Double Eyelid Surgery in Greater Seoul Area

The Ultimate Guide to Double Eyelid Surgery in Greater Seoul Area

Last fact-checked: 9 October 2020

Medical Departures has partnered with a growing list of double eyelid surgeons in Seoul, the South Korean capital, who can deliver world-class results for considerably less than back home. 

What is Double Eyelid Surgery?

Also known as Asian blepharoplasty, this surgery manipulates the appearance of the upper lid, the lower or both.

The procedure essentially forms a crease in the eyelid, which is often missing on Asian eyelids. It's often sought by patients who want to "open" up the eye area, making them appear larger. 

Who Is Suitable for Double Eyelid Surgery?

Anyone who is an adult, in generally good health and who has realistic expectations of the outcome of the procedure can be considered for double eyelid surgery.

The procedure can improve a heavy-looking eyelid and remove fat and skin to improve vision. It can also help to reduce puffiness and minimize bags or wrinkles under the eyes.

Why Choose to Have Double Eyelid Surgery in Seoul?

Since hosting the Olympics in 1988 Seoul has built on the legacy the Games left behind. It has developed into a modern, tech-savvy and contemporary city, equipped with all the services and facilities you’d ever need – day and night.

As with any modern city, there’s plenty to keep you occupied in Seoul with the bright city lights, all manner of entertainment and a myriad of dining-out experiences. For those with a little more time on their hands, a day trip out of the city to the coast or into the mountains could also be a viable option. 

Standards of Care in Seoul

Private healthcare facilities in the capital are generally excellent as Seoul’s inhabitants are not exactly shy when it comes to enhancing their appearance – and this extends too to cosmetic surgery procedures. It isn’t unusual to see bandaged faces on the Subway going to work and for Seoul’s cosmetic surgeons it is a booming business. Advertising hoardings for plastic surgery clinics adorn every available space and it is certainly a competitive market.

There are now plenty of cosmetic clinics in Seoul that welcome international patients, with English, Japanese and Mandarin-speaking staff and doctors. Modern, hygienic, equipped with the latest technologies and staffed by medical and ancillary workers who are highly skilled and qualified.

Finding an Expert Blepharoplasty Surgeon in Seoul

We always maintain that anyone looking at having surgery anywhere should always do their own due diligence, finding out about the procedure and narrowing down prospective doctors and clinics.

Medical Departures makes this whole process easier by giving you a head start. We’ve already background-checked doctor qualifications and professional memberships, listing real patient reviews and publishing high-definition clinic photos alongside prices and other useful information.

How Long Does Double Eyelid Surgery Take?

The procedure is reasonably quick – taking, on average, around about an hour. You will be given a local anaesthetic and/or light sedation and so there is no need for an overnight hospital stay.

Read more about what double eyelid surgery entails here

What Is the Recovery Time After Double Eyelid Surgery?

After surgery, the following considerations should be noted:

  • Your eyes will feel tender and you may experience blurred vision as the swelling and bruising take a hold.
  • After 48 hours this should start to subside although you may still notice some side-effects over the next two to four weeks.
  • You may have stitches which will be removed between five and seven days after the surgery. (You will be able to wear makeup to camouflage any bruising or swelling).
  • You should be able to return to everyday activities after a week, but do avoid vigorous exercise for six weeks.

How Much Can I Save on Double Eyelid Surgery in South Korea compared to Australia or New Zealand?

In Seoul, double eyelid surgery costs around AUD $3,900 (EURO €2,600; UK £2,100; US $3,000; CAN $3,900). This can be compared to Australia where the same procedure costs around AUD $8,000 (EURO €5,300; UK £4,200; US $6,000; CAN $7,800).

Please note: these are average estimates. Compare some of the latest prices on offer at these recommended double eyelid (blepharoplasty) clinics in Seoul below:

What Next?

Find out more and compare prices at our verified clinics in Seoul.

Contact our Customer Care Team if you’ve any questions about double eyelid surgery in Seoul. Or, if you have already chosen your clinic, book directly through our site to secure the best prices online. 


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