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Guest csuheunc

Hey @pineappleeee! Can I ask what nationality you are? When I was deciding, it seemed like a lot of the people who didn't like Kenneth Kim weren't Korean. Kenneth Kim definitely likes his the eyes he makes to look a certain way. If you're not Korean, then it might not work with the way he likes his folds. 
I'm obviously not an expert, but here are some of my suggestions. 
1. I would get a consultation with all of these doctors. Might as well. Only Charles Lee charges for a consultation (although I probably wouldn't go to him anyway since he doesn't make the kind of eyes you like). 
2. Look at the before and afters and see if you like their folds. I really liked Kenneth Kim's folds and I wasn't particular with my fold. I just let him do what he wanted, and he wouldn't have let me participate in the decision anyway. Peter Newen and the other doctors I consulted with were much more flexible. So if you have an idea of what you want and Kenneth Kim doesn't agree with that, then go with someone else.
3. I don't think anyone can tell you what doctor to go to. Every doctor is going to have someone that isn't satisfied with their work. Trust your gut. 
:) Good luck!!

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Hi everyone! UPDATE As you all know, I decided to go with Dr. Andrew Choi from VIPSURGERY in Koreatown, CA. I put down my initial deposit in September to secure my surgery date for December

Hello everyone! After years of contemplating surgery, reading through this thread, and doing a lot of research, I've finally decided to take the plunge and get double eyelid surgery. Today I had my fi

I am from Hong Kong and always had weak double eyelid. I had a visible line but it was not even on each eye and didn't look like double eyelid from far away only very close you can see the small line.

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@csuheunc thank you for your reply! I ended up making appointments with all 5 doctors o.O I'm Vietnamese so I hope that doesn't affect how I feel about Dr. Kenneth Kim. And yeah I have some pictures and ideas of what I want so I guess we'll see which doctor's vision of my eyes are closest to mine. Hope your recovery is going well! First consultation is tomorrow! I'm so excited :)

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pineappleeee said: @csuheunc thank you for your reply! I ended up making appointments with all 5 doctors o.O I'm Vietnamese so I hope that doesn't affect how I feel about Dr. Kenneth Kim. And yeah I have some pictures and ideas of what I want so I guess we'll see which doctor's vision of my eyes are closest to mine. Hope your recovery is going well! First consultation is tomorrow! I'm so excited :)

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csuheunc said: Hey SayTeenie, I managed to find one photo of my eyes. It's a terrible photo, and I don't think it's that drastic of a change, but here it is. Before photo.

I think diet really does affect swelling. Before I even had surgery, whenever I eat sushi, my eyes are noticeably swollen the day after. I haven't been too good about eating well. I'm mostly just avoiding salt. About a week before the surgery I started making roast chicken, salad, and eggs without adding any salt.

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@amywan01 Sorry girl! I really don't have good pictures of my before eyes. Basically, my eyes were not very fatty and they stuck out a little bit because I have astigmatism. 
Here's a week 3 update! I still have some swelling and my eyes definitely don't look 100% natural, but no one except other asian girls can tell. It just looks like I'm wearing double eyelid tape and cried a little bit.
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@amywan01 Sorry girl! I really don't have good pictures of my before eyes. Basically, my eyes were not very fatty and they stuck out a little bit because I have astigmatism. 

Here's a week 3 update! I still have some swelling and my eyes definitely don't look 100% natural, but no one except other asian girls can tell. It just looks like I'm wearing double eyelid tape and cried a little bit.

15911083918_8af88386ec_m.jpg

Congratulations on your surgery. you are kind lucky in my opinion... Im not sure how Dr. Kim does surgery now from the earlier this year, but my sister had to go through second surgery because first one wasnt symmetrical. The left side's fold wasnt same as the right one. She told me she had to go through 2 hours of surgery that was painful. My mom and my sister cried because if she wants another surgery to fix it, she would have to go through another 2 hours of painful surgery.

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pineappleeee said: @csuheunc thank you for your reply! I ended up making appointments with all 5 doctors o.O I'm Vietnamese so I hope that doesn't affect how I feel about Dr. Kenneth Kim. And yeah I have some pictures and ideas of what I want so I guess we'll see which doctor's vision of my eyes are closest to mine. Hope your recovery is going well! First consultation is tomorrow! I'm so excited :)

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@JeloustypeA So far I have had consultations with Dr. Andrew Choi, Dr. Kenneth Kim, and Dr. Charles K. Kim. I have appointments with three other doctors after new years.
Dr. Andrew Choi spent a good 40 minutes talking to me and looking at my eye. His personal preference is a parallel crease but I told him I would prefer a more natural tapered crease, which he said he would do. Overall I had a good impression of him. He seemed to really care about his work and his patients. He office is located in a kind of janky building, but his office was pleasant. 
I walked out of Dr. Kenneth Kim's consultant not really knowing what he was going to do with my eyes. He just told me that I have a slight ptosis in one of my eyes and that he was going to fix it and open my eyes up a bit. He also said he could do a slight epi cut but that it wasn't necessary and that it probably wasn't worth the extra $$. Apparent on the day of surgery (if I choose him), we would meet for 40 minutes before and that is when we would talk about what kind of eye I want. He didn't spend too much time with me during the consultant, but maybe I just caught him on a busy day.
Dr. Charles K. Kim spend a good amount of time with me as well. I told him I wanted a tapered crease and he recommended me to keep it small and to do epi cuts. I asked him about the ptosis in one of my eyes that Dr. Kenneth Kim mentioned and he said that all Asians have a slight ptosis and that he would make a judgement call during surgery whether to tighten the muscle or not and that fixing it would come at no extra charge. I walked out having a good impression of him as well. 
Not completely sure which doctor I'm leaning towards as of now. I guess I'll make the decision once I see the other three doctors :) Let me know how your consultations go!


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Hello, Girls. I am new here. I am 25yo.

I want to share my experience about my double eyelid surgery and your experience or any information if you had same problem with me.

I've done my eyelid surgery in Korea 2years ago. I chose this clinic because my korean friend recommend it. And i feel more comfortable with the doctor than other clinic.

He is very kind and very careful during my surgery. And the clinic gave me post surgery service such as clean my eyes and injected med for 3days after surgery. I really satisfied with his job.

Short story, my eyelid getting smaller only 6mo. And completely back to normal like it used to be around 8-12mo (i forgot). And i soon contacted the clinic. And she told me i can redo my eyelid since i have 1year guarantee if things like this happen. But i couldn't because i am studying abroad.

It happened just 2weeks ago (20th Dec 2014) i came back to korea and redo my eyelid surgery for free and now just come back.

They gave me reason why it could happen. Because the doctor not deeply enough made the eyelid, age factor or environment.

The process was the same, but the nurse told me this time the doctor will create deeper eyelid for me than before.

But, now my swelling slowly gone and i feel my eyelid is just the same like 2years ago after the surgery. It really make me sad.

Do you have same experience like me?

Need your suggestion or info why my eyelid could back to normal again?

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Hi guys!
Figured I should add my two cents since I had my double eyelid procedure 3 years ago by Kenneth Kim. I would say that if I had to do it again, I would have done better research for a better surgeon in Los Angeles, or I would have spent that money to go get it done in Korea (I'm Korean, fyi). I first had my surgery done with sutures, since Dr. Kim didn't want to make any incisions. I wasn't satisfied with the sutures, my eyes really did not look any better. Dr. Kim agreed, so I had a revision (including procedures for ptosis, medial/lateral cut). It's been over 2 years since the revision (I'm fuzzy on the exact dates, it's been a while), and my eyes don't have that sharp, crisp crease. They still have that sausage look. They are also asymmetric, with the left eye having a bigger, "sausage" like crease than the right. It's also obvious in a lot of my photos. 
:( Pretty disappointing for the amount of money and time. My dad always comments on how he HATES how my eyelids look. I know Dr. Kim has the 5 year guarantee, but I honestly do not want to go through with it again. At a follow up consult he told me the left eye would require a complete re-do if I wanted to fix it, and I didn't want to deal with that. I guess one pro would be that they don't look so perfect that anyone would question if I had my eyes done or not. It also helps I wear glasses. 
I'm sure he's had some good outcomes, but I would not endorse going to Kenneth Kim for your double eyelid surgery. 

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Hi guys!

Figured I should add my two cents since I had my double eyelid procedure 3 years ago by Kenneth Kim. I would say that if I had to do it again, I would have done better research for a better surgeon in Los Angeles, or I would have spent that money to go get it done in Korea (I'm Korean, fyi). I first had my surgery done with sutures, since Dr. Kim didn't want to make any incisions. I wasn't satisfied with the sutures, my eyes really did not look any better. Dr. Kim agreed, so I had a revision (including procedures for ptosis, medial/lateral cut). It's been over 2 years since the revision (I'm fuzzy on the exact dates, it's been a while), and my eyes don't have that sharp, crisp crease. They still have that sausage look. They are also asymmetric, with the left eye having a bigger, "sausage" like crease than the right. It's also obvious in a lot of my photos. 

:( Pretty disappointing for the amount of money and time. My dad always comments on how he HATES how my eyelids look. I know Dr. Kim has the 5 year guarantee, but I honestly do not want to go through with it again. At a follow up consult he told me the left eye would require a complete re-do if I wanted to fix it, and I didn't want to deal with that. I guess one pro would be that they don't look so perfect that anyone would question if I had my eyes done or not. It also helps I wear glasses. 

I'm sure he's had some good outcomes, but I would not endorse going to Kenneth Kim for your double eyelid surgery. 

@‌cocoa

I agree with you on this.. my sister could have done it else where in the first place in la. We should have done more research beforehand.

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pineappleeee said: @JeloustypeA So far I have had consultations with Dr. Andrew Choi, Dr. Kenneth Kim, and Dr. Charles K. Kim. I have appointments with three other doctors after new years.
Dr. Andrew Choi spent a good 40 minutes talking to me and looking at my eye. His personal preference is a parallel crease but I told him I would prefer a more natural tapered crease, which he said he would do. Overall I had a good impression of him. He seemed to really care about his work and his patients. He office is located in a kind of janky building, but his office was pleasant. 
I walked out of Dr. Kenneth Kim's consultant not really knowing what he was going to do with my eyes. He just told me that I have a slight ptosis in one of my eyes and that he was going to fix it and open my eyes up a bit. He also said he could do a slight epi cut but that it wasn't necessary and that it probably wasn't worth the extra $$. Apparent on the day of surgery (if I choose him), we would meet for 40 minutes before and that is when we would talk about what kind of eye I want. He didn't spend too much time with me during the consultant, but maybe I just caught him on a busy day.
Dr. Charles K. Kim spend a good amount of time with me as well. I told him I wanted a tapered crease and he recommended me to keep it small and to do epi cuts. I asked him about the ptosis in one of my eyes that Dr. Kenneth Kim mentioned and he said that all Asians have a slight ptosis and that he would make a judgement call during surgery whether to tighten the muscle or not and that fixing it would come at no extra charge. I walked out having a good impression of him as well. 
Not completely sure which doctor I'm leaning towards as of now. I guess I'll make the decision once I see the other three doctors :) Let me know how your consultations go!


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@cocoa @shionshion Thank you for sharing your experiences with Dr. Kenneth Kim. I was unsure about what to think about him before (reading a bunch of mixed review here) but now I feel like I should go with my gut and not go to him for my eye surgery.
@AllieS may I ask who did your eyes here in LA? Yeah so far I like Dr. Charles Kim and Dr. Andrew Choi the best! Dr. Charles Kim wanted to do epi cuts on me and I'm kind of unsure about that because I don't want my look to change too much. I just want my eyes to look bigger and I'm afraid the epi cuts might make me look too different??

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pineappleeee said: @cocoa @shionshion Thank you for sharing your experiences with Dr. Kenneth Kim. I was unsure about what to think about him before (reading a bunch of mixed review here) but now I feel like I should go with my gut and not go to him for my eye surgery.
@AllieS may I ask who did your eyes here in LA? Yeah so far I like Dr. Charles Kim and Dr. Andrew Choi the best! Dr. Charles Kim wanted to do epi cuts on me and I'm kind of unsure about that because I don't want my look to change too much. I just want my eyes to look bigger and I'm afraid the epi cuts might make me look too different??

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@JealoustypeA
So far I researched 3 places for double eyelid in LA and the link to their before and after.    
1.  Wave (Peter Lee/Jonathan Shifren/Goretti Ho)before and after page https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.496880400330274.117628.140918029259848&type=3They have three doctors and I liked 5 of their before and afters, which is what I want.  Although it doesn't specify who did which before and after, but they all seems not too dramatic and natural, but different from before.  I have few of my friends in college who did it here and it turned out good so I am going here to talk to them first.
2.  CK (Charles Kim)before and after pagehttp://ckbelle.com/portfolio-item/blepharoplasty/
I like their website, but this page has mixture of the double eyelid surgery that we are looking for and the eyelid surgery for caucasians and older people.  I did like 2 of their pictures they had here.  I think it would be good for my friend because my friend does look like one of their before picture.  
3.  VIP (Andrew Choi)http://www.vipsurgery.com/photo-gallery#upper
I was hesitant to put this link here because there is only one picture that I could find.  I just wanted to place it in my post because I did hear good things about this place.  


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Hmm does anyone know if the doctors/staff speak english in taiwan? I don't speak an ounce of chinese/taiwanese but that's my ethnicity. I am thinking about going to taiwan instead of korea because I don't want to stray too far from my ethnic looks.

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Hi all, I'm in Korea and my surgery is less than 12 hours.  I've stalked this thread a bunch since last summer and it's finally happening.  I'm really d*mn nervous, the butterflies even woke me up really early and I can't sleep.  I'm pretty confident in the doctor I chose, but if people are interested I can write an overview of the consultations I had with six clinics?  and in the future perhaps a review of my surgery overall?
I'm getting double eyelid (double non-incisional, slight epi) and rhinoplasty (hump correction, deviation correction, soft silicon bridge implant, and septal cartilage in tip).  Encouragement or just some chat would be nice :)

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