Eyebag surgery in Korea – Removal and repositioning


Bags under the eyes are more common as you age. With aging, the tissues around your eyes, including some of the muscles supporting your eyelids, weaken. Many people are not pleased with their bagginess under the eyes and are worried about this. This is because dropping or bagginess under the eyes can make you look tired and gives off an impression of an older looking face. This bulging of bags under the eyes can create a shadow often seen as a dark circle. Main cause of these bags under the eyes are from the eye bags and these bags are bulges of fat from around your eyeballs. Eye bag surgery is done through fixing the under eye fat, which is located in the inner structure of the eye. If you are concerned about the look of your eyebags, then you can consider receiving eyebag surgery in Korea because of the benefits.

In this article, we will explain about everything that you need to know about this procedure.

The reason why treatment price is low in Korea

As mentioned previously, eyebags are more frequent as you age. Due to this, the number of people who take eyebag surgery increases as the elderly population increases. Nowadays, many young people who are worried about eyebags undergo an eyebag surgery because the incision from the eyebag surgery is less noticeable than some other eye surgeries, and because they can return to their daily lives faster. Like many other a plastic surgeries, the price of eyebag surgery in Korea is cheaper than other countries.

Important factors for successful eye bag surgery in Korea

As with all surgeries, it is important to perform proper surgery to match the patient and the cause of patient’s eyebag. There are some cases where bulging eyebag occurs because the amount of under eye fat is naturally large. In some other cases, the orbital septum, which is a structure that supports under eye fat, has been loosened causing the fat to be pushed out and bulging. Unfortunately, even eye bag surgery cannot remove dark circles that are caused by dark pigmentation on the skin or very thin transparent skin. Also, it is not possible to remove fine lines under the eyes through this surgery.

Correctly diagnosing a case before the eyebag surgery to see if the patient will undergo a significant improvement is important. Characteristics of the eyes that you’ve previously had needs to be significantly improved along with flatness of the under eye area volume increase. Therefore, it is important to make a correct decision on whether or not to take the surgery after a thorough consultation and explanations from the doctor.

Eyebag removal and repositioning in Korea cost according to the type of treatment

Eyebag surgery in Korea typically includes two types of surgeries. These are eyebag removal surgery and under eye fat re-positioning surgery. Most often than not, these two surgeries are performed together. However, it is important to distinguish these two surgeries are fundamentally different.

Anyone who is looking into a bag surgery must be aware of the difference between these two surgeries.

Eyebag removal surgery, lower eyelid fat removal


This particular surgery is a surgery to reduce the amount of fat directly under the eyes to remove the bulging caused by excess of under eye fat. This surgery is called eyebag removal surgery.

Initially, a conjunctival insertion is made and a liposuction procedure is made through the incision area under the eye.


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The initial conjunctival incision is often performed with a laser. Because this surgery is simple and because it is a surgery to reduce the amount of fat, it only takes a short time to operate and recover quickly.

Under eye fat repositioning surgery


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Under eye fat repositioning is just one of many eyebag surgeries in Korea. This surgery does not remove the under eye fat. The purpose of the surgery is to restructure the bulging anatomy under the eye by moving the fat to the sunken lacrimal groove. Initial incision can be done through conjunctival incision or exterior incision of under eyelash skin.

As mentioned previously conjunctival incision is often performed with a laser.

The surgery normally includes a septum reinforcement process that tightens the loose orbital septum to strengthen the support of the under eye fat. Through this process, it is made sure that fat is not displaced from the operation location for a long time, so the surgery has a long-lasting effect.

Eyebag surgery in Korea anesthesia

Local anesthesia is the general method used while performing eye bag surgery in Korea.  If it is necessary, sleep anesthesia is used at the same time. The duration of the eye bag surgery is around 1 to 2 hours depending on the difficulty of the surgery. Sometimes, under eye wrinkle is removed simultaneously, which can lengthen the surgery time to 2 to 3 hours.

Recovery after eyebag procedure in Korea

Since procedure for eyebag surgery in Korea uses conjunctival incision and uses and absorbable surgical suture (or it does not need to be stitched up), it is not necessary to remove stitches after the surgical procedure. But in the event if a non absorbable suture is used, the stitches will be removed between 3 and 5 days after surgery.

It is typical to have bruises and you will need about 2 weeks to recover from these bruises. While there is a personal difference of swelling, on average, around 70% of swelling will be lost after one week of surgery and 80% will be lost after two weeks of surgery. Patients are expected to fully recover from swelling and be stabilized after about a month.

Eyebag surgery in Korea before and after


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