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Breast Lift Surgery

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Breast lift, just like any plastic surgery lifting procedure, can restore the youthfulness of the breasts. Women’s bodies go through a lot of changes during puberty, pregnancy, and as they age. One of the parts of their body that is affected by these changes is the breast. Not only do women show signs of aging and can have significant changes in the face, but also with their bodies, particularly the breasts. With the help of bras, this problem can be given a temporary solution, but for those who want a long-lasting solution, then a breast lift should be something to consider. 

What is Breast Lift Surgery?

Breast lift, also known as a mastopexy, is a surgical procedure that lifts the breast through the removal of excess skin and reshaping of breast tissue. It is generally performed by a plastic surgeon who has a wide array of experience in breast improvement. It is important to note that a breast lift will not alter the breast size, only the breast shape, and is often done together with breast augmentation or breast reduction for best results. 

Some of the reasons why women undergo breast lift surgery are: 

  • Pregnancy- the breast ligaments often stretch during pregnancy and result in sagging right after whether you breastfeed or not. 
  • Weight fluctuations- weight gain may cause the breast to stretch, and once weight loss happens, the breast skin loses elasticity.
  • Aging- as time goes by, the breast skin naturally loses its elasticity causing the breasts to sag. 

A breast lift procedure is best for individuals who: 

  • have sagging breasts
  • have nipples that are below the breast crease 
  • have nipples and areola that point downward 
  • have asymmetrical breast wherein one falls lower than the other 

Breast Lift Surgery Procedure

A breast lift procedure should be done by a board-certified plastic surgeon who has performed successful breast lift surgeries. The whole procedure may take 3-5 hours, depending on the extent of correction needed. It could also take longer if you opt to have your breast lift done with other breast correction procedures. Your surgeon will use specific techniques and incision patterns depending on the degree of sagging, the size, the shape of your breast, and the elasticity of your skin. The following are the steps during a breast lift surgery: 

Anesthesia

  • Your doctor will give you anesthesia so that you will be comfortable for the whole duration of the procedure. The options include general anesthesia and local anesthesia with IV sedation. During your consultation, your doctor will inform you as to which anesthesia they will administer.

Incision

  • Crescent lift- for individuals who need minimal correction with only minimal scarring 
  • Peri-Areolar or “Donut” Lift -for those who need to correct mild sagging with a single scar 
  • Vertical or “Lollipop” lift- for the correction of moderate sagging and a more extensive reshaping 
  • Inverted T or “Anchor” lift- for a more dramatic reshaping and to correct extensive sagging

Reshaping and Lifting

  • After your doctor has created the prediscussed incisions for your case, they will then perform the following steps to lift and reshape your breasts: 
  • They will begin to lift and reshape the breast tissue so that the contour and firmness are enhanced. 
  • They then reposition the areola at a higher position. 
  • If the areola is too large and not proportional to the new shape of the breast, they will reduce its size by removing excess skin around the perimeter. 
  • The skin is then redraped, and the excess is removed.

Closing of Incisions

  • Once the breast skin and tissues have been reshaped and lifted, the surgeon will close the incisions using sutures, skin adhesives, or surgical tape. The incisions are hidden in the creases of the breast; however, some will be visible but will improve and fade as time goes by. 

Breast Lift Surgery Recovery Time

Visible results can be seen right after a breast lift but may continue to improve once the swelling subsides. With the before and after images shown below, you could see that the breast lift is effective in enhancing both patients’ breasts and restoring its perkiness.

The areola was also repositioned and decreased in size to make it proportional to the uplifted breasts. The scars will still be quite visible in the lower portion of the breast, but as time goes by, they usually fade or lighten. A lot of women want to have as small an incision as possible so that it will not be visible after the surgery. However, the doctor will still be the one to decide which incision is best for a patient’s case, and which will give the best result. 

Breast Lift Surgery Before and After.

Visible results can be seen right after a breast lift but may continue to improve once the swelling subsides. With the before and after images shown below, you could see that the breast lift is effective in enhancing both patients’ breasts and restoring its perkiness. The areola was also repositioned and decreased in size to make it proportional to the uplifted breasts. The scars will still be quite visible in the lower portion of the breast, but as time goes by, they usually fade or lighten. A lot of women want to have as small an incision as possible so that it will not be visible after the surgery. However, the doctor will still be the one to decide which incision is best for a patient’s case, and which will give the best result. 

 

To summarize, a breast lift is best for women who have issues with their sagging breasts because this procedure can tighten and reshape the tissue and skin. This procedure is most recommended for women whose sagging breasts were caused by pregnancy or breastfeeding, weight fluctuations, and aging. The method involves four major steps and has four options as to what incision is the best for every individual. When it comes to the recovery, it may take several weeks, depending on the extent of correction done on the breast. With the doctor’s post-surgery care instructions, it should make the healing period easier and quicker. 

The importance of having a board-certified plastic surgeon perform a breast lift is undeniably essential to make sure that the manipulation of skin and tissue is done correctly and safely. Now that you know more about a breast lift procedure and you are someone who has been researching how to undergo the surgery, you can contact us through the Seoul Guide Medical website. We will not only connect you with a board-certified plastic surgeon but surgeons who are well experienced and specializing in breast lift surgeries. 

FAQ:

How long does a breast lift last?

The result of a breast lift is not permanent, but long-lasting. How long the results will last depends on the size of your breast, the quality of bra you use after having the surgery, the elasticity of your skin, weight loss and gain, pregnancy, age, lifestyle, and the technique used during the procedure. Usually, a follow-up breast lift happens within 10-15 years after undergoing surgery.

Can you go braless after a breast lift?

Your breast will be perky and uplifted even without a bra after you undergo a breast lift. You can always opt not to wear a bra if you are not into it. However, you can only do this once your breasts have finished healing completely. During the recovery period, for about six weeks, you are strictly required to wear a good quality bra to help the augmented tissue stay in the right place. Also, you will need to be cautious and considerate about the material of your bra since you do not want it to aggravate your scars.

Eyebrow Lift – Quick Facts to Read Towards Perfect Eyebrows!

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Eyebrow lifts can work wonders on the face, especially for those who are into anti-aging treatments for the face. We all would like to maintain a smooth and young-looking appearance for as long as possible, but because we cannot escape the process of aging, we have to find ways to delay it. Not all anti-aging skincare is capable of entirely getting rid of wrinkles and lines since they mostly work only on top of the skin. With anti-aging plastic surgery procedures like the eyebrow lift, you can effectively and quickly restore your youthfulness. 

What is an Eyebrow Lift?

An eyebrow lift, also known as a forehead lift or forehead rejuvenation, is a kind of cosmetic procedure that enhances the appearance of the brow, forehead, and eye area. This procedure is used to remove excess skin and reposition muscles and tissue in the forehead, especially for those who have issues with a sagging brow, asymmetrical brows, and facial furrows.

What is/are the Benefits of an Eyebrow Lift?

This procedure is one of the most popular rejuvenating procedures that can be paired with other anti-aging treatments. An eyebrow lift can bring about benefits for those wanting to restore youthfulness in their appearance. Some of the benefits include: 

  • Reduction of lines and creases in the upper nose bridge 
  • Smoothens of frown lines in the eye area 
  • Tightening and lifting of the brow, thus eliminating the “hooding” of the eyebrow and upper eyelids
  • Improvement of the sagging of the eyelids 
  • Improvement of the appearance from looking old and fatigued to a more youthful and rested looking appearance

How is an Eyebrow Lift Done?

Anesthesia

  • The standard method of anesthesia used for an eyebrow lift is either general anesthesia or local anesthesia with IV sedation. Your surgeon will decide on which anesthesia is best for you during the procedure. 

Incision

  • There are three techniques used for an eyebrow lift, depending on the patient’s goal, anatomy, and the degree of correction that needs to be achieved. 

Endoscopic Brow Lift

This technique is the least invasive of the three methods. They first create a ¾ inch incision behind the hairline. They then insert a special camera called the endoscope and tiny instruments to reposition, lift, and remove the muscles, tissue, and skin in the forehead. 

Temporal or Limited Incision Brow Lift

This technique is commonly paired with eyelid surgery. A one-inch incision is made behind the hairline above each temple. This is to lift and reposition the outer areas of the eyebrow. This will also smoothen the frown lines of the forehead. 

Coronal or Classic Brow Lift

This technique is considered as the traditional technique for an eyebrow lift and is seldom used because of the availability of less invasive procedures that also produce the same results. However, there are instances wherein this technique is needed. The doctor creates an incision behind the hairline that runs from ear to ear. They then remove the excess tissue, skin, and fat and reposition it for a younger appearance. 

Closing of the incision

The incisions made for an eyebrow lift can be closed in three ways, either using a removable or absorbable suture, skin adhesives, or special clips. 

Eyebrow Lift Recovery

After having the eyebrow lift procedure, it is common for you to experience a little pain and swelling as well as tightness in the forehead area. The effects of the procedure may last for about ten days and will heal after two weeks. Recovery can vary from one person to another, depending on how his or her body responds during the healing period. One week after undergoing the eyebrow lift procedure, you are allowed to return to work as long as it does not involve vigorous tasks.

If you are concerned about the appearance of bruising and swelling, you can cover the area with makeup that has been approved by your doctor. After two to four weeks, you can gradually resume your daily activities and exercise included, as long as you have approval from your doctor. 

Eyebrow Lift Before and After

Having an eyebrow lift is an effective procedure for rejuvenating the upper area of the face to make a face appear younger and well-rested. Not only does this procedure treat the eye area, but also the forehead, which is one of the parts of the face to show the first signs of aging next to the eyes. In the before and after pictures below, you can see the significant changes in the patients’ eyes.

The lines beside and under the eyes have been smoothened, resulting in a well-rested appearance. With regards to the forehead area, the first picture shows that the procedure was able to get rid of the frown lines above the eyebrow. With the lines and wrinkles gone, it is evident that the after results of the patients make them look younger and allows them to have a smoother complexion. 

Eyebrow lifts are a cosmetic procedure that improves the appearance of your eyes, forehead, and eyebrows through the lifting, repositioning, and removal of skin, muscles, and tissues. There are currently three techniques used for this procedure, namely, the endoscopic brow lift, temporal brow lift, and the coronal brow lift, which is the traditional technique. The recovery period after an eyebrow lift takes only two weeks, but the results can last for years. The results are also very promising and show visible improvement in the facial appearance of the persons who underwent the procedure. 

Anti-aging plastic surgery procedures have risen in popularity because of its effectivity and quick solution to aging-related skin issues. If you are someone who is into anti-aging and wants to get rid of lines and wrinkles that skincare cannot eliminate, then you should go for an eyebrow lift. For a consultation with the best doctors and clinics in Korea, you may contact Seoul Guide Medical, and we will provide you with everything you need to achieve youthfulness. 

FAQ:

For whom does eyebrow lift most recommended?

An eyebrow lift is most recommended for adults who would like to eliminate drooping eyebrows, facial furrows, and frown lines. This lifting procedure is capable of getting rid of the signs of aging, a tired appearance, and an intimidating look allowing you to appear more youthful and refreshed.

Is an eyebrow lift permanent?

The results of an eyebrow lift are permanent and can even last for a decade to a lifetime. However, the aging process continues no matter what lifting procedure you undergo; thus, the effects of aging can still show on your face over time. When the aging becomes visible after having the procedure, there is always an option to have another eyebrow lift or other lifting procedures to maintain the results.

Can an Eyebrow lift change my overall facial appearance?

An eyebrow lift will not change how you look, but it can improve your appearance as well as your self-confidence. It is capable of enhancing a tired, old, and intimidating appearance to become more youthful, well-rested, and energetic.

Full Facelift – Quick facts about Full Facelift in Korea

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Full Facelift surgeries are widespread and common in today’s time, especially with people who are in their forties and older. A lot of people who are coming into their midlife or later years, whether they are a celebrity or not, are into the trend of defying the aging process.

The more you can maintain a smooth, rejuvenated appearance and continue to embody youthfulness despite your age, the more you are into the trend. There are countless shelves of anti-aging skincare on the market. Still, no matter what anti-aging skincare you use, nothing can match the results that anti-aging plastic surgery procedures, like a full facelift, can offer. This procedure is capable of working wonders not only on top of the skin but into the deepest layers. 

What is a Full Facelift?

A full facelift, also known as rhytidectomy, is a cosmetic surgery procedure that can eliminate or reduce wrinkles, sagging, and folds, as well as lack of muscle tone, brought about by the aging process. The surgery is responsible for lifting the skin to redefine the contours of the face and give a smoother and younger appearance to a person.

More often than not, a neck lift, also called a platysmaplasty, is done in conjunction with a facelift also to reduce sagging in the neck and match it with the smoothness of the face. You may also undergo an eyebrow lift together with a full facelift to enhance your forehead area since a facelift concentrates more on the mid and lower part of the face.                   

Full Facelift procedure

A board-certified plastic surgeon should be the one performing a complete facelift procedure to ensure the safety and success of the surgery. The whole process can take 3-4 hours to finish depending on a case to case basis. However, it may take longer if the facelift is done inconjunct with another plastic surgery procedure. The steps during a full facelift procedure are as follows: 

  • Anesthesia 

To make sure that you are relaxed while your plastic surgeon is performing the procedure, they will administer anesthesia, which will help you dose off during the duration of the surgery. The two choices are general anesthesia and local anesthesia with IV sedation. You and your doctor will decide on this in advance during your consultation

  • Incisions

– Since a full facelift is considered as the traditional facelift, the incisions made also follows a decades-old way. After the doctor administers the anesthesia, they create an incision that starts at the hairline in the temples and continues until the ear, ending in the lower scalp area. 

If you decide to have a neck lift together with your facelift, the doctor will make an additional incision below your chin to improve your neck area and balance it with the results in the face.

  • Lifting, repositioning, and removal

Through the incisions made, they will start repositioning the underlying facial tissues. The muscles are also lifted to improve muscle tone in the face. The skin is then redraped and lifted while the excess is removed. 

  • Closing of incisions

Once your doctor has finished tightening the tissues and removing the excess skin, they will suture the incisions with either a dissolvable suture or the kind that should be removed after a few days. Since the incisions are hidden in the creases of the ear and within the hairline scars will not be visible. 

Full Facelift Recovery

The recovery from a full facelift may take weeks because of the size of the incisions, as well as the amount of manipulation done to the tissues and muscle in the face. Typically, it takes two to three weeks for the initial recovery to take place. During this time, you may experience swelling and pain in your face, but your doctor will prescribe you with oral medication that can help in easing the discomfort.

If your doctor used sutures that do not dissolve on their own, they would remove it within a week or two from the day of the surgery. After the initial recovery period, you may slowly resume your daily activities based on the approval of the doctor. The swelling will gradually fade as the days go by, and you will see the final results of your full facelift after six months. 

Full Facelift Before and After

The outcome of a full facelift is more visible and noteworthy for people who are in their 40s or older because they are the ones who show the most visible signs of facial aging. As seen on the before and after images below, a full facelift procedure has produced dramatic and significant results on the face of the patients. The lines, sagging, and folds have either been decreased or eliminated, making their faces smoother and more youthful despite their age. In the second picture, it shows that when a full facelift is paired with a neck lift, the results make the face and neck more balanced. 

In summary, a full facelift is ideal for individuals who are in their 40s, 50s, and 60s because they show the most apparent signs of aging in the face area. Through this procedure, the face is improved significantly through the lifting, repositioning, and removal of the facial skin, tissues, and muscles. Since a full facelift is more focused on the middle and lower areas of the face, it is advised that you pair it with a neck lift as well as eyebrow lift to attain optimum results. 

The procedure has four steps, namely, anesthesia administration, creation of the incision, repositioning, removal and lifting, and closing of the incision, which takes a couple of hours depending on the patient’s case. When it comes to the recovery, it may take weeks because of the length of the incisions, as well as the amount of manipulation done to the deeper layers of the dermis. 

Now that you know more about a full facelift, and you have seen the promising result it brings as shown on the before and after images, you may be thinking about where to have a safe and successful procedure in Korea. You do not have to worry about looking for the best clinic because we at Seoul Guide Medical can provide you with that and more. All you have to do is to book an appointment through our website, and we will guide you on your journey in bringing back youth to that precious face. 

FAQ:

How would I know if I need a Full Facelift surgery?

As we grow older, our face shows visible signs of aging that can only be treated with plastic surgery procedures. Some of the signs that could tell you to get a facelift are:
jowls on the lower face
deep wrinkles and folds
loose skin on the neck
sagging skin on the face
the impression that you look older than you are when you experience a negative effect because of the appearance of your skin when it comes to psychological aspects, relationships, and career

Is a Full Facelift surgery permanent?

The results of a facelift are not considered permanent. This is because the aging process will continue even though you had the procedure.

How long until I can see the results after a Full Facelift surgery?

With proper skincare, diet, and weight management, the results of your facelift can last for five to ten years. Once aging becomes visible again, you may have another facelift procedure as long as your doctor approves it.

Non Incisional Double Eyelid Surgery in Korea – What is it All About?

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Non-incisional double eyelid surgery is an excellent alternative to its incisional counterpart since not all people are a fan of long recoveries and invasive procedures. This quick and easy method can become a life-changing procedure for someone who has always dreaded their droopy eyelids. Having issues with the upper eyelids can bring about a lot of problems in appearance, expression, and even vision. For some women, it can also hinder them from achieving a flawless makeup look. To help you know more about the non-incisional double eyelid surgery and if it’s worth undergoing the procedure, we have written some information that you may need.

Non Incisional Double Eyelid Surgery

What is Non-Incisional Double Eyelid Surgery?

Non-incisional double eyelid surgery is an eyelid surgery method that does not involve incisions in the upper eyelid. Most people undergo this procedure for its cosmetic purpose rather than for functionality. This method uses sutures to tighten the skin and muscles to produce a double eyelid. It is also a less invasive procedure, as compared to the incisional way, which allows shorter recovery time, yet still produces natural-looking results. 

The non-incisional double eyelid surgery is mostly meant for those who have minor drooping of the upper eyelid as well as those who have thinner eyelids since this method cannot get rid of excess skin. The non-incisional process also has its benefits, like the following: 

  • Minimal scarring
  • Easily reversible
  • Faster recovery 
  • Lesser edema 
  • Quick procedure 

Non Incisional Double Eyelid Surgery in Korea

South Korea is well known as the “plastic surgery capital of the world” to the point that you can commonly see people going about the streets and malls with bandages on their faces fresh from a plastic surgery procedure. The top procedures are those that involve the eyelids since Koreans generally have monolids or single eyelids, which tend to give the eyes a smaller appearance. South Korea’s cosmetic surgery tourism has attracted other Asian countries as well, especially Japan and China, whose people are also well known for generally having monolid eyes.

Foreigners from Europe and the US also recognize Korea’s eyelid surgery procedures as a solution to their eyelid problems, which tend to fall more under the aging category. Clinics in Korea cater to different nationalities for eyelid surgery through the various methods and techniques that they use, like the non-incisional double eyelid surgery. 

How is Non-Incisional Double Eyelid Surgery Done?

Non-Incisional double eyelid surgery is a short and quick procedure that can be done in 30 minutes to an hour. Since it is a non-incisional approach, local anesthesia is enough for the duration of the operation. Even though this technique is easy, it is still advised that you have this done by a board-certified plastic surgeon who has credible experiences in performing eyelid surgeries. This is to ensure that you will have a safe and successful surgery while also achieving your desired outcome. 

After the surgeon administers local anesthesia on the upper eyelid, they perform the following steps:

  1. They design and draw a line on the patient’s upper eyelid crease, depending on its proportion and shape. The outlined line serves as a guide during the whole process. 
  2. The surgeon then makes a tiny hole by the corner of the upper eyelid, where they will remove the excess fats. 
  3. Once the excess fats are entirely removed, they tightly link the skin and the muscle to create a double eyelid. 
  4. The tiny hole is then sutured to make sure that the folds do not loosen.

Non Incisional Double Eyelid Surgery Recovery.

The entire healing period for a non-incisional double eyelid surgery takes ten days to two weeks. Just like any surgery, swelling and bruising may occur. Your eyes could also possibly be watery, sensitive to light, and blurred right after the procedure. Your doctor will prescribe you medications to ease your discomfort during your recovery if necessary. It is also a must to follow after-surgery care instructions given by your doctor to avoid complications and speed up the recovery process. Some of the after-surgery care you should do are as follows:

  • Avoid smoking and drinking alcohol
  • Avoid rubbing or touching your eye area 
  • Apply a cold compress on the treated areas for several days or as long as there is still swelling
  • Do not use contact lens
  • Do not apply makeup or skincare on the eye area during the recovery period 
  • Return to your doctor’s clinic for the scheduled checkup

Non-Incisional Double Eyelid Surgery Before and After.

Even if the results of the non-incisional double eyelid surgery are not permanent, patients are still satisfied with the outcome of the procedure. The results will be the same as those of the incisional method. It will only differ in the longevity of the results as well as the recovery period. As you can see from the images of the patients’ before and after shown below, there is a visible change in the upper eyelid.
The procedure may be non-incisional, but it was still able to produce a double eyelid and make the patients’ eyes appear more youthful, bigger, and brighter. The results also look natural as if the patients have had double eyelids all of their life. 

The non-incisional double eyelid surgery is a less invasive alternative to the ever-popular incisional method of double eyelid surgery. It does not involve incisions and only uses sutures to tighten the skin and the muscles to produce a double eyelid. The whole procedure is fast and easy and only takes at least 30 minutes to finish by a board-certified plastic surgeon. 

When it comes to the recovery period, it only takes two weeks at most for you to heal from the procedure. Just like any eyelid procedure, you have to strictly follow the doctor’s instructions on post-surgery care to avoid complications as well as have a fast recovery process. Even though this method is non-incisional, it still produces the same results of bigger, brighter, younger-looking eyes as the incisional method. It only differs in how long-lasting the results are and how fast the recovery is. 

If you are someone who wants to undergo this procedure, it is highly recommended that you have it in South Korea since plastic surgeons in the country are experts in anything that involves eyelid surgery. With surgeons performing thousands of eyelid surgeries every year, you can guarantee that they will achieve your desired results. Now that you know about non-incisional double eyelid surgery book your appointment now at your preferred clinic or through Seoul Guide Medical’s website and be prepared to have brighter looking eyes. 

FAQ:

When can I wear makeup after the surgery?

It is strictly advised that you should not apply any makeup or even skincare, especially mascara, eyeliner, and eyeshadow, on your eye area for two weeks from the day of the procedure. However, you are allowed to use makeup on the other parts of your face as long as it does not touch the treated areas.

Is non-incisional double eyelid surgery permanent?

The results of non-incisional double eyelid surgery are only semi-permanent because of the possibility that the sutures can loosen over time. If this does happen, you may need to undergo the procedure again, or you may opt to have the incisional method.

Does Non-incisional Double eyelid surgery leave scars?

As compared to the incisional double eyelid surgery, a non-incisional procedure will leave lesser scarring or no scarring at all. Also, if ever you do not like how the scarring looks, the results can be reversed to achieve the previous natural appearance.

Breast Reduction Surgery – What You Should Know Before Getting Breast Reduction Surgery

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Breast reduction surgery is one of the procedures in plastic surgery that can help a woman solve physical and aesthetic issues concerning her body. Every woman desires to have the ideal breast shape and size that is proportionate to their figure. Having an ideal breast can make a woman appear sexier and more youthful; this is why a lot of women go through breast surgeries.

For women who have problems with excessively large breasts, breast reduction surgery has been the best option since it can provide quick results. If you are someone having issues with large breasts, this article will let you know more about breast reduction surgery and why you should undergo the procedure. 

breast reduction surgery - woman measuring her breast

What is Breast Reduction Surgery?

Breast reduction surgery, also known as reduction mammaplasty, is a cosmetic and medical procedure that allows the removal of excess fats, skin, and tissue from the breast. This procedure is for someone who is experiencing psychological and physical problems due to large breasts or macromastia. 

Breast Reduction Surgery Procedure

Breast reduction surgery time takes between 2-5 hours, depending on the complexity of the patient’s case. A board-certified plastic surgeon that has credible experience in breast reduction surgery should perform the procedure to make sure that the results are successfully achieved and also to avoid complications. The technique used depends on the condition of the breast and what the patient wants to obtain from the surgery. The following are the steps done in a breast reduction surgery: 

  • Anesthesia 

Your doctor will decide as to which anesthesia to administer. The usual options are general anesthesia and IV sedation. 

Incision

  • Circular or “Donut” breast reduction 
  • This technique is for patients who only need a slight to moderate decrease in breast size and whose excessive breast size is mainly because of fats. A liposuction procedure alone is enough to reduce breast size. 
  • Vertical or “Lollipop” breast reduction 
  • This technique is for those who need moderate breast reduction and have visibly sagging breasts. The lollipop breast reduction involves two incisions that allow room for the doctor to remove excess, fats, tissue, and skin while also lifting the chest to make it look more youthful. 
  • Inverted-T or “Anchor” breast reduction 
  • This technique is for patients who need significant breast reduction, have considerable sagging, and have asymmetrical breasts. This involves three incisions that allow maximum removal of skin and tissue as well as reshaping of the chest. 

Tissue removal and repositioning

  • Once they have made the proper incisions, fats, tissue, and skin are removed, lifted, and shaped. For those with larger breasts, the areola may be removed and transplanted to a higher position. If necessary, the skin around the areola can also be reduced to match the new breast size and shape. 

Closing of the incision

  • Your doctor will close the incisions they made as well as reshape the breast using sutures, skin adhesives, or surgical tape. The incision scars are permanent but usually fade after some time. 

Breast Reduction Surgery recovery

After a breast reduction surgery, there is a possibility that you will have to stay in the hospital for 24 hours for them to monitor your recovery. You will see the results right after the procedure, but it will not be the final appearance since there will be swelling and bruising.

They will also provide you with a specialized bra that will help ease the swelling and support your pre-surgical breast shape and size. Your doctor will inform you as to when you can go back to wearing a regular bra and what you can wear while you are still recovering from the surgery. To recover faster, your doctor may advise that you take a week or two off from work and any strenuous activities.

Breast Reduction Surgery Before and After

Undergoing a breast reduction surgery can be invasive, but can solve both physical and psychological issues that someone may be experiencing because of large breasts. The results are permanent; however, it can still change over time because of aging, weight fluctuations, and hormonal imbalances. 

As seen on the before and after images below, the results of breast reduction surgery have guaranteed results and do not have visible incision scars. The patients’ breasts have changed significantly to a better size and shape that is proportionate to their body figure. Also, their breasts now appear to look like the natural and ideal breasts. This is due to the sagging being eliminated, and the areola being repositioned to a correct position. Not only did breast reduction surgery improve the shape and size, but it also improved the appearance, making the breasts look more youthful. 

Breast reduction surgery is one of the breast surgeries that have been trusted in improving the breast shape, size, and appearance due to macromastia. The procedure not only improves the appearance but also provides a solution to physical pains that a woman experiences due to large breasts. 

Depending on the technique used, the procedure can be mildly invasive or fully invasive. The three methods all have their uses depending on every patient’s case and what the patient wants to achieve. When it comes to recovery, most recover after a week or two with proper post-surgery care. With the help of a well experienced plastic surgeon, the results of a breast reduction surgery can be promising and permanent. However, since aging continues no matter what surgery you undergo, proper maintenance of weight is needed to ensure that you will experience the results longer. 

If you have been dealing with the negative effects of macromastia, then a breast reduction surgery is especially for you. You may contact Seoul Guide Medical through our website, and we will take you to the best doctors and clinics in South Korea for you to achieve the ideal breast size, shape, and appearance. 

For whom is Breast Reduction Surgery most recommended?

Breast reduction surgery is most recommended for women who have large breasts that are not in proportion to their body frame. Also, if the large breasts are causing neck, back, and shoulder pain as well as hindering someone from doing proper physical activities, then breast reduction surgery is a must. Other candidates for breast reduction surgery include: 

  • Those who have heavy breasts with nipples pointing downward
  • Those who have poor posture due to large breasts
  • Those who have trouble breathing because of the pressure that the breasts exert on the chest
  • Those who are conscious about the appearance of their breast
  • Those who have no plans of breastfeeding

FAQ:

Is Breast Reduction Surgery permanent?

The results of a breast reduction surgery are permanent. However, since the aging process will continue, your breast can still change as you age. For the results to last long despite aging-related changes, you must maintain proper weight.

What must I expect after Breast Reduction Surgery?

After undergoing breast reduction surgery, expect that you will have bruising, swelling, and pain in the breast area. You might also experience numbness in the breast that will last for several days. Your chest will be covered with bandages and draining tubes for the first two weeks, but the results will already be visible despite the swelling and bruising. Also, expect that you are not allowed to do any strenuous physical activities while you are healing from the surgery.

V-line Surgery in Korea – How to Get V-Line Face

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An ideal face in Korea is slim and symmetrical with a v-shaped jaw. A face shaped like this brings youthfulness in appearance and makes the whole face look smoother. For the typical Korean, having a v-line exudes a feminine vibe while an angular, square face is more of a masculine characteristic. Having an angular face makes a person look stronger and more intimidating. If you are one who have this problem, then the v-line surgery was made especially for you. Read on and know what it takes to get a v-line face. 

What is V-line surgery

V-line surgery is the excising of the jaw and chin to achieve a smooth and symmetrical face. This kind of plastic surgery is considered as high level because it involves the operation of an individual who has an uneven face shape, thus requiring high precision techniques. It is also risky since the area operated on is close enough to a person’s nerve system in the neck.

If not done right, the patient may suffer from nerve damage; this is why it people who need the surgery are the only ones advised to have it. In this case, only a person who passes the following conditions should push through with the procedure: 

  • Individuals with square or wide jaw
  • Individuals with a flat jawline 
  • Individuals with a long jaw which is not proportionate to the face
  • Individuals with angular jaws
  • Individuals who had V line surgery but the 

v line surgery front and side view

Procedure and Methods

Exactly how does one get a V-line face? Some articles that say you can achieve a V-line face without the surgical procedure by using a V-line mask or a roller. Is this effective? That’s another story to delve in. Here, V-line surgery is a sure success when a reputable surgeon does the procedure. As every individual is unique and has different needs, face contour surgery is customized based on the patient’s case. In simplicity, the procedure starts with a plan or even a 3D model of the patients faces and how it will look like after the surgery.

Then the surgeon will begin with the incision so that he can remove the excess bone form the jaw and chin. After the removal of the bone, it’s time for the stitching and sutures.

There are two kinds of procedures used to achieve a V-line face, namely, the Jaw reduction and T osteotomy procedures; 

Jaw Reduction

involves the removing of the jaw bone at the back of the ear to the frontal jaw bone.

jaw reduction surgery

T osteotomy

 focuses only on the chin area. It involves both the reshaping of the chin and the trimming of the side jaw. 

 

There are several other methods under Osteotomy, and those are the following:

    1.  Osteotomy cutting T shape for the reduction in width and length of the chin. 
    2. Osteotomy cutting into inverted V maintains the square shape of the chin while reducing its length.
    3.  Osteotomy cutting horizontally is the conventional way to cut the chin area horizontally. 
    4.  L-shape shift method is for when the chin is protruding and too long.  

Why get it in Korea

Now that you know how to achieve a V-line face and how a surgeon does the procedure, I want to tell you why you should have it done in South Korea. First of all, South Korea has gained its title as the “plastic surgery capital of the world” because of the number of thousands and even millions of plastic surgery procedures done in the country in a year. Second, in a survey by Trend Monitor in 2009, it was found that one in every five women in Seoul has had plastic surgery. Because of the popularity of the country in anything that has to do with plastic surgery, plus surgeons are proven capable of achieving great results, foreigners even travel to Korea to have plastic surgery or other skin treatments. 

Not only does Korea have the best plastic surgeons in the world, but they also have the latest technologies for every skin treatment and surgical procedure available in the market. In this way, you are sure that you are in good hands.

How much does a V-line surgery cost?

Of course, getting that V-line face is not possible without the cost because let’s face it, nothing in this world is free anymore. The cost of a V-line surgery is around $5,500- $7,000. The price still depends on the method, technique, and difficulty of the patient’s procedure. There are also instances in South Korea wherein prices for plastic surgery may vary for locals and foreigners.

V line Surgery Information

Since V-line surgery is a high-level surgery, anesthesia administered is the general anesthesia, which sedates the patient throughout the procedure. General anesthesia is a must because the procedure needs high-level precision to achieve the symmetrical shape and avoid the nerve system along the neck. With the patient in a deep sleep, it will help the surgeon work undisturbed since the patient is relaxed and still. The duration of a procedure ranges from 1-2 hours or more depending on the patient’s case.

The patient will need to stay in the clinic for several hours to one day for checkups and after surgical treatment. After a week or two, the patient will come back to the clinic for a follow-up checkup for the removal of the stitches. The required time for a patient to lay low on daily activities is about 1-2 weeks. When the patient has reached the two weeks’ mark, he or she may go about his or her usual daily activities. For foreigners, it is a must that you stay in South Korea for 14 to 16 days to complete the follow-up checkups. 

Pre-op and post-op

Getting a face contour requires preparation before the procedure because there are activities not allowed before you have the surgery. So, you cannot go into the clinic and tell the surgeon to surgically contour your face unless you are eligible based on the criteria of eligibility during the preparation stages. 

There is a specific preparation before and after the procedure. During the pre-op period, it is a must that the patient does the following: 

  • Discontinue intake of vitamins, aspirin, and pills
  • Stop smoking and drinking three days before your surgery
  • Eat a lot of fruits and vegetable to help you recover fast from the surgery
  • Wear comfortable clothes on the day of your scheduled surgery
  • Take off all kinds of jewelry, contact lenses, and nail polish
  • Avoid eating and drinking anything 4-8 hours before the procedure

On the other hand, post-surgery requires the patient to do the following as much as possible: 

  • Stay in the clinic and rest
  • Use ice packs as it will help in faster recovery
  • Take all prescribed medication 
  • Go back for the checkups 
  • Avoid drinking and smoking for four weeks

 

To conclude, V-line surgery is a procedure that helps you achieve a smooth, symmetrical face shape which is the perfect face shape according to Asians. Having this surgery can make you look younger and less intimidating. It also involves two types of systematic procedures which include the jaw reduction and T osteotomy procedures. Also, under T osteotomy, there are four different kinds of methods which should only be done by an expert in the field of plastic surgery. 

Since South Korea is known for its popularity in the practice of plastic surgery, it is just right to decide to have the procedure in the country now believed to be as the front liner in plastic surgery procedures. Not only do they have thousands of experts, but also the less costly prices for a long-lasting and commendable result. Just remember that when planning on getting this type of face contour surgery, always follow the pre and post-op so that you will have your desired results in no time. If you have always desired to have the ideal v-line face shape just like most Koreans, have your consultation now to be one step closer to a better appearance. 

Under Eye Fat Grafting – Quick facts before getting Under Eye Fat Grafting

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Under-eye fat grafting is a massive breakthrough in the field of under-eye rejuvenation treatments. Most people, young and old, have problems regarding this area. Everyone wishes to have youthful-looking under eyes like that of a baby, but because of the aging process and sometimes genetics, it can be impossible to achieve this look. Skincare does not always help in getting rid of under-eye problems, particularly if they are severe. In this case, an under-eye fat grafting is your best bet. To know more about the procedure and why it is better as compared to a filler, continue reading below. 

What is Under Eye Fat Grafting?

Under-eye fat grafting, also known as an autologous fat transplantation, lipoinjection, or lipofilling, is a procedure that uses a person’s fat cells to fill in the hallows and problem areas the of the undereye. Fat cells are usually extracted from the abdomen, thighs, buttocks, or other body parts that have excess viable fats. As compared to facial fillers, fat grafting in the under-eye area looks and feels more natural since it is the person’s own fat being used.

It also lessens the chances of rejection, complications, and allergic reactions since the body does not consider the fat to be a foreign substance. 

Those who are good candidates for an under-eye fat grafting are those who: 

  • Lack of volume in the under-eye area 
  • Have depressions in the under eye 
  • Are physically and mentally healthy 
  • Have a realistic expectation of the results 
  • Have excess fats in other body parts 

What are the Benefits of Under Eye Grafting?

Under-eye fat grafting has several benefits other than being able to rejuvenate the under-eye area. Some of the benefits of the procedure include: 

  • Restoring volume to the hallow parts of the under eyes 
  • Getting rid of eye bags and dark circles
  • No risk of allergic reactions 
  • No rejection of the injected fats
  • Improvement of the skin’s condition 
  • Long-lasting effect 

How is Under Eye Fat Grafting Done?

An under-eye fat grafting procedure takes 30 minutes to an hour to finish. When getting this procedure, you should make sure that the doctor who will operate is a board-certified plastic surgeon who either specializes or has credible experience in fat grafting. This is to make sure that you will have a successful under eye fat grafting without any complications. The following steps underline the general process of the procedure; 

– Anesthesia 

The standard anesthesia used for an under-eye fat grafting procedure is the local anesthesia, especially in the area of the extraction. Depending on the patient’s need, local anesthesia can also be paired with IV sedation. 

– Extraction

The extraction process uses manual liposuction techniques since laser or ultrasound liposuction often destroys the fat cells that are needed for the grafting. With the help of a cannula, the surgeon suctions enough fat for the under-eye area. 

– Centrifugation

Once they have collected the fats from another part of the patient’s body, they put it in a test tube and insert it in a centrifuge. A centrifuge is a machine that exerts centrifugal force to separate the excess fluids, dead fat cells, and other debris from viable fat cells. Another method that some surgeons use is the use of a saline solution to wash the fat. Discarded fats are those that are unlikely to survive the grafting. 

Under Eye Fat Grafting Recovery

The recovery for under-eye fat grafting only takes a few days to a week since it is a minimally invasive procedure, and you only have a small incision from the extraction process. Bruising, swelling, and pain are all standard as with any plastic surgery procedure. This is nothing to worry about because your doctor will prescribe you pain medications that would ease your discomfort. A week for rest, recovery, and break from work is enough since the swelling and bruising would have subsided by then in both the donor and recipient areas. During the healing period, you should avoid the sun for about 48 hours, and if you need to be exposed to the sun, make sure that you wear sun protection. 

Under Eye Fat Grafting Before and After

Even though the results are visible after a few days to a week when the swelling subsides, you will see the full setting of your under-eye area after six months. This is because it can take a couple of months for the fats to become established in their new place entirely. To achieve the results of the patients in the before and after images below, it is advised that you should have 3-4 maintenance treatments within six months to one year.

As you can see in the after pictures, even though maintenance treatments are essential, it is still worth the time, effort, and money since the procedure is very promising. You can also guarantee the success in making your under-eye area look more rejuvenated and younger. Not only does it get rid of hollows, but the procedure is also capable of eliminating dark circles and wrinkles. 

An under-eye fat grafting procedure uses the person’s fat to get rid of the signs of aging in the under-eye area. The method also restores volume and rejuvenates the under-eye. Since it uses your fat cells, one of the best benefits is that it will not cause any allergic reactions to the treatment area or have a risk of rejection from the body. 

The procedure is also minimally invasive and only requires a week for recovery and downtime. However, even though you need 3-4 maintenance treatments within a span of six months to a year, it can be seen that the results are worth it from the before and after pictures of patients who underwent the treatment. 

If you are someone who has always had problems with the lack of volume in your under-eye, but too scared to undergo treatment because of possible complications, then you should go for under eye fat grafting. Book your consultation now at our website and be one step closer to having rejuvenated and younger-looking under eyes. 

FAQ:

Can Under Eye Fat Grafting remove dark circles and eye bags?

Since under-eye fat grafting is a rejuvenating procedure for the under-eye area, it can remove eye bags and dark circles as well as hallow appearances. However, to achieve better results, you may pair an under eye fat grafting procedure with another treatment for the rejuvenation of the under-eye area. You may speak to your doctor regarding other treatments.

Septoplasty

Septoplasty – What Must I Know Before Getting Septoplasty Surgery

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Septoplasty surgery is a great help to those who have problems with their nasal septum. Some people who have a bent septum have a problem with their noses’ appearance or functionality, or even both. It is an undesirable condition of the nose, which more people than you imagine often suffer from. Getting Septoplasty to fix a bent septum of the nose can be a must, mainly if it is for functionality reasons. If you are someone who has been suffering from a crooked septum, then this surgical procedure could be for you. Read on to know more about Septoplasty and if you are a candidate for one.

What is Septoplasty Surgery?

Septoplasty surgery is a procedure for the correction of the deformities of the nasal septum, such as a deviated nasal septum and cleft defects. The nasal septum, made of bone and cartilage, is the structure that separates the two nostrils.

When the septum becomes deviated, bent, or crooked, it can block one of your nostrils, and hinder proper airflow. Not only will the condition bring about breathing problems, but it can also make your nose appear crooked on the outside, making it asymmetrical with other parts of your face. Through a Septoplasty surgery, the septum is straightened by removing the bent parts and restructuring both bone and cartilage. 

 

Septoplasty vs. Rhinoplasty

A Septoplasty procedure takes 1.5-2.5 hours to finish under local anesthesia paired with sedation. General anesthesia is also an option if the patient requires it. Before the surgery, it is a must that you avoid smoking for several days and make sure to tell your doctor if you are taking any blood-thinning medications. Also, make sure to inform your doctor about your medical history, most especially if you have allergic reactions to some medicines.  

After you have informed your doctor about your medical background, and he has given the approval to proceed with the surgery, they will follow these steps for a successful Septoplasty:  

  1. The surgeon starts by cutting the septal wall inside of your nose. 
  2. They then remove or lift the mucosa (a thin membrane that is responsible for protecting and covering the septum).
  3. Once the septum is exposed, the surgeon reshapes the bone and cartilage.
  4. In more complex cases, it requires the bones and cartilage to be removed so that they can reshape it and then reposition it again in the nose.
  5. When everything is in place, the mucosa is returned and placed again to cover and protect the septum. 
  6. Afterward, they suture the incisions made earlier. 
  7. They then put on a splint and some packing that will hold the bone, cartilage, and tissue to remain in place while your nose heals. 

Septoplasty Surgery Recovery

The splint on your nose after the surgery will remain for about one to two weeks, while the packing is removed after a day or two. During the recovery period, you may experience minor pain as well as difficulty in breathing for about 2-4 weeks before your nose goes back to looking and feeling healthy. Your doctor will prescribe you oral medications that you can take when the pain becomes uncomfortable. You will also be given strict instructions on how to take care of your nose and precautions that you should follow for a couple of weeks while your nasal septum is healing, such as: 

  • You should elevate your head when lying down.
  • You should avoid blowing your nose.
  • You should avoid wearing clothes that need to go over your head to prevent them from hitting your nose.
  • You should avoid doing strenuous activities for five weeks to prevent trauma to the nose area as well as nosebleeds.

Septoplasty Surgery Before and After

The outcome of your Septoplasty will reach its full setting within three to six months, as this will be the time that your nasal tissues require to become stable. However, the septum can still experience changes up to one year after the surgery. 

As seen in the before and after pictures, the noses of the patients have been straightened and look symmetrical with their faces. This overall improves the aesthetics of their face. Regarding the second image, the patient’s nostrils have also become symmetrical. Improvement in breathing can also be experienced right after surgery, making the nose’s functionality better. 

In summary, a Septoplasty surgery can correct deformities of the nasal septum, which is a structure made of bones and cartilage that separates the two nostrils. Having a deviated nasal septum can bring about breathing problems to a person as well as asymmetry in facial appearance. Rhinoplasty and Septoplasty are different procedures for nasal problems, but can both be done simultaneously. Septoplasty is only focused on fixing the septum to stop the hindrance of airflow into the nostrils. On the other hand, a rhinoplasty is meant to improve the overall outward appearance and shape of the nose. 

The duration of a Septoplasty to reshape and reposition the septum only takes 2.5 hours at most, while its recovery takes 2-4 weeks. During the recovery period, it is a must that you strictly follow your doctor’s instructions as well as precautions to avoid complications and nosebleeds. After three to six months, your nose would have reached its full setting, and the tissues, bones, and cartilage should have become stable. 

The results of a Septoplasty surgery may not be evident right away because of swelling and bruising. Still, it can instantly improve any breathing problems that you may have because of the deviated septum. Not only does the functionality improve, but your nose can also become much more aesthetically pleasing. If you want these improvements on your nose after having a deviated nasal septum for a long time, all you have to do is book a consultation through Seoul Guide Medical’s website. From there, we will take care of all your needs from the initial consultation through post-surgery care.

FAQ:

For whom is Septoplasty Surgery mostly recommended for?

Septoplasty surgery is first and foremost for individuals who have a deviated septum. This procedure is most recommended if the deviation of the septum affects the functionality of the person's nose; instead of being straight, it looks crooked. However, it is highly recommended if the condition affects the persons' overall appearance.

Does Septoplasty straighten the nose?

Undergoing Septoplasty can straighten your nose and improve its appearance. Through the straightening of the nose, it also relieves nose blockage that prevents the person from breathing properly.

Does Septoplasty change the noses' appearance?

Septoplasty surgery can change and improve the appearance of the nose through the shape and form. The nasal septum dramatically contributes to the shape of the nose as well as its height, length, and midline position. When the deviated nasal septum is fixed, the form of the nose changes, making it appear more symmetrical.

Liquid Rhinoplasty – Quick Facts Towards Nose Beauty

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Liquid rhinoplasty is a heaven-sent procedure for busy people who still want to improve their appearance, especially in the nasal area. We all want a beautiful, if not perfect, nose, but not all people have the time and courage to undergo an invasive procedure that could help them achieve their goal appearance. Unlike in the past when surgery was the solution to both major and minor issues in the face, today, plastic surgeons have innovated alternatives to those surgical procedures, and liquid rhinoplasty is one. If you are one of those people who hate the discomforts of surgical procedures, then this non-surgical rhinoplasty may be for you.

What is Liquid Rhinoplasty?

A liquid rhinoplasty, also known as non-surgical rhinoplasty, is an alternative to surgical rhinoplasty, which uses dermal fillers and injects it in the nose to alter its shape. This treatment can smoothen nose bumps, reshape the nasal tip, and enhance the symmetry of the nose.  Non-surgical rhinoplasty can only cater to individuals with minor irregularities with their nose, and improvements mostly last for only a year.

Since most results are only temporary, this can serve as a “test-drive” for those who want to alter their nose shape before having a surgical rhinoplasty that would produce a more permanent result. 

  • Individuals with a dorsal hump and minor asymmetries in their nose
  • Individuals who have undergone surgical rhinoplasty and would like to fix some minor irregularities
  • individuals who would like to see instant results after the procedure 
  • individuals who cannot afford the cost of surgical rhinoplasty 
  • individuals who do not have time to leave work for the recovery of a surgical procedure 

Other than its being non-invasive, liquid rhinoplasty has several other benefits, which include the following:

  • No downtime required 
  • Instant results
  • Reversible results 
  • Less expensive than surgical rhinoplasty
  • Quick procedure

How is Liquid Rhinoplasty Done?

A liquid rhinoplasty procedure only takes about 15-20 minutes and does not require a downtime. Anesthesia is not needed for this procedure since the doctor uses a gentle technique in administering the filler. However, should the patient need or ask for anesthesia, local anesthesia, or topical anesthesia are the usual options. 

Once the patient is ready for the treatment, the staff or doctor will clean the treatment area to make sure that it is disinfected. The doctor will then inject the filler through a technique called the microdroplet technique. Your doctor will inject the filler until it is enough to produce the desired result. As the procedure is non-invasive, you are awake during the whole process, and you may even watch how the doctor does the procedure through a mirror.

Liquid Rhinoplasty Recovery

With no or minor bruising and swelling involved in this procedure as well, no need for downtime, you can return to work right after you have the treatment or the next day. However, there is still some after-treatment care that you must do to make sure that no complications arise and for the results to last long. Some of the after-care you must do are: 

  • Attend the scheduled follow up checkup
  • Do not massage your nose 
  • Protect your nose from sun exposure
  • Follow your doctor’s instructions on after-care 

Liquid Rhinoplasty in Korea

Rhinoplasty has been popular in South Korea, but because of its invasiveness, liquid rhinoplasty has been gaining recognition as an alternative to its much more invasive counterpart. Due to the demand for non-surgical rhinoplasty, some of the companies in South Korea even invented Korean made fillers like Yvoire by LG Chem and Chaeum, among a few, which are both approved by FDA and KFDA.

Also, since South Korea is well known for plastic surgery, there are a lot of plastic surgeons who are experts and specializing with anything involving rhinoplasty; thus, you can guarantee that they will be able to achieve your desired nose shape. 

Liquid Rhinoplasty before and after

Results of liquid rhinoplasty are instantly visible right after the procedure. As seen on the before and after pictures below, the patient’s noses appear smoother and symmetrical to their faces. The outcome of a liquid rhinoplasty is quite the same as surgical rhinoplasty only that no downtime is required, and the results only last for a year. 

Liquid rhinoplasty is a great alternative to surgical rhinoplasty, especially if the patient only needs minor correction of the nose. The results may be temporary or semi-permanent, depending on the filler ingredient used. Although, usually, plastic surgeons use temporary fillers like hyaluronic acid, which lasts for one year before the patient needs to undergo another liquid rhinoplasty. This kind of rhinoplasty is also best for people who want to “test-drive” what their nose would look like if they have the surgical rhinoplasty.

The non-surgical rhinoplasty has several benefits, but what most people benefit from it is its non-invasiveness, quick procedure, and no downtime. Right after the procedure, the results are visible instantly, and you can see that the treatment has smoothened and balanced the shape of the nose.

With the popularity of liquid rhinoplasty rising as an alternative to its surgical counterpart, South Korea, the capital of plastic surgery has been flowing with the trend and even created their fillers, which are as safe and effective as that of the western brand of fillers.

If you are one who needs only minor improvements regarding the shape of your nose, then the liquid rhinoplasty may be for you. To know more about this procedure and if you are qualified to undergo the treatment, visit your preferred clinic’s website to have a free consultation, and they will guide you every step of your journey to a more beautiful looking nose. 

FAQ:

Is liquid rhinoplasty permanent?

Liquid rhinoplasty can both be temporary and permanent, depending on the kind of filler used by your doctor. Temporary fillers are those that have collagen and hyaluronic acid as their ingredients; these are temporary because collagen and HA are naturally produced by the body, thus absorbed over time. On the other hand, permanent ones are the biosynthetic polymers, which consist of synthetic ingredients that the body cannot absorb.

Is liquid rhinoplasty safe?

Getting a liquid rhinoplasty is safe on one condition: it should be done by a board-certified plastic surgeon who is well experienced and specializing in surgical and non-surgical rhinoplasty. This is for the reason that altering the shape of your nose can make a huge difference in your facial appearance, and surely you would not want to have a result that is opposite of what you were expecting; thus the doctor administering the filler should be precise and knowledgeable in the procedure. In the case of the filler, there is nothing to worry about since it has the approval of the US Food and Drug Administration (USFDA) for a long time already.

Is getting liquid rhinoplasty worth it?

Getting a liquid rhinoplasty is worth it, especially if your expected result was achieved. This is why it is important to have it done by a well experienced plastic surgeon using an FDA approved filler. It is also worth it for people who want to undergo a surgical rhinoplasty but want to see first how their desired reshaping will look like since it will help them decide if they will push through with the surgical procedure.

Botox treatment in Korea – Type, Usage, and More

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Botox treatment in South Korea and other countries has been so popular that a lot of people are too familiar with, or have done the procedure. Today, flawless skin is the goal of many because of how the Koreans have popularized the glass skin. However, if you have wrinkles and lines in your face, the chances are that it cannot be diminished through skincare alone. Lines and wrinkles, especially moderate to severe ones, need the intervention of treatments like the ever-popular Botox.

botox treatment in Korea

What is Botox treatment?

Botox, or botulinum toxin A, is a drug that has been approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (USFDA), that will release neurotoxins into the site of injection. Neurotoxins can be thought of as a poison that will slow down the function of the nerves near its injection site. It comes in a powder form and is mixed with a saline solution before being administered in a patient.

The injection can help the nerves relax, thereby preventing nerve cells from sending signals to the muscles and inhibiting the muscles from contracting. This drug can be applied in the body, as well as in the face, and is most commonly used for the treatment of lines and wrinkles.

The most common areas that are treated with Botox are the forehead, eyes, jaw, calves, and nose. Consequently, Botox injections are generally recommended to the following individuals:

  • Those with jaw muscles that are too developed
  • Those with huge or fatty calves
  • Those who experience discomfort from body odor due to excessive sweating
  • Those who want to lift their face
  • Those who wish to diminish the lines and wrinkles on the face
  • Those who wish to slim down their calf line without the need for surgery
  • Those who have excess fat in the chin area
  • Those who have problems with the skin near their eye area

Types of Botox Treatment

Botulinum toxin injections have been developed throughout the years and have been used not only in the face but also in other body parts. Depending on what the patient requires, there are four types of injections that can be used as of today. Even though they differ in kind, all four of these options have the same active ingredient, which is the botulinum toxin. Only one varies as it is primarily made of botulinum toxin B, while the others contain A. The four types of botulinum toxin injections are:

botox treatment

 

  • Botox

Botox is considered as a treatment to improve the appearance of vertical lines temporarily. These are also known as glabellar lines, or lines in between the eyebrows. You can see them when you squint, frown, or concentrate. It is also for horizontal lines like the ones on the forehead, and lines that are seen in the eye area more commonly known as crow’s feet. This treatment works slower than Dysport but can last longer in effect.

  •  Dysport

Dysport is intended to treat moderate to severe vertical lines found on the forehead, as well as those in the eye area. This botulinum toxin injection works a little quicker than Botox and costs more than Xeomin.

  • Xeomin

Xeomin is used to treat the horizontal lines on the forehead, and any lines that are obvious near the eye area. This injection treatment lasts slightly longer than Botox, and it does not contain any additives; thus, it does not require to be refrigerated. Studies show that with this type of injection, people are less likely to become resistant because it is pure.

  • Mybloc

Mybloc injection is the only type of botulinum toxin injection that does not contain botulinum toxin A because it contains botulinum toxin B. It has been suggested that those who have become immune to Botox and Dysport because of continuous use can use Mybloc instead.

 

Usage of Botox Treatment

Botox is most commonly used for cosmetic and aesthetic purposes, and its most important use is to diminish moderate to severe lines and wrinkles in the face area. However, there are also uses for Botox in the body. For example, slimming and contouring of the calves, or calf reduction, as well as the addition of fats in other body parts. Consequently, the unpopular use of Botox is for medical purposes that require treatment of bodily functions. Some of the medicinal uses for Botox are:

  •      Cervical dystonia– a condition wherein the neck muscles contract and causes it to twitch and turn in uncomfortable positions.
  • Lazy eye– a condition where the muscles are imbalanced for the positioning of the eye.
  • Muscle contractures– these are neurological conditions like cerebral palsy. Botox injections can help in relaxing the contracting muscles.
  • Hyperhidrosis– a condition in which a person sweats excessively.
  • Chronic migraine– Botox can help reduce the frequency of migraines.
  •  Eye twitching– Botox can relieve the twitching muscles in the eye area.

Procedure Before & After

Even though Botox treatments are a non-surgical procedure, a consultation is still made with the doctor before the process begins. During the consultation, the doctor examines your qualifications for the treatment and also examines the area/s that need treatment. He or she will then discuss with you what they plan to do, as well as the risks that come with the treatment and other information that you may need to know.

Since the botulinum toxin is in powder form, the doctor and his staff will mix this with the right amount of saline solution. Once it has been mixed, it is inserted in a disposable syringe. Before they administer the botox, the area to be treated is cleansed with an antiseptic wipe. This procedure does not need anesthesia, but if the patient prefers, then local anesthesia is given. Using micro needles attached to a syringe, small amounts of Botox will then be injected in the area that is being treated.

 

 

Once the treatment is finished, a noticeable reduction in the lines and wrinkles will be apparent instantly, making the face look smoother and more youthful in appearance. If it is your first time getting a Botox treatment, it is highly suggested that you only have one area treated. This way, the doctor can see how your body responds to the drug. Depending on the dosage, your reaction to the injection, the amount of dose, and the type of botulinum injection used, repeat treatments are required every 3-6 months.

Overall, Botox treatment has been popular and widespread all around the globe. It is considered as one of the most immediate treatments for lines and wrinkles, as well as for medical treatment of bodily functions. With the different types of treatments using the botulinum toxin, interested individuals now have the option on which kind of treatment they would prefer. However, this treatment is required in several sessions for its effect to be much more obvious. Multiple sessions will also help to maintain the effect of the result it gives. For people who are too busy for the downtime surgical procedures require, this is the treatment for you, as it provides instant and guaranteed results.

These types of injections have been approved by the USFDA, and are safe to use for medical and cosmetic purposes. It is still a must that you find a reputable clinic and a doctor with exemplary expertise on plastic surgery to administer the treatment. When this treatment is not carefully done, chances are you will be frustrated with the outcome and may have the wrong appearance for months or even years.