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Canthoplasty – What Must I Know Before Getting Canthoplasty Surgery

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Canthoplasty surgery has been in popular demand, particularly with people of Asian heritage since most have inherited a slimmer eye shape. Some individuals, notably, have eyes that they feel may give the wrong impression about themselves because of them being too dull or small. If you want to improve your eyes and your overall appearance, then you may want to consider undergoing a canthoplasty surgery. 


What is Canthoplasty?

Canthoplasty originated from the Greek word Kanthos, which means the corner of the eye, and plasty, to form. In other words, canthoplasty is a plastic surgery that involves the restoration of the corners of the eyes through the means of surgery. This kind of plastic surgery is responsible for improving the shape and symmetry of the eyes to make them look bigger, brighter, and more alert. 

What is Canthoplasty?

Two types of canthoplasty procedures create horizontal changes in the dimension of the eyes. There are some instances when both types should be done simultaneously in one method known as a double canthoplasty. The two kinds of canthoplasty are the Epicanthoplasty and Lateral canthoplasty.


Also known as medial canthoplasty or inner corner eyelid surgery, it can aesthetically improve the eye area by producing a more significant, open-eye appearance, especially since it is also responsible for enhancing the results of a double-eyelid surgery.

This type of procedure also helps eliminate the Mongolian fold, which is common in South Koreans and other Asian nationalities. An epicanthoplasty should be done carefully since the inner corner of the eye is considered as the most delicate part of the eye area and is more prone to producing a visible scar after the surgery.

Lateral Canthoplasty

Also referred to as the procedure for the outer corner; eyelid surgery is a type of canthoplasty that is responsible for decreasing the degree of the eye slant and lengthen the eyes. It is usually done with lower blepharoplasty to fix the laxity and position of the lower eyelid.

This procedure can uplift a downward slanting eyelid that is most often caused by the aging process. Not everyone is meant to have this surgery since there are only particular eye shapes that are eligible to undergo this procedure.

Benefits of Canthoplasty

Canthoplasty has several benefits cosmetically and aesthetically. Some of the benefits of undergoing canthoplasty are the following: 

  • Improved shape and symmetry of the eyes
  • Gets rid of a stuffy appearance
  • Increased length of the horizontal line of the eyes 
  • Elimination of the Mongolian Folds
  • Bigger and brighter looking eyes 

Canthoplasty Surgery Procedure

The plastic surgeon in your chosen clinic will be the one to determine which type of canthoplasty procedure to use based on their analysis during your consultation; this is because the method depends on the eye shape of the patient. The surgery has a duration of 30 minutes to one hour with the use of local anesthesia. The surgeon only administers local anesthesia, but for more complex cases, the surgeon may opt for local anesthesia with sedation.

Epicanthoplasty procedure

  • The doctor will design the desired outcome during the consultation based on the patient’s eye shape, proportion, and balance. 
  • There will be a small incision done in the inner corner of the patient’s eyes. 
  • The surgeon will then remove the excess skin that causes the Mongolian folds in the inner corner of the patient’s eyes. 
  • After removing the excess skin, the surgeon will stitch the incision while making sure that the scar will not be visible. 

Canthoplasty Surgery Procedure

Lateral Canthoplasty Procedure

  • The doctor will design the possible outcome during the consultation and takes into consideration the shape and balance of the patient’s eyes. 
  • The doctor then makes a horizontal incision in the outer corner of the eyes. 
  • The excess skin is then peeled and fixated in the periosteum.
  • Removal of the mucous membrane is next; then, the incision is sutured correctly to make sure that the scar is not visible. 

Lateral Canthoplasty procedure

Canthoplasty Recovery

The recovery after undergoing canthoplasty usually takes three weeks to a month. During this period, you must take care of your eyes to avoid complications and scarring. The doctor will prescribe you oral antibiotics, ophthalmic solutions, and artificial tears. He may give you steroid eye drops, which you will only use when needed or when a part of the eye is swollen. You will also be advised only to have light showers during the healing period, and to avoid rubbing your eyes for at least one month. 

Canthoplasty Before and After

The results of a canthoplasty procedure, when done by a licensed and well-experienced surgeon, can have a guaranteed and satisfactory outcome. Also, seeing from the before and after pictures below, there is no visible scar in the eye area of the patients, which makes the surgical outcome look clean and natural. Besides, the patients’ eyes have improved to look bigger, brighter, and more alert than before, contributing to a more doll-like appearance. 


Canthoplasty surgery helps in lengthening and making the eyes more prominent. Canthoplasty is a procedure that has been in demand in Asia because of the natural eye shape of most Asians. With the two types of canthoplasty, namely the epicanthoplasty and the lateral canthoplasty, a person can achieve bigger, brighter eyes. These two procedures can offer better results when paired with other eyelid surgeries like blepharoplasty since it can make the whole appearance of the eye more balanced and proportional.

There are a lot of people who can benefit from a canthoplasty surgery. However, it is the surgeon’s call as to which type of procedure is to be used on the patient. This is because the procedures largely depend on the eye shape of the person. Just like most eye surgery procedures, epicanthoplasty and lateral canthoplasty require for you to have the procedure under the supervision of a credible clinic. A board-certified doctor is best to make sure that the results will come out as expected. For a safe and successful canthoplasty surgery, you may contact Seoul Guide Medical for the best plastic surgeons in Korea and experience results just like the patients shown in the before and after images.


Is canthoplasty permanent?

If done carefully and correctly by a board-certified surgeon, the results of canthoplasty surgery are considered permanent, and revision surgeries are rare.

Will there be visible scars after having canthoplasty surgery?

As with every surgery, scars are inevitable, and the best surgeons always make an effort to keep surgical scars as hidden as possible in the natural creases of the skin. With canthoplasty, the visibility of the scar depends on the method used. It has been studied that vertical incisions result in visible scarring, while incisions that are parallel with the lower eyelid margin produce a less noticeable scar.

How long can you see the results of canthoplasty surgery?

There is a possibility that you will not be able to fully appreciate the results right after the procedure because of swelling. You will be able to see visible results within three weeks to a month since swelling has decreased by 90% during that time.

Mommy Makeover Surgery – What’s included, Preparation, Recovery, Before and After

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Having children can be one of the most rewarding moments in a mother’s life. On the other hand, it can also be quite discouraging to see the aftermath of what having children can do to a woman’s body. Though many mothers try their best to retain the shape they had prior to pregnancy, often, the stretching of the skin and weight gain can be inevitable, notably if you underwent more than one pregnancy. With little time to bounce back between pregnancies, or often just even one pregnancy for particularly busy mothers, it is no wonder that many mothers seek for an alternative solution to have their pre-baby bodies back. For mothers looking for this alternative, look no further than a Mommy Makeover Surgery.

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What is a mommy makeover in plastic surgery?

A mommy makeover is a culmination of a variety of surgical procedures that are capable of restoring the mother’s body to how it once looked prior to pregnancy, or sometimes even better through body contouring. There is no specific combination that works the same for all mothers, but a general guideline of the body parts this procedure targets include:

  • the breast
  • the abdomen (abdominoplasty)
  • other areas the mother may have experienced significant weight gain in (legs, arms, etc.)

What is included in a Mommy Makeover?

We can break down the procedure according to the body part it is targeting from the ones mentioned above. First, we have breasts. Women can experience quite a wide range of results after pregnancy, from deflated breasts to breasts that remained doubled the size of their original state. Options for correcting the breasts include;

  •  Breast augmentation (through fat grafting or breast implants)
  •  Breast Lift
  •  Breast reduction

The next area of the body that is usually affected by pregnancy is the stomach. For this area the options tend to be;

  •  Tummy Tuck
  • Liposuction

For any other areas that a mother gained excess weight in, and they do not have the time to correct through diet and exercise, liposuction may also be an alternative.

How to prepare for mommy makeover surgery

The best way to prepare for a mommy makeover surgery is a culmination of a variety of surgical procedures that are capable of restoring the mother’s body to how it once looked prior to pregnancy, or sometimes even better through body contouring. is to have a clear set of goals and expectations. Once this is established, it is recommended that a patient stop smoking and drinking prior to surgery. This will help with the healing process. If there are any possible complications such as high blood pressure, these should be under control prior to the procedure.

Mommy makeover surgery procedure

This will vary depending on which procedures you opted to undergo for your case. For more detailed information on each procedure, there will be an attached link provided. For a general overview of what each procedure entails, please keep reading below.

Breast Augmentation:

Fat Transfer: Here, you have a procedure that involves the combination of liposuction, to cultivate fat (therefore removing it from another area), that is then injected in the breasts. This procedure has virtually no complications as the body will not reject its own fat, but the results can vary significantly as not all the fat will survive, and the breasts can change with weight loss.

Also Check – Breast Fat Transfer & Body Liposuction Before and After Video on Seoul Guide Medical YouTube Channel

 Breast Implants: One of the most common procedures nowadays, this involves inserting either a silicone-based or saline-based implant inside of the breast. There are also a variety of techniques as to how, where, and what kind of implant would be placed.

Breast Lift

You can see some of the most dramatic changes as far as rejuvenating the breasts with this procedure. Depending on what technique you and your surgeon decide on, that will give you the results you desire; it may leave more considerable scarring behind. It is also relevant to say that many women find this method in combination with breast augmentation restores not only the shape but volume and perkiness their breasts once had, as shown in the images below.

Breast Reduction

This procedure has the main result of reducing the overall size of the breasts due to enlargement that has left the breasts aesthetically unappealing, or if they are causing a great deal of discomfort in your daily life.

Tummy Tuck:

Generally, this procedure will involve sewing the abdominal muscles together to create a firmer and flatter stomach, and cutting off any excess skin around the abdominal area. Generally, this leaves some scarring, but it can easily be hidden under the panty line.


Though there are a variety of specific methods to approach liposuction, the main goal of the procedure is to remove excess fat, usually through suctioning of the troublesome area.

Mommy makeover surgery recovery

 A primary reason that women may consider a mommy makeover may also be due to the fact that it is both time and cost-efficient. Though there are studies that are concerned about the recovery of a combination in procedures, a majority of studies disprove this concept and claim that there is no higher risk of combining procedures than having them individually done.

This is important for mothers that may have less downtime to recover from multiple procedures or that are working with a budget, as most clinics will offer some discount for choosing to have more than one procedure.

You should expect to take some time off for your recovery, particularly if you are having more than one procedure done. The surgeon and the patient will discuss in more detail the plan that will be created, as well as the expected steps to recovery. As a general rule of thumb for most procedures, expect swelling and bruising to occur for the initial first few weeks.

You may need a special bra to help shape your new breasts and a compression garment to mold your body into the desired shape after body contouring surgery. Vigorous activities should be limited until around four weeks after the initial surgery, or when your surgeon gives you the clear.

Mommy makeover surgery before and after

As mentioned, there are a variety of possible options that you can follow to reach your desired results. Some possibilities were shown above with their procedure. The image below is of a woman that had a combination of surgical procedures to achieve the ‘mommy makeover.

If you are a woman who’s been dreaming of reverting your body back to what it used to be, or maybe even hoping for improvement, it is a more than achievable dream with a mommy makeover procedure and the variety of options it entails. Though the recovery may be somewhat difficult, the procedure itself is cost and time-efficient due to combining multiple procedures into one. If you are hoping to begin this process as soon as possible, contact us at Seoul Guide Medical, where we will be more than happy to connect you with a board-certified plastic surgeon that will help you achieve optimal results.


How long does a mommy makeover surgery last?

This will vary depending on each mother’s circumstances. If you get pregnant again, many of the results will likely become undone due to the new pregnancy. Therefore, it is highly advised to undergo this procedure once you are no longer planning on having any more children. As long as there is no significant weight gain, the results should last just as they would through healthy aging.

How much weight can you lose with a mommy makeover?

It depends on which procedures you opted for. Expect for fluid retention, which is expected to occur initially, your weight may not change so much at first. If you had a breast fat transfer the scale may not change in number, but the balance between the body fat may be more proportional. If you had implants inserted, they will also slightly add to your weight. If you underwent liposuction, a maximum of 5 liters of fat is allowed to be removed from the body for safety reasons.

Do I need to lose weight before a mommy makeover?

It is not necessary to lose weight before your procedure, though it certainly can help the final results.

How long does it take to recover from a mommy makeover?

This will vary entirely based on which procedures and how many you decided to undergo. Discuss this with your surgeon once a plan of what your course of treatment will be.

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Jaw Implants – Procedure, Benefits, Recovery, and More

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Jaw implants are a good option for the improvement of the jaw’s function and contour. As compared to its non-surgical alternatives, it can give better results when it comes to longevity, appearance, and stableness. Having an improved jaw can help in balancing the facial features for an enhanced appearance. It can also make a face appear more feminine or masculine through proper augmentation. If you are someone who wants to give more definition to your jaw, then a jaw implant could be the answer. 

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What are Jaw Implants?

Jaw Implants, also known as mandibular augmentation or jaw augmentation, is a plastic surgery procedure that uses facial implants to improve the proportion of facial features. According to an article in the Yaremchuk and Chen, “Augmenting the contours of the mandible balances facial dimensions while adding definition and angularity to the lower third of the face.” This procedure is intended to balance the face by making a “weak” jaw look more angular and defined.

The procedure can be for cosmetic purposes or medical purposes such as correction of the jaw structure due to birth defects or face trauma because of an accident or injury. The most common materials used for jaw implants are silicone rubber or porous polythene. 

Benefits of Jaw Implants

Plastic surgery procedures help in improving the facial features that no other treatment and remedy can do. If you had a dermal filler treatment in your jaw to create more definition, it is highly likely that you would want to have jaw implants since it can offer better benefits than injectable fillers. Some of the benefits of getting a jaw implant include: 

  • The results are long-lasting 
  • Improvement of your frontal and side facial appearance 
  • Redefines the jawline 
  • Enhances the appearance to make it more feminine or masculine 
  • Boost in confidence level
  • Customized treatment for every patient 
  • Creates balance and symmetry within the facial features 
  • Improvement of volume in the jaw area 

Jaw Implants Procedure

A jaw implant procedure is highly customized based on the needs and goals of the patient. It can be performed alone or in combination with other facial implants and plastic surgery procedures. The operation itself lasts for about one to two hours. For the anesthesia, twilight or local anesthesia is usually used, but for more complex cases, the doctor can opt to use general anesthesia instead. The following are the steps and measures done before and during a jaw implant procedure: 

Before the jaw procedure: During the consultation, the doctor will analyze your jaw area and also screen you to know whether you are qualified for the procedure. During this stage, you will also be asked in detail what your concerns are regarding your jaw area, what improvements you feel might be best, and what your goal is after the procedure. The doctor will also tell you what he can do to achieve your goal and possibly give you other alternative procedures that may complement a jaw implant. 

Before you undergo surgery: it is best to take all the needed rest and eat the right kind of diet to boost your immune system to help with faster healing after the procedure. It is also vital to stop taking medications and supplements that may cause complications; most importantly, it is highly recommended that you quit smoking and drinking alcohol. 

 During the jaw implant procedure 

  1. Once the anesthesia has taken effect, the treatment area will be cleaned and disinfected. 
  2. The surgeon will then make small incisions on both sides of the lower area of the mouth. 
  3. He then lifts the soft tissues that are sticking to the bone structure of the jaw to make space for the implant, also known as a pocket. 
  4. They will then place the customized implant in the pocket against the jawbone and secure it using titanium screws. 
  5. When the implant has been secured in its proper place, your doctor will stitch the incisions using dissolvable sutures. 

Jaw Implants Recovery

Jaw implants take a long time to heal, just like other jaw-related surgeries. After the surgery, it is expected that you will experience swelling and bruising for one to two days. Your doctor will prescribe you pain medications to ease any pain and discomfort and will advise you to apply a cold compress on the area to help with the swelling.

Since the implant and incisions were made in the area where you chew, your diet will be restricted to liquid food like soup for about two days and soft food for about ten days. You also have to make sure that you sleep face up with your head elevated to prevent the collection of fluids in the face.

If you have a desk job, you may be allowed to return to work after a week or two. Vigorous activities like exercise are only allowed after four to six weeks. During this time, you have to make sure that you do not touch or rub the area where the implant was installed to allow it to heal properly.

After six months, your skin tissues will have healed and should be binding with the installed implant. It is during this time that you will see the full improvement of your face and jaw area. 

Jaw Implants Before and After

After a jaw implant, you will not be able to see the results right away since there will be swelling and bruising in the area of the operation. You will notice the improvement gradually appear until you have fully recovered from the procedure. If you could see the before and after pictures, the patients’ faces look better after having the procedure. The results are not dramatic, only subtle, but you can still see that their jaws are more defined and symmetrical. 

jaw implants before and after

jaw implants after surgery

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A jaw implant procedure mainly helps in adding definition and balancing the appearance of the jaw and the whole face structure. The usual materials used for a jaw implant are either silicone rubber or porous polythene. The procedure lasts for around one to two hours with the incisions done inside the mouth, thus scarring is not visible. The initial recovery takes only one to two weeks, while the full recovery time can take three to six months. There should be no complications during the recovery period if you take good care of the operated area, and if you follow the doctor’s post-operation instructions. 

The results of a jaw implant may not be dramatic, but they do a lot to improve the facial balance. If you are considering a jaw implant and you want to experience the benefits that it can offer, you may contact Seoul Guide Medical through our website. We assure you that your aesthetic and cosmetic goals will be achieved through the best doctors who give results that are of international standard. 


Are Jaw Implants permanent?

The longevity of a jaw implant depends on the material that was used. If you opted for the use of human tissue, it would only yield semi-permanent results since these materials tend to age or get partially reabsorbed by the body over time. However, when silicone or polythene, also known as synthetic implants, are used, it will give you permanent results that can even last a lifetime.

For who are Jaw Implants most recommended?

Jaw implants are most recommended for individuals who have a jaw that is weak, deficient, or lacking in volume. If you had a dermal filler enhance your jaw and you liked the outcome, a jaw implant may also be recommended for you since it has long-lasting results as compared to fillers.

How long until I can see the results of Jaw Implants?

After your jaw implants procedure, you will not be able to see the full results right away because of swelling and bruising. Healing of the area will continue for 6-12 weeks. Thus you will only see the full set around three to six months after the initial surgery.

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Tummy Tuck – What You Need to Know

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Is your abdomen area still looking flabby no matter how much you exercise and lose weight? If you have that problem, then a tummy tuck procedure might be what you need. We all know that the current trend in beauty does not only look at the shape of the face or how smooth it is, but also the shape of the body itself and its appearance.

The slimmer you are, the more you are in line with the trend. The flatter your abdomen is, the sexier you look. But what if exercise is not helping you out with your goal? How can you achieve that Miss Universe-like body with a toned and flat abdomen area? Read on and know more about the tummy tuck procedure and if this is for you.

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What is Tummy Tuck?

Abdominoplasty, or more commonly known as a tummy tuck, is a cosmetic procedure that involves the removing of excess skin and fat as well as tightening the muscles in the abdomen area. This kind of surgery helps in smoothing and firming the abdomen area. Although the results are permanent, the results can still be affected over time by fluctuations in weight. 

The tummy tuck surgery is not only applicable to people who are considered chubby, but also to individuals with normal weight who have protruding abdomens. The cause of these protrusions in the abdomens are aging, genetics, pregnancy, prior surgery, and constant changes in weight.

Who Can and Cannot Have a Tummy Tuck?

A flat and firm abdomen is a dream for most people since that is the current trend. However, not everyone is allowed to have tummy tuck surgery because of certain circumstances. A tummy tuck procedure is allowed for you if: 

  • You are slightly obese
  • You are someone who has lost the elasticity of the skin because of aging 
  • You are a woman whose skin muscles has loosened because of pregnancy 
  • You are someone who has a protruding abdomen due to excess fat and genetics 

On the contrary, a tummy tuck procedure is not the best option for you if: 

  • You plan to lose or gain a significant amount of weight 
  • You are considering getting pregnant in the future
  • You have severe chronic conditions 
  • You have a body mass index greater than 30
  • You are someone who smokes 
  • You had an abdominal surgery that caused a scar tissue 

Tummy Tuck Procedure

A tummy tuck procedure is supposed to be done by a reputed surgeon who has expertise in the field of plastic surgery. The procedure’s duration is about 2-3 hours and uses general anesthesia or local anesthesia with sedation. The patient is required to stay in the hospital for at least three hours after the procedure. The area of the operation will start to look normal after two months from the day of the surgery and set fully after 6-12 months. The journey to a firmer abdomen begins with a consultation with the surgeon who will examine the area to operated and discusses to the patient what will happen during the surgery. 

Step 1: Anesthesia- before the surgeon starts with the surgery proper, he will first administer anesthesia to the patient; in this case, the anesthesia used is the general anesthesia.

Step 2: Incision– this can either be an incision that is just above the pubic hairline or can go from hip to hip depending on whether it is full abdominoplasty or mini abdominoplasty. 

This requires a horizontal incision which should be between the pubic hairline and the belly button.

  • Then, the surgeon repairs and lifts the skin and other muscles in the abdomen 
  • There are times when an incision around the belly button is needed to remove excess skin from the upper abdomen. 
  • The excess skin in the upper abdomen is then pulled down, trimmed, and sutured
  • Since the skin has covered the belly button, the surgeon will make a new opening where the belly button will be popped and sutured in place


Step 3: Closing the incisions- with the use of sutures, clips, and tapes, the surgeon will close the incised parts.  

Step 4: Results- the results of the procedure shows drastic change and improvement in the abdomen of the patients in the pictures below. Results are visible as early as after the surgery. The result of abdominoplasty is long-lasting as long as the patient makes sure to maintain the proper diet and weight.


Recovery from Tummy Tuck Procedure

Partial recovery time from abdominoplasty may take up to two months while full recovery can reach up to one year. After having the surgery, there is a possibility that the surgeon will insert a tube in the area of the surgery which will be responsible for draining excess fluid.

For added success on the result, you will be required by the doctor to wear a compression garment. During the time of the recovery period, patients must as much as possible, avoid doing strenuous activities and also avoid lifting heavy objects.

Benefits of a Tummy Tuck Procedure

A tummy tuck procedure is at times associated with “mommy makeovers” since it helps women restore their figure and bodily functions after giving birth. Even though this is a cosmetic procedure, medical benefits from the procedure are astounding. Some of the benefits of having a tummy tuck include: 

  • Reduction of stress urinary incontinence
  • Urinary incontinence is a problem associated with unstoppable leaking after vaginal birth; through a tummy tuck procedure, the bladder is obstructed by soft tissue in the pelvic area, thereby reducing incontinence. 
  • Improved abdominal tone 
  • With extreme weight loss and multiple pregnancies, the abdominal muscles tend to weaken that even exercise cannot fix it; through a tummy tuck procedure, the abdomen tightens to its original state. 
  • Ventral hernia correction 
  • The intestine or abdominal tissues break once you have extreme weight loss and surgeries like a C-section pocket forms and you will need a ventral hernia correction which is a lot like a tummy tuck procedure 


There are certain instances when excess fats in our body cannot be solved by merely exercising. A tummy tuck or abdominoplasty removes these stubborn fats and excess skin. However, this procedure depends so much on having steady weight since weight gain can mean the recurrence of the excess fats and skin. 

The procedure is quite complex since it will involve the whole abdomen area. Although complex as the procedure may seem, the results are guaranteed and instant as seen on the before and after pictures. The recovery for this procedure may take months and even a year depending on the complexity. What is commending for this type of plastic surgery is that the benefits are also medical-related and is not only for people who just lost weight but also for women who were pregnant and others who also had surgery before. Getting a plastic surgery like the tummy tuck may cost a lot, but we should always take note of the benefits we can reap from procedures like this not only cosmetically, but also medically. 

Breast Augmentation Incision Types in korea

Breast Augmentation – Incision Types

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To fully understand Breast Augmentation, general knowledge of the different incision techniques used during Breast Augmentation surgery is very helpful. Every woman who chooses to undergo Breast Augmentation has different desires but also a different body type. Depending on the type of implants, size, and breast anatomy, a different technique will be applied to reach the desired result of every individual. 

What are Breast Augmentation and Incision Types?

Breast Augmentation, also known as mammoplasty, is cosmetic plastic surgery for breast enlargement, delivering an aesthetically pleasing breast area. This procedure is prevalent among women of all ages, as it boosts up one’s self-image and self-confidence. There are different types of implants, such as Silicone Implants or Saline Implants coming in all shapes and sizes. For more detailed information about Breast Augmentation, please read our article on this topic here.

Breast Implants play a considerable role in the decision of what exact Incision Technique will be used during Breast Augmentation Surgery. There are four unique approaches to insert an Implant. An inframammary fold incision (FMI) is an operative technique where the incision is made in the crease under your breast. One of the most popular approaches is the trans-axillary incision positioned under the arm. Another popular incision technique is called the periareolar incision around the nipple. Lastly, a precise method is the Trans Umbilical Breast Augmentation Incision Technique (TUBA), where the incision is made through the belly button.

Benefits of each Breast Augmentation Incision Type

Every Breast Augmentation Incision Type has its advantages. The plastic surgeon considers each benefit to decide on which Incision method will be the best for the patient. 

The inframammary fold incision allows more favorable visibility and operational control. The operative time using the FMI technique is shorter compared to other incision types, and recovery is enhanced. There is also a very low rate of complications or reoperations.

The trans-axillary incision is a technique many patients opt for since there is minimal to no visible scarring. The scar near the armpit is so small that it is impossible to see. The results are optimal with a shorter healing time. 

The periareolar incision allows the exact placement of the implant as the surgeon works directly through the nipple. Besides, there is minimal scarring hidden between the areola and skin, making the scar blend in naturally. 

The transumbilical technique type is less invasive than it appears at first. It has the advantage of a single, well-hidden, remote incision. The surgeon can control the position of the implant by outside visualization, avoiding any deformities. There is far less scarring and a shorter recovery time than with the other three incision types. 

Breast Augmentation Process: Incision Types

Every Breast Augmentation Incision has a different approach while being performed. Depending on the type, size, and shape, the procedure process varies from patient to patient using the most suitable implant insertion technique. All incisions are marked before applying general anesthesia. The incision is closed using sutures.

First, the inframammary fold is a general approach that is used during Breast Augmentation Surgery and Breast Augmentation Revision Surgery. The incision is made under the breast, and the implant is inserted vertically. It is mostly used with anatomically shaped implants because they allow the surgeon to place the implant properly and reposition it as needed. This incision type preserves the anatomy if the milk ducts. Keep in mind that there will be a temporary scar underneath your breast fold. This incision is advised for patients who have already had children or are a little older since there will be a small amount of natural sag in the breast, which allows the incision to be well hidden. 

  • The trans-axillary incision technique is made in the armpit area. This method nowadays is done together with an endoscope camera for more precise performance. A small cut will be done to the armpit, and a channel will be created to the breast. The implant is inserted through the channel and precisely positioned. There is no interference with nerves or vessels. This type of incision technique is more complicated than the previous one as the incision is farther than the previous method. However, thanks to the endoscope camera, the results are also great-looking. Trans-axillary incision is ideal for patients with minimal ptosis, asymmetric, or tubular breasts that do not opt for very large implants. It is also often used for thin women and younger women that have little to no breast sag. 


  • The most commonly used incision method in Breast Augmentation and Breast Augmentation Revision Surgery is the periareolar technique, also known as the nipple incision. The incision is made at the point where the areola and skin meet. This allows for the tiny scar that will be made to blend in and practically be invisible. The implant will be inserted while being rolled up in a sleeve to avoid bacterial infections. Once the implant is in its place, the sleeve will be removed. As the periareolar technique is so close to the breast, the surgeon can perfectly insert the implant. 


  •  Lastly, the final method is the transumbilical approach through the belly button. The incision is made in the rim of the belly button. An endoscope camera is used to create a tunnel under the skin, up to the backside of the breasts. As the skin on the belly is more elastic than on other body parts, mainly where different incisions are carried out, a tunnel can be created without problems. The implant is inserted by rolling it up and pushing up through the tunnel until it is in the correct place. TUBA incision technique has less recovery time and scaring as the other three types of incisions. TUBA is an excellent approach for correcting tubular breast deformity, and it is also a very safe and effective method to use during Breast Augmentation. Keep in mind that TUBA incision is rarely used and can be used only with Saline Implants as they can be filled after the implant is inserted. 

The right incision type will be chosen during a consultation with the plastic surgeon. He will consider the implants, the patient’s anatomy, and the patients’ desire to deliver the best breast augmentation results possible with minimal to no scarring. 

Breast Augmentation in Korea

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Breast Augmentation is one of the most popular cosmetic plastic surgeries enhancing a woman’s beauty and confidence. An operation like this requires a highly-skilled plastic surgeon that will carefully listen and consider the patients’ wishes while still delivering astonishing results. Plastic surgeons in South Korea offer excellent performance with outstanding results to the rest of the world. This is proven by The International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, choosing South Korea as the number one country to get plastic surgery. 

Understanding the various incision techniques for Breast Augmentation is beneficial knowledge if you are considering getting Breast Augmentation done. In total, there are four incision techniques used for inserting the implants. Each of them is specially designed for different sizes and shapes and the patient’s body condition. The surgeon will choose the best technique individually for every patient. If you are thinking about breast enlargement to have a more beautiful cleavage in South Korea, contact Seoul Guide Medical today for a free consultation! 

Buccal Fat Removal – Everything you need to know about Cheek Fat Reduction

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Buccal Fat Removal is a cheek fat reduction procedure rising in popularity. A perfect face contour was always a sign of beauty. With the growth of social media, an increased desire for an aesthetic face shape also grew. Nowadays, you can see how people opt for Cheek Fat Reduction in the form of Buccal Fat Removal more and more to get the ideal look.

What is Buccal Fat Removal?

Buccal Fat Removal is a cosmetic plastic surgery procedure for the reduction of cheek fat. Not always do full cheeks, and the appearance of a full round face, makes someone look more youthful. Patients that undergo Buccal Fat Removal are not happy with their full cheeks, consider them chubby, and overall desire for a sharper face contour. 

During a Cheek Fat Reduction surgery, the buccal fat pad is being removed. A buccal fat pad is the deep fat layer inside the cheeks. Therefore it plays an essential role in the face structure. The buccal fat pad can come in all different sizes, even in each cheek, some have a thin layer; some have a thicker layer. Patients with a thick fat pad do not have a sharp face contour and appear plumper than they actually are.

Cheek Fat Reduction by removing the buccal fat pad is ideal for patients with a chubby appearance that desire a reshaped face contour. It is not recommended for patients with a thin buccal fat pad or narrow face as the removal would not offer the same results as for patients with a fuller face.

For older patients, Buccal Fat Reduction is also an excellent anti-aging procedure. Aging causes the fat pad inside the cheek to start sagging down, giving an unpleasant impression for many. Surgery for Cheek Fat Reduction can get rid of such fatty tissue, resulting in a younger look. 

Buccal fat pad removal is often performed with other facial rejuvenation procedures to improve the overall appearance of the face and maintain long-lasting results.

Buccal Fat Removal Procedure

Before any procedure, it is always important and necessary to have a consultation with your plastic surgeon. He will make sure you are the right candidate for Buccal Fat Removal and discuss further details about the desired results, procedure, and recovery.

Local or general anesthesia, depending on the plastic surgeons’ decision, will be administered to the patient shortly before the Cheek Fat Reduction surgery begins. Once it has taken into effect, an incision will be made on the inner side of the cheek. The buccal muscle will be safely dissected so the plastic surgeon can approach the buccal fat pad and remove it. For easier removal, pressure on the cheek from the outside is applied. Once the fat pad is removed, the incision will be closed using absorbable sutures for faster recovery. There will also be no visible scar. The results immediately deliver a beautifully contoured face, especially a slimmer contoured cheek area; however, it will take several weeks to see the total final results.   

Cheek Fat Reduction surgery usually does not last longer than 30 minutes.

Buccal Fat Removal Recovery

After the operation, it is essential to avoid playing with the sutures with your tongue so as not to cause any complications and allow a fast, successful healing time. You will also be advised to go on a liquid diet for the first days to avoid a disruption in the sutures. You may be prescribed to use a special mouth wash to prevent possible infections. 

Patients experience mild swelling during the first weeks of recovery. The swelling will resolve step by step within 2-3 weeks post-procedure. Except for the slight swelling, there is usually no discomfort during recovery. It takes 7-10 days for the tissues inside the mouth to recover from the operation. Overall recovery time only requires 2-3 days to heal.  

Buccal Fat Removal In Korea

Although Buccal Fat Removal is a fast and straightforward procedure, it requires skilled surgeons that are experts in their field. South Korea is the ideal place to get any plastic surgery done, as well as Cheek Fat Reduction, since plastic surgeons are considered as the highest qualified plastic surgeons in the world. 

Korean doctors understand the structure of the face even to the smallest detail and can, therefore, shape the face into stunning natural-looking results. They do not just offer great results but also excellent pre and after treatment at Korean clinics. Having surgery done in South Korea is very safe and worth it.

Buccal Fat Removal Before and After

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Before having Cheek Fat Reduction done, the patient has visible fuller cheeks beginning to sag down. The full cheeks make the patient a perfect candidate for buccal fat removal. 

Once the buccal fat pad was removed, and the patient recovered, the new facial contour is visible mostly in the mid-face area of the face. The results give off a youthful impression. This patient underwent Buccal Fat Removal, together with other surgeries. 

Buccal Fat Removal or Cheek Fat Reduction creates facial harmony by removing buccal fat pads inside the cheek. The results are sculpted, symmetrical, and a youthful facial appearance. It is an easy and safe procedure carried out by board-certified plastic surgeons. If you are the right candidate for cheek fat reduction and are thinking about improving your looks and boosting your self-esteem, Buccal Fat Removal might be the correct procedure for you. For more information about cheek fat reduction in South Korea, contact Seoul Guide Medical.


Are The Results Permanent?

Yes, Buccal Fat Removal has permanent results that will define your midface with a natural-looking contour. It is essential to know that the skin will continue to age and can cause cheeks to look slightly hanging, to avoid that and maintain a young-looking skin it is recommended to do a facelift together or after Buccal Fat Removal.

Does Buccal Fat Removal age you?

It depends if you are the right candidate or not. Suitable candidates with a thicker fat pad in the cheek will look younger and firmer after the procedure. However, for patients with thin, fat pads, this type of procedure is not recommended as it could result in the opposite of what the patient wants to see. Your surgeon will let you know if you are the right candidate or not after examining your midface area and cheeks.

Corrective Rhinoplasty In Korea

Corrective Rhinoplasty In Korea – What should I know before getting corrective rhinoplasty

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Corrective Rhinoplasty is rising in popularity as its demand is increasing in numbers recently. The nose is one of the first things someone notices on a person’s appearance; therefore, many that are unsatisfied with their look chose to get plastic surgery regarding this issue. However, a procedure does not always achieve the desired look if not performed by the right surgeon. Corrective Rhinoplasty can solve any dissatisfaction or complications that can occur from a past surgery regarding the nose. 

What is Corrective Rhinoplasty?

Corrective Rhinoplasty, also known as revision rhinoplasty, is an aesthetic plastic surgery procedure for correcting previous rhinoplasty surgery if complications occurred or the desired results were not achieved. 

Corrective Rhinoplasty is a challenging procedure as the nose has already been reshaped through surgery once. Thus revision nose correction surgery is treated very carefully by a specialist in this matter since it is so complex to meet the aspired results of the patient and to preserve normal breathing. 

Corrective Rhinoplasty in Korea

Korea has the highest density of Rhinoplasty done in the world. Plastic surgery has nowadays become a part of the culture, and having your nose done is no big deal at all. 

As the surgeons in South Korea are specialists in what they do, their skill is sought by many inside and outside of Korea. Corrective Rhinoplasty is said to be one of the most challenging plastic surgeries to do, requiring advanced reconstructive techniques and a careful study of the previous surgery the patient had. However, with years of training and having a hundred thousand surgeries done, South Korean surgeons and their precise skills are worth trusting even in cautious operations such as Corrective Rhinoplasty.  

What is/are the main cause/s of corrective Rhinoplasty?

The main reasons why people choose to get Corrective Rhinoplasty done are dissatisfaction or complications that occurred after a previous Rhinoplasty surgery. 

One of the main complications to be had is the side effects of a foreign implant, such as silicone, due to Rhinoplasty. It can happen that after some time post-surgery due to the Rhinoplasty technique, the skin can get thinner or red. Another complication can be trouble while breathing as the original shape of the nose was changed deforming the cartilage, breathing difficulty could occur. It is essential to note that Rhinoplasty itself is, in general successful, and complications like this do not happen often. The nose is a complex structure; to fulfill the aesthetic goal of the patient on the first try can be confronting. 

Moreover, Corrective Rhinoplasty is done by patients that want to get either more change or are just simply not happy with their previous surgery and still experience cosmetic deformities. 

How is corrective Rhinoplasty done?

Before any surgery, consultation with a specialist is necessary. The doctor will look carefully at your medical records to decide whether a Corrective Rhinoplasty is suitable or not. If yes, there will be a preoperative plan made adjusted to the patient’s desired result. 

Corrective Rhinoplasty is done under general anesthesia. Incisions from the inside, and sometimes from the outside, are made. As cartilage plays an important role, instead of using foreign implants and the remaining septal cartilage, surgeons prefer to use natural materials such as cartilage from other parts of the body. This prevents further tissue scarring and side effects. The bone and cartilage are carefully reshaped to make a beautiful looking nose but also to protect the airways for breathing. 

The intention is to improve the appearance of the nose but, at the same time, preserve normal breathing functions and achieve results the patient desires. The surgery lasts about 1-3 hours, depending on the complexity of the previous nose job.  

Corrective rhinoplasty recovery time

The healing process is similar to Rhinoplasty but slightly longer. In the first week, it is essential to rest. As the nose was operated before, a second surgery in the form of revision rhinoplasty will lead to more swelling and bruising; overall, the first week will be less comfortable. The most severe irritation should fade away after approximately 7-10 days. Still, it takes about three months for the swelling on the upper nose part to decrease. Keep in mind that slight swelling can take up to one year to be gone for good. However, you will be informed on how to reduce the swelling. For example, applying ice packs on the forehead is advised. Stitches will be removed after a week post-operation, and you will be allowed to do light work again. 

Improvement will start to be visible within a couple of months, but the results will be definitive in about a year or two. It is unclear to say how long the recovery process will exactly take as Corrective Rhinoplasty is adjusted to every individual’s needs, and therefore the healing time can vary. In general, patients report that secondary Rhinoplasty is less painful than the primary one.

Corrective Rhinoplasty Before and After

Before undergoing Corrective Rhinoplasty, the nose already was operated to look aesthetically pleasing. Often it can come to cosmetic concerns such as a twisted nose or redness, also breathing problems can make the previous results unpleasant. 

The result after Corrective Rhinoplasty is a smooth, natural-looking nose that fits into the patient’s expectations giving a great impression to the face and correcting the air passages, so air flows freely. 

Rhinoplasty itself does not always ensure the perfect outcome without complications. Corrective Rhinoplasty repairs the shape and internal functions, resulting in a beautiful natural-looking nose. As it is a more complicated procedure than others, it is crucial to have a highly skilled surgeon with a lot of experience in rhinoplasty and revision rhinoplasty. 

In South Korea, Corrective Rhinoplasty belongs to one of the most done procedures for people all over the world, as they seek only the best quality. If you are considering Corrective Rhinoplasty with outstanding results in South Korea, don’t hesitate to contact Seoul Guide Medical on our website. We are in contact with high qualified surgeons ready to help you. 


For whom is corrective Rhinoplasty most recommended?

Corrective Rhinoplasty is recommended for patients that are dissatisfied with their previous surgery, such as Rhinoplasty, to achieve a natural shape. It is also suitable for patients that have a foreign implant in their nose, experience skin redness, and a deviated or pinched nose. Also, to mention, if you are a patient considering Rhinoplasty, be open to revision rhinoplasty as well since the first nose job does not always promise the fully desired result.

Is corrective Rhinoplasty permanent?

Corrective Rhinoplasty results are long-term results. The procedure uses a 'natural filler' (cartilage from other body parts), which is permanent. So yes, like Rhinoplasty, Corrective Rhinoplasty is permanent as well.

Can corrective Rhinoplasty change any nose deformities?

Corrective Rhinoplasty corrects cosmetic and functional deformities that were not corrected/got worse from a previous nose related surgery. If you are considering revision rhinoplasty, you should wait at least one year after your last nose procedure to make sure no more complications could occur. However, in some cases, it is possible to undergo Corrective Rhinoplasty after six months of primary Rhinoplasty.

Breast Implant Revision – Everything You Need To Know

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Breast Implant Revision surgery is an excellent solution for patients that became unsatisfied with their breasts after some time or experienced complications after other operations such as breast augmentation or breast reconstruction surgery. If you feel like your previous breast surgery does not meet your aesthetical goals anymore, and you are thinking about changing them, keep reading about Breast Implant Revision.

What is Breast Implant Revision?

Breast Implant Revision, also referred to as corrective breast augmentation, is a type of surgery where breast implants from previous breast surgery are either removed or replaced with new implants to help restore the breasts’ appearance. There are several different reasons why someone chooses to undergo this procedure. 

First of all, many women want to change the size or shape of their old implants to either a larger or smaller size to satisfy their cosmetic concerns. This is also because implants are not built to last a lifetime, and therefore have to be replaced with new implants if one wants to maintain the results. Keep in mind that breast tissue is also changing throughout the years and can cause a change in the appearance of previous implants. Women that choose to do corrective breast augmentation do so usually around ten years after the original breast augmentation.

Another reason why Breast Implant Revision might be necessary is if the implant ruptured or started to migrate. One of the leading causes that leads to Breast augmentation revision surgery is capsular contracture. Capsular contracture occurs when scar tissue is formed around the implant and may cause discomfort; it is reported to be one of the most common complications following breast augmentation surgery. However, less than 10% of patients experience difficulties after breast surgery, as it is generally a very safe and successful procedure. Further complications that are associated with breast augmentation can be avoided thanks to breast implant revision surgery.

As this is a more complicated surgery than typical breast augmentation, it is crucial to find a board-certified plastic surgeon with tremendous knowledge who will meet the patients’ desires and expectations.  

Breast Implant Revision in Korea

South Korea is known to have the most skilled and experienced plastic surgeons in the world. As Breast Implant Revision is a highly complicated surgery, surgeons in South Korea are the best option as they study the patients’ issue to the utmost detail and, with their highly qualified skills, deliver astonishing results. 

Not just that, but treatment and aftercare of patients have an excellent reputation in Korean clinics for both local and foreign patients. If you are considering getting Breast Implant Revision or any other treatment, Korea is the right choice.

Breast Implant Revision Procedure

Before the procedure, you will have a consultation with your plastic surgeon to discuss details about the desired results and surgery. The plastic surgeon will create a surgical plan where he addresses every individual’s single issue and precisely how he will correct them during operation to deliver the best results.

Shortly before operation, general anesthesia will be administered. Once it has taken into effect, the plastic surgeon will make an incision. It depends on the implant and location of the implant what type of incision will be made. The types of incisions are similar or/the same as the ones used in typical breast augmentation surgery:

  • Inframammary incision (sub-pectoral) – in the crease under the breast
  • Breast lift incision – either the vertical incision or Wise pattern incision
  • Peri-areolar incision – around the nipple

Once the old implants are removed or replaced with new implants, the incision is carefully closed using sutures. Some special conditions may require tape or clips to close an incision. 

Breast Implant Revision recovery

The recovery process and time are similar to breast augmentation. Right after the procedure and weeks after, there will be some swelling and bruising, this is normal and will resolve after some time. You will be advised to wear a surgical bra or any other type of garment during the healing time to avoid possible complications and to achieve satisfying results. Visible final results vary from patient to patient as everyone heals at their own pace. 

It is essential not to move your arms a lot around the first two days post-procedure as this could lead to discomfort and don’t do challenging activities for three weeks. It is possible to return to work after 1-2 weeks after surgery.

Your plastic surgeon will provide further detailed information about recovery. 

Breast Implant Revision Before and After

breast augmentation via implants before and after 3 months

This patient has undergone a breast augmentation before with successful results. However, the implants slid down after some time and caused dissatisfaction to the patient as they were visibly misplaced. It is important to note that in general, the longer you have implants, the higher the chance that they will develop a complication. But keep in mind that implants don’t have an expiration date, and there’s no need to replace them unless you have a problem.

After breast implant revision, the old implants were replaced with new implants and correctly placed. The results are natural-looking, boosting the self-image and self-confidence of the patient. 

There are various reasons why someone wants to undergo breast implant revision. Complications after breast augmentation can occur, such as capsular contracture or implant malposition. Mostly, however, patients are just not as happy with their current implants as they used to be and want to change or remove them. Breast Implant Revision is a procedure to correct any complications or dissatisfaction from a previous breast surgery with promising results. 

South Korea has the world’s most skilled and experienced plastic surgeons who perform procedures like this numerous times every year. If you are considering breast augmentation revision, South Korea is the right place to do so. For more information and a free consultation, don’t hesitate to contact Seoul Guide Medical.


Can the implant type be changed with Breast Implant Revision Surgery?

Yes, the implant type can be changed with Breast Implant Revision Surgery. In many situations, patients undergo this surgery to improve their implant from type A to type B, for example, from Saline Implants to Silicone Implants. Not just the type of implant, but the size, shape, texture, and contour can be changed thanks to Breast Implant Revision Surgery.

Square Jaw Reduction Surgery

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Square jaw reduction surgery is an excellent procedure to undergo for someone who has been struggling with a wide-angled jaw, especially in women. In Korea, there has been a growing trend of having a V-shaped jawline. This kind of face shape is popular for it brings youthfulness and makes the contours of the face look smoother. A square jaw is known to be more of a male characteristic, which makes a person look strong and intimidating. If you are someone who does not like your square jaw, read on to know more about the square jaw reduction surgery and if this procedure is the correct option to achieve a smoother jawline. 

What is Square Jaw Reduction Surgery?

Square jaw reduction surgery is a cosmetic surgical procedure for both men and women that are responsible for reducing the width of the lower face and altering a square or angled jaw into a slimmer, V-line shaped one. Because this deals with uneven face shapes, and the surgical area is near the veins of the neck, it is considered as a high-level kind of plastic surgery procedure that requires precise techniques and skills. This procedure is usually combined with other contouring surgeries for the face like a zygoma reduction, masseter muscle reduction, or genioplasty (chin augmentation) to gain optimum results, as well as better facial balance and symmetry. 

Having a square or angled jaw conveys a more masculine appearance, which is common among East Asians. Prominent jawlines are usually caused by either muscle component, bone component, or both. One reason why a jaw becomes prominent is because of the overdeveloped masseter muscles that are due to too much chewing, clenching, and grinding. 

Benefits of Square Jaw Reduction Surgery

Having a square jaw reduction surgery can be beneficial for some, especially those who are not satisfied with how the lower part of their face looks. It is also a distinguished surgical procedure for women who feel they look masculine because of a wide jaw. Some of the benefits of this procedure include: 

  • Having a more contoured jawline 
  • For females, it makes them look more feminine 
  • Makes a face narrow, to achieve a V-line shaped face 
  • Lifts and firms the sagging parts of the lower face

Square Jaw Reduction Surgery procedure

Since a square jaw reduction surgery is major surgery, the anesthesia being administered is general anesthesia, which sedates the patient throughout the procedure. General anesthesia is a must because the surgeon needs to be accurate in doing the process to achieve the symmetrical shape and avoid the nerve system along the neck. The patient being in a deep sleep will help the surgeon work undisturbed since the patient is relaxed and still. The duration of a procedure can range from 1-2 hours or more depending on the patient’s case. The following are the steps during a square jaw reduction surgery:

  1. The surgeon first assesses the bone structure of the patient through x-rays or a digital imaging scan. 
  2. They then design the surgery plan and show the patient the outcome of the procedure through a computer simulation. 
  3. During the procedure, they access the jaw bone at the back of the ear or through intraoral (inside the mouth) incisions. 
  4. They then sculpt the bone and remove the part that causes the square jaw. 
  5. Once the jaw bone has been sculpted to its new shape, the skin and muscles are pulled to prevent sagging. 
  6. The doctor then sutures the incisions and covers them with a bandage for additional protection.  

Square Jaw Reduction Surgery Recovery

After a jaw reduction surgery, the patient will need to stay in the clinic for several hours to one day for monitoring and post-surgery treatment. During the first few days to a week, it is a must that you take a rest and elevate your head when sleeping or lying down. There will be swelling and bruising, especially in the first three days after the procedure. It is a must that you apply cold compress on the areas that are swelling and take the prescribed medications if there are any.

After a week or two, you will be scheduled for a follow-up checkup to the clinic and the removal of the stitches if they did not use dissolvable sutures. For one to four weeks, it is expected that you avoid strenuous activities. It is also highly discouraged that you smoke or drink alcohol for at least four weeks after undergoing the square jaw reduction surgery, as this may bring about complications and can negatively alter your results and slow down your recovery.

Square Jaw Reduction Surgery Before and After

The square jaw reduction surgery is an effective procedure that corrects asymmetrical, angular, and square jaws. After having the procedure, patients can see an improvement in their facial appearance and how the contoured lower area of the face makes them look more feminine or how their face looks softer. Within six to nine months, the results will have a full set, and your face will have healed completely. Just like in the before and after pictures below, you could see a significant change in the patient’s appearance and how much better they appear with a reduced jawline.

Having a youthful appearance and a perfect face shape is everyone’s desire. Through a square jaw reduction surgery, this is possible due to the procedure’s capability in reducing the jaw’s width through a surgical procedure, which sculpts and removes the bones. When combined with other facial contouring procedures, a jaw reduction can produce the perfect face shape.

As jaw reduction is major surgery and high-level in this case, it is a must that this is performed by a board-certified plastic surgeon who is well experienced in the procedure. Within a minimum of an hour or two, you will be able to achieve the face shape that you have always desired. When it comes to recovery, an adequate amount of rest is needed for faster healing as well as strict implementation of your surgeon’s after-surgical care instructions. 

If you are someone who wants to improve your appearance through a better face shape and face contours, then this surgical procedure could be right for you. The best way to know more about a square jaw reduction and if you are qualified to have one is through a consultation with your doctor. At Seoul Guide Medical, we can provide you with the best plastic surgeons who produce an international standard of results. You may contact us through our website, and we will help you in your journey to getting that improved jawline. 


How would I know if I need Square Jaw Reduction Surgery?

You are a candidate for a square jaw reduction surgery if: 1) You have a wide or angled jaw 2) You have a long or flat jaw 3) You have an asymmetrically shaped jaw 4) You want to have a more contoured face 5) You want your face to look more feminine 6) You want to correct congenital disabilities in the lower area of your face

Is Square Jaw Reduction Surgery permanent?

Although more invasive, the result of a square jaw reduction surgery is permanent because once a part of the jaw bone is removed, it will not grow again. Whatever your facial shape is after you had the surgery will become your face shape for your lifetime.

Can square jaw reduction make me look more feminine?

With a reduced and contoured jaw, your appearance may look more feminine than when you had a square or angled jaw. This is because a wide jaw is generally considered a masculine feature, and having this reduced makes your face look more petite, which is usually related to the facial appearance for females.

Lateral Canthoplasty

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Lateral Canthoplasty is one of the most prevalent eye surgeries lowering the outer corners of the eyes and thereby opening the eyes. As the eyes are one of the first things people notice on others, many women, but also men, desire larger, brighter eyes to gain a more sympathetic impression to others and feel better about themselves. Besides the popular double eyelid surgery, lateral Canthoplasty is another way to get a doll-like eye shape.

What is lateral Canthoplasty?

Lateral Canthoplasty, also called outer eyelid surgery, is a procedure that shapes the outer corner of the eye by changing the horizontal dimension of the eyes. The size of the eye is enlarged to have more access to the sclera, the white part of the eyeball. Lateral Canthoplasty is often combined with inner corner eyelid surgery called medical epicanthoplasty. Therefore it is considered to be a beneficial surgery for the correction of the eyelid.

Lateral Canthoplasty is not only an aesthetically pleasing cosmetic surgery but also useful to correct lower eyelid malposition, restore eyelid function, and protect the ocular surface.

What are the benefits of lateral Canthoplasty?

  • Lateral Canthoplasty increases the length of the eyes or can change the eye slant. Therefore more sclera is exposed making the eyes appear to be larger and brighter
  • Enhanced facial appearance 
  • Alteration of eye shape defects (restoring of eyelid function, correction of lower eyelid malposition, etc.)
  • There are a lot of techniques for how Lateral Canthoplasty can be done; therefore, it is a suitable procedure for almost every eye shape.

Lateral canthoplasty recovery time

After Lateral Canthoplasty, the patient can return to their daily lives within a few days, if not right away. Swelling around the eye area will appear but is gone within a month. After 5-7 days, stitches will be removed. The incision line can appear red for 2-3 months but will eventually blend with the skin color and fade away as if there never was one, leaving a natural result. There are going to be at least two post-operational check-ups with your doctor to ensure that there won’t be any scars or infections. 

Lateral Canthoplasty does not affect your actual eyeball or the muscles and nerves that aid vision.

It should be kept in mind that smoking and alcohol should not be consumed for at least a month. Contact lenses should also not be worn during the healing process.

Lateral Canthoplasty in Korea

Surgeries that involve the eyelids are the most popular in South Korea. Having big, beautiful, double eyelids eyes has become a beauty standard in Korea, even underage patients can undergo this plastic surgery

Such a popular trend has lead Korean surgeons to bring their operational skills to the utmost perfection. Lateral Canthoplasty in Korea is a cosmetic surgery that allows patients to achieve bright, smooth looking eyes. It is preferred to get rid of the so-called Mongolian fold (epicanthic fold).

Currently, there are four potential vectors of change possible (upper, lower, medial, and lateral). South Korea is the only country that most often utilizes the change in all four-vectors. This means South Korean surgeons are experts in the field of Lateral Canthoplasty. 

Lateral Canthoplasty before and after


In comparison, the patients’ Mongolian fold was removed thanks to Lateral Canthoplasty. The outer corners were vertically prolonged to make the eyes appear more prominent as more sclera is exposed. The eyes are more symmetrical after surgery.

The difference between the double eyelid surgery and Lateral Canthoplasty is that eyelid surgery alters the vertical dimensions of the eyes or the width of the eye between the upper and lower lid. Lateral Canthoplasty, on the other hand, affects the horizontal dimensions or the length of the eye by altering the outer corner of the eyes.

Undergoing Lateral Canthoplasty is primarily going to change the appearance of the outer eye area by lowering the outer tail of the eye.

If you are unsatisfied with your eye shape or eyesight Lateral Canthoplasty in Korea can be the right procedure. At Seoul Guide Medical, we are in contact with Koreas’ top surgeons. We will gladly assist you with consultation and more detailed information. 


For whom is lateral Canthoplasty most recommended?

Lateral Canthoplasty is appropriate for: ● Bulged eyes ● Patients with a short width between the eyes ● Patients who want to get rid of slanted eyes ● Patients who wish to have bigger eyes This procedure is not recommended for patients with more prominent cheeks or with sunken looking eyes.

Is Lateral Canthoplasty permanent?

Lateral Canthoplasty is a strong, effective procedure with long-lasting results. However, the procedure is not always permanent in all cases; therefore, other procedures such as blepharoplasty would be required. Important to mention is that during the healing process, if not careful, complications can influence the permanency of Lateral Canthoplasty.

Can lateral Canthoplasty change my overall look?

Mostly yes. The face in general and especially the eyes are the first thing people notice about others when meeting them. Since Lateral Canthoplasty opens up the eyes and gives them a bigger look, the overall impression of the face changes. The surgery can balance out the other facial features, or in case of previous slanted eyes, can give the face an overall softer, more refined look.