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Postby Epxofglitter » Thu, 22 Dec 2011 2:19 am

[quote="LadyVv"]Hi Epxofglitter,

Do you mind posting pictures? I am heading to Hatyai for eye surgery on this coming saturday with Dr Chi :) Also , how did you locate his clinic ? How long did you stay at hatyai as i will be staying for 3 days.. Maybe you can most more detail about the process? Thank you so much !



Hi LadyVv,

LOCATING THE CLINIC:
When I reached my hotel(golden crown plaza), the first thing I did was to go to the 7-11 store located diagonally opposite to top-up my sim card. So I asked this young lady who was helping me for directions to phi beauty clinic. She didn't really know(many locals there seem like they haven't heard of phi beauty) and it wasn't until I said "near old chinese temple, beauty clinic, beauty clinic." then she understood.
So once I exited 7-11, turned left and walked straight for about 5-7mins(u just have toj keep walking straight + look out for the name of phi beauty/hatyai hair transplantation clinic ), I found it.


DURATION OF MY STAY & HOTEL
I stayed for 8D7N. Honestly, I don't think 3D2N is enough if u don't mind going out and home to your family with bruised and swollen eyes. It was so bad I had to have my shades on even when I called for room service the next day after my surgery and I could see that the guy who delivered my food was trying to contain his laughter. I must have looked so stupid LOL. But yeah, I went alone so it was boring to the max during the trip. Couldn't take it on the third day and I was really hungry and bored so I roamed around Lee Gardens, bought macdonalds, 5 packets of pineapples and bread etc to stock up food. Of course, I had my shades on.
After staying for about a week, the bruises were gone but the swelling was still there. While passing the immigration counter, I had to take my shades off and the officer looked like he was about to laugh too. All in all, I don't think my swell was THAT bad, perhaps just weird.

As for the hotel, I would say it's decent. Found a few baby cockroaches here and there though, but I'm kinda put off by the fact that the ladies don't vacuum the carpet during room service, just sweep. Maybe that'll explain the cockroaches. Convenience wise, it's good. I was fine with the hotel overall. But I had an issue with the hotel's massage service. If you want body massage, DO DOUBLE CHECK THE PRICE AND MASSAGE WITH THE MASSEUR. The hotel's thai massage is 280bht and aroma oil massage is 700bht. I requested for thai massage and the masseur did the oil one on me. Thinking it was the norm to use oil during a massage, I didn't enquire too much. At the end, when she told me it's 700bht instead of 280bht, I was shocked. Went down to the lobby and made a quite a bit of a scene. After returning to my room, one young lady and the masseur came back to return me a portion of the money and I told them it's fine, but at the very least just tell the price in advance the next time. I know it's not a big sum of money, but I was really upset with the management practise and I do not like feeling that I'd been ripped off. Overall, the hotel was fine for me.


PROCESS[u]

Once I was in the operating theatre, the nurses strapped my limbs and body to this bed(it's like those thick, adjustable bed you'll find at the dentist) REAL TIGHTLY. Then she poked a needle into my arm(pain is equivalent to an ant's bite) and put me under LA. I remembered staying conscious with my phone in my hand because I wanted to show Dr Chi pictures of my ideal eyes and the last thing I could recall was showing Dr Chi the pictures, him smiling back before losing consciousness. I'm awed by the effects of LA, it felt like having a really, really good sleep.
At one point in time, I woke up and felt my lower eyelid being tugged and ripped upwards and it was PAINFUL. I remembered, in bits and pieces though, that I was crying quite badly, kept repeating "pain, pain", and even attempted to unstrap myself when one of the nurses said "Stop moving! Doctor cannot cut!" I lost consciousness again afterwards . That was all I could remember during the surgery. Other than this, I would say the entire process is actually painless. :)


I was intending to upload some pictures for you guys but I've no idea how. But just to update on my condition, today is the 11th day after my operation and swelling on the eyelid is still obvious. Epi scar is bumping out(ARGH!) but I'll exert a little more pressure while applying my scar gel to press them down. As for lateral, there is a bit of a problem. A few days ago, I realized a bump with this hardened pus on my left inner upper eyelid(I think it was the previous edge of my eyelid where Dr Chi started cutting to extend the lateral canthus) and no matter how I cleaned it, the pus wouldn't come off. To make things worse, the bump was getting bigger, more red, and more itchy as the days went by. Feeling worried, I emailed Dr Chi immediately with pictures attached. 2 days later, he replied me that I needed to get antibiotics. So yesterday, I went to a local GP and got them. According to him, I've gotten an infection. I must admit I wasn't as meticulous in cleaning my lateral wounds as compared to my dbl eyelid and epi during the first few days after the surgery because I couldn't really spot the stitches. Anyway, I shall just take my antibiotics regularly, keep my wounds clean and see how things go. I'm not extremely flustered or anything but still hoping for the best. Crossing my fingers!

I apologize for the long post. Still, all the best to everyone! Most importantly, stay safe! :)
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Postby Epxofglitter » Thu, 22 Dec 2011 2:33 am

xxyy wrote:
Epxofglitter wrote:Hi everyone!

I'm finally back in SG. I'm BEYOND thankful for all the contributions in this thread. Did dbl eyelid, epi & lateral at Dr Chi. First of all, i think i should mention that dr chi is REALLY busy on weekends. During my trip, I heard from one of his nurses that they operated up till 3AM in the morning, and Dr Chi would be up again at 8am the next morning to work again. I had to wait for quite awhile past my appt time for consultation AND surgery. So please be prepared to wait, try to be understanding too. You wouldn't want a surgeon to rush through and anyhow cut your face yar;)

For those who are doing your eyes, i'll suggest you guys to stay longer in the hotel, you really wouldnt wanna go out with a pair of swollen, bruised and pus-oozing eyes. It has been 6 days after my surgery, and my eyes are still slightly bruised. Dr Chi does provide pills and scar gel, but i think they can only last you for 1.5 weeks(in my case). So i've bought my own from a pharmacy in hatyai for 300baht. The brand is 'SCAGEL'.

Feel free to ask me any questions! I've gotten so much help from this forum and it's GREAT! Just hoping my eyes will heal well for now. Take care everyone, and good luck!!


Hi Epxofglitter,

Very grateful to hear from you.

Can I ask will I need to prepare anything for before and after surgery?

I will back to Penang next day after the eye surgery. Just wonder when is it any problem when i pass the immigration.
Will your eye look very swell on the second day?

Can share your photo?

I am going this Sat for eyelid + epi. Dr advise lateral is not necessary.

When will you go back to work?

Wish you recover soon...



Hi xxyy! Would love to share my photos but ive no idea how! Don't have to prepare anything, but perhaps you can stock up pineapples, bread and cup noodles(basically food) in the hotel before going for surgery. BRING A PAIR OF SHADES ALONG! Btw, I am enjoying my holidays now, still a student and thus, I won't be returning to work in the next few years :P

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Postby Epxofglitter » Thu, 22 Dec 2011 2:38 am

Hi bjork7! That's me all right:D

Saw your backview and I was just thinking what a nice 'S' figure you have after giving birth to 2 kids! Wishing you a speedy recovery:)

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Postby xxyy » Thu, 22 Dec 2011 11:39 am

Hi Epxofglitter,

Thanks for your sharing.

For what i wonder is after the surgery, need to go back Penang, and will be so obvious when pass immigration.

And wonder is it good enough for me to go back to work on 6th day.

Doctor will give any medicine to reduce the swelling and bruising?

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Dr Pongsakorn Eamtanaporn

Postby shoppingirl » Thu, 22 Dec 2011 11:11 pm

Has any one gone to Dr Pongsakorn Eamtanaporn at Phuket hospital for endoscopic BA before?

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Postby xxyy » Fri, 23 Dec 2011 2:57 pm

Bjork7 wrote:Hi Epxofglitter,

Yes, that was me and my boys! :) Were you the one who traveled alone with a huge dark sunglasses? I think I might have seen you, too :)

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Well, today is day 11 after my surgery. I feel so much better, everything is healing nicely. I started driving since Monday which was 9 days after the surgery. I know I'm not supposed to but I really still have so much to prepare for Christmas. I just don't take the pain killer.

However, yesterday I felt quite a bit of pain on my breast area. My fault really because I had to go into my storage room, climbed up a ladder, lifted some empty suitcases and a carpet and moved them; I tripped a light switch in the house and had to fix the breaker. But after my husband came back home, I rested all through the night and I woke up feeling much better.

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Hi XXYY,

I would rate The Golden Crown Plaza hotel 3 out of 10. If you're not fussy then it should be okay, I'm quite particular about cleanliness so I wouldn't recommend it. My family and I stayed there for 2 nights because Novotel and quite a few other hotels were fully booked on the last 2 nights we were there. On the last night we actually found 2 cockroaches in the room!!! That was such a horrible horrible experience! I'm not even sure how those cockroaches get up there in the first place. The whole night I couldn't sleep coz I was afraid that there might be a cockroach on the bed :(.


Hi Bjork,

Thanks for your advise, since I am last minute searching the hotel for 24 Dec, most of the hotel already fully book, so that only can get Diamond Plaza....Hope this hotel will be ok. and also I am only stay for 1 day, i think should be no problem...

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Postby LadyVv » Tue, 27 Dec 2011 1:53 pm

Hi everyone,

I am back from my double eyelid , epi and buccal fat removal. I am there 4 day 3 night and have my surgery on the 2nd day.

Dr Chi is really nice and will listen to you to explain what kind of thing you want , we were chatting and laughing all the while & because i appt was supposing at 4 pm . and got no choice have to wait till 9 pm. I consult him at 6.30 pm and have my surgery at nearly 9 pm. He was nice to ask his nurse to have the tv turn on although for some reason it can't be on , therefore i told him its okay but u can see he hope i will have nice time waiting out there. He smiled all the time :)

During consultation ,
I showed him photos and stuff , he understand basic english but not as good as singapore standard.. After showing him all the photos and stuffs he agreed that the kind of eyelid suits me. So the eyelid request is around 6.5mm , parellel . I told him i don't want to look fake and i did bring a "fake" kind of eye which i don't hope to achieve afterwards.

For my buccal fat removal , he said he don't think i need it but i still insisted on it because i really hate those fats on my cheek , and he willing to do for me since i want it. I like how he explain to me and advised me :)

During the op ,

I was given 2 anitbiotic and 2 other pills before i went in.

Straped , on sedation. He work on my eyes first then my face. I was half awake and half asleep....=.= I remember he drew marks on my face and tell me he is injecting my eyes and it will hurt . i also remember him sewing my eyes..... and smelling the burning thingy.. Lastly i remember he cut the tape nicely and put on my eyes . Next , i forgotten already.. till i suddenly felt that my mouth hurts ! like someone pulling it open hard . but the pain is bearable i think and i guess i passed out after that already .. because i kind of moved away and suddenly he said finished. i was like.. huh finished he still happily say yeah finished.

I went down to look for my friends and was quite giddy.. Back to hotel and fall asleep not long. My surgery took 2.5 hours according to my friend.

Today is my 3rd day , i bruise and swell quite badly but it was better than i expected . The tape dropped off last night when i apply the cream onto it. He gave me cream , anti biotic , swelling med and pain killer. He asked me not to shop around and rest at hotel for 3 days and ice as much as possible for first 3 days.

I think i will post the process pic from day 1 to 10 after it look better :)

Thanks everyone for the contribution , because of this forum i found nice and cheap doctor !

*Anyway when i was shopping on the last one of my trip , one of the shop lady saw my eyes and she said that Dr Nara is good. So yup , meaning Dr Nara is quite famous at hatyai . She did her nose at bangkok and she is nice to let me touch it :x

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Postby LadyVv » Wed, 28 Dec 2011 3:24 pm

I need some help here, because Dr Chi say he use dissolving stitches and he stitches under my eyelid therefore i no need to remove them but is there anyway i can see them ? because i can open my eyes but the crease doesn't seem to "go in" , i can only see the incision.. i stopped icing already and warm compress will it be ok ? how can i soften my skin and less swelling ? THanks alot!

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Postby xxyy » Fri, 30 Dec 2011 12:56 pm

May I know did all of you use a scar treatment gel?
Which brand is better?

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Postby LadyVv » Fri, 30 Dec 2011 10:41 pm

You r the Penang lady that have surgery before me right ? Dr Chi suggested Silicone gel and he said Dermetix or something..

Anyway hows your eyes ?

ay I know did all of you use a scar treatment gel?
Which brand is better?


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Postby xxyy » Sat, 31 Dec 2011 9:40 am

Hi, I know you, you are the young girl...
my eye now still got a bit swell and left and right is uneven alos..the epi scar got come out abit... so now searching for a scar gel...
I saw online got recommend dermatix ultra or kelo-cote, but i cannot get it in Penang...

how about yours?

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Postby xxyy » Sat, 31 Dec 2011 10:43 am

Hi, I know you, you are the young girl...
my eye now still got a bit swell and left and right is uneven alos..the epi scar got come out abit... so now searching for a scar gel...
I saw online got recommend dermatix ultra or kelo-cote, but i cannot get it in Penang...

how about yours?

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Postby LadyVv » Sat, 31 Dec 2011 11:46 am

Yup , my eyes still swollen too . One side more swollen maybe thats why uneven although i see a lil difference in the height.

Can i know how high did u request for your eyes? because i requested for 6.5mm parallel and it feels really high now . My epi scar also kind of come out bit but the incision and stuffs is still ok..

I bought Merdema gel cream before my surgery because i see good reviews .. Yup i think is Dermatix he meant !

Did you try email Dr Chi ?

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Postby xxyy » Sat, 31 Dec 2011 8:01 pm

Hi LadyVv,

I never request a height for my eyelid, just ask dr to do a more natural look with parallel eyelid. And I think mine eyelid is not height after healing.

My left eye Epi scar got come out abit and the scar colour trun red...look like scratch on below my eye...

Now start working already, but have to wear a glasses to block my thick eyelid, because it still look very obvious.

Did Dr tell you when can start using the scar gel?

I never email Dr Chi after back from surgery...


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