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Achieve Your Body Goals With Full Body Liposuction in Korea This 2022

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Do you get frustrated with those noticeable flabs in your body? You eat healthily, you exercise regularly, but you just can’t get rid of that fat in your arms, belly, and thighs? Especially, the unnecessary fat you’ve gained from sitting and lounging around during the pandemic must have weighed upon your frustrations. Unwanted fat can hinder the goal of your dream body and here at Seoul Guide Medical, we might have the best solution for you.

Liposuction has been a broad topic going around the plastic surgery industry for a very long time. It commonly connotes getting fat out from the stomach area, seldom does it entail other body parts. Fret not for a Full Body Liposuction is definitely possible with us here in Seoul Guide Medical.

Your dream body may be a slender figure and a sculpted bodyline, or maybe you are already near the finishing line to a perfect figure but you just wish this specific part of your body would be slimmer. Getting full-body liposuction can give you the figure you’ve always wanted to create and maintain. Sit tight and read this article to give you an insight into the world of no flabs, just that body figure you solely desire.

What is a Full Body Liposuction?

Full Body Liposuction targets unwanted stubborn fats that are usually impervious to vigorous diet and exercise. It is, however, not a weight-loss solution but rather a body contouring procedure. It focuses on improving the body’s shape, resulting in a balanced body figure based on the patient’s body statistics.

That being said, Full Body Liposuction in Korea involves the use of a method known as 360° liposuction or Lipo 360 which mainly takes into account the body line that fits into the patient’s body shape, going beyond a simple suction. It is not only the removal of fat in a specific region of the patient’s midsection but it encompasses the whole front and back of the abdominal region as well as the upper arms, making a 360-degree rotation resulting in better proportions of the body.

Getting Full Body Liposuction in Korea involves fat removal from different areas of the body such as, but not limited to:

  • Cheeks
  • Chin
  • Neck
  • Upper arms
  • Breast
  • Abdomen
  • Back
  • Hips / Love handles
  • Buttocks
  • Thighs

These may be customized according to the patient’s needs and goals regarding their body shape. It can also be integrated with other procedures such as a Tummy Tuck (Abdominoplasty), Calf Reduction, or Breast Augmentation. These, of course, come with proper consultation, assessment, and diagnostic tests by our qualified Plastic Surgeons to assure that the specific need of the patient is met. As not all patients have the same body structures, careful evaluation is needed to yield successful results.

The 360° Liposuction Method

360° Liposuction may sound like an entirely new procedure, but it’s just a more intensive form of liposuction. In a standard liposuction procedure, a single area is targeted. In 360° liposuction, our surgeons will perform a more comprehensive procedure that will get rid of fat from multiple areas while contouring the body to achieve a slimmer figure with smoother curves creating a more toned profile.

360° Liposuction in Korea is also better known as Laser Liposuction. It utilizes 360-degree, circumferential liposuction, effectively resulting in a more thorough and efficient procedure. It somehow “melts” the fat, liquifying it, and as the diode laser can get into the body reaching up to six inches deep, the more fat can be removed in one go!

When it comes to liposuction, the stomach area is the most common problem area to tackle but with 360° Liposuction, it goes beyond the abdomen, waist, and hips area. It can also be done in the arms where the 360° Liposuction approach can eliminate the fat from the entire circumference of your arm, giving it a more naturally slim look. Beyond these, 360 Degrees Liposuction can also be done at the back, forearms, calves, even your chin, and face!

Procedure: What Consists A Full Body Liposuction?

In liposuction, the use of the tumescent technique is common where a patient’s fatty tissue is injected with a large amount of fluid that makes it “tumescent,” which means “swollen and firm.” This allows fat cells to be literally “vacuumed” out of the body with accredited types of equipment.

Full Body Liposuction uses more modern methods following the concept of the tumescent technique. It is a minimally invasive surgery as it uses ultrasonic fat-emulsifying equipment and diode lasers to support liposuction.

As every individual’s body composition is unique and has different needs, body contour surgery is customized based on the patient’s case. Simply, the procedure starts with an assessment and a plan will be formed after consulting with our reputable surgeons.

Preparations that patients must be aware of before the surgery can be further read in our How To Prepare Before Surgery in the Body Shaping section.

After a thorough evaluation done by our Seoul Guide Medical team, the design plan for the full-body liposuction is also an important step. Our highly qualified lipo surgeons will place guide marks on the places where fat will be removed. 360° liposuction in Korea is most frequently done with general anesthesia, oftentimes together with local anesthesia and deep sedation. After being placed under anesthesia, our surgeons will make a small incision in your skin. The following steps will ensue after the incision:

Step 1. A cannula is inserted and applied in a fanning motion

Step 2. Fat is “melted” upon contact with laser heat

Step 3. Laser energy stimulates collagen contraction and growth

Step 4. This approach results in simultaneous lasing and fat suction making the 360 – degree liposuction more efficient and comprehensive.

This gives superior results and a reduced treatment time in a single outpatient procedure. You can go home the same day you undergo 360-degree liposuction. However, it is recommended that you stay at least a night in the hospital as you have undergone fat removal in multiple areas of the body to avoid any untoward complications. Although Full Body Liposuction surgery might be done at one time, it can also be divided into two procedures depending on the amount of fat and the range. If Full Body Liposuction surgery in Korea is divided into two, it will be performed at an interval of 2 weeks. Times vary, but the procedure generally takes two to eight hours, depending on how many areas are being treated.

Aftercare is equally important as Pre-op care. Read detailed information on What To Do After Surgery in the Body Shaping Section to be aware of the necessary post-op care.

Are you a candidate for a Full Body Liposuction?

No matter how tempting Full Body Liposuction sounds to make fat disappear permanently, it should not be viewed as a quick fix for individuals who are significantly overweight or considered obese. The procedure works best for those who have already lost some weight themselves and are close to their ideal weight but need help tackling stubborn areas of fat in problem areas.

You are a good candidate for a 360° Liposuction if you have excessive body fat in certain areas of your body but otherwise have stable body weight. It is also for people whose skin is elastic and can contract after removing the fat cells. For people who lack skin elasticity, you may end up with loose, saggy skin after the procedure.

Furthermore, you have to be over 18 years old as you would be asked to sign a consent form before proceeding with the surgery. You must also be in good health before undergoing the procedure. People who have circulation or blood flow problems like diabetes, coronary artery disease, and a weakened immune system are not advised to undergo the treatment.

Benefits of Getting a Full Body Liposuction

  • Focuses more on the results rather than the amount of fat removed.
    • The main benefit Full Body Liposuction has over other forms of liposuction is that the focus of 360-degree liposuction lies in the results. 360° liposuction in Korea also allows for more tailored body contouring. Rather than simply removing fat, you can create a specific shape for your dream body.

  • Targets multiple areas of the body in only one procedure
    • A patient seeking 360° liposuction in Korea may want to remove fat from the abdomen, back, and love handles rather than a specific part only. Rather than booking multiple liposuction procedures, you can get this all treated at once with 360°
  • Minimally Invasive and Safe
    • As with any other medical procedure, 360° liposuction carries certain risks. However, liposuction has been around for a long time. Seoul Guide Medical plastic surgeons have extensive experience performing it, making the risk of complications extremely low. 360° liposuction in Korea is a relatively safe procedure with a low risk of major complications. It involves only some small incisions so you don’t have to worry about scarring.
  • Permanent and Long Lasting Results
    • It permanently removes fat cells from your body. And once your stubborn fat cells are removed, they are permanently gone and will not grow back. However, you still need the self-discipline to maintain it to have that long-lasting results.
  • Downtime is Faster
    • After staying in the hospital for at least a night, the recovery period is short, so most patients can resume their normal routine in a week or two.

Benefits of Getting a Full Body Liposuction

Compared to the rest of the world, full-body liposuction in Korea is growing extremely popular among South Koreans and foreigners alike. Liposuction in Korea has always been the most affordable compared with the high-end countries. Here at Seoul Guide Medical, the cost for liposuction depends on, but not limited to, which area it is performed, how much work is involved, and the level of doctor you are availing. Generally, you can spend roughly anywhere from $2,000 to $30,000. For an exact number, you would need to do an online consultation with us. You can click here to contact us.

As it is dubbed the “Plastic Surgery Capital” in the world, Korea has been performing better with world-class facilities and clinics, the highly qualified and board-certified liposuction surgeons such as our team in Seoul Guide Medical, and the adoption of ever developing medical technology at a reasonable rate.

Here at Seoul Guide Medical, we offer highly reputable plastic surgeons and the best customer service in Korea to help you achieve your desired outcomes. Here are proofs that our surgeries are successful and effective! What are you waiting for?

We welcome South Koreans and foreigners alike to our humble clinic, don’t hesitate to consult our staff to know if 360° liposuction is right for you.

As the concept of beauty evolves, so does the study of plastic surgery. These days, plastic surgeries are not all about aesthetics but also take into account the whole well-being of the person. Let’s say an office worker’s sedentary lifestyle and irregular diet may affect the body figure they’ve had when they were in their 20’s which, associated with other factors such as genetic determination, pregnancy, and the aging process can result in the loss of the individual’s body image, hence the growing motivation for surgical correction of the body. According to a study, about 86% of the 360 patients involved responded that their self-esteem and quality of life improved after liposuction.

If you are looking to remove fat while contouring the body and reaching your aesthetic goals for your body, 360-degree liposuction can help you achieve the results you want. The procedure does require anesthesia, comes with a moderate recovery period, has a low risk of side effects, and gives you results you can see as soon as swelling and bruising subside.

Ready to get started? Consult our doctors, so you can take the first step in achieving your body goals this 2022.

FAQs

Is Liposuction in Korea cheaper?

Korea offers cheaper costs than any other  high-end countries, if not the cheapest.

How much does a full body liposuction cost in South Korea?

Full Body Liposuction cost depends on a number of factors such as which area will it be performed, how much work is involved, and the level of doctor you are availing. Hence, you must prepare around $2000 – $30000. If you want an exact number of how much you will be spending, consult with us here.

Can I do liposuction on my whole body?

Contrary to belief, liposuction is not only specific to the stomach area but also possible in different body areas such as, but not limited to the cheeks, chin, neck, upper arms, thighs, hips, buttocks and back. Hence, Lipo 360, a modern form of liposuction was made available to cover the whole body.

Does Lipo 360 include thighs?

Yes, Lipo 360 includes fat removal in the thighs. You can opt for either surgical or non-surgical treatments. Consult with our doctors on what’s best for you!

How much fat can Lipo 360 remove?

An approximate 5 – 6 liters (11-12 pounds) of fat can be removed with Lipo 360. However, in recent studies, it is recommended that the amount of fat removed should be based on the body mass index (BMI) of the patient. Consult with our doctors to start planning your treatment with Lipo 360.

GETTING A NOSE JOB IN KOREA 2022

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The nose plays an important role in establishing a natural and aesthetically-pleasing look. Rhinoplasty, which is often referred to as a ‘nose job,’ is typically performed to address breathing problems brought about by irregularities in the structure of the nose or give it a more aesthetically pleasing look. Because the nose sits at the center of the face, it plays a crucial role in your overall appearance.  Unfortunately, not all of us are lucky enough to be born with a nose that sits in harmony with the rest of our features. Luckily, rhinoplasty can address these issues. Here at Seoul Guide Medical we have many staff (including our CEO) who have had rhinoplasty done. We have a lot of experience and will explain more about the procedure and the surgeons who perform it in this article.

South Korea is known for having the most experienced, well trained and highly sought-after plastic surgeons in the world. The education system in Korea is one of the most competitive in the world. To become a doctor you must be in the top 1% amongst those in this highly competitive society. Then to become a plastic surgeon you must be in the top 1% of that 1%. Finally, to practice plastic surgery in Gangnam (the center of plastic surgery in the country), you must be in the cream of the crop amongst those top 1% of the 1%. Surgeons here work Monday to Saturday usually and tend to specialize much more than doctors in less competitive societies. When doctors start they often work in bigger clinics or hospitals doing many cases per day. Before they ever open their own practice they’ve already done thousands of surgeries.

 

WHAT TO EXPECT IN GETTING A NOSE JOB IN SOUTH KOREA

Many people desire to have a more symmetrical nose and opt to have rhinoplasty as a solution. Ideally, we would all have perfectly symmetrical starting points so the end result is also perfectly symmetrical. The truth is that your starting point will determine your outcome. Rarely is anyone symmetrical to start out with and so the result will not be perfectly balanced. It will end up around 85% of what you think is possible. This is where reality hits expectations. One nostril may be originally wider than the other. Your jaw may not be aligned correctly and your nose will be straight but it may look slightly off since your face is slightly off. In short, your nose will look much better than it looks now! But we have to remember that there are limitations caused by our own bodies. If we go in with proper expectations we will end up with a much better experience.

Rhinoplasty in Korea can help you achieve your anticipated results with regard to:

  • The symmetry of the nose
  •  Proper nose size proportionate to facial balance
  •  Correct nose width at the bridge
  •  Size and position of the nostrils
  • A more desirable nose profile by correcting visible humps or depressions on the bridge of the nose
  • Improved nasal tip that is enlarged or bulbous, droopy, or hooked
  •  Improved nostrils that are large, wide, or upturned

Rhinoplasty in Korea  is a personalized surgical procedure that involves a consultation with a surgeon to talk about your preferred appearance. The surgeon will then consider the patient’s facial features, skin type, ethnic background, and age when discussing cosmetic nose surgery.

Although generally minor, the surgeon will also go over the risk factors as well as which areas of the nose need to be improved. Young patients are generally advised to avoid having a rhinoplasty until their facial bones are fully developed, which is at 15- or 16-years-old, except in cases of substantial deformity or injury, or to correct breathing problems.

Before the Procedure

Prior to your surgery, we here at Seoul Guide Medical will give you instructions to follow, which may include:

  •  Stopping any blood thinners or other medicines from a list that your doctor will give you.
  • Undergoing some routine tests to make sure it is safe for you to have surgery.
  • Avoiding cigarettes at least 2 to 3 weeks before and after surgery to speed up the healing process.
  •  Arranging for someone to being you home after surgery if necessary.

During the Procedure

Rhinoplasty in Korea is typically performed either in a surgeon’s clinic, a hospital, or an outpatient center. The surgery may take about 1 to 4 hours to complete. On average it takes 2-3 hours but it depends on the difficulty of the case.

Depending on how complex your nose surgery is, you will be needing either general anesthesia or local anesthesia with sedation. Before surgery, it is best that you discuss with your doctor which type of anesthesia is most suitable for you.

Types of Rhinoplasty

Your surgeon has several ways of addressing the manner in which to alter the form of your nasal bones or cartilage in rhinoplasty. These are dependent on the structure of your nose, how much needs to be added or removed, and the presented materials.

Most nose surgeries can be categorized into two types: closed or open.

  •  Closed surgery. The closed technique in rhinoplasty is done by creating incisions within the inside of the nose. This procedure is usually applied when the required surgery is minimally invasive. This is rarely done in Korea as there are too many limitations and higher risks since the surgeon can’t see exactly what is happening.
  • Open surgery. During open surgery, your doctor may opt for a small external incision between your nostrils at the base of your nose where he can fine-tune the bone and cartilage under your skin. This is by far the preferred method as the surgeon can see exactly what is happening. It is safer and the results will be better usually.

Sometimes, the surgeon uses cartilage taken from your ear or from deeper inside your nose to be used for small changes. This cartilage is normally used to create a strut for the nose tip. This strutt helps to hold your nose into the right position. Implants on the tip area are normally not used in Korea because your nose skin is thin in the tip. Place an implant would cause redness and those tip thinning in the long run.  Donated cartilage can be used for the tip or the bridge of the nose. Rib cartilage can also be used but this requires a small incision to be made on your rib and will lead to a small scar. It also adds time and cost to the surgery and is usually not necessary. The bridge of the nose can be augmented to have a higher height. This is normally done with a silicone implant. Gore-Tex can be used but it adheres too well to the surrounding tissue and can cause future issues. Silicone is the gold standard. Some patients request a taller nose via cartilage. This is not a good idea as cartilage that is placed over such a vast area tends to absorb or warp leading to problems in the look. An implant is a much better idea in most cases.

After the Procedure

After your rhinoplasty in Korea, you will usually be allowed to leave the clinic after 2-3 hours unless you require more time. In difficult cases you will be held overnight for observation. You will be experiencing congestion, along with swelling and some bruising around the eyes, although these will start to get better after about the third day. It is also natural to have mild to moderate discomfort, as well as headaches, after your surgery.

Normally, the dressings in your nose will stay in place for one to seven days after surgery. In 3 to 5 days, the nasal packing may be removed, which will make you feel more comfortable. Stitches and taping are usually removed on the 7th day but sometimes internal stitches are removed on the 10th day.

You will also be donning a nose splint and cast for protection and support for around 5 days depending on your case. It is also advised that you sleep with your head elevated to 15-20 degrees higher for about three days after surgery. Cold compress around the nose and the eyes will help diminish edema and bruises significantly.

FAQs

How is rhinoplasty different from septoplasty?

Rhinoplasty and septoplasty are surgical procedures that involve the nose. Whereas rhinoplasty is done to change the shape and visual appearance of the nose, septoplasty is performed to improve breathing by straightening the nasal septum. Often, rhinoplasty and septoplasty are merged together to improve both the shape and function of the nose.

How long is the recovery period?

There will be some swelling after rhinoplasty. However, you should be able to go back to your daily social activities besides exercise, drinking and smoking after 2-3 days. Our own CEO was back at work the next day after his rhinoplasty and most of our patients are out shopping after 2-3 days or touring. That being said you will have a bit of bleeding for 2-3 days and have bruising and swelling. After 3-4 weeks it doesn’t seem that you had a surgical procedure done but you may think you are still swollen. This feeling may last for around 3 months. By then, almost all your swelling is gone. Lastly, the final shape and form of your nose will become apparent about six months after healing but full internal healing can take up to 1 year.

Are there risks in getting rhinoplasty in Korea?

As with all other surgeries, rhinoplasty does have some risks. However, these risks are minor and it is uncommon for complications to arise from the surgery. Prior to the operation, your surgeon will discuss the surgery’s risks and benefits comprehensively.

What is the average price for a nose job in South Korea?

Getting a nose job in Korea has become so common and acceptable not only for its relative affordability but also for its impact on a person’s self-confidence and well-being.

South Korean nose surgeries are relatively cheaper than in other parts of the world when compared at the same level. For the level of quality here you would be paying 5-10 times more abroad. Prices depend on the number of parts, the amount of work, the difficulty of work, the level of doctor, the market conditions and more. A super simple 1 part case, possible without sedation can be as low as 2000 USD. A very complex, multiple revision case can go 10,000 USD – 15,000 USD. For an average rhinoplasty (1st time case you can expect to pay 4,000 USD to 8,000 USD depending on the level of doctor skill and their pricing guidelines. Keep in mind a popular doctor who is very skilled will not do a rhinoplasty for you at 4,000 USD or near that. Seoul Guide Medical will provide you with a list of multiple clinics and their costs so you can compare pricing and what is offered.


South Korea continues to be a world leader in plastic surgery and getting a rhinoplasty in the country is one of the most routine procedures that anyone can avail. International patients keep traveling to Korea for medical tourism because of their reasonable pricing, top class surgeons and results. All things considered, rhinoplasty in South Korea is one that is worth considering. Still, it is best that you always check in with a doctor before finally pushing through with any procedures, and review all treatment options that are available to avoid disappointments and for you to minimize any risks of something going wrong.

RHINOPLASTY IN KOREA BEFORE AND AFTER


Before And After Double Jaw Surgery

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Have you always wondered what you can expect before and after double jaw surgery? This article is dedicated to the before and after care steps you will need to take when undergoing double jaw surgery. What can I do before the surgery? What can I do after the surgery? To answer these questions and more, keep reading!

Before the surgery

Before having double jaw surgery, there are a few things you can’t do due to safety reasons.

What you cannot do:

  • Don’t eat or drink anything before the surgery, at least 8-12 hours before surgery, depending on the doctor’s recommendation. An expert tip is to contact Seoul Guide Medical far in advance to arrange a morning surgery spot for you. This will allow you to sleep during the fasting period, so you won’t be too hungry or thirsty before surgery.
  • Before the surgery, you must notify SGM regarding your medical history. This includes whether or not you have dental veneers or implants, medicine usage, illnesses, past surgeries, and more. Discontinue use of any medication that thins your blood or as recommended by your surgeon. 
  • It is essential to consider your menstrual cycle if this applies to you. Surgery may not be a good idea for women on their periods as there will be excess bleeding, and the face is more likely to experience extra bruising and swelling.

  • Try to avoid smoking and drinking alcohol together at least a month before the surgery date. If that is not possible, there should be no alcohol in your system for at least 2 days before surgery. Tobacco and alcohol have a negative effect on your body, and thus your healing process will be slower. Excess drinking and smoking give a higher risk of complications after the surgery.
  • Wearing accessories during the surgery is not allowed, and all-metal should be removed. Accessories can be necklaces, rings, bracelets, earrings, piercings of any kind anywhere on the body. Metallic-based hair extensions are not permitted as they affect the instruments used to cauterize wounds during surgery. 
  • No fake nails, acrylic nails, and no nail polish of any kind should be on any fingernail. During surgery, your oxygen levels need to be monitored precisely, and this is done by an attachment on a nail. The other nails need to be free in case of any emergency. 
  • No make-up is allowed BB cream, lotion, or sunscreen. You will be taken to a powder room before surgery and asked to cleanse your face thoroughly before entering the surgery room. You will also be disinfected once on the surgery table. 
  • Do not bring uncomfortable clothes. You will want to get zip-ups or button-up shirts, sweaters, or jackets. You won’t want to pull anything over your head when you leave the clinic. Comfortable, baggy (loose-fitting) pants will be much easier to put on after surgery, and you should wear shoes that you can slip on quickly and that are stable. Avoid bringing boots, heels, or tight shoes. Croc style shoes or similar is a great idea.

What you can do:

  • Prepare comfortable clothes as listed above.
  • Prepare something to listen to or watch on your smartphone as you will be sleeping in the clinic for one or multiple nights after surgery. You will be in a room recovering most of the time, so you may get bored otherwise. 
  • Talk out all your anxieties and worries with the Seoul Guide Medical team before surgery. Being nervous before surgery is entirely natural. You should express all your concerns and ask your questions before surgery so you head into surgery in the right frame of mind. 
  • Exercise and maintain a healthy diet before surgery. This will improve your body’s ability to recover faster after surgery. 

What to Expect After the Surgery

Congratulations! You have now had double jaw surgery! It is normal to start seeing a lot of bruising and swelling. To help yourself heal faster:

  • Apply a cold pack for the first 3 days as much as possible, following 20 minutes on and 20 minutes off guideline. Swelling tends to increase for the first 3 days or so, and thus this is the time to combat swelling the most. An added benefit of the cold/ice pack is that it will help reduce inflammation and pain.
  • After the 5th day (it could be less), you can use a warm pack. These warm packs stimulate blood circulation and can help with a speedy recovery. In Korea, we give packs with a gel inside that can be frozen or heated for both the icing period and the blood flow circulation period.

  

  • In the weeks after you’ve had double jaw surgery, you should not be drinking or smoking. Alcohol and smoking have a negative effect on the healing process as it slows it down and can cause infections inside the mouth. 
  • Be careful of external physical impacts. This can cause bleeding or dislocation of the bone. Although the bone has been fastened and shouldn’t move quickly during an effect, you risk unnecessary harm if you put pressure on the surgical area too firmly. It can significantly impact your healing process and can affect the entire outcome. 
  • Together with the above point, you should sleep on your back for the first 3-4 days and should sleep with your head elevated by 30 degrees. If you sleep on your side or on your stomach, you can put external pressure on your jaw, damaging it both in the short and long run. 
  • You should also be careful about what kind of food you’re eating. In the first few weeks, chewing food is not recommended since it can damage the jaw bone and the incision areas. You should also be careful not to eat spicy or salty food. These foods can cause you to swell up even more. For the first 2-3 weeks, stick to bland foods and consume them in juice or shake form. If you want more substantive meals, eating things like porridge or drinking soup is recommended. In Korea, there are many “juk” restaurants. “Juk” means porridge, so look for pumpkin and vegetable “juk” and skip the kimchi that usually comes as a side dish for now. Stay away from ramyeon due to the sodium content. 
  • Light exercise, like walking, is allowed. This is a good idea since it helps blood circulation and quicker recovery. However, heavy training is off-limits until the doctor says it is ok to do so, usually around 1-2 months later.

Aftercare in Korea

Every clinic provides slightly different aftercare, but top clinics will have RF high-frequency rejuvenation treatments, laser light therapy for swelling, and anti-swelling injections. Even if you have prepared and researched beforehand, you will have a million and one questions after surgery. Seoul Guide Medical is here to answer all your questions before and after surgery. Clinic workers can’t leave the clinic to take you to your hotel or accommodations. They are limited in their services, but we are not. We collaborate with the clinics to ensure you get everything you need to have the best experience possible. 

If this is something you need, a friend who helps you out whenever you need it, contact us now for a free online consultation! You can contact us in many ways such as:

How Long Is The Recovery Period For Double Jaw Surgery?

The recovery period to go back to your daily life is about 3-4 weeks, but you need to be aware that in the weeks after the recovery period you still have to take it slow. Bones usually take 6-8 weeks to heal completely so you shouldn’t put pressure on it still. After the surgery, braces are usually recommended to obtain the best result.

How Long Does The Swelling Last After Double Jaw Surgery?

You should note that on day 3 or 4 the swelling is the worst and from there on out it’ll slowly get better over the course of 2 weeks. There still is some swelling left that can maintain up to 2 months after the surgery.

How Do You Sleep After Double Jaw Surgery?

Sleeping must be done in an upward position to reduce swelling and to ensure no unnecessary pressure is being put on the jaw. In the first week after surgery, you should sleep with more than one pillow underneath your head or sleep in a comfortable chair.

Your Guide To Getting Liposuction In South Korea

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What Is Liposuction?

Liposuction is a procedure which uses suction to remove excess fat from the body including: the lower cheek area, the double chin area, the upper abdomen, the lower abdomen, the flanks, the lower back, the upper back, the arms, the hips, the buttock, the thighs and more. It is not considered a weight loss procedure but there will be a slight reduction in weight. It improves the shape of the body but it has also been found to improve quality of life and self-esteem. In a study involving 360 patients, 86% responded that their self-esteem and quality of life improved after liposuction. In the case of abdominoplasty, also known as tummy tuck, along with liposuction, more than 99% of the patients said they’d recommended the surgery to other people and felt satisfied. 

Procedure In Steps

This surgery is usually done under local anesthesia, sedation and also general anesthesia depending on the severity of the case. At Seoul Guide Medical we have seen everything from local anesthesia injections in the arms to full out general anesthesia for a case that had 15,000 ccs of fat removed across her whole body. Once you are under the needed form of anesthesia, diluted local anesthesia is placed. This will reduce pain and also bleeding. A cannula will be inserted through a very minor incision. This cannula is a hollow tube that is moved back and forth to loosen fat and then the fat is sucked out through a syringe or vacuum attached to it. In delicate areas such as the face, a form of heat laser may be used to melt the fat before extraction. This causes less trauma to the area and thus improves recovery time. Once the limit of fat is removed, the doctor will stitch up the incision. The stitches are normally removed on the 10th day after surgery. In some cases, dissolving stitches can be used. Surgery time can be anywhere from 20 minutes to 8 hours or even longer depending on the case. For example, double chin liposuction may take less than half an hour while 360 body liposuction may take several houses to complete.

In More Detail

Before the surgery, the doctor comes in and marks the area where he will extract the fat cells. The surgeon then:

  1. disinfects the area 
  2. makes a small incision and inject a saline solution to loosen up the fat cells from the other cells and surrounding tissue. In some cases a heat laser is used
  3. waits for solution or heat laser to take effect
  4. removes fat via a cannula (a hollow needle) by moving it back and forth dislocated the fat from the surrounding tissue
  5. sutures the incision point 

It is normal to experience a bit of saggy skin after any liposuction. It normally takes 2-3 months for the skin to tighten up again after liposuction. If the skin doesn’t have enough elasticity, the skin might not retract fully. If this is likely to happen to you, you should consider a tightening procedure along with liposuction. In order from least invasive to most invasive the lifting procedures would be: HIFU tightening, thread lifting, surgical tightening such as double chin corset platysma or tummy tuck and surgical lifting.  In this article, we will also briefly talk about a tummy tuck known as abdominoplasty

Different areas liposuction can be done on:

Skin Lifting Procedure

To lift the skin, there are different ways to do so. In this article, we’ll talk about tummy tuck as an example. A tummy tuck can be done in two ways. Differences in body type, your wants and needs, and differences in each patient need to be considered. 

A Full Tummy Tuck

A full tummy tuck targets the whole stomach area. The surgeon will make an incision along the bikini line so the scar is hidden as best as possible.

The doctor then lifts the skin to gain access to the abdominal muscles. The surgeon will pull them towards the middle, making the muscles tight again. After this, excess fat and skin is removed (via blepharoplasty which is cutting). The skin is then pulled down and sutured. 

The abdominoplasty is performed under general anesthesia and will take about 3-4 hours.

The recovery time for this surgery is about one week so you are moving around more comfortably and stitches are removed around the 10th day post surgery. 

Mini Tummy Tuck

This surgery is less invasive, as the name suggests, but still effective. In this procedure, the plastic surgeon’s incision is much smaller and only targets the pelvis area. The rest of the steps are the same with the full tummy tuck:

  1. The skin is lifted to gain access to the abdominal muscles
  2. The muscles are then tightened
  3. The surgeon will pull the skin back, after which excess skin is removed
  4. The doctor then closes the incision with stitches

Recovery for this procedure is similar to a full tummy tuck but it is easier on the body.

Before and After Surgery

Before the surgery takes place, there are a lot of steps to take to ensure your complete safety and well-being.

The Seoul Guide Medical staff will provide you with a detailed online consultation and create your customized treatment plan. You should diet and exercise as best as possible before any liposuction or lifting procedures so your body is in the best shape it can be in. The surgeon will then consult you in the clinic along with the SGM staff. If you are undergoing general anesthesia, you will be required to take a series of tests 1-2 days before surgery to make sure you are healthy enough for this kind of strong anesthesia. On the surgery day, you will have another consultation and sign the needed paperwork. The doctor will design on your body the areas where fat will be removed from.  Your measurements will be taken for the customized compression garment you’ll need to wear afterward. This compression garment helps your body recover faster and improves your comfort during the healing process. It helps to reduce the swelling after the surgery. You’ll need to wear this garment for about three weeks; this can be shorter or  longer depending on your case. You’ll need to wear this constantly and can only take it off when going to shower. You should not get the stitch area wet so waterproof bands are recommended. You will go into surgery and when it is over be moved into a recovery room. Unless it is a full body procedure or possibly a tummy tuck, you can leave the clinic the same day. If not, you will need to sleep overnight at the clinic and be monitored by nursing staff. If this happens, you will normally check out the next day around 10am after the doctor has examined you. 

Process After Surgery

It’s important to know that this surgery is considered a major surgery unless it is for the arms, face or the neck. To ensure you have a safe surgery, here are the things that the doctor will advise to do or not do:

  • Stop taking medications. This could be anything from vitamins to birth control pills, aspirin, or hormonal drugs, preferably two weeks before the scheduled surgery.
  • Let us know if you have diabetes, thyroid issues, heart disease, or hypertension. This is extremely important to know before surgery.
  • Make sure your body is well hydrated and you eat nutritional food.

Am I a Candidate?

The best candidates for any surgery are patients who have realistic expectations. Liposuction is a surgery designed to contour your body, not lose weight. The best candidates for liposuction surgery are also the ones who:

  • Have excess body fat on a specific area (abdomen, thigh, face, arm, etc.)
  • Have bumpy skin due to fat and want to change this.
  • Want to have a well-defined body in a short amount of time.
  • Want to regain their self-esteem and quality of life.
  • Want to have a good body contour without a long recovery time. 

Am I a Candidate for Tummy Tuck or Abdominoplasty?

The best candidates for a tummy tuck are:

  • the ones with severe obesity and lost a lot of weight resulting in a lot of excess skin.
  • The ones who have saggy skin around the abdomen because of loss of skin elasticity or relaxation of the abdomen muscles.
  • the ones who have stretch marks after giving birth
  • the ones who have lost a lot of weight in a short period and therefore losing a lot of skin elasticity
  • the ones who want to refine their skin after liposuction surgery

Costs

Giving a set price is very difficult to do in plastic surgery and especially in the case of liposuction. It depends on what body part you want to do liposuction on and how much fat needs to be extracted. You should also keep in mind that this is very labor intensive for the surgeon performing it and thus different doctors will charge different rates according to their time to value ratios. At SGM, we have seen liposuction cost anywhere from 1000 USD all the way up to 40,000 USD. Something that takes just a few minutes to do will cost a lot less than something that takes 12 hours to do. 

Does the Fat Come Back?

Once fat cells are removed via liposuction they are gone forever. Please watch the video here which goes into more detail. About 80% of removable fat cells can be taken out with liposuction but still leaves around 20% which can expand if a proper diet and exercise are not followed. Liposuction also can’t remove fat between the organs. This can only be removed if you diet and exercise. Liposuction is not a cure all for fat. You should think about it as a new starting point. You will hit the reset button and from that point on, what happens is up to you. 

Contact

Having read all this and knowing whether you are the right candidate for liposuction or not, it’s now time to get in contact with us! This could either be because you want to know more or make an appointment.

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FAQ

Why Is Liposuction Not Seen As a Weight Loss Surgery?

Liposuction surgery is not a weight loss surgery since fat weighs very little. At 5:35 minutes of this video you can see just how large 1kg of fat is. 1 kg of fat is much bigger than you think in terms of volume. Although you will not lose massive amounts of weight, the volume of fat removed is very large. If you are looking for weight loss surgery, you might want to look into gastric bypass surgery or go with diet and exercise.

Is Liposuction Surgery Painful?

Liposuction surgery is not painful. You will either be under general or local anesthesia so that you won’t feel any pain. In the recovery period, you can feel some discomfort and some soreness. This will be a lot better in one week.

Is Liposuction Safe?

Liposuction is a very safe procedure when done through SGM. All surgeons who perform the surgery are government certified, and in the surgery room is CCTV. Liposuction surgeries are performed by doctors who do the procedure almost daily, and they know what they are doing. 

How Much Weight Can You Lose from Liposuction?

As mentioned before, liposuction is not considered a weight loss procedure. You should think in terms of how many ccs of fat you can lose. In smaller areas there can be just a few hundred ccs. As stated in this article, the most we have ever seen removed was 15,000 ccs of fat which was a massive amount during a full body lipo case.

Will Liposuction Get Rid of Saggy Skin?

Liposuction will not eliminate saggy skin since it targets the fat cells. Instead, liposuction can, in some cases, cause sagging skin because you take away cells from the inside. This, however, will go back to normal in a considerable amount of time. If it doesn’t, you might want to go for a tummy tuck, arm lift, or thigh lift, depending on the area liposuction was performed. 

Will Liposuction Cause Scarring?

In most cases, liposuction doesn’t cause significant scarring. If you have a good surgeon, the surgeon knows exactly how to perform the surgery and not cause considerable scarring. If there are minor scars, they also know how it’s easily hidden, for example, behind underwear lining.

With Seoul Guide Medical, you’ll not need to worry about scarring and finding a good plastic surgeon since we only work with the best doctors. They know what they are doing and can take care of you in the best way possible. 

Your Guide To Get The Best Skin For The New Year’s

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Have you ever wondered how Korean people get their glowing and dewy skin? This article created by the experts at Seoul Guide Medical will explain it! Together with us, you’ll have a great start to the new year!

How To Get Glowing Skin

Although topical products such as toner, ampoules and creams play a role in skin care, Koreans get their glass skin look by undergo treatments at skin care clinics and dermatology clinics. This article will cover basic treatment and not go into laser or more advanced treatments to reduce pigmentation, reduce pores, wrinkles etc. General treatments are done to improve skin quality, texture and leave you looking and feeling your best. 

Although there are many general treatments to choose from depending on your skin condition, two of the most popular ones are the BB Shine and the Korean Oxygen treatment.  Both of these are non-invasive and have little to no downtime. They are great for the holidays if you want glowing skin without having to wait until the results are noticeable. You leave with the results right away or by the next day at the latest. Please note that these treatments are not simple facials that you can get a spa but are effective treatments that are done at clinics. 

BB Shine

BB Shine incorporates the most advanced form of cleaning and serum infusing aqua machines also known as aqua peel. This treatment provides cleaning via suction, exfoliating, extracting, and hydrating. The BB shine is excellent for those who want a facial but don’t want to have anything invasive. It’s important not to confuse BB Shine with BB Laser. The latter is a specific pore laser treatment. 

Before undergoing the BB Shine treatment you may get a skin scan which will determine if you should undergo this exact treatment and see the doctor. You will then have your face professionally cleansed and your pores opened through a high end steam machine. Once your pores are opened, the BB Shine machine will have the first step suction tip attached and extraction of dirt and other particles in your face will begin. While the vacuum process occurs, AHA’s, BHA’s, and hyaluronic acid is deeply infused into your skin using the same machine. The tip of the BB Shine suction machine is changed which allows for a deeper level of penetration and additional rounds of treatment are done over the entire face including the nose. You will find that things such as whiteheads and blackheads are removed without damaging the skin which is something that easily can happen when using store bought extraction stickers. Once the high end aqua portion of the treatment is done you will undergo a series of additional treatments such as ultrasound, radio frequency, cooling strips, diatomaceous earth mask, PDRN treatment and rejuvenation laser light therapy. The exact steps within the treatment vary depending on your skin needs.  

This treatment gives you smoother skin, better skin tone, rejuvenated skin, reduces acne, improves skin volume, removes whiteheads, removes blackheads and leaves your skin looking glassy. There are also other treatments that may go well with this one.

The entire treatment will take about 40-60 minutes depending on your needs. This treatment is non-invasive and can be done at a maximum of 2-3 times per week if needed but most people in Korea do it either once a week, once to a few times per month or as needed. 

With skin care just as with skin products, you get what you pay for. If you are using low quality aqua machines, low quality ingredients, remove essential ingredients such as PDRN, remove additional treatments such as ultrasound, rejuvenation laser light therapy etc., then the cost will be lower but so will the results. We have seen BB Shine treatments go as high as around 1,000,000 KRW per treatment but for high end treatment you will normally be paying between 250,000 KRW to 400,000 KRW per treatment. Lower than this and you are sure to get low quality. To find out the exact price of your treatment contact us at [email protected]

Korean Oxygen Treatment

The Korean Oxygen Treatment is another way to achieve glowing skin. It works the best when hyaluronic acid deeply infused into the skin. Don’t be afraid of the word acid here, it will not damage your face. The aesthetician uses a high-pressure device to blow hyaluronic acid into the skin, after which she places the oxygen dome over the face. In this dome, only purified oxygen is used. The patient inhales the oxygen, and the skin absorbs it as well the hyaluronic acid even better. An added benefit is that with the pure oxygen dome, you feel great! This treatment can be combined with BB Shine and often is. 

The oxygen dome also makes sure the skin can absorb the all the serums and nutrients more efficiently that are used during treatment. It also helps regenerates skin cells, removes bacteria which causes acne, boosts collagen production and overall skin tone.

This treatment is non-invasive and can be done whenever needed. Just like with BB Shine, most Koreans do it either once a week, once to a few times per month or as needed.

The Korean oxygen Treatment takes about 30 minutes to complete and doesn’t hurt. In fact, it feels great! There is also no downtime, and you can even wear makeup right after the treatment. You can leave the clinic right away with dewy and glowy skin.

The cost of this treatment depends on the ingredients being used and the quality of the oxygen dome as well as the quality of the clinic. If you have a cheap oxygen dome and cheap ingredients then you get a lower price but drastically lower results. One thing you should think about is how much money you spend on topical products that scientifically do only a fraction of what skin care treatments do. You will then see that the cost of these treatments is relatively inexpensive especially since you are getting the top quality treatments in the world. 

During the Pandemic

These treatments are great for getting the dewiest skin and achieving that radiant look. Unfortunately, we are still in a pandemic, and most countries have instituted a protective mask system which is causing havoc with people’s skin. The above treatments help so much by improving your skin so you won’t end up with “mask skin”. It’s best not to leave it until it is too late. We see the mask effect on patients who end up with allergic reactions and even acne. This would require more advanced treatments to fix. It’s better to keep your skin in good condition by getting treatments when needed.  For other details about the pandemic situation in Korea, we’ve written an article about getting plastic surgery in Korea during the pandemic. You can read it here.

Home-Care

For the best home skin care, there are some things you can do. It’s essential to know how to treat your skin the right way. Using different ingredients can be used to obtain the best effects. To understand what kind of ingredients you can use, you also need to know what skin type you have. Here’s a quick overview of what skin types there are and how to know which skin type you have. 

What is my skin type?

There are a few main skin types. 

  1. Oily skin
  2. Dry skin
  3. Combination skin
  4. Sensitive skin

This skin type can be combined, but to keep things a little more straightforward, we’re going to use these four. There is also a fifth type where the skin is “normal.” Here is where the sebum production is in the normal range; the skin isn’t too dry either, and it can withstand any environmental change.

To know your skin type is the essential part, as mentioned before. But how do you find your skin type? There are a few characteristics to each skin type. Here’s a quick overview of what each of them is. 

Oily skin characterizes itself by producing too much sebum. Sebum is an oily substance that keeps your skin supple and smooth, but if there’s too much sebum production, you might have an oily skin type.

You have oily skin if:

  • Your face is shiny and often has breakouts
  • You don’t have wrinkles, or they are less visible
  • Your pores are visible and enlarged
  • Your makeup wears off easily

Dry Skin

Dry skin is the complete opposite of oily skin. The skin is not producing enough sebum and can create an itchy face. 

You have dry skin if:

  • Your skin feels rough, tight, itchy, and lacks elasticity
  • You’re prone to redness, irritation, and infection
  • Your pores are barely visible
  • You have fine lines and wrinkles, often at an earlier age than others
  • Your skin looks dull

Combination Skin

As the name suggests, this is a combination skin type between dry and oily skin. With this skin type, sebum production is high in the T-zone (forehead, nose, chin) but lower on the cheeks, eyes, and mouth.

You have combination skin if:

  • You have an oily T-zone (forehead, nose, and chin)
  • You have enlarged pores in the T-zone area
  • You have blackheads and some impurities
  • You have normal to dry cheeks

Sensitive Skin

Like dry skin, your sebum production is low, which makes your skin dry, and it can have the characteristics of a dry skin type. It is also sensitive to many ingredients in skincare, and it is reactive to changes in your environment.

You have sensitive skin if:

  • Your skin reacts quickly to much skincare
  • Your skin shows redness
  • You have dry skin
  • You are prone to breakouts (irritation on the skin is also a factor for acne)
  • You are prone to sunburn and rashes

What to look for in ingredients

As you can see, there are many differences in each skin type. This is also why not every skincare product works for every person, and this changes even if you have the same skin type. 

Oily skin

This skin type has high sebum production, resulting in overall oily skin, bigger pores, and breakouts. Because of the oily skin, sometimes it’s thought that you should remove the oil and not use moisturizers. Because of this, many people with this skin type have dehydrated skin. Hydration in the skin is essential in all skin types; the only thing you should do is choose the proper hydration for your skin. Choosing the right ingredients is vital, and beneath is a list of what ingredients you should look for.

For oily skin we recommend:

  • Hyaluronic acid (HA)
  • Retinol
  • Salicylic acid (BHA)
  • Niacinamide 
  • Glycolic acid (AHA)

Hyaluronic acid (HA)

As mentioned above, hydration is essential, and this molecule, produced by your own body, traps the water in the body. It also delivers moisture directly to your skin cells, making it effective in its capabilities.

Retinol 

This ingredient is often used for anti-aging products as it also reduces fine lines and wrinkles, but it does more! Retinol, also known as Vitamin A, reduces the sebum production. This results in a less sebum, and therefore less acne breakouts. However, it is an ingredient that doesn’t go well with AHA’s like glycolic acid or BHA’s like salicylic acid, or vitamin C. Retinol has a lot of benefits but one should choose well what type of ingredients they combine it with.

Salicylic acid (BHA)

This is probably the most well known anti-acne ingredient. But how does it work? Salicylic acid has a lot of great benefits including anti-bacterial factors. Acne itself isn’t just caused by excess sebum production. Excess sebum production results in clogged pores and black or whiteheads, but not acne. Acne is caused by bacteria. This can come from your hands, the outside air, or other factors. To have a product in your skincare routine that is antibacterial, is vital for people with oily skin.  

Niacinamide

This ingredient has some similarities with Retinol and Salicylic acid. Like retinol, it reduces the sebum production and like salicylic acid, it’s anti-inflammatory, resulting in less acne. However the benefits are lower than retinol and salicylic acid. This ingredient also reduces the size of the pores and it’s non-irritating, making it perfect to combine with other ingredients and for people with sensitive skin. 

Glycolic acid (AHA)

This ingredient can be derived from sugar cane but is most effective when made synthetically. It’s an exfoliant and removes the outermost layer of the skin. This mainly consists of dead skin cells, and glycolic acid works to loosen the bonds between the tightly packed skin cells. This molecule is a small molecule, and it gets into the deeper layers of the skin more easily. Here it works on the fibroblasts, which take care of your skin’s elasticity, and therefore wrinkles and fine lines. It can also work as a water-binding molecule, resulting in more hydration.

Sensitive and dry skin

Whether hereditary, environmental factors cause sensitive skin, or if the use of low-quality skin products causes it, this type of skin needs hydration and soothing ingredients. Anything non-fragrance is the best since many people with this type of skin find that fragrance or perfume causes irritation and sensitivity beneath a list of ingredients for people with sensitive and dry skin. 

For sensitive and dry skin, we recommend:

  • Aloe vera 
  • Hyaluronic acid
  • Ceramides
  • Lactic acid (AHA)

Aloe vera

This ingredient is well-known for its soothing capacities, great for irritated skin. It also has hydrating benefits, which deliver well-needed hydration.

Hyaluronic acid (HA)

This ingredient is well known for its hydrating capacities and can replenish the skin. It moisturizes, soothes, and prevents moisture loss. As a bonus, it also acts as an antioxidant and defends against environmental factors. 

Ceramides

This ingredient also helps with hydration but in a different way. This fatty lipid or waxy-like molecule holds the skin tightly together. It does for dehydrated skin to have the hydration levels in the skin at a certain level. It protects the outside layer from allergens and environmental factors, making it great for sensitive skin. 

Lactic acid (AHA)

This ingredient can help with exfoliating the skin. Because it’s a very gentle exfoliant, it’s suitable for sensitive skin as well. It also works as hydration by strengthening the skin’s barrier in making more ceramides. As mentioned before, ceramides are fatty lipid, which traps the moisture inside, hydrating the skin. 

Combination Skin

As mentioned before, a combination skin type can cause oily skin and has dry skin areas. A person with a combination skin type should be careful not to lower the sebum production in the arid regions and not be too gentle in the oily areas. The cause of combination skin can be different from person to person, and sometimes it’s just genetics. It can also be caused by the weather, hormones, and stress. 

Because this skin type has dry and oily skin, it’s important to incorporate different ingredients into your skincare routine. Like oily skin, it’s essential to integrate salicylic acid for its anti-inflammatory and sebum-reducing benefits. Niacinamide can be included as well for its anti-inflammatory but also its hydrating benefits. 

Hydration with this skin type is one of the most critical factors. Because the skin lacks hydration, we need to add this to the skin routine. 

So, in general, we’d recommend:

  • Hyaluronic acid (for hydration)
  • Salicylic acid (for exfoliation and anti-inflammatory)
  • Niacinamide (for anti-inflammatory and reducing of sebum production)
  • Glycolic acid (for exfoliant and hydration purposes)

Many top end clinics used the Seoul Guide Medical Elegance Sheet Masks as part of their take home skin care kits after treatment. These masks have been bio designed using genetic data and other data gathered from skin care clinics. The result is the highest quality masks designed to balance out your skin levels and get your skin to optimal condition. This is functional cosmetic product and not just a feel good product. Of Course there are limitations when using topical products at home but in combination with clinical skin care, the effect is outstanding.

Famous 10-Step Korean Skincare Routine

Together with this information about the different skin types and about what each ingredient does for each skin, you can make the 10 step Korean skincare routine even more effective.

A 10-step Korean skincare routine consists of:

  • Make-up remover and oil cleanser 

First, a make-up remover and an oil cleanser has to be used to remove all the make-up, the pollution from the outside air, sebum and SPF.

  • Water-based cleanser 

Cleaning two times with a cleanser that targets something else than the oil cleanser is more effective than washing your face once. This cleanser targets water-based impurities like sweat.

  • Exfoliator

This step cleans out pores and removes dead skin cells for brighter and smoother skin. It also helps to absorb the products after this step.

  • Toner

The toner helps prep the skin for the other products to follow and removes any leftover residue of the cleansers.

  • Essence

This step helps with hydration, anti-aging, and your overall skin tone.

  • Serums

Here’s where the serums come in. It targets the specific problem areas and your skin concerns.

  • Sheet mask 

Sheet masks are at the center of Korean skincare and help your skin absorb as many nutrients and moisture as possible.

  • Eye cream

This step of the routine hydrates helps with puffiness and fine lines around the eyes by hydrating. 

  • Moisturizer

Which type of moisturizer you need depends on your skin type, but it should seal in the moisture of all the completed steps.

  • Sunscreen  

Always finish off with sunscreen (SPF) in the daytime. Sunscreen works as the best anti-aging product and protects your skin from harmful UV rays from the sun. Seoul Guide Medical has Korean beauty boxes that can be shipped all around the world. To purchase these products click here.

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Breast Augmentation – Your Guide by Seoul Guide Medical

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Have you ever wanted more voluptuous breasts? Breast Augmentation is a surgery specially designed for people who seek to enlarge their breasts, correct their asymmetry and more!

Breast augmentation surgery can come in the form of breast implants and breast fat grafting. The former provides more of a size increase and options. The latter provides a smaller size increase and has limitations. This article, carefully written by the experts at Seoul Guide Medical, contains everything you need to know about breast enlargement surgery.

What Is Breast Implant Augmentation?

Breast implant augmentation, also known as mammoplasty, is a plastic surgery procedure where a surgeon reshapes, reconstructs and or enlarges the breast with an implant. This creates an aesthetically pleasing chest area according to the needs and wants of the patient. An alternative method to increase breast size is via fat grafting which is also known as breast fat transfer. Fat is taken from another part of your body, via liposuction, and is processed and grafted into the needed areas. This can result in a half or one cup size increase usually and requires two fat grafting sessions done more than 4 weeks apart and less than 12 weeks apart. Studies have shown that breast augmentation has the highest satisfaction rate of any plastic surgery procedure with implants being the go to method over fat grafting. A study done by Figueroa-Hass used the Female Sexualty Function Index and the Rosenberg Self-Esteem Scale to examine differences before and after breast augmentation surgery. The study found a massive increase of 76% in self-esteem and self-confidence. Sexual satisfaction increased 57%, sexual arousal increased 81% and sexual desire increased 78.6% after breast augmentation surgery. 

What To Expect From The Surgery

There are a few things to consider when planning out breast augmentation: implant location, the kind of implant used, the texture, the size of the implant, the incision point, the patient’s body limitations and the patient’s wants. If you want to see how the progression of implants works, click here to see the results after 5 weeks, click here to see different results after 1 week  click here  and click here to see our patient’s 2 year update after her implants. 

Implant Placement

Breast implants can be placed below or above the pectoral muscle wall. If the implant goes behind (or under) the muscle, it is called submuscular placement. Alternatively, the implant can be placed above the chest muscle and this is known as subglandular placement. 

 

What’s Better? Over the Muscle or Under the Muscle Placement?

The best placement method for breast implants is the one that is right for you. There is no placement that is best for everyone. Submuscular (over the muscle) places the implant behind the pectoralis major muscle (chest muscle). At Seoul Guide Medical, we recommend that this is a good option for women with small amounts of natural breast tissue. Because the breast implant is placed underneath the muscle, the implants will be supported by that muscle and be covered by the muscle and the additional breast tissue over that muscle. This will lead to more natural results for patients with little natural breast tissue. It is important to note that for patients with severe sagging of the breasts (caused by breastfeeding or aging), under the muscle placement may not be ideal. This is because the muscle sits on the upper portion of the chest and if the breasts have drooped past the chest muscle then placing implants below the chest muscle will cause the implants to look too high in relation to the natural breast tissue. In this case, above the muscle implants are more advisable. You should note that this is a more intensive surgery than above the breast implants and will require a slightly longer recovery time and can be a bit more involved. For women who are competitive bodybuilders and will be doing heavy weight chest exercises, above the muscle implants will be better. 

Subglandular or above the muscle implants only uses the body’s natural breast tissue to cover the implant. For women who have a high amount of natural breast tissue, this option is more ideal. In order to have natural looking implants, having enough coverage of the implant is crucial. If there is enough fat tissue to cover them, then an over the muscle approach can be used. If there is not enough fat tissue to cover the implants then an under the muscle placement should be used. Because the chest muscle is not operated on, there is less discomfort after surgery. There is also no risk for bodybuilders with this approach. You should note that this method has a bit more risk in terms of wrinkles, folds and rippling risk when compared to under the muscle placement as the chest muscle provides more coverage. Issues like those mentioned above are more likely to happen with patients who have little breast tissue naturally. 

Breast Implant Incision Methods 

There are 3 main areas where plastic surgeons can make incisions from: the breast fold, the areola and the armpit area. There is an option from the belly button but this is not normally done as the results can be hampered due to the complexity of the surgery. 

  • Breast fold, or inframammary incision

This incision is made underneath the breast fold. The breast naturally folds above the abdomen. An incision underneath the breast fold is the most straightforward method, allows for a shorter surgery and recovery time and can accomodate any size of implant that the body will accept. This incision method is also recommended for revision surgery cases  or if you want to have larger implants. This method has the lowest rate of complications. The scar fades over time but will be slightly noticeable if you look closely. Luckily you only see it when the breast is lifted and you are looking straight ahead or up at the breasts.

  • Areola, or Periareolar Incision

The incision is made along the nipple area (usually along the lower half). This incision creates a scar that follows the areola making it almost invisible. This is because the incision is made along the line where the color naturally changes from lighter skin to darker nipples and thus the scar is hidden well. Recovery is quick and there is less pain associated with this placement after surgery. This method is usually reserved for placing smaller implants and you have a risk of loss of sensation in the nipples.  

  • Armpit, or Transaxillary Incision

The incision is made in the armpit folds, which makes sure the scar is virtually invisible and hidden away. This method has limitations on implant size but is great if you are worried about excess scarring. Patients with more melanin (more pigment in their skin) will show more scarring than those with less melanin. Thus, patients who are worried about scarring should consider this method.

Types of Breast Implants

There are different types of breast implants a doctor can use. Seoul Guide Medical can determine what implant would suit your body best during your on-line and in-clinic consultations.  As with implant placement and incision points, there is no one best type of implant for everyone. What is best is what suits your body best. Click here and here to watch two different patients’ processes and their explanations. 

Different Shapes

Although there are variations, you can consider that there are two main shapes to choose from:

  • Round
  • Teardrop (anatomical)

Women who already have sufficient lower half breast tissue but require more volume in the upper half of their chest are ideal candidates for round shaped implants. This round shape creates more volume in the upper half and thus more cleavage. It provides a fuller, curvier look. Women who initially have more breast tissue are ideal candidates for round implants over women with naturally little breast tissue. When you lay down, the implant filler material will spread outwards but the shape will remain similar whether standing or laying down.

Women who have less breast tissue naturally are good candidates for teardrop shaped implants. These are anatomically shaped implants with more volume in their lower half. The look created is one of a gently sloping curve towards the nipple as natural breasts have. These implants provide less of a round look in the top half. For women who want to have the absolutely most natural implants in terms of movement and feel then Motiva may be a good option. These implants follow your natural movements. When you lay down, the implant holds a round shape and when you stand up they form a natural looking sloped silhouette. They are also extremely natural to the touch. You should note that these implants will cost you more than other implants but it may be worth it to you.  

Different textures

A breast implant can be smooth or  textured. 

Smooth Type

The smooth type breast implant is very soft to the touch and can move within the breast implant pouch created by the surgeon during surgery. This means that the movement can mimic natural breast movement better. 

Smooth breast implants are described by plastic surgeons as being the softest feeling. They can move within the breast implant pouch, which may provide more natural movement.

On the other hand, textured breast implants cause scar tissue to develop and stick to the implant, which makes them less likely to move and shift position.

Silicone gel-filled and saline implants can be smooth or textured because the texturing is on the surface of the implant, regardless of what the implant is filled with.

This implant type feels soft to the touch and can rotate inside the breast pocket. It’s easy to place, and it’s also easy to correct if there are any complications. 

Textured Type

With this implant, the breast implant is textured. This allows the surrounding tissue to connect better with the implant and fixes the implant in place. 

What is great about this type of implant is that there’s not much possibility for the rupture of the implant and capsular contracture. Capsular contracture can occur when the implant’s scar tissue causes the implant to deform. It can affect the form, texture, and feeling of the breast. With a textured type breast implant, the chance of this happening is low. The shape change possibility is also common.

Which type of implant is the best for you can be best decided through a careful examination by one of the plastic surgeons. 

Different inside textures 

Now that we have talked about the outside texture let’s also talk about the inside texture. There are two types of texture used for the implants. 

  1. Saline
  2. silicone gel

In Korea, it’s not common to use saline implants. It has been used in the past, but breast implants have improved a lot, and there are better alternatives now. Here is where the silicone implants come in. 

Silicone implants mimic the feel of actual breast tissue and, therefore, a more natural breast. Also, if the implants happen to rupture, which doesn’t happen very often, you won’t notice it at first. The implant would reduce in size with the saline implants, and you’d see it right away. With the silicone ones, the silicone isn’t a liquid, so if by any chance happens to rupture, the silicone will stay inside the breast pocket, and the size will not reduce.

Alternatives to implants

A commonly used method for people who don’t want a significant change but a very minor one, fat transfer surgery could also be an option. Fat is taken from the back of your thigh or belly and transferred to the breast area. This gives you a very natural but slim improvement, like 0,5 or 1 cup size up. If you are thin and don’t have enough fat to transfer, this method is challenging to perform. 

Am I the Right Candidate?

Breast augmentation surgery is recommended to those who:

  • have small breasts and want to enhance this
  • have asymmetrical and/or uneven breast size
  • have small and/or sagging breasts due to breastfeeding
  • have realistic expectations about the outcome of the surgery

Those who have sagging breasts and want to correct this by breast augmentation need to know that implants alone might not work. In some cases, you may need breast lifting as well.

Also, having realistic expectations is essential in this procedure. The surgeon may choose a different size, placement, or different type of implant depending on your body type. If this happens, don’t be alarmed since they have the best intentions in mind, and they are looking for the most natural results.

What Is the Best Option For Me?

As you can see, there are different things to think about when getting breast implants. These are all options that can be combined or not. Remember, the ultimate goal is to have natural-looking breasts, and what works for someone else might not work for you, and vice versa. A consultation with a certified plastic surgeon is always needed before deciding on a type of breast implant.

At Seoul Guide Medical, we are happy to help and assist in your choice. We work together with only the top 1% of plastic surgeons, ensuring your complete safety. We go with you to every consultation and advise you on the most suitable choice for you.

What Is The Surgery Time and Recovery Period for Implants

The placement of the implants takes about 1-3 hours. You will be under general anesthesia, which means you’ll be asleep during the surgery, and therefore it won’t be painful.

  • After 2-3 days, it’s possible to continue to shower and enjoy your everyday life. This could differ if you got the under the breast incision or around the areola incision.  
  • About 2 weeks after the surgery, the stitches will be removed. We will give you some tips on taking care of your breasts after the surgery, which will usually include using a prescribed scar cream and wearing the right bra. After the surgery, you’ll have to wear a garment to support your breasts. Still, after 2 weeks, you can either wear a sports bra or a bra with a long enough underwire to give your breasts the support they need to heal in the right place. We’ll also check the progress in this aftercare session and give you a high-frequency treatment to quicken the healing progress. Please note that in some cases, there are no stitches to remove.
  • 1 month after the surgery, you’ll get another progress check, and swelling of the breasts starts to go down. At the clinic, we also use an ultrasound device to see if the healing progress on the inside of the breasts is also improving. 
  • After 3 months, most of the swelling should be gone, but it isn’t until 1-2 years until you’ll see the end result. 
  • After 6 months till 1 year, we examine your breasts on the outside and inside to make sure everything is healing the way it should, and we work on scar laser management.

What Are The Costs?

It really depends on what kind of surgeon you choose, the surgery length, its complexity, the type of breast implant and more.  We’ve seen cases go from anywhere from 4000 USD to 20,000 USD. It’s really hard to narrow the pricing range past this point without having a detailed consultation with our staff. Send us an e-mail to [email protected] or constant us through our website for for a detailed consultation with our expert staff and get your price estimate as soon as possible.

Contact

We understand that there’s a lot of variabilities to choose from, but we at Seoul Guide Medical can assist! You can get in contact with us with the following:

FAQ

Will The Silicone Implants Rupture If I Lay On My Stomach?

The silicone implants undergo a lot of testing. The test includes a lot of things and also heavy resistance tests. An example can be where the testers throw something serious on the implant and see whether it ruptures or not.

How Much Time Do I Need to Go Back to Work?

This question isn’t easy to answer since it depends on what kind of job you have. If you have a position where you sit behind your desk, you don’t need much recovery time. On the other hand, if you have a job where you walk around all day and require lifting of any kind, the recovery time is longer. Always discuss this with your plastic surgeon to be entirely sure when you’re able to go back to work.

What Are the Side Effects of Breast Surgery?

Breast augmentations are very safe procedures, where only a few patients experience side effects. Side effects can include bruising, swelling, and some pain. For the first few days, you will be on pain medication to ensure you’re as comfortable as you can be.

 

Most Famous K-Pop Plastic Surgeries In South Korea 2021

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Have you always wanted to get that K-pop star look? Plastic surgery can be done to achieve the look you are after. In this article, you’ll be introduced to some of the plastic surgery procedures that K-pop Idols get and learn how to get them, too!

K-Pop Double Eyelid

The double eyelid procedure is one of the most well-known plastic surgery procedures in the world. Having balanced double eyelids can make the eyes look bigger while providing a fresher and less sleepy look. This surgery is done either by the non-incision method or the incisional method. The non-incision method requires stitching to be done on the upper part of the eyelid. One issue with this method is that it is not suitable for all cases and that the results may not be permanent.  The incisional method is suitable for all cases and works by creating or re-creating the double eyelid line then using sutures to hold the line in place. The stitches are removed 5-7 days after surgery. Some patients may require removal of excess skin and fat. This is known as upper eyelid blepharoplasty. Others may have too much of their upper eyelid covering their pupil. In this case, they would require ptosis correctly. Ptosis correction fixes the saggy eyelid or sleepy eyelid look. Other patients may not have enough fat between their upper eyelids and their brow bone. These patients would require fat grafting or fat injections to be done. 

There are other procedures that go really well with the double eyelid procedure. If you would like either the medial or lateral sides of your eyes to be wider than medial and lateral canthoplasty (known as epicanthoplasty) can be done. If you have bags or dark circles under your eyes then fat repositioning, fat extraction and fat grafting can be done. If you have wrinkles under or over your eyes then blepharoplasty is a good option. Lastly, if you have wrinkles at the sides of your eyes then a bit of Botox will help for 2-4 months at a time. 

 

There are many cases where at first it may seem that only one eye should be done. However, doing both eyes will give you the best results. Surgery on just a single eyelid can lead to more imperfection than is necessary.  

The recovery time for double eyelid surgery depends on which double eyelid procedure or procedures you had. The more invasive it is, the longer the swelling and possible bruising it will be. Swelling and bruising tends to rise for 2-3 days after surgery, hit its peak, settle then start to go down. A lot of icing at this point is recommended along with anti-swelling injections and laser light therapy. The swelling and bruising slowly go away and after 3 weeks or so you look much better. Full recovery takes place around the 3 month mark with the final bits of swelling taking up to 6 months. Internal healing can go on as long as 1 year but between 1-3 months you will look great to others. 

Nose Surgery - Rhinoplasty

Nose surgery or Rhinoplasty is one of the most popular procedures for K-Pop idols and their fans alike. This procedure alters the shape of your nose and can improve functionality. It can be done for medical reasons, such as difficulty breathing or cosmetic reasons. 

To understand how this procedure works, it’s essential to know that the nose has multiple parts; the upper nose bridge made of bone, the lower nose bridge made of cartilage, the sides of the nose bridge made of bone, the nose tip made of cartilage, the columella, the alars and the inner septal area. The areas that need to be improved vary from person to person and thus the type of surgery required is different for each person. Another essential thing to know is that the nose is a middle third of your face and is very prominent as the focal point. The nose has to mathematically match the angles on the lower and the upper third of your face taking into account the relative positions of your eyes, forehead, jaw, lips etc. An improvement in your nose can really positively affect your overall appearance as well as helping you to breath better. Open rhinoplasty is usually done meaning that the incision is made along the columella and is virtually invisible over time. 

The recovery time for this surgery is faster than you might expect. You will usually have a protective splint on your nose for 3-5 days after surgery. You may or may not have packing inside for 2-3 days. Taping usually is done for 1 week after surgery. You can experience bruising under your eyes and swelling around your eyes and on your nose. This improves dramatically fast over the next 2-3 weeks. Around the 3-4 week mark, your nose will look swelled to you but to others it will seem normal. Most swelling goes away around the 3 month mark and full recovery takes place over 3-6 months. Internally healing can last for around 1 year. 

Jaw surgery - Mandible Jaw Reduction Surgery

K-pop stars are often looking to make their faces appear smaller and get a more V shaped look to their jaw lines. . To achieve this, jaw surgery (and cheekbone surgery) can help. 

Jaw surgery is where a doctor will alter your jawline to create a more slim look. A plastic surgeon will operate on your jaw by shaving it down to the wanted shape. This surgery can help people with asymmetry in their jaw and is recommended to be done when the growth process of the jaw stops. This is at 14-16 years old for females (but it is recommended that you wait until at least 21 years old), and for men, this is at 17-21 years old. The surgery can consist of either a short cut along the mandible or a longer cut going towards the jaw. Some patients with strong underbites may qualify for double jaw surgery which is more invasive but provides a larger change.

The recovery time for this surgery is longer than for other procedures. Seoul Guide Medical recommends that you give yourself at least 21 days post surgery in Korea. The bare minimum should be at least 15 days in Korea as you will need to come repeatedly to the clinic for aftercare treatment. Swelling tends to go down around the 2 week point and progressively improve to the 3 month mark. The final last bits of swelling go away after 6 months but internal healing can take up to 1 year.

Cheekbone Reduction - Zygoma Reduction Surgery

K-pop idols often tend to reduce their cheekbones in order to achieve a smaller face look. This is known as zygoma reduction surgery. This procedure alters your cheekbone to create a less broad appearance. 

A plastic surgeon will cut the zygoma bone in this surgery, also known as the cheekbone. Once the needed cuts are made, the bone is rotated and pushed into its new position and excess bone discarded. This creates a much smaller face and is often done with other surgeries such as jaw surgery and genioplasty or chin surgery. These surgeries complement the zygoma reduction and create a better balance to the face shape. Not all patients qualify for all procedures so make sure you speak with an expert Seoul Guide Medical consultant first. 

The recovery with this surgery is less than with jaw surgery but you should still give yourself at least 2 weeks in Korea post surgery if possible. There tends to be less dramatic bruising with this surgery but swelling will proceed for 2-3 days, stabilize then go down over the next 2-3 weeks. At the 3 month mark you are around 90-95% de-swelled with the remainder going down by the 6th month mark.

Chin Surgery - Genioplasty

Chin surgery, also known as genioplasty or mini V-Line surgery, is a procedure where the doctor alters the chin to look more defined or more refined. It’s done to create more symmetry and, therefore, more harmony in your face. The chin can be shaped, slid forwards or backwards and have volume reduced from it. Everyone’s needs are different and thus the kind of cuts needed will be determined during your personalized treatment plan creation by SGM. 

The recovery time for this surgery depends on how you treat the area afterwards. It recovers along the same lines as zygoma reduction but with less bruising and swelling. Any swelling that is there lasts for about 2-3 weeks and comes down quickly. Full recovery happens by the 6 month mark with residual swelling going down to nothing around the 6 month mark. 

Breast augmentation

Having the best figure is vital in the ladies of the K-Pop world. Many idols undergo breast augmentation. Natural-looking and natural-feeling breasts are the most common requested results for those in the K-pop world. 

The first thing to consider when talking about breast augmentation is the kind of implant that is best suited for you. There are round implants which give you more volume at the top of the breast area. There are also anatomically shaped implants which provide a more natural look with the bottom portion of the breast having more volume. There are also top of the line implants (they are more expensive) like Motiva implants which change shape depending on your position. They mimic the natural way breasts move when lying down, bending and standing. The next thing to consider is the placement of the implant. For some people, placing it over the muscle in the chest is less invasive and the results will look great. For others, especially those with less breast tissue to start off with, placing the implants under the muscle is a better strategy. Lastly, the incision location has to be chosen. The most common incision spots are under the breast fold (for larger implants) and in the wrinkles of the armpit area (for medium to smaller implants). You can also place implants through the areola, around the nipple but this is less common. 

Some patients who want a minor change (about half to one cup size in difference) opt for fat grafting or fat transfer to happen. Fat is removed from your belly or the back of your thigh and transferred to the breast area. Usually two fat grafting sessions spread at least 3-4 weeks apart and less than 3 months apart are done. If you are naturally thin and don’t have a lot of fat to start off with, this option may not be for you. Seoul Guide Medical will help you to choose what is right for you during your 1:1 consultation with our experts. 

In some cases where the existing breast tissue has sagged to undesirable levels, a breast lift can be done. Breast lifts are often accompanied by implants even if the patient has a lot of breast tissue naturally. A more desirable shape can be achieved with implants. 

SGM recommends that you are in Korea for a minimum of 15 days post surgery for breast augmentation. If you can stay in Korea for 3 weeks that would be even better. You will have stitches removed after 10-14 days usually. The recovery for breast augmentation is a bit difficult for the first 2-3 days but improves dramatically quickly. Something to note is that due to swelling, patients often like the larger size of the new implants but then when the swelling goes down, they wish they had chosen a larger size to start off with. This is why it is key to trying on different implant sizes under a tight shirt at the clinic during your consultation. The correct size depends on what you want and also on what the doctor recommends. Some sizes may not suit your body correctly and the doctor will inform you of the idea range for your body type. 

Dental Braces and Veneers

Most K-pop stars have awards winning smiles. Those who had the time underwent braces treatment when they were younger. Those who needed their teeth alignment fixed as adults did it via Invisalign or other clear aligner braces systems. Those who did not want to spend 6-36 months with braces opted for porcelain veneers to be done. In top clinics like the Oaks Dental Clinic, you can get the K-pop or Hollywood smile done in as little as 1 day depending on their bookings. 

There are two methods with veneers. The first method (no prep) involves no shaving of the enamel to be done and thin veneers are placed on top of the teeth. This method is only suitable for people that have large gaps between their teeth and have undersized teeth. Most people will qualify for prepped veneers which involves the shaving of the tooth enamel to an inverted triangle of sorts. This allows for proper placement of the veneers. Dr. Chulmin Bae from the Oaks Dental Clinic explains, “Veneers should be done in pairs. You can get sets of 2, 4, 6, 8, 10 etc. The minimum amount of veneers should be the number of teeth that appear in your visible smile line. You can look at yourself in the mirror, smile normally with an open smile and count the number of teeth that you see”. There is no recovery for this treatment. Once they are placed, you are good to go. Veneers last on average 12 years but it depends on how well you take care of your teeth. They could last a lot longer or shorter depending on your dental health.

What’s Next?

At Seoul Guide Medical, we have helped K-pop stars and their fans alike to improve their looks. Although you are beautiful the way you are, it can give you increased self-confidence, and even boost your career. 

SGM makes sure you get the best clinics and to the best doctors to achieve that K-Pop look! Together with the plastic surgeons, dentists, aestheticians, and whoever you need, we can set up the perfect, customized treatment plan for you. 

At Seoul Guide Medical, our motto is “Happy patients, always.” To make sure we live up to the motto, we start getting involved from the first moment we contact you. We schedule a free online consultation to discuss your wants and needs and develop different treatment plans. Together with you, we choose the right option that suits your desires. After this, the consultation with the clinics, the appointment(s), and all the way into the surgery room, we’re here for you: helping and advising you where possible.

After the procedure, we’re right at your side when you wake up and go with you to the aftercare appointments. This article features different procedures, so the amount of aftercare can differ per procedure, but we will be there whenever you need us. 

For any additional questions or to make an appointment with our excellent staff, you can contact us with the following information.

FAQ

What Are The Costs of The Surgeries?

We don’t provide costs for the surgeries because everybody is different and their wants and needs as well. Set prices are difficult to give since the price depends on several factors, such as the complexity of your case, the doctor’s level, and the clinic’s level. 

We give some price ranges, but even those are vast and don’t give an actual price. For exact costs, it’s better to contact us through one of the many ways, and together with the treatment plan, we can then give you a price customized to your unique case. 

For some price ranges, it’s best to go to the articles we already have written, such as Genioplasty, Rhinoplasty, Jaw surgery,and Cheekbone Reduction.

Which Surgery Do K-pop Idols Have The Most?

Plastic surgeries K-Pop Idols have the most are:

  • double eyelids
  • rhinoplasty
  • V-line (jaw, chin and zygoma)
  • veneers

What Are The Best Ways To Minimize the Recovery Time?

To minimize the recovery time, you should:

  • eat healthy (a plant based diet is a winner)
  • exercise
  • follow all aftercare instructions

How Much Time Do I Need in Korea for Surgery?

It depends on what surgery you had but normally about 10-21 days.

Genioplasty: Your Guide To Chin Surgery In South Korea

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Have you always wanted a chin that suited your face better? Many people have undergone genioplasty to obtain a more symmetrical look and find that genioplasty or mini V-line surgery has helped them. Korea is the world leader in plastic surgery and the leaders in v-line (chin) surgery.  Below is a step-by-step guide on what to expect when getting genioplasty in South Korea through Seoul Guide Medical.

What Is Genioplasty?

Genioplasty surgery, also known as mini V-Line surgery or V-Line, is where you alter your chin to create more harmony and symmetry in the face. V-Line is sometimes considered just surgery on the chin or it can be considered as surgery for the jaw and chin. Surgery for the jaw is known also as mandible jaw reduction or square jaw reduction. Mandible jaw reduction can have a short cut which does not touch the chin or a long cut which shapes the sides of the chin. For further improvements on the chin, a type of genioplasty procedure is needed.

Because everyone has different face structures, the type of genioplasty best suited for you will be recommended by a Seoul Guide Medical approved plastic surgeon, and the excellent staff here at SGM. Genioplasty can be used to improve abnormal dental bite positions, chins that are too tall or too short, chins that have asymmetry, chins that are misaligned, chins that are too large, chins that are too extended, chins that are too weak (retrogenia) and chins that are receding.

As you can see in the image above, different chin conditions require different surgical cuts.

The Procedure In Detail

Most genioplasty surgeries will take about 1 hour to complete, but this can be longer or shorter depending on your case. After the surgery, you may have to stay in the hospital for 1 night for observation and care, after which you can head to your accommodations.  

Before you undergo surgery, you will have online consultations with our team at SGM, an in clinic consultation with the doctor who will perform your surgery, fill out documentation for your surgery and have everything explained to you with the final confirmation coming from you. Once you complete your paperwork, you will be taken to the surgery room for preparation. The preparation can take anywhere from 15-40 minutes but it can take longer depending on the case. At this point you are awake and thinking happy thoughts. Once the preparation is done, the anesthesiologist will let you know it is time to go to sleep. This surgery is normally done under general anesthesia, which means you will be asleep during the surgery and not be able to move making the procedure safe. Once the surgery begins, the following procedure will take place (please note it can change depending on the case):

  1. The plastic surgeon cuts along the border of the lower jaw and the inside of the lower lip, inside the mouth. There is no external cut and no external stitches afterwards.
  2. He/She then makes an incision in the layer of softer tissue to gain access to the chin bone.
  3. When the doctor accesses the chin bone, he/she makes a small vertical cut in the chin, using it as a referencing point during the operation.
  4. Horizontal osteotomy is performed below the bottom teeth. The surgeon can change the height of the chin depending on how high she/he makes the cut. If you want your chin to be smaller, the surgeon can also remove a piece of bone to make the chin smaller. 
  5. How you want your chin to look or what is needed for your chin determines the outcome of this next step. Here the bone can slide forward, backward, or sideways. Any rough edges will be filed away, and the doctor checks the new alignment.
  6. The next step would be to reattach the chin bone to the jaw with screws and possibly a plate (more on this a bit later).
  7. The plastic surgeon closes the wound with stitches (often dissolving stitches) and places compression tape over the front and sides to minimize swelling.

Different kinds of cuts

Different kinds of cuts result in different face shapes. You may need one or multiple cuts to get the look that you want. Your treatment plan has to be customized. What type of cut you’ll need for your chin or face shape and your wants and needs will all be discussed in the consultation with the doctor. Our highly skilled staff at Seoul Guide Medical will guide you through everything you need to know so that you’ll have the most comfortable experience possible.

In this type of surgery, your chin can be altered to form a better balance and symmetry in your face. The plastic surgeon may shape your chin in a particular shape to obtain this. What shape this is, depends on what your natural face shape is. Therefore, a plastic surgeon can make different kinds of cuts. This can be:

  • Y-osteotomy

  • Pyramid-Osteotomy 

  • W-Osteotomy 

  • M-Osteotomy 

Before and After Photos

To get a better sense of what is possible, you can see before and after photos. The change can be slight or major. It is really up to your needs and wants along with your own body’s limitations.

Recovery Time and Process After Surgery

After the surgery, you may have to stay in the hospital for 1 night to ensure everything goes according to plan and there are no complications. The doctor will check your condition the next morning, get an antibiotic and deswelling injection and you will be released. 

  1. Usually, 3 days after the surgery, the second check-up will follow, where we will disinfect, check the progress, and provide you with a shampoo service, since washing your hair can be difficult after such a surgery.
  2. 1 week or less later, de-swelling and cell regeneration is done using laser light therapy. 
  3. 10-14 days later stitches are removed for those but some people may have dissolving stitches which do not need to be removed. Radio frequency or ultrasonic devices may be used at this time or earlier to speed up the healing process.
  4. At this point you are free and looking much better as swelling has gone down. If you meet a new person, they may not know you had surgery at all but you will most likely look at your chin and still feel swollen. This improves more after 3-4 weeks. After 3 months you can consider it 90-95% healed and after 6 months it is 99% healed in most cases. Internal healing takes place fully over 6-12 months usually.

Genioplasty, like any surgery, is going to take some time to completely heal. For internal healing, it’s a lot slower as stated above, but the swelling recovery is faster.

Is It Right For Me?

In this plastic surgery article we have shown the different types of cases that qualify for genioplasty but to be suitable for this surgery you have to hold the right expectations. There is no procedure that will give you 100% perfect symmetry and fulfill every last bit of expectation because everyone is limited by their own body. In fact, at any plastic surgeon anywhere in the world you will most likely sign a waiver stating that perfect symmetry is not guaranteed and that the clinic has explained to you what is possible in your case. Basically, you should be looking to maximize what is possible for you. Yes, you will look better. Yes, you will maximize your look. Yet, you should accept that there are limitations and those limitations will be explained to you during your consultation. 

  • long chin

  • short chin

  • short and receding chin

Pre-Surgery Information

Before genioplasty, it’s essential to know what you can and cannot do. Here are a few things you may be instructed not to do before the surgery. Remember that this list is generic, so things may change due to the doctor’s instructions.

  • Get enough rest. Your body can heal the best and the fastest when you’re resting.
  • Eat enough vegetables and fruit. Good nutrition is always important, but now your body needs even more nutrition because of the surgery. Stay away from processed meats, fried foods etc.
  • Drink enough water. As said earlier, your body needs to have good nutrition. Fluids are essential as well.
  • Stop drinking alcohol for at least two days before surgery or much more if possible.
  • Stop smoking at least 1 week before surgery if possible. Smoking slows the healing process down and increases the risk of any complications.
  • Do ask SGM all the questions you have.
  • Prepare a zip up hoodie or something similar that you don’t have to place over your head.
  • Remove all nail polish and piercings if possible.
  • Let SGM guide you so you can focus on getting your mind ready without worrying about all the logistics.

Costs

Determining the price for any surgery is difficult since it depends on many factors such as the complexity of the case, the level of the clinic, the level of the doctor, how experienced the doctor is, whether they are a specialist or not. All of these factors influence the price.

To give you a price range, genioplasty surgery is often between 3000 USD and 10,000 USD for top surgeons to do it. Keep in mind that complex cases such as revisions can be much more expensive than first time surgeries. Remember that paying too little is a recipe for disaster as you get what you pay but it isn’t always necessary to pay the most either. SGM will give you a range of different doctors, clinics and different pricing points so you can make your decision.

Additional Surgeries

Additional surgeries for this genioplasty could be square jaw reduction surgery, v-line surgery, cheekbone surgery and rhinoplasty surgery. These procedures are often done together for better overall balance.

What’s The Next Step?

Now that you know what genioplasty is, what the procedure is about, and whether or not you are suited for this surgery, the best thing to do now is contact us. We can answer your questions and schedule an appointment for a free consultation. In this consultation, we can develop a treatment plan that we will discuss with plastic surgeons to get you the best care and doctor for your case. 

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We’d love to get to hear from you and hope to see you soon!

FAQ

Is Genioplasty Painful?

This is the number one question patients ask. We can assure you, genioplasty is not a painful procedure. You will be completely asleep during the surgery due to the general anesthesia. Your doctor will prescribe the appropriate pain medication because you will experience some discomfort days after the procedure. Pain should completely be gone over the following weeks.

How Long Does Swelling Last?

The chin and lower lip will swell, and you may experience difficulty talking or drinking. This is all normal since you’ve had major surgery done on your chin. After two to three days, the swelling will peak, and then it will slowly decrease in about two weeks. Keep in mind that every patient is different and can change or differ from the description above. 

When Can I Start Brushing My Teeth After Genioplasty?

After having chin surgery, brushing your teeth can be difficult. Using a mouthwash is recommended, and after 3-5 days, you can begin to use a soft toothbrush. The doctor will discuss this in better detail. Following the doctor’s instructions is highly recommended since they know what’s best for your case. 

Does Genioplasty Cause Numbness?

Because of the surgery, your chin and bottom can be numb and feel tingly after the surgery. Feeling this is normal and should subside. It takes several months to disappear, but this is different for every patient.

Can I Eat After Mini V-Line Surgery?

After surgery, you can eat. However, it’s advised to only eat soft foods or liquids. The surgery wounds will be in your mouth, so you should be careful with what you eat and keep the food soft until you can tolerate harder foods again or when your doctor says it’s okay to eat something harder. Because everyone heals differently, it’s recommended to always ask your doctor beforehand for permission. 

When Can I Smoke After Genioplasty Surgery?

Smoking decreases the healing process, and it is recommended to not smoke at all during the three weeks after the procedure. Always discuss this with your doctor beforehand and afterward and follow their instructions.

What Can I Do To Heal The Fastests?

It’s always important to follow the doctor’s instructions since they know your case the best. It can help you to the best of their capabilities. However, you could do a few things after the surgery to heal the fastest. This includes:

  • Rest enough. Rest is the key to letting your body heal.
  • Go for short walks, about 5-10 minutes. Try not to elevate your heart rate. Although rest is important, walking and moving around is also a good thing to do. 
  • Eat healthily. Eat vegetables and fruits; good nutrition is an excellent idea to get started and heal the fastest.

Always discuss things like this with your doctor since they may have different or additional ideas. 

Glowing God(dess) Package: How To Get Glowing Skin

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Have you always wondered how to get that glowing, glass skin some people have? At Renovo Skin Clinic, we can give you that glowy look. This article created by the experts at Renovo Skin Clinic will tell you all about it.

What Is The Glowing God(dess) Package?

The Glowing God(dess) package is a popular treatment combined with BB shine and a resurfacing laser. It’s great for people who struggle with acne, acne scars, pigmentation, dull, and dehydrated skin. It combines the BB shine, which deeply cleans out your pores, with a resurfacing laser to target the hyperpigmentation, acne, and acne scars. 

It gives you the best of both worlds and leaves you with glowy skin!

What Does The Treatment Looks Like?

The aesthetician will first clean your skin using cleansing products suitable for your skin type. Here’s where the glowing god(dess) package begins.

  • BB shine.

 

It’s a three-step suction device to suck out all of your impurities and pollution from the outside air. It targets sebum, white/blackheads and reduces Demodex, also known as “acne mites,” which are a significant cause of acne and other skin problems like rosacea. At the same time, it also gives your skin a hydrating booster with Hyaluronic acid, and it exfoliates with AHA’s and BHA’s. 

  • Cooling gel and rejuvenation laser.

A cooling gel is applied before using the rejuvenation laser. The laser works with ultrasound energy and is excellent for improving fine lines and wrinkles, pore tightening, improving acne scars, skin brightening, and moisturizing, lifting, and skin rejuvenation. This device doesn’t have any downtime and is a great addition to prepare for the next step.

  • Numbing cream

Numbing cream is applied to prepare the skin for the resurfacing laser. This is being done so you won’t feel any pain or discomfort. A plastic wrap is placed on the numbing cream for about 20-30 min so that the cream has all the time to set in fully.

  • Resurfacing laser

Unlike any other laser where the downtime is long, and the side effects are significant, this laser has significantly less downtime than one week and has no to almost no side effects. The downtime of this laser is 1-3 days, where you’ll see minor red marks and up to one week until your skin is fully recovered. In addition to the improved downtime and almost no side effects. Thus, it’s safe for all skin tones. After just one treatment, you’ll already see results. You can expect a 10-15% improvement in your skin per treatment up to a maximum of about 50%. Even the most glass skin type looking people do not actually have 100% perfect skin. People can expect a maximum of a 50% improvement if you do several sessions (3-5 in most cases with a minimum spacing of 1 month apart). 

  • Ultra duo and hyaluronic acid 

This is another laser, but it calms down your skin. It also targets wrinkles and pigmentations, improves skin elasticity, and leaves you with moisturized skin.

Your skin might be a little red and somewhat warm, having done all these steps. The next step is to target that.

  • Cooling strips and rejuvenation laser

 

Cooling strips and a rejuvenation laser are being administered to soothe and calm down the skin even more, which leaves you with less red skin. 

  • Luxury serum, rejuvenation cream, sunscreen

After the treatment is done, they put a luxury serum on your face, apply a rejuvenation cream, and as the last step, apply sunscreen. 

  • To get the best healing process and, therefore, the best results, there are 2 types of facial masks you receive in a 13-day homecare kit. The first type is designed to help soothe and heal the skin faster after laser treatment. This is a functional mask (vegan) that actually has healing properties. It is not the kind you can buy in stores. The second type is designed to keep the moisture levels high and keep the skin looking as good as possible while healing. In the homecare kit, there are enough masks to last for thirteen days or use sporadically for 13 weeks. 

How The Resurfacing Laser Works

This resurfacing laser works by pricking the skin with very small pins and transferring heat via radiofrequency into the skin’s surface, which creates microscopic wounds

This triggers the natural healing process of the skin. The healing process then naturally regenerates and repairs visible signs of skin damage such as (acne) scars, pigmentation, or wrinkles.

These very small wounds the pins create, are much smaller than traditional lasers.

This is why this resurfacing laser has less downtime and less side effects than other lasers.

Before and after the treatment

Before you get the glowing god(dess) package, we want to know if this is something you really need. Sometimes our patients wish for something to be done on their face, but it is not the right choice for their skin or skin type. This is where the consultation comes in.

 

Our excellent staff at Renovo Skin Clinic provides everything you need and can help you by explaining how a treatment works and what would suit your skin the best. 

First, it’s essential to know what you want. Let us know your skin concerns and explain what you’d like us to do. We then make a plan of the treatments that could fit those concerns. We also perform a skin analysis test. This analysis involves putting your face in a device that takes several pictures. It shows us skin age, skin type, hydration, pores, pigmentation, and fine lines and wrinkles. Together with this, we’ll layout a treatment plan.

After this, you will have a consultation with us, and the doctor. The doctor will take an even closer and more detailed look and determine if what we came up with helps your concerns.

Then comes the part where you can decide whether or not you want to go through with the treatment. If you do, we can get started right away!

After the treatment is over, it’s crucial to follow the instructions the staff at Renovo Skin Clinic gives you. This is to get the best results and to heal the fastest. 

You should:

  1. Drink plenty of water
  2. Apply sunscreen of at least SPF 30+ every time you go outside
  3. Moisturize your skin well
  4. Apply a rejuvenation cream morning and night
  5. Avoid going to a sauna, swimming, or any form of intense exercise
  6. Avoid drinking alcohol and smoking for a few days after the treatment

Before And After Photos

Is It Right For Me?

Because this package has two main treatments, it delivers results to a broad spectrum of people. Chances are you’re most likely one of those people!

Here’s a list for you to see if this is for you:

  • You have dull, dehydrated skin
  • You want to reduce your acne
  • You want to balance the oil and moisture levels in the skin.
  • You want to reduce the appearance of acne scars, rosacea, fine line, deep wrinkles, enlarged pores, pigmentation, and uneven skin texture

Contact

After you’ve read all this and you want to set your appointment or have some additional questions for us, we are happy to help you!

You can call us at: +8210-8862-7757

Or send us an email at: [email protected]

You can also get in contact with us via our website. Click here.

FAQ

Is The Glowing God(dess) Package Painless?

This package has two main treatments: the BB shine and the resurfacing laser; it doesn’t hurt in any way. The second main treatment is the resurfacing laser. Before we begin with the laser, we apply numbing cream. We let this sit for 20-30 minutes to be sure it has set in. Because of this numbing cream, you won’t feel a thing. 

What does the Skin Analysis Device Show?

The skin analysis device shows us your skin age, skin type, hydration levels in the skin, pores, fine lines, and wrinkles. We will show the photos and explain everything about them.

Is the Consultation And Skin Analysis Free?

The online consultation is free. However, if you come to Renovo Skin Clinic, there’s a minimal charge you have to pay. This will be deducted from the total if you decide to get treatment. 

Does the Resurfacing Laser Actually Work?

This device offers exceptional results for the right candidate. If you’re bothered by visible signs of sun damage and aging, and overall poor skin quality, you might be the right candidate for us. Keep in mind that each skin is different, and we would like to discuss what your skin really needs together with you.

How Long Does This Treatment Take?

The glowing goddess package takes about 2 hours to complete, including consultation. This can always be more or less, so planning nothing afterward is the most comfortable thing you can do. This way, you don’t have to rush or be hasty, and you can thoroughly enjoy the treatment. 

Are There Any Side Effects With the Resurfacing Laser?

There are almost none to no side effects with this particular resurfacing laser. The only side effects you can have are minor red marks. These feel like a sunburn, and therefore it’s essential to wear sunscreen after the treatment.

Are There Any Side Effects With the BB Shine?

This treatment doesn’t damage the skin in any way and therefore doesn’t have side effects or downtime. Depending on the area, it can take up until 20 min before the treatment is over. You will show no redness, no swelling whatsoever, so you can immediately go on with your daily activities. It is essential to wear sunscreen after the treatment.

Do I Need To Remove My Make-Up Before Coming to the Consultation?

You don’t have to remove your make-up before the consultation. However, we will ask you to remove your make-up when we do the skin analysis. This can be done at Renovo Skin Clinic and is not a problem.

What Are The Costs For The Glowing Goddess Package?

It’s important to know that each skin is different and that every skin needs something different compared to someone else. Because of this, it’s difficult to say just one price. This is why it’s important to get in contact with us if you want to know actual prices. Our experts will look at your skin, and use the skin analysis photos and come up with a customized treatment plan. 

You can call us at +8210-8862-7757

Send us an email: [email protected] 

Or use the contact form on our website. Click here.

Square Jaw Reduction: Procedure Steps, Recovery Time, Costs, and Much More

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Have you ever thought about getting square jaw reduction surgery? South Korea is the number one country in the world for this procedure. Seoul Guide Medical, the leading expert in the field of square jaw reduction, created this article to let you know everything you need to know about this procedure and whether it is right for you.

What Is Jaw Reduction Surgery?

Square jaw reduction surgery (part of V-line surgery), also known as mandibuloplasty or mandible reduction, is a procedure where a plastic surgeon permanently changes the shape of the lower jaw. This surgery is usually done to create a smaller jaw shape, a more curved jaw, and a smoother jawline. Because this surgery is done on the lower portion of the face, there are a lot of nerve endings and blood vessels in that area. Only an expert surgeon with vast experience should perform this procedure. The clinic that hosts this procedure must also have advanced medical and safety equipment that is not common in all clinics.

What the mandible jaw reduction entails differs from person to person and is predicated on their needs and wants. Some people want only their jaw to be done, whereas others could also be looking for chin reduction.

The goal of “V-line surgery” or “V-lining” is to make a face slimmer and create a balanced V-line. The amount of reduction you can get is determined by your wants and what is safely possible. It can be determined with a CT scan and computer analysis at the clinic. A V-shaped or smoother jawline can make a person look slimmer, younger, more symmetrical, and provide a softer look. 

There are two types of cuts that can be done when undergoing mandible jaw reduction. The first is called the shortcut, which goes from the back of the jaw bone to the middle of the jaw bone. The surgeon makes an incision from the inside of the mouth, designs on the bone, and then creates a diagonal cut and removes the measured amount needed with a handheld cutting tool. The jaw can then be smoothed out and shaped if needed.  No pins or plates are required. The doctor then sutures the area.

The other kind of cut is called the Long Cut. This goes from the back of the jaw bone to the front of the chin. It allows for the chin to be reduced on the sides and shaped.  Patients who get this kind of cut usually have an unbalanced, broad look to their chin that does not match the rest of their face and will not match the new look they are going for. Sutures will close the incision area once the excess bone material is removed and smoothed. No plates or screws are needed. 

At Seoul Guide Medical, we can provide you with the best plastic surgeons who have the utmost care for their patients. We have access to information that cannot be found online and know the systems of each of our partner clinics and how they work. We only choose the best surgeons and ensure you get the best chance of achieving your dream.

With both kinds of cuts, the skin and muscle must be pulled up and reattached to a better position. Because you will have less bone structure, there will be excess sagging if this is not done. 

Your Surgery Day Explained

Now that we explained the procedure in general, let’s move on to what you can expect during your visit to the clinic. Keep in mind that this is a description of the process in general, but it can vary from patient to patient. 

On Your Surgery Day

  1. The plastic surgeon will or would have already personally look(ed) at your bone structure and nerve endings using x-rays, CT-scan, and digital imaging scans. Their analysis will determine the maximum amount of bone that can be removed. You can then adjust that amount to your needs and wants. 
  2. You will go through detailed paperwork explaining your procedure(s) and sign a series of documents that explain everything about the process.
  3. Once you are ready and have gone to the washroom one last time before surgery, you will be taken to the surgical floor and prepared for surgery.
  4. This procedure requires general anesthesia, and thus you will have an anesthesiologist administering your anesthesia and monitoring you the entire time. You will fall asleep, and the surgery will begin. Because you are asleep, you will feel no pain during the procedure. 
  5. You will be woken up from the anesthesia and moved to a recovery room. You will usually stay there overnight, being monitored by nurses. This procedure is typically an inpatient one. We highly recommend staying overnight in the clinic for one night after the procedure.
  6. The next morning, the surgeon will come and check your condition and sign the papers for your discharge. You can then leave the clinic with the help of the SGM staff and go to your accommodations.
  7. You will need to come back to the clinic for regular checkups. We recommend staying in Seoul for a minimum of 14 days after this procedure and, if possible, 21 days. Please note: You may have a drain placed, which helps to gather excess blood. This is usually attached for 2-4 days, depending on your case.

Most patients do not get mandible jaw reduction alone. Most patients combining it with other V-line procedures to maximize their own symmetry. Common procedures done with square jaw reduction are buccal fat from the cheeks, zygoma reduction surgery, rhinoplasty, facial fat grafting, double chin liposuction, and thread lifting.

Recovery Time and Aftercare

As seen above, jaw reduction surgery is considered major surgery and there will be some side effects, such as:

  • Pain when you open your jaw or eat after surgery
  • Bruising, swelling, and inflammation after surgery
  • Headache (due to the anesthesia)
  • Nausea (due to anesthesia)

It’s essential to be aware of the risks and side effects. Still, you should also keep in mind that tens of thousands of these surgeries are performed in Korea each year, and there is no safer country in the world to do this surgery in.  Seoul Guide Medical is here to ensure you get the best treatment and care so you can focus on your recovery. 

You can usually turn to your daily activities after 2 – 3 weeks. Many patients in Korea go back to work after just a few days. After 1 – 2 weeks, you need to return for the stitches to be removed. The exact aftercare schedule changes from patient to patient. Still, it will involve antibiotic injections, medication, in-clinic cleanings and dressings, in-clinic laser light rejuvenation therapy, and more. 

After about 15 days, a large percentage of the swelling disappears, and you will look normal to others, but you will still think you are very swollen. After 3-4 works, 50-60 percent of the swelling has usually vanished. After three months, 85-95% of healing has occurred. By the six-month mark, you will be almost 100%, but internal healing can take up to 1 year to happen. 

Before and After Photos

Here are some before and after photos for you to have a clear view of what square jaw reduction surgery looks like on actual patients.

Is This For Me?

You are a great candidate for mandible jaw reduction (v-line) if:

  • You don’t like your square jaw
  • Your lower jaw is wide and round
  • Your jaw is longer or out of proportion to the rest of the face
  • You’d like a smoother look 
  • You’d like a smaller face

If you’ve read the options above, and you’ve said, “Yes, this is me,” then contact us at Seoul Guide Medical and let us help you get the look you are after.

Pre-Surgery Information

  • No drinking and no eating 8-12 hours before the surgery time. This could differ depending on the doctor’s recommendations
  • No vitamins, supplements, anti-inflammatory medicine for two weeks before surgery if possible
  • No smoking if possible, no drinking alcohol for at least three days before surgery
  • Try to eat healthy foods for as long as you can before surgery

On the day of the surgery, it is best to wear loose-fitting clothes, no jewelry, no makeup, no nail polish or fake nails, and no contact lenses.

The ultimate advice is to be as healthy as possible before the surgery. So, eating vegetables and fruits will improve your healing process as well. However, it’s best to discuss your food intake or diet with the doctor or the SGM staff since everyone is different. 

Costs

Determining a price for plastic surgery can be difficult since it depends on a few factors, such as the level of clinic, the doctor’s experience, the complexity of a specific case, whether it is a revision case or not, and the length of time of the surgery. 

With that being said, the price range for a square jaw reduction in Korea ranges from  5000 – 20000 USD. As you can see, this is a very big price range, and in most cases, you won’t be paying 20.000 USD. However, 20,000 USD may be a great price, it all depends on your case. In plastic surgery, you get what you pay for but we can make sure you are getting the best quality for your money.

Why choose SGM to help you? We have been doing this for over 10 years, already have all the information, have all the connections, are experts, have government licenses and approvals, and have a dedicated staff to make this daunting task easier on you. We are more than just translators, we are experts and can guide you from start to finish.

What About Additional Surgeries?

This procedure could be combined with other surgeries such as zygoma reduction, masseter muscle reduction, or genioplasty (chin reduction). It could be an option to gain the best and optimal results and better facial balance and symmetry. 

We want to discuss what works the best for you, together with you! Our staff works together with different plastic surgeons, and we will develop several treatment plans, so you can choose the best one that works for you.

Contact Information

If you have more questions, doubts, or want to get in touch with us, please do so at: 

Phone: +82-10-5920-5546

Email: [email protected]

Website at https://seoulguidemedical.com/contact

http://instagram.com/seoulguidemedical

http://facebook.com/seoulguidemedical

You are never alone with SGM.  

FAQ

Is Jaw Reduction Surgery Safe?

Every surgery comes with a few risks but through careful planning, exceptional plastic surgeons, and our staff we can limit the risks to a minimum. All of our plastic surgeons are government-licensed and create a safe operating environment through using CCTV. They are highly skilled and perform a lot of jaw reduction surgeries. 

Is Jaw Reduction Surgery Painful?

This procedure is done under general anesthesia so during the surgery you won’t feel any pain. Afterward, you can experience some pain, bruising, swelling, and inflammation but this is all normal since it’s major surgery. This will usually subside at 2-3 weeks, but it is all dependable on the complexity and severity of your case. 

Can You Eat After Jaw Surgery?

After any surgery, it’s important to eat and drink enough since this will help your healing process. Because you’ve had surgery on your jaw it’s important to only have a liquid or pureed diet until your jaw has healed or when your doctor says it’s okay to eat something hard again.

How Can I Heal The Fastest From Surgery?

At all times, it’s crucial you follow the rules and regulations of your doctor. They want you to have a speedy recovery and know everything there is to know about healing the fastest you can. However, there are a few ground rules such as:

  • Take enough rest. Sleeping is important so that your body can have all the rest it needs to recover. You might even feel more tired after your surgery, which is a sign to go to sleep and take some rest.
  • Eat vegetables, fruits and drink enough. Eating and drinking are important as it provides you with enough nutrition and gives you everything you need for a fast recovery.
  • Go for small and light walks. Although taking enough rest is a good thing, taking too much rest isn’t good either. Try to go on small walks since this will also help in your healing process. Do take in mind that you can’t exercise, so the walks should be short, about 5 minutes

Anything else that is suggested or given as advice by the doctor should be followed.

After Cutting The Jaw Bone, Won’t It Grow Back Again?

After cutting the jaw bone, it will not grow back again. Sometimes, after surgery it can look like the bone has grown back. This is however not true. What you may experience is that the muscles in the jaw have grown, due to other factors. If you want this to be reduced, you could be looking for masseter muscle reduction.

What Is V-Line Surgery?

It’s a type of jaw reduction surgery, often used to slim and contour the lower jaw. This surgery involves the angle of the jaw, the mandible bones, and the chin.