A video uploaded to TikTok by a Singaporean woman documenting her jaw surgery journey has gone viral.
Last week, 22-year-old university student Qinthara Fasya posted a 30-second video that started with a countdown of “T-16 days” before her corrective double jaw surgery. At the beginning, Fasya appears to have a severe underbite, to the point where her upper and lower front teeth do not appear to touch each other.
The video ends four weeks post-op, but along the way she admits to having “cried and broke down” three days before surgery. At three weeks post-op, she could take out her mouth guard and finally eat some soft foods.
In response to comments asking her about the cost, Fasya shared that it cost her about $26,000 for the corrective double jaw surgery and another $5,000 for the braces she had tried out before.
So far, Fasya’s Tik Tok video has garnered nearly 10 million views.
Fasya posted a second video on Saturday, March 19, with more details on why she got her surgery, stating it was not merely an aesthetic decision, but also because it affected her ability to chew her food properly.
“I noticed sometimes I wasn’t eating at all,” Fasya confessed in reference to her underbite days.
In her most recent video, Fasya looks nearly healed and happy with the results of her surgery.