wannabeplasticteen wrote:Hi everyone. If you've been reading this forum, then you'll know about my mini-episode about my chin implant.
Well, I got mine removed a few hours ago. I am sooo relieved. I have never been so relieved and happy.
The thing about the chin implant was that it was GINORMOUS (it was an L size with wings), and yes yes, I know everyone has been telling me about the swelling and whatnot, but really, I could tell if the swelling went down I wouldn't like it AT ALL. My natural face shape round. And even though we all know the ideal shape is an oval, forcing my facial features to blend with that... isn't exactly a good idea.
I called up a local doc and pleaded for a removal at a price that I can afford. With the help of some friends, I got the implant removed. The process was quite tedious because Dr. Chi had used screws to get the implant to stay in place, the local doc was not expecting that. And the local doctor was pretty shocked at the size of the implant (well, that's kinda a given because local doctors tend to look down on Hat Yai doctors - lets face it, SG doctors are rather smug)
Yes. It was a foolish thing for me to go get a chin implant at $750 and then spend another few hundred trying to get the implant out just a few days later. But I have learnt from my mistake. And right now, I really feel this overwhelming feeling of self-acceptance and I feel fine just the way I am.
It is a pity to waste the money just like that. Put in implant, then extract it out a few days later. But I'm going to treat this as a life lesson - a very hefty life lesson for a poor student like me.
I am not going to say ALL chin implants are going to turn out they way mine did. I definitely think chin implants are here for a good reason, they add balance to your face, but only in the right amounts administered.
Dr. Chirayut is a good man. I can't deny that, even though I did not like the chin implant he gave me. I do like him. The thing is, he doesn't rule his practice with an iron hand like how Dr. Nara does it.
My only advice I can give from this experience is; don't be too ambitious. You can't magically morph into Megan Fox through surgery. Embrace what you already have. Each of you are perfectly imperfect, but you don't realise it. It's difficult to put it through to those who constantly seek perfection and the best in their appearances (which was what I was going for). I was silly and naive. And I guess this was a mistake that I had to commit to really learn from.
I'm a few hours post-removal. The shape of the implant is still there, but definitely a MILLION times more natural looking. It's not so harsh anymore and humungous anymore.
I hope what I have wrote in this forum has helped someone out there, but for now this wannabeplasticteen is retiring from a "wanna-be plastic teen" to just being herself.
Glad that you are happier now
the post-op process can be a crazy experience, and for girls, i think it's much tougher to deal with, with society pressure and all to look good...
for me, i just told myself, screw it, i'm a guy, i shall conc on my job if i am really disfigured and i stopped looking in the mirror for abt 2 mths...