Smooth out your under eye area with an eye bag removal. In Seoul this is probably the most requested cosmetic procedure and can be carried out on lower, upper or both eyelids to make you look rejuvenated, less tired and more youthful.
It doesn’t removed crow’s feet and is often done with other procedures, including a brow lift or by non-surgical anti-wrinkle injection treatments.
There is a wealth of experience in Seoul for this type of surgery. Not only are Koreans getting eyelid procedures, but so too are medical tourists from Japan and China. It is becoming a credible medical tourist destination, and with investment from the government it will soon come to the attention of Western medical tourists who will find its facilities excellent and its prices very competitive.
Seoul is an attractive city. Its residents are fashion-conscious and technologically savvy. It has modern shopping malls, restaurants offering cuisine from around the world, World Heritage sites and alleys and wooden homes that give you a glimpse into the city’s past.
The City may have its fair share of skilled surgeons who are registered with all the right professional organizations but you should always do your own homework. It’s not always easy when you travel to another country but with Medical Departures it is. All our doctors and clinics in Seoul have already been pre-checked for quality by us. We do onsite visits, collect real patient reviews and verify qualifications and professional memberships. With high definition photos, virtual tours and other useful information freely available at your fingertips on our website you should find choosing stress-free and be relaxed about your choice.
The time it takes to complete the eye bag removal surgery depends on whether you have just the upper or lower lids done, or both – so the time could vary between 1 and 3 hours.
Local anesthetic or light sedation is usually given, rather than general anesthesia. The incisions to remove the excess skin and fat from your eyelids are made in inconspicuous areas. For surgery to the lower lids the incisions is made inside the lower lid, so no scar is detectable. On the upper lids the incision is typically made in one of the eye’s natural creases.
Once the loose skin and excess fat is removed the remaining skin is pulled tight and stitched carefully in place.
As you would expect after surgery, you will experience some swelling and bruising, which will not begin to subside for a few days. You will be given instructions but generally told to avoid lifting, bending and doing anything that will raise blood pressure for a few weeks. You should be able to engage in your everyday routines after a week and many people feel well enough to go back to work then, even if swelling and bruising is still evident.
In Seoul eye bag removal is around 50% of the cost it is in Australia.
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