Last fact-checked: 22 February 2020
Smooth out your under-eye area with an eye bag removal. In Seoul, this is one of the most requested cosmetic procedures on the market, 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.
There is a wealth of experience in Seoul for this type of surgery. Not only are millions of Koreans undergoing eyelid procedures, but so too are medical tourists coming from nearby 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'll find world-class facilities offering 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. It has modern shopping malls, restaurants offering cuisine from around the world, UNESCO World Heritage Sites and 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 throughout the country are particularly good. Flights also fly directly from hundreds 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.
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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 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 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 are still evident.
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