Plastic Surgery

These are only some of the plastic surgery procedures available in Seoul, Korea at the top hospitals. Our service is free for the patient and the cost of the surgery is the same if you use our service or not. Using our service will give you peace of mind and make everything easy .

rhinoplasty

RHINOPLASTY

Rhinoplasty is a plastic surgery procedure which improves the look of your nose. Most commonly, the bridge, and nose tip are enhanced and in some cases the alars and shape of nostril holes. The perfect nose is defined by your face shape, personality, age and ethnicity. However, plastic surgeons use mathematical calculations to create perfect relationships between your nose and the rest of your face. Some of these measurements include a straight nasal dorsum, a narrow nasal tip, a small dip between the nasal dorsum and tip, appropriate facial angles, and appropriate nasal projection and width.

Nose Correction Surgery (Rhinoplasty)

Nose Tip Correction-  The nose tip can be modified by a variety of different ways, such as removing or adding cartilage.  The tip is normally the most distinguished and noticeable to people, as it is the furthest towards people.  The corrective surgery is what is known as a tip plasty.

Blunt Tip Correction-  Blunt tip, or bulbous tip correction, is one of the most widely requested alterations to the nose.  This is because a sharper, more defined nose is what is widely considered attractive.  In addition, the shaping of the tip can also cause the nostrils to slightly decrease and also allow them to match more evenly.

Curved Nose Rhinoplasty- Curved nose is also called a septum deviation and throws off the alignment of the nose and overall face.  A septoplasty works with the bone and cartilage inside the nose to give proper position.

Nostril Reduction-  Alars are commonly called nostrils and many people are not satisfied with the overall width.  When the tip is more defined, it naturally pulls the nostrils together, and therefore a slimming of the nose will occur.

Wide Nose Bridge Correction- The bridge of the nose is the area which sits between the eyes.  Doctors can reduce this area by finely shaving the nose with a osteotomy during an open rhinoplasty.

Dorsal Augmentation-  Dorsal augmentation referes to the part of the nose which sits between the eyes (dorsum).  Because of genetics, some people have very little definition here.  This can be fixed by temporary fillers (liquid rhinoplasty) or a perminant implant.

Short Nose Correction- While the majority of people request a slight reduction of these nose, or nostrils, many patients are also left with a disproportionately smaller nose.  Because beauty is all about ratios, surgeons can use exact measurements to give proper comparative balance to the face overall.  This can be accomplished with several methods that are both permanent and temporary.

Nose Revision-  Even the best surgeons need occasional revisions, because there is a degree of variance on how each person handles recovery.  However, each additional revision gets more difficult and time consuming as it presents more challenge, such as scar tissue which may form from other operations.  The rhinoplasty procedure is one of the most challenging to perform perfectly, as precision must be perfect.  Our clinics have a great track record of correcting previous botched jobs.

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JAW & FACE CONTOURING

The perfect jaw line and face shape is partially subjective but it is also based in mathematics. Historically, the Golden Ratio of 1.618:1 has been found in nature and in human made constructions which are considered beautiful. Along with the Golden Ratio, balance is objective considered beautiful. In almost all cases, those who’s right and left side of the face look the same (are in balance) are considered beautiful. To improve your facial dimensions, we need to analyze what kind of facial structure you have, what kind of look you wish to have and apply mathematical formulas. Although facial beauty is partially based on a subjective view, it is also based in tried and tested mathematics.

The most popular jaw and facial contouring procedures are listed and explained in detail in our Seoul Guide Medical Blog. Click on the following links to learn more about these procedures:

Face Contouring

Facial contouring involves both the reduction and augmentation of facial feature and may include changes to the actual bone.  These procedures are often done in conjuncture with each other as the changing of one may throw off the overall balance and harmony of the face as a whole.

Chin

The chin can be both shortened or augmented.  Implants are useful to make up for the lack of volume if there is significant need.  However, filler is also useful for smaller amounts needed.  A general good idea to understand proportion is to take a stick and put it at the end of the lip and let it drop straight down. If the chin meets the stick, there is good proportion.  However, it there is space missing, you may want to consider an augmentation.

Jaw
Corrective Jaw correction with us

The jaw line is a very defining feature on the face.  Our doctors specialize in modifications to the the face, which include the bone structure and can include a variety of procedures, such as the V-Line and Botox injections, which can increase both feminine and masculine features.

Cheekbone Reduction

The cheekbone (also called zygoma) is often requested to be reduced if there is disproportion to the rest of the face.  During this procedure, the actual bone is fractured and pushed in, which will heal and give an overall better flow of the face.  Though there is a several week recovery, the results are worth the effort.

Forehead Augmentation

Forehead augmentation is often used with grafted fat from the body of patients.  Fat is taken from unwanted areas, processed and then used as an injection filler, because it is completely natural.  This procedure can be used to change the slope of the forehead, unusual form, or fill in the lack of volume and gives a more welcoming appearance the face overall.

Maxillofacial Surgery
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MAMMOPLASTY

Mammoplasty are a group of surgical procedures that reshape and modify the appearance of the breasts. The goal is these procedures is to provide balance and beauty give you the look you have always wanted. These procedures have some of the highest patient satisfaction rates of any plastic surgery procedure. Breast augmentation is done for those who want larger breasts and this is most often done using implants. Breast reduction is done when the breast are too large for function and comfort and the size is reduced. There are beauty procedures done as well such as lifting for saggy breasts and nipple correction to improve the shape of the nipples. For patients who have lost a breast or both, breast reconstruction is available. Men often undergo Gynecomastia to remove the look of “man boobs” and this is becoming an ever more popular procedure.

Mammoplasty

Round Implants-  Round implants are round and can be either silicone or saline.  These can give a more perky, “push up bra” effect.

Teardrop Implants-  Tear drop implants are shaped and can rippled or smooth.  These can be helpful for women with moderate sagging or limited breast volume, as they have a solid shape already.

Customized Profiling-  Many factors must be taken into consideration when choosing which implant is right for you.  The doctor will help factor in age, body shape and lifestyle in choosing which will suit you and all your needs the best.  There truly is no “one size fits all”.

Incision Area-  There are 3 main incisions, and one less common one used.

Transaxillary-  This method is the most common as it virtually eliminates visible scaring.  However, it is also limited in terms of volume of the breast implant, and cannot accommodate bigger implants.

Inframammory- This method goes under the fold of the breast and the scaring is minimal.  This incision is very common and can accommodate larger implants.

Periareolar- This style inserts the implants into the area around the nipple.  However, it can affect later breast feeding if the ducts are interfered with.

Naval insertion- A lesson common method can insert the implants through the belly, button, however this method is difficult, and thus not all clinics offer this.

Breast Reduction-  Disproportionately large breasts can have some physical problems, not to mention be unsightly.  There are several methods to reduce oversize breasts, and all involve removing skin, fat and perhaps parts of the nipple to give proper balance.

Breast Lift- Breasts life are particularly useful for women who have lost significant weight, or who have undergone lactation (breast feeding).  Surgeons move the nipple area into a higher position.  The breasts are slightly reduced in size, so many women also opt to have breast implants for the perfect form.

Nipple Correction-  Nipple correction can come in a variety of procedures, from reducing the actual size, to giving more definition to the nipple tip.  Both these can give a much better overall look to the chest.

Breast Reconstruction- Breast reconstruction can be useful for trauma inflicted on the breast, such as disease or the destruction of tissue.  Implants or fat grafting can be used to help return proper form.

Male Breast (Gynecomastia) Reduction-  This occurs among some males, as there is sometimes an imbalance of hormones in puberty.  The result is the enlargement of the breast  on male clients , which often leads to bullying.  The male breast reduction can bring the breasts back into masculine proportion.

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FOR MEN

Plastic Surgery for men has dramatically increased in recent years and is now common in many parts of the world. The ideal male body shape is considered to be trim and athletic-looking, with broad shoulders and chest, a flat abdomen, and a narrow hip-thigh area. However, as men age, areas of fat tend to accumulate around the abdomen, the flanks (“love handles”), the breast area (a condition called gynecomastia), and along the chin and neck. Men also no longer have to accept the face they were born with or their body part proportions. The most common plastic surgery procedures for men are: liposuction, Rhinoplasty, eyelid surgery, Gynescomastia, hair transplantation, jaw contouring, penis augmentation and ear shaping.

The most popular plastic surgery procedures for men are listed and explained in detail in our Seoul Guide Medical Blog. Click on the following links to learn more about these procedures:

Liposuction

Liposuction areas for men-  Because of genetics and lifestyle, men and woman typically store fat in different areas.  The most common areas for men typically include the back, side and chest.  However, liposuction to the face, arms and legs are also popular for a more trimmed profile.

Liposuction etching- There are a variety of non surgical methods that can be used as an alternative of going under the knife.  For instance, fat dissolving injections and treatments such as Ultrasound Therapy, can give a chiseled look to your figure and face.  However, there is limited range as to how much trimming can actually reduce fat in any given area.

Face

Rhinoplasty-  The male and female nose have very distinguished characteristics.  While many people request the same types of procedures, such as tip correction, the angles and width will vary slightly from male to female.

Jaw-  A defined jawline has been a staple for masculine features, which is heavily favored in movie stars and models.  There are a variety of augmentations which range from surgical to minimally invasive, which can give you the perfect facial profile.

Eyes-  The eyes are the most distinguished feature on the face and have long been considered the “gateway to the soul”.  We offer a variety of procedures to the eyes which can leave you with the perfect look which can reduce the pull of time and truly open up the eyes.

Ears-  Ear pinning (Otoplasty) is a very delicate procedure which can easily be botched.  There are several methods which can be used, and all involve working with the cartilage to give a more pleasant appearance to the ears, whether it is reduction in size, or the position of the ears.

Hair Transplantation-  Due to genetics, many men find themselves shedding their hair at a young age, as early as the 20’s.  Thanks to hair transplants, a full set of hair is now available to anyone who has suffered from male pattern baldness.  Whether it is feeling in the grown, or shoring up the hairline, our doctors are experts in restoring full sets of hair.

Calf Augmentation

Calf Augmentation- Calves are generally seen a sign of fitness and vibrancy among men.  However, due to genetics, some men are left with disproportionally smaller legs, which can lead to an off balance profile.  This problems can sometimes be virtually impossible to address with exercise alone.  Thankfully, with the use of implants and transplanted muscle, you can get the exact size and definition to look your best at the gym or pool.

Gynescomastia (male breast reduction)

Gynescomastia- This embarrassing feature is often mocked as “man boobs” and is often causes by hormonal imbalances that often occur during adolescence.  The modern field has dramatically improved in this area, and now this problem can be eliminated with little or no permanent scarring.

Penis Augmentation

Penis Augmentation Methods

eyes

EYES

The size of the eye is not the only thing that needs to be considered but also how well the eye fits the proportion of the face. Large and clear eyes with beautiful and natural proportion under the Golden Eye Ratio is the goal of this plastic surgery procedure. The ideal eye will have symmetrical eye lengths as well as length between eyes. This length ranges from 30mm-34mm normally. The inner corner of the eyes should make a vertical line with the sides of the nose. The outer corners of the eyes should make a diagonal line with the corresponding nose side. The outer corners of the eyes should be slightly raised in relation to the eyes being on a level plane .

 

Double Eyelid Surgery
Non-incisional double eye lid surgery
Eyelid surgery at Seoul Guide Medical.

Non-Incision Double Eyelid Surgery can be useful for people who have thicker skin.  However, it does have some limitations.  The procedure involves using stitches, however, they will eventually come undone at some point, which is why incisional, permanent surgery is the best option.

Incisional Double Eyelid Surgery can involve the removal of eyelid tissue and can also work to tighten the sagging of eyes.  The results are permanent, but there is some recovery time, as there is a stitch out after a week.  

Ptosis Correction
Ptosis Correction before and after
Ptosis Correction

Ptosis can be caused by multiple factors, including problems with the muscles, nerves or skin of the eyelids.  Generally speaking, this is when the eyelids sag down to the eyes and block the view of the person.  This can cause squinting and will cause strain of the face, which uses the forehead muscles and thus resulting in creases or wrinkles.   In these cases, a removal of the excess skin or fat is the best option.

Canthoplasty
Canthoplasty

The “Mongolian fold” refers to the innermost part of each eye closeset to the nose, which appears to make a small crevice (hole).  This can not only cast a shadow on the inner region of the eye, but make the eyes optically appear to be further apart. An epicanthoplsty surgery can correct this problem and leader to fuller looking, more visible eyes.

Epicanthoplsty- this surgery helps the inner part of the eye lids, which can give a more welcoming look to the face.

Lateral Canthoplasty- the lateral canthoplasty helps to shape the outer portion of the eye, which is closest to the ear.  This procedure can be done in conjuncture with the inner eye, which will give a much wider appearance to the eyes.

Under Eye Correction

Eye bags are caused by loose skin and fat deposits.  They can result in the patient appearing tired, or older than they are.   Fat deposits can re positioned or removed all together to create a much more well groomed and younger looking face.

Eye Bag Correction Surgery- These fat clusters appear under the eye and give a look of fatigue or being sleepy.  Surgeons can spread these out more evenly or remove them all together based on your preference.  

Dark Circle Correction-  Dark circles are created from a depression under the eye, which may result of the loss of volume, or the increased elasticity of the skin.  This can be corrected by either cosmetic fillers, or fat grafted from unwanted areas, such as the thigh or the belly.

Love Band- A love band is the intentional placement of fat or filler under the eye to give a bigger look to the eyes.  While most people seek to have these removed, this may be a better look depending on your other facial features.

For Middle Aged Patients
Upper eye blepharoplasty demonstration
A helpful illustration to understand the procedure.

Upper Blepharoplasty- This procedure is aimed at tightening the skin around the eyelids and above, too.  The removal of skin can also be used to give the desired “double eyelid” which is widely sought after.

Lower Blepharoplasty-  The lower blepharoplasty refers to the area which is under the eyes.  Fat can accumulate here and look very unsightly on the face, as it gives a tired appearance.  This procedure can be combined with fat re positioning, which can truly maximize the result and give a great appearance on the face.  

Brow Lift-  The brow lift (also called forehead lift) is a very common procedure requested among middle age patients to address  wrinkle lines that develop horizontally across the forehead, as well as those that occur on the bridge of the nose, between the eyes. The lift improves frown lines, the vertical creases that develop between the eyebrows.

Eyelid Revision

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BOTOX, FILLER, ANTI-AGING

botox filler anti aging

Anti-aging procedures come in all forms such as surgeries, injections and lasers. The goals of these procedures are to tighten droopy skin, improve thick and deep wrinkles, improve skin elasticity, smooth out pigmentation and improve saggy facial lines among other things. For example, someone who is 40 can look like she is just 30 after going through these procedures. The best and longest lasting methods are surgical procedures such as lifts along with laser treatment. The most common and easiest method is done using Botox and Fillers.

Botox (botulinum toxin A) is a neurotoxin. When inserted in the muscle, this toxin blocks nerves from transferring to immobilize movement for a certain period of time. When applied to the face the wrinkles are straightened out. It is also effective after square jaw reduction and calf reduction surgeries. Botox weakens the advanced masticatory muscle, alleviates wrinkles around the eyes and also forehead wrinkles. The effects last 6-9 months. It is difficult to see effects right after procedure.

Fillers on the other hand are created from various natural/artificial substances and are inserted into the skin to expand soft tissue. In general, fillers are used to replace natural substances in the skin (collagen, hyaluronic acid) lost due to aging, and to improve wrinkles on the face. Fillers are used for burnt scars, cell damage, deformed scars and birth defects. Filler can be used to improve the skin: under the eyes, around the nose, around the cheekbones, around smile lines, around the forehead, between the eyes, around the eyelids, around the eye, around the earlobe, around the jaw line, around the lips, around the jaw and the neck.

The most popular Anti-aging procedures are listed and explained in detail in our Seoul Guide Medical Blog. Click on the following links to learn more about these procedures:

Face Lift

Thread Lift- The thread lift is a minimally technique that is a practical alternative to face lifting.  The procedure uses barbed sutures to pin the skin into a more desired, elevated position.  The threads also help to stimulate the production of collagen, which is a natural glue in cell formation.

Mesh Lift- The mesh lift uses mesh straps which are anchored into the bone and lift the skin into a more aesthetic position.  This procedure is especially good for the removal of wrinkles and the lifting of droopy skin.

Endotine- Endotine uses anchors which are attached to the bone of patients.  The hooks are useful patients with good elasticity of the skin and give a much more youthful experience.

Non-Incisional Lifting-  There are a variety of procedures which can accomplish this affect.  Injections and fillers are an option to give some effect.   These can vary in terms of lasting effect and potency.

Laser Lift (mini-face lift)-  Ulthera stands “ultrasound therapy”.  The highly advanced machine administers sound pules that are aimed several millimeters into the skin and take advantage of the body’s natural regenerative response.  This is truly the only completely non-invasive technique for tightening skin.

Fat Grafting-  Fat grafting takes fat from unwanted places (such as stomach or thigh) and injects it into more desirable locations.  This can do wonders to give more volume and energy to the face, as well as smoothing over wrinkles and frown lines.

Filler- Fillers come in a variety of compositions and can serve multiple purposes, such as adding volume, or removing lines from the face.  Depending on the brand, they can last between several years or months.  Some longer lasting fillers need to be surgically removed.

Botox- Botox is a safe and practical process to eliminate wrinkles, as well as tight skin in areas, such as the jaw line.  Botox relaxes the muscles for several months, which naturally smooths over the overlying skin.

Body Contouring

BODY CONTOURING

Body Contouring involves a series of procedures that eliminate and/or reduce excess skin and fat in a variety of places including the torso, upper arms, chest, and thighs. Body contouring is often done after massive weight loss and in cases where genetics predispose certain areas of your body to store more fat even if you have a healthy weight and exercise often. The most common types of procedures include liposuction and laser sculpting.

Another form of body contouring is more focused on beauty rather than function. These procedures improve the look of areas you want to change. For example, some common procedures are calf reduction and Vaginoplasty.

The most popular Body Contouring procedures are listed and explained in detail in our Seoul Guide Medical Blog. Click on the following links to learn more about these procedures:

Liposuction

Liposuction- Liposuction uses pumps to remove unwanted pockets of fat from the body.  A thin tube called a cannula is used to extract fat, which can no longer grow to the same level again.  This procedure can be useful, as some areas are extremely difficult to address with traditional dieting and exercising alone.

Liposuction Areas-  The most typically requested areas are from the stomach and thighs.  However, many other places are also needed, such as arms, as well as the face and neck.

Tummy Tuck

Tummy Tuck- The tummy tuck is useful for people who have either lost massive amounts of weight (usually over 100), or are in need of large amounts of fat.  This operation removes excess skin and fatty tissue from the body.  A scar is left in place, but this can be covered with clothes, or perhaps a tattoo.

Buttock Augmentation

Buttock Augmentation- Butt augmentation has become extremely popular over the last few years, thanks to the high profile celebrities who have undergone this procedure.  Essentially, the butt is augmented with either processed fat from unwanted areas, or through implants.  Either way leaves the patient with a much more feminine form.

Calf Reduction

Calf Reduction- Because of genetics, some clients are left with disproportionately smaller legs.  In addition, these may be impossible to improve with rigorous exercise alone.  This can be insightful for some people, and many people even avoid shorts or swimsuits.  The calf can be enhanced with implants to give a proper balance with the rest of the body, which helps restore confidence.

Laser Body Sculpting

Belody Treatment-Belody is 980nm vibration type laser treatment using strong frequency that stimulates collagen and elastin formation. This is commonly called a liposuction laser or lipo laser. This laser treatment lifts and firms problem areas. You can have a tighter and firmer body after this procedure.

Tenor High Frequency Treatment-   Oxidation in tissue, provision, advancement of circulation, enhancement of nutrients, etc. is available, on the face, arm, thighs and calves. Effects of laser liposuction, weight loss, skin tightening, inner bloating, partial obesity improvement, and removal of intestinal fat can be expected by using customized equipment.

Meso Therapy-  Meso therapy uses micro needles to evenly combine and insert necessary nutrients (3-4) to the mesoderm which is proven to be more absorbing and effective.
The main substances may vary depending on the condition of the skin and it consists of various vitamins and amino acids, Botox to remove wrinkles, and placenta extract for pigmentation treatment and moisturized skin.

PPC Injection- For some people, injections can help produce the results in which are satisfactory.  A series of injections are given over the course of several treatments.  The injections are comprised of aloes and extracts which are designed to destroy fat and help the body excrete it naturally through the digestive process.

ZELTIQ-  Fat cells are broken down through cooling. No harm is done to the skin, nerves, veins, muscles, and etc. Through a natural process spanning 7~90 days, broken down fat is eliminated from the body. Because it’s not a surgery, there is not downtime allowing for immediate return to everyday activity after treatment.