Everything About Getting Eye Plastic Surgery In Korea

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Did you know that blepharoplasty or eye plastic surgery in Korea is the most common procedure in the medical tourism industry? This inarguably accounts for why Seoul is the plastic surgery capital of the world.

Double eyelid surgery as it is popularly called, is estimated to have been procured by 1 out of 5 women in South Korea. In fact, most Koreans are born with monolids which sometimes make the eyelids look saggy and appear with bags under them.

Thus, the mad rush for eye plastic surgery begins in young adults from 17 years – as they put a premium on their facial beauty and attractiveness.

Cost of Eye Plastic Surgery In Korea is the Cheapest in The World

While the International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ISAPS) figures confirm blepharoplasty as the most popular surgery in the world, patients are constantly looking for cost-effective ways to get one.

Korea has therefore positioned itself to perform eye plastic surgery at the cheapest cost – and at the same time very safe. Moreover, patients recover at a relatively shorter time. Obviously, the demand has caused a lot of competition for prices to be down.

Essentially, eye plastic surgery in Korea for foreigners is increasingly becoming an acclaimed phenomenon. Many plastic surgery facilities and plastic surgeons offer services in multiple languages such as English, Chinese, Russian, Japanese and Arabic, aside from Korean.

Additionally, plastic surgery doctors in Korea have a lot of procedure experience, quality techniques and provide exceptional customer service.

Reasons Why People Have Eye Plastic Surgery In Korea

No matter how controversial this practice is, there are subjective reasons why patients patronize these procedures at every facet in life.

  1. The bigger the eyes, the more confident and pretty it enhances one’s personality. Double eye surgery is said to boost image when done right.
  2. Eye plastic surgery is also used for correcting the bags under eyes often called lower blepharoplasty. It feels uncomfortable for many, hence the quest to remove those excess skin. You don’t want to walk around with dull and dented eyes due to the accumulated fat around them.
  3. Eye surgery is also used to prevent saggy and droopy eyelids to make them look younger and aesthetic.

Important Factors for Successful Eye Plastic Surgery In Korea

You should consider carefully some of these factors before you speak to a consultant, taking into consideration your age and purpose of the procedure.

  • Are you in for just aesthetical improvement or functional improvement of the eye?
  • Young people mostly focus on eye-opening makeovers, that is a change in eye shape and sizes.
  • Older people, for the most part, aim for an anti-aging procedure. The purpose is to have a naturally younger look by improves the wrinkles and loose folds of skin around the eyes.

Best Cases For Eye Plastic Surgery In Korea

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Incisional double eyelid surgery is suitable for persons with small eyes due to fat, thick eyelids. Instances where the eyes look puffy and swollen.

On the other hand, a non-incisional double eyelid surgery method is applied to thin eyelids that cover most part of the eyes.

Epicanthoplasty is recommended for those who have had double eyelid surgery but still have small eyes. Also applied if the length of the eye itself is short.

Lower blepharoplasty is suitable for older looking people due to deep under-eye wrinkles. It is also desirable for people with big dark circle in the eye.

Types and Price of Eye Plastic Surgery In Korea

There are 3 types of eye plastic surgery procedures in Korea. Each of them has different methods and cost associated with them. They are;

Double Eyelid Surgery

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Commonly contracted, double eyelid surgery creates double eyelid lines on the upper eyelid to make the eyes look bigger and clearer. You have a larger opening effect and an optical illusion effect by the line.

This procedure comes in 2 methods;

  1. Incisional double eyelid surgery where they cut the skin, straighten the muscles and fat. Holding the line, they close the muscles and skin together, if necessary.
  2. Non-incisional double eyelid surgery method involves holding the line by tying it with a thread, without cutting the skin.

Double Eyelid Surgery In Korea Price

Prices vary according to the procedure type as well as the plastic surgery clinic and surgeon you choose.

In case of revision surgery, you must quote each case through a doctor’s consultation. If you’re interested, try Jivaka Care’s remote consultation.


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Epicanthoplasty is the eye surgery to remove the epicanthal folds (Mongolian fold). It opens the angulus oculi medialis to increase the horizontal and vertical height of the front of the eye, making it look cool and bigger.

Z-Epicanthoplasty, skin redraping and Uchida methods are a few types of this procedure.

A rigorous reconstruction operation can be done if the Epicanthoplasty is excessively performed.

Epicanthoplasty In Korea Price

Prices vary according to the procedure type as well as the plastic surgery clinic and surgeon you choose.

In case of reconstruction operation, you must quote each case through a doctor’s consultation. If you’re interested, try Jivaka Care’s remote consultation.

Lower Blepharoplasty

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Lower blepharoplasty requires the removal and repositioning of the drooping fat in the area around the lower eyelids. This will correct the sagging lower eyelid.

An incision is made on either the outer skin of the lower eyelash or the inner conjunctiva of the eyelids. A small part of the skin can be removed through this procedure, it is important to preserve the orbicularis oculi muscle (muscles that close the eyelids).

Lower Blepharoplasty In Korea Price

The Prices vary according to the procedure type as well as the plastic surgery clinic and surgeon you choose.

In the case of Lower blepharoplasty, you must quote each case through a doctor’s consultation. If you’re interested, try Jivaka Care’s remote consultation.

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Eye Plastic Surgery In Korea Anesthesia Process

  • Eye plastic surgery is generally performed under local anesthesia. However, sedative anesthesia can be performed simultaneously, if necessary.
  • Furthermore, general anesthesia may be required; if performed with other surgical operations or upon a patient’s special request.
  • It usually takes about 1 or 2 hours for a single operation of eye plastic surgery. It takes about 2 to 3 hours if various surgeries are carried out together.

Eye Plastic Surgery In Korea Recovery

Although eyelid surgery is a relatively safe operation, it’s better to take a week off after surgery.

  1. Apply ice pack massage around the eyes to help reduce edema and bruise. The bruises will disappear in a few days.
  2. If there are sutures to be removed, remove them normally 3 to 5 days after surgery.
  3. 70% of the swelling is lost in a week after surgery and 80% in 2 weeks. This, however, varies according to individuals. The rest should stabilize in about a month.
  4. There should be no disruption to normal daily life, two weeks after surgery.
  5. Light wash and make-up are possible, only after removing the suture.
  6. Smoking and drinking that can cause inflammation are not recommended for about a month.
  7. The width of the double eyelids, widened by early edema, usually recovers to normal levels after two to three months.

Important Note: Don’t rub it because it may irritate the area of surgery.

Side Effects of Eye Plastic Surgery In Korea

Side Effects Double Eyelid Surgery

  1. Temporary vision impairment
  2. Infection
  3. Scar
  4. Inability to voluntarily close the eyes
  5. Dry eye syndrome
  6. Bleeding from the back of the eye
  7. Asymmetry
  8. Double fold loosening

Side Effects of Epicanthoplasty

  1. Ectropion
  2. Over-Correction
  3. Under-correction
  4. Bleeding
  5. Infection
  6. Visible scar
  7. Asymmetry
  8. Dry eye syndrome

Note: Epicanthoplasty reconstruction Operation is performed at least six months after the previous operation.

Side Effect of Lower blepharoplasty:

The eyes may look hollow and unnatural if you remove too much fat.

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