Last fact-checked: 9 October 2020
Smooth out your under-eye area with an eye bag removal. In Seoul, this is one of the most requested cosmetic procedures, and can be carried out on lower, upper or both eyelids to make you look rejuvenated, less tired and more youthful.
Although this treatment does not remove Crow’s feet, it can be carried out with other procedures, such as a brow lift or other non-surgical anti-wrinkle injection treatments.
Seoul boasts a number of options for this type of surgery. Not only are millions of Koreans undergoing eyelid procedures, but so too are medical tourists coming from nearby Japan, Russia and China. Seoul has become a popular, reliable medical tourist destination, and has now come to the attention of Western medical tourists who will find world-class facilities offering excellent clinical care and competitive prices.
As the capital of South Korea, Seoul is an alluring city with much to offer. Its residents are fashion-conscious and technologically savvy. Seoul has modern shopping malls, restaurants offering cuisine from around the world, UNESCO World Heritage Sites (alleys and wooden homes that give you a glimpse into the city’s past).
From Seoul it is also easy to get to anywhere else in South Korea as transport links (including some of the world's fastest trains) throughout the country are particularly good. Discount airlines also fly direct from dozens of major cities around the world, including many in the US and Australia.
Seoul 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 prior to booking your travel.
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The time it takes to complete the eye bag removal surgery depends on whether you choose to have only the upper or lower lids done, or both–so the time could vary between one and three 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:
Once the loose skin and excess fat are removed, the remaining skin is pulled tight and stitched carefully in place.
Read more about what eye bag removal surgery entails here.
As you would expect after surgery, you will experience some swelling and bruising, which will subside after a few days. You will be given specific instructions and 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 are still evident.
Please note that these are averages at the time of writing. See out clinic listings for more up-to-date prices.
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UNESCO World Heritage List. Website accessed: 9 October 2020. https://whc.unesco.org/en/list/
Nall, Rachel. Eye Bag Surgery: What You Need to Know If You’re Considering This Cosmetic Surgery. Healthline. 8 March 2019. https://www.healthline.com/health/eye-bag-surgery
South Korea. Lonely Planet. Website accessed: 9 October 2020. https://www.lonelyplanet.com/south-korea/top-things-to-do/a/poi/357351
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