An artist by definition is “a person who creates painting or drawings as a profession or hobby”. Synonyms include creator, originator, designer and producer. Dr Robin Chok is just this.
I recently visited Dr Chok in Adelaide for a bit of a tszuj* up. I was feeling a bit tired looking and knew it was time for a bit of TLC. From the moment I walked into his new top-end clinic at Kent Town in Adelaide, it was like “wow”, a lot of effort has obviously gone into creating a space that one can not only feel comfortable walking into, but totally spoilt and quite frankly, rather important!
Whilst waiting, I was offered a cup of tea (herbal of course!) and within a few minutes I was in Dr Chok’s spacious and pristine office. Dr Chok was his usual friendly, bubbly and polite self, making me feel at ease straight away – kind of like visiting a friend I haven’t seen for a while. I expressed my concerns about feeling a bit ‘haggard’ and wanting a bit of a ‘freshen-up’. I explained that at this point I am only interested in the less invasive procedures like dermal fillers and asked how they could help to reduce fine lines and wrinkles, and restore a bit of a youthfulness to my face that was otherwise struggling!
So with numbing cream applied we moved ahead with the actual procedure. It was then that I realised he was exactly like an artist at work. It was as though the needle was his paintbrush, and my face was the canvas. With no mirror to look into, by the time the injecting was over I thought OMG I’m gonna look like a blowfish! It felt like I was puffed up like a balloon. He handed me the mirror and OMG the results were amazing! It was as though nothing had been done except that I now looked refreshed, rejuvenated, relaxed, and ready to take on the world!
Ahhh Dr Chok, you rock! Here’s a bit about the man himself. After completing his studies, he gained experience in Cardiothoracic, Plastic and Vascular surgery before he knew his passion lay in Cosmetic Surgery. As with other surgeons who have experience in other areas of expertise, Dr Chok has a deep understanding of the human body and all of this contributes to his being able to identify exactly what his patients need.
Another thing I found out about Dr Chok, is that one of his hobbies is photography. This makes perfect sense… photographers have to have a keen sense of detail in order to get the perfect photo.
When I returned back home to beautiful Byron Bay I noticed my friends commenting on how “refreshed” and “energised” I looked, and that the trip to Adelaide must have done me the world of good! And it’s true what they say… “when you look good, you feel better!”. Thanks Dr Chok!
*In the fashion world “tszuj” means to make something better, by tweaking or quirking it to better fit what it’s supposed to do both functionally and artistically. It’s become most popular due to its frequent use on the hit Bravo show Queer Eye for the Straight Guy, usually by their fashion guru Carson Kressly. It is very hard to pronounce, and even harder to spell, many times often misspelled ‘jujj’ or ‘jooj’. Pronounced “zhuj”, by the way.
Carson: “Just tszuj it a little, and you’re set!”