They're a very open, modern, supportive (with EXCELLENT service) clinic.
They send you SMSes that require you to reply with confirmation, unlike the normal "update/reminder" kind of system SMS, and if you don't reply they'll give you a call to confirm and remind you of the appointment.
Back to why the price list is here, because while I was sitting in the gorgeous velvet-settee waiting room, I kept hearing calls and calls of people calling in to enquire. Most famously perhaps, Melody Yap did her double eyelid procedure with Dr Samuel Ho at Allure Plastic Surgery as well, so I guess that led to even more people enquiring about the price. If you're interested, their phone line number is 6734 9988, and the WhatsApp number is 9623 7836. This price list is only for general reference.
Not that the room is REALLY that important, but it does make a difference to the experience. I thought about it, and I guess the best part of it is that the clients/ patients have utmost privacy. Free from accidental instastories capturing, free from being overheard etc. So that was where I sat in for about half an hour while answering a 2-page medical history form. Very detailed. If you know me, I probably took 2 minutes to fill it up and was left bored for the rest of the time (cue phone scrolling), but Jaslin keeps coming in to check in on me that I never felt "neglected" as you sometimes do while you're waiting for anything.
I considered the double eyelid procedure as well, so we had an in-depth discussion.
I read the entire Allure Plastic Surgery website in DETAIL, and I was asking a lot of reflected questions that I cannot answer myself. Dr Samuel Ho was patient, amusing, sensitive, reassuring, and honestly it wasn't "scary" or "intimidating" at all.
Read more about Epicacnthoplasty/ Double Eyelid Surgery here.
Dr Ho used a MINI VERNIER CALIPER (O LEVEL PHYSICS LOOK WHAT YOU'VE DONE) to measure my eyes in detail etc, and we did a simulation for parallel and tapered double eyelids. Parallel is more obvious, tapered is more natural, and the trend is going towards tapered :)
The conclusion is that i cannot do the stitching method. Because I have hidden double eye lids (yes, I know. they come out when Im sick), and my eyelids are too thick - I prefer puffy, sounds cuter. That the stitching method has a 70% chance not to last. People like me should use the traditional cutting method instead.
I loved how Dr Ho doesn't push you into deciding quickly and no one in Allure Plastic Surgery hard sells their procedures. I've recently done a lot of reading online about Dr Ho, and he wrote quite a lot of good articles in magazines, online forums etc. There are also a lot of accolades given to him, but you'd never have known just by talking to him, because he is so humble. No, I do not have a crush on him, however good looking he is, but I do like him a lot because he's very very nice :)
Following which we did the consultation for Breast Augmentation, read up about it here.
Facts aside (because you can read up on it), the consultation was very funny.
He told me about all the prejudices, older methods and technologies, how the newest generation of silicon implants have survived having trucks rolled over them, and they honestly look like Ribena Pastilles (haha, imaginative me).
We talked about what girls want (and we are SO in accord), and he shared some stories about the experience he has from other clients who have either done botched operations elsewhere and has to go to him for "repair", how some girls want cleavage right up to their chins, and it all felt so comfortable and non-judgmental. I shared with him my story about weight loss. About how I loved my cleavage and swell was I was heavier, about how I went completely flat chested when I lost 20 kg, and again I asked a lot of questions.
Funny thing is, he said 400cc is A LOT of volume for an implant, but after he measured the symmetry, width, dimensions basically, he RECOMMENDED me to go for 350cc! Okay........
But I have very broad shoulders, and I'm tall, so yeah. volume is ratio also lah. A shorter petite girl who goes for that kinda volume might look like Pamela Anderson or something :X
So the simulation is done by placing the impacts under a bralette or a white t-shirt they have, and Jaslin helped me (from the start she was like there all the time, so you have a familiar face throughout). The 250cc looks how it looks like when I wear push up (so no need to do at all), and the 350cc... will look gorgeous in bikinis. Thats honestly a major selling point.
For girls like me who have a lost a lot of weight, the reduction in cleavage is just, sian. Along with the ultimate sianness of having excess skin at the tummy area after fat loss, and I hate it. Absolute Hatred.
I mean, I look okay in bikinis granted, but okay is just, not ideal :)