even glance at my body when I wasn't wearing anything haha

The nurse took me to the third level where all the operations took place. She injected something on my hand and asked me to wait for 20 minutes for Dr Boss to finish his operation on another patient. Talk about good business! 👏

Dr Boss came out of the operation theatre and started marking out the liposuction areas on my body: The waist/ flanks +  Inner thighs. He kept asking me to turn around  to make sure both marked areas are equal... such a perfectionist 😂👍






I've been getting a lot of comments from my friends like "Why do you have to go for liposuction when you're already so SLIM?" There's something call SKINNY FAT. I may look slim but the amount of body fat is still high... And if it makes me happier and more confident, why not? 😇 Bodytite is a minimal invasive and an extremely safe procedure. It is definitely not as risky as the conventional liposuction.

Shortly after, I was brought to the operation theatre. It was so cosy that I didn't feel scared or nervous at all. Let the fat business get started 😝






Not sure what these gas tanks are for haha! This was an accidental picture LOL


They took my phone and camera away and started applying iodine all over my body. The iodine is to clean the skin and kill all the bacterias on your body.




Dr Boss started with the back so I had time to fall asleep with the anaesthesia. When the surgery started at the back, I couldn't feel anything but I was still a little conscious. I remember feeling sleepy and drowsily chatting with the 2 nurses sitting in front of me 😂

 One nurse was injecting anaesthesia to my hand and the other kept asking me if I was OK. Even when I was facing down on the bed, I knew I wasn't alone because of the 2 nurses in front of me.




Very quickly, I knocked out and could not remember a single thing. When I woke up, 2 nurses were helping with my compression garment and I kept asking "It's done? So fast?" But I was still sleepy from the anaesthesia and I remembered saying "SO FAST?" a dozen times! It was like being drunk from 10 shots of alcohol 😳

The nurse handed me a fruity yellow drink and I wolfed down the whole glass because I was SO thirsty. She smiled and me and said "Good!" . This yellow drink must be some kind of medicine 😂. Maybe another reason why I was feeling dizzy was because of the amount of fat and blood lost. But DAMN IT, look at those unhealthy fat! 😱




The amount of fat I lost was 1400cc!

I rested awhile on the bed before the nurse took me downstairs. Everything was so quick and I was really surprised that I could still walk pretty fast LOL!

The whole taxi ride back to my hotel was a vague memory. I was still dazed out and I fell asleep again before reaching my hotel. When I reached back and looked into the mirror, I was incredibly satisfied with my tiny waist but I was too tired to continue checking out myself in the mirror 😂


Natchaya Clinic 
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April 27, 2018

Bodytite Liposuction at Natchaya Clinic Bangkok - PART 1



  Ever since I was 13 years old, I've been struggling with my weight and body figure. I was heavily influenced by the images portrayed on media, and all I cared about was comparing myself to Victoria's secret models. I think it was part of puberty but I wanted a thigh gap so badly 😪 Yes yes my mind was polluted with full of rubbish and it was ridiculous!

I started dieting, cutting out ALL carbohydrates and any food that contained sugar. I worked out every single day before I sleep and my self esteem was always low. My diet was extremely strict that if my friend offered me just ONE potato chip in school, I would decline because that would "ruin" my diet...

My weight drastically dropped in a few months and every day when I step on the weighing scale, I feel all was worth it. Within 2 months, I've lost about 15kg and every morning I weighed 35kg. But my height never changed, it was always 157cm 😞




My thigh gap was big but I felt like I could not keep up with this anymore. I was SOO skinny that not only did I have a thigh gap, I had a KNEE GAP too! My hips are naturally very small so having a big thigh gap means my thighs were just twice the size of my arm. I had a sweet tooth for my whole life and not eating any chocolates was definitely killing me.

I started eating healthy but my cravings gave in and I allowed more junk food into my diet. It's like quenching my thirst after walking a desert for 2 months! Of course, all the junk food gradually made my thigh gap disappear. I tried starting a healthier diet again but some stubborn fat won't go away. 😟

I know that if I want the stubborn fat to disappear, I would have to go under that unhealthy restrictive diet some 5 years ago and I simply could not afford to be dizzy every day.  As life throws me more responsibilities with my studies and piano, I found myself sitting in front of the piano or at the desk most of the time, which left me not much time for gym and exercise. Maybe that's an excuse because.. I AM JUST TOO LAZY TO EXERCISE haha 😂 Ok I have to admit, I have a very girly personality and I hate exercising. I am actually rather good in sports and I've achieved Gold for all my NAPFA tests since I was 9 but I just H-A-T-E sports.

In fact, exercising actually made me gain more weight. I think it was the muscle gain, but I didn't feel exactly good after going to the gym because I had eat more when I return home, thinking my gym session would eventually "shed the weight off".

It wasn't easy for me to get back to a healthy diet that I have now, with more carbohydrates, protein and some room for chocolates too. My weight was no longer always on my brain, and that made me much happier and healthier.

However, when I chanced upon the Bodytite Plus technology that Natchaya clinic was offering, I could not ignore the effectiveness and the miracle of it! The before and after pictures were TOO ATTRACTIVE and the downtime is much lesser than the conventional liposuction 😆 I want to keep my current diet but meanwhile lose some of the stubborn fat I gained after incorporating carbohydrates and proteins into my diet, so there's really nothing to lose from Bodytite Plus.



About Bodytite Plus

Q1. What is Bodytite Plus?

It is the latest technology for liposuction. Bodytite is already extremely good but Bodytite Plus is even better!


Q2. What are the benefits for Bodytite?

1. Tightens the skin - no saggy skin and cellulite after liposuction 

There are many benefits to Bodytite liposuction but the main benefits are that the machine TIGHTENS your skin during the liposcution, so there will be no loose saggy skin. Normal liposuction may require you to go for some skin tightening laser treatment after the liposuction because of the loose skin when fat is sucked out, and if the skin remains loose, then the liposuction will become counter-effective.

Watch the video 😎





2. Lesser downtime than normal liposuction

As it is less invasive then normal liposuction, there will be less bruising and swelling, which means lesser pain and quicker time to resume your normal daily activities and go back to work. I am typing this from Day 5 since my surgery and swelling and bruising has gone down by a lot, especially for my waist. Even though there's still swelling, my waist is already significantly smaller than before 😱


3. Lesser scar

The incision is reallyyyyy small. My scar is only 1cm 😱 The scar has already healed pretty well in Day 3 and I am sure it will be completely invisible within a month.




Why did I decide to do with Natchaya clinic?

My surgery was 20 April and consultation was 19 April. I've booked my surgery with Dr Boss (Dr Thongpoj Chaimanee) from Natchaya clinic, as he was extremely experienced with Bodytite liposuction. The reason I chose Dr Boss from Natchaya clinic was because of the numerous cases he have performed. Again, more successful cases = doctor more experienced = better results for myself! 👏 It's also safer because the more experienced the doctor is, the more familiar the doctor will be with operating you and the least likelihood of  a surgery failure.


Have I mentioned how impressed I am with Dr Boss's cases? SEE FOR YOURSELF 😉 The best part of Dr Boss works are that all of his patients do not have cellulite or loose skin, even for those with huge amount of fat! 😍










Consultation time!

Natchaya clinic was quite crowded, and the interior was so cosy and elegantly decorated! The whole process of the consultation and surgery was very well organised and the staffs spoke pretty decent english.  Everyone was so helpful, especially Mink, who accompanied me through my through my consultation and post surgery process. Mink's english was perfect and she was very responsive to all my messages on LINE 👍 She even  assisted in helping me direct all my questions to Dr Boss after the surgery. Thank you so much Mink 😘









 I changed into a robe and waited for 10 minutes before my consultation with Dr Boss.



Dr Boss was very friendly and kind 😍 He patiently listened to all my concerns and addressed my questions about the liposuction. Dr Boss english was fluent so there was no communication barrier between us. We both agreed that my stubborn fat areas are my inner thighs and waist. I really love the mini waist that corset practitioners have but corset training is quite unhealthy because they squash your ribs and push your intestines down 😳

Dr Boss also told me that I will be given "sleeping anaesthesia" and local anaesthesia to numb the pain. I remembered falling asleep half way during the surgery, so I guess it's actually General anaesthesia by injection (not the gas type). He said that most people will fell asleep but some will still remain awake and just become sleepy. Nevertheless, the local anaesthesia numbed the pain so the procedure was painless.

The most important question was: When can I bathe after the surgery? I've read online that most doctors will allow you to bathe after the stitches are removed, which is 7 days after liposuction. 7 days of not bathing is TOO MUCH!!! When Dr Boss told me I could bathe 2 days (48 hours) after the Bodytite liposuction, I was so relieved!! PHEW...

That being said, you must keep your incisions clean and dry after your shower. I will explain more in Part 3 for the recovery of my surgery.




After the consultation, the nurse took me to another room to get a small injection on the back of my thigh near my butt. The injection was to reduce the bruising and swelling after the surgery. I think it's somehow like an antibiotics? I'm not sure but all I know was the injection wasn't painful haha 😅

I was also ushered to a room to take pictures and try my compression garment. One of the most important thing after the liposuction is to wear the compression garment diligently, so I need to get it fitted before the surgery. The compression garment might feel a little tighter on the first few days after the surgery due to swelling. It looks like this... reminds me of the stockings I wore as a kid when I was learning ballet 😂




Mink also sent me a list of pre-surgery and post-surgery dos and dont's.



Things to do before doing liposuction

1. Do not smoke and drink alcohol at least 2 weeks before liposuction to reduce the risk of infection and swelling. (If it's a major operation and you're removing huge amount of fat from your body, you should avoid smoking and drinking alcohol for 1 month before and after the operation.)

2.  Avoid taking these calss of medicines: Aspirin /Ibuprofen for at least 2 weeks before and after doing liposuction to reduce bruises. You can take Paracetamol to reduce pain.

3.  Avoid taking Vitamin E,Herb supplement, Fish oil, Ginkgo at least 1 week to prevent bleeding and bruising 

4. Inform the doctor about your drug allergies, your daily drugs & supplements intake and any underlying diseases

5.  If general anesthesia is used: Abstain from food and water 8 hours before doing liposuction
If local anesthesia is used: Food is allowed but abstain from caffeine in the morning

6.  Patients below the age of 20 years old require the consent from their parents before the liposuction (parents have to sign a consent form issued by Natchaya clinic) 

Note: Patient who has high blood pressure, heart disease, and diabetes should not do liposuction





That's all for Part 1! I can't wait to share with you guys about my actual surgery in Part 2! 😌



Natchaya Clinic 
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Tel: 021025964, 021025965
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February 26, 2018

Plastic surgery in Bangkok - Buccal Fat Removal at HERS CLINIC (Part 3)


Today is Day 19 since my buccal fat removal and it is healing extremely well! The swelling has completely subsided and my cheeks are so much slimmer now 😱 The only thing I feel regret is... WHY DIDN'T I DO EARLIER?! 😭



The photo on the left was taken on the day before my surgery and the one on the right is 19 days after the surgery. Both photos are not edited 👌 In fact, the left photo was taken with my ZR3500 so there's some beauty effect... the right photo is a raw untouched photo taken with my iphone. But look at the difference!!! I feel so much more confident about myself now 😎

The recovery process was very easy too 😁 My cheeks were kinda swollen for the first few days but people around me couldn't tell they were swollen. If I kept my mouth shut, nobody would even know I did a buccal fat removal surgery. I rested at home for 2-3 days and started going out with my full makeup on the 3rd day. And nobody could tell! My brother didn't even know I did the surgery 😂

Dr Joe said that the best final results should be seen after 1-3 months, but by Day 10 both of my cheeks were about the same size. I think that 85% of the results are shown by Day 10, but the 15% comes gradually after that. Ps: If you've read part 1 and 2 of my blog posts, you would know that my left cheek was initially MUCH bigger than the right

Part 1: http://aimikyoto.blogspot.sg/2018/02/buccal-fat-removal-surgery-in-bangkok.html
Part 2: http://aimikyoto.blogspot.sg/2018/02/buccal-fat-removal-surgery-in-bangkok_9.html




Better comparison photos with same background and lighting:






Tips for recovery:

1. Sleep with your head elevated for about 1 week
2. Finish all your medicine that was prescribed by the doctor. Don't take the painkillers if you don't feel any pain. I didn't even take 1 painkiller 😂
3. Use ice packs for 3 days, and hot packs for the 4th-7th days. Use them for 20 minutes every waking hour. I didn't use hot pack because it was kinda troublesome haha
4. Try to walk or move around to help blood circulation! Don't stay in bed the whole day! 😫
5. Brush your teeth and use a mouthwash every time you eat something/ or after every meal. Do that for a week
6. Be careful of your stitches in your mouth when you're brushing your teeth! They're absorbable stitches and they are not painful at all, but be careful not to hit or pull on them.
7. Get ample sleep, drink more water and keep yourself hydrated!
8. Don't eat spicy food or hot food/drinks for the first week.
9. No alcohol and no smoking for about 2 weeks

Don't hesitate to contact me for any questions! I will be more than happy to share my experience and help you go through your buccal fat surgery because sharing is caring 😂 Email me: winnie.aimikyoto@gmail.com


Hers Clinic 
Tel: 099-1890189 , 02-2764100
Fax: 02-6938188
Email: contact@hers-clinic.com
LINE: @hersclinic  



Use LINE to contact HERS Clinic because they reply quicker there. Line ID is @hersclinic (include the @ sign)

February 9, 2018

Plastic surgery in Bangkok - Buccal Fat Removal at HERS CLINIC (Part 2)


If you haven't read Part 1 of my buccal fat removal,  here's the link:
http://aimikyoto.blogspot.sg/2018/02/buccal-fat-removal-surgery-in-bangkok.html

At about 3pm, I reached Hers clinic. The clinic is located right beside a MRT Station so quite easy to find. Hers clinic is super modern and very clean! I'm a person who's very anal about all the interior designs but I'm gonna rate this interior a 5/5 😂









When I took this photo of the reception desk, the staffs were like super excited and they were like smiling and posing for the picture. So cute!! 😆

Hers clinic has 2 storeys but I did my surgery and everything at the first floor. They have a washroom at the 2nd floor.






And that's me all excited!!!!!!



Pre surgery & consultation

At about 3.30pm, I had my consultation with Dr Joe. Dr Joe was super kind and he can speak fluent English! He is also extremely patient and answered all my questions. His desk was full of diagrams and those science sculptures HAHA It's like he prepared all these sculptures just for explaining the buccal fat removal to his patients 😂

Initially I always thought that the fat under our skin is the fat that affects the roundness of our face but no, it's the buccal fat. And buccal fat cannot be removed by liposuction so the only method is by buccal fat removal surgery. Dr Joe explained shitload of things to me and all the things he told me are in Part 1.

He marked the area of my buccal fat (the circle part) and jaw muscles (the shaded triangle) with a marker. Please take a moment to appreciate the circle coz seriously the circle on my buccal fat area is the BEST CIRCLE I've ever seen in my life 👏






After the consultation, they took more pictures of me and the nurse gave me some painkillers + antibiotics. Then I waited at the sofa and took some last selfies of my baby cheeks. You can tell that my cheeks aren't even on both sides. The left is much much fatter the right and Dr Joe said it's because my left cheek has more buccal fat LOL. Goodbye baby fats I won't miss you! 😤







Surgery time! 

The whole procedure was literally NOT PAIN AT ALL!! I did threadlift and 水光针 before (something like restylane booster) but the buccal fat removal is even less pain than those. It's even better than going to a Dentist 😷 👍

The surgical theatre was white and comfortable. The Nurses ushered me to lay down on a flat surgical bed and they took a few pictures of me when I was lying down there. They strapped a blood pressure thing on my arm to measure my heartbeat and kept it on for the entire surgery. Tbh it was quite annoying at times 😂  Whenever I hear my heartbeat getting faster, I felt I was too nervous and I tried calming myself down but end up my heartbeat got faster! So the nurse held on to my hand the whole while 😂  But let me tell you - I WASN'T NERVOUS! I WAS EXCITED OK.

Dr Joe came in and sprayed a numbing liquid in my mouth. At first I thought he was only going to use a numbing spray for the surgery so I kinda freaked out. But in fact, Dr Joe used the numbing spray to numb my entire mouth, tongue and throat so the anaesthetic injection became painless .

Usually Doctors will go straight ahead to make the anaesthetic injection without the numbing spray and they will tell you "you will only feel pain for this anaesthetic jab" blablabla *rolling my eyes* but I still feel the pain alright! But Dr Joe was different. He used the numbing spray first, so that the anaesthetic injection was painless. Dr Joe is such a kind soul 😇

Dr Joe then made a tiny incision in my left cheek and started pulling the fat out. He told me what's he gonna do every now and then, which made me feel super assured because I knew what was going on during the whole surgery. I couldn't feel anything though so I just listened to the jazz music in the surgical theatre throughout the whole surgery 😴

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I showed my family the pictures and they said the fat looks kinda cute haha. And my teeth looks so straight here 😂

After that the whole procedure was PAINLESS from the start to the end.. throughout the surgery, Dr Joe kept asking me to swallow my saliva. I expected to taste some salty blood but I didn't taste anything 😳  Probably because my tongue is numb from the numbing spray. Dr Joe was also super kind! He kept encouraging me like "VERY GOOD" "open your mouth" "close your mouth" "VERYYY good!". You know those words made me feel like I'm the BEST patient EVER.

After removing the fat on my left cheek, Dr Joe sewed my incision with adsorbable stitches and he spent some time making sure the stitches are tight. He told me it's important to make it tight so the cheeks/skin will not sag after the fat are removed. The last thing I want is having my same old round face because of the loose skin even though the fat was removed 😪

When the left cheek was done, Dr Joe asked me to use my tongue to feel the left cheek and the right cheek. I WAS SHOOK!!! My tongue couldn't even feel any fat on my left cheek - it was like there's an empty space. And my left cheek felt so much lighter as compared to my right cheek!

 Dr Joe handed me a mirror and when I looked into the mirror, I literally went "OH MY GOD". You guys knew my left cheek was much bigger than the right cheek before the surgery. But now my left cheek is so much smaller than the right one 😱 😱 😱  You can see it for yourself! The first 2 pictures are before surgery and the next 2 pictures are right after my left buccal fat was removed.








For the rest of the surgery, I was MAD EXCITED just thinking about how slim my face will be after the surgery 😆  The surgery was a breeze and before I knew it, it was over! Total duration about 40 minutes. But it definitely felt less than 30 minutes! Both sides came out equally proportionate after the buccal fat was removed.

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After the whole surgery, Dr Joe asked me to smile for some photos and I smiled so big despite having numb cheeks. I mean c'mon I'm DAMN HAPPY!! You have no idea how elated I felt - painless and superb results immediately! 😁  And the results are definitely better than in the pictures!! Somehow I wish I can bring my fats home! If the custom officer asks me "what's that?" I can proudly declare "My baby fat that I've lost 😎 "

Of course after the surgery, the swelling started to develop gradually. The nurse told me the swelling will be at its worst on Day 3 but after Day 3 the swelling will gradually subside. By day 10 it should be more or less OK. Can't wait!! I'll update you guys on the results yea



Post surgery

Right after the surgery, I was sent to a recovery room and was given a tight face mask with ice packs stuffed near my cheeks area. I rested on the comfy recliner for about 30 minutes, and then they gave me a light therapy to help with the recovery.




Check out my nice nails yo. Nails from @signaturesalon (instagram)


The light therapy was something like a facial treatment with just light shining at me, but my eyes were covered so I couldn't see the light. It was so calming I fell asleep on the recliner 😅  I think I was tooooo tired from my early flight. Did I told you guys my flight was 6.55am and I had to wake up at bloody 4am... Kid you not I wish I could spend the night on the recliner 😂





I was given my medicine after that and the medicine box was super cute! I will talk more about my recovery in my next blog post (Part 3). That's all for this blog post! If you have any questions, don't hesitate to contact me: winnie.aimikyoto@gmail.com








Hers Clinic 
Tel: 099-1890189 , 02-2764100
Fax: 02-6938188

Email: contact@hers-clinic.com

LINE: @hersclinic  



Use LINE to contact HERS Clinic because they reply quicker there. Line ID is @hersclinic (include the @ sign)