Update on the Day of Consultation and Surgery. I arrived to BK Plastic Surgery Hospital a little before 10am. As I entered the hospital buulding I was greeted by a gal on the first floor, she took me name and had me go up the second floor. I met my English Translator on the second floor. We started by filling out paperwork and then went to my consultation. First I talked with my English Translator about my plans, and what I hoped to achieve from this surgery.
I explained that I wanted to reduce my double chin, and remove the fat from my neck. In addition, I wanted my jawline to be a little sharper with less fat. I showed her all the areas I wanted changed. After I talked with her, she called for the doctor.
He was very professional, greeted me kindly when he walked in. My English Translator explained to Dr. Rhee Byung Jun what I wanted. He listened very carefully. He then explained that he would be able to improve my neck and jawline, however how much it would improve would depend on my body and skin. He explained that some of the sagging, and bulging was fat and some may be tissue. He assured me he would do his best, but that their may be some limitations.
He then explained to me where he would make his incisions. He would make two behind my jaw near my ear, and he may make two incisions in the corners of my mouth. He explained the incisions would be very small and hidden and would likely fade away within a month or two. I wasn't very keen on two incisions by my mouth. He explained very carefully that they would be small, and that they would help me access the fat along my cheeks and jaw. After listening to his explanation I took his suggestion and said it was okay to have two small incisions by my mouth corners.
After my consultation we took before photos, had a blood test, and changed into my hospital gown. I met with the doctor one final time to 'design' my face. He drew where he would take the fat, and marked my jawline, double chin, and some fat along my jaw. We finalized the plan for surgery in my final consultation.
My English Translator took me to the surgery floor where I was prepped for surgery. They gave me an IV, and secured me to the surgery table. They cleaned my face and neck and secured my hair. I also had an oxygen and heart monitor. Dr. Rhee Byung Jun came in and also prepared. I was SO nervous and then I don't even remember falling asleep.
I woke up hours later, I felt like I had a bad headache. I fell beck asleep and awoke awhile later when the nurse came to check on me and remove my IV. I slowly sat up, I felt okay. My jaw felt stiff. My English Translator checked on me, she ordered me some food and brought my medicine. I was able to go to the bathroom, and awhile later I ate some Korean porridge and had some medicine. Then the nurse helped me put on my compression garment.
Later I was escorted to my room on the 14th floor provided by BK Plastic Surgery. This room is like a Guest House where patients stay to recover. I was very tired and slept through the night.