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Double Eyelid Surgery in Greater Seoul Area

The Ultimate Guide to Double Eyelid Surgery in Greater Seoul Area

Want to find out about one of the most affordable locations for Double Eyelid Surgery? Seoul in South Korea offers extensive expertise in all cosmetic surgery techniques, and is already popular with Chinese and Japanese medical tourists.

The medical name for the term is blepharoplasty, which can mean surgery to the upper lid, the lower or both. Double eyelid surgery is often referred to as Asian Blepharoplasty as the procedure forms a crease in the upper eyelid, which is often missing on Asian eyelids. There is some controversy that this is ‘Westernizing’ the eyelids but the surgery makes the eye appear wider and bigger, which is a beauty ideal the whole world aspires to.

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 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.

Healthcare facilities in the Capital are generally good. Seoul’s inhabitants are not shy about improving themselves – 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 a great many healthcare facilities that are attractive to foreign patients. Modern, hygienic, equipped with the latest technologies and staffed by medical and ancillary workers who are highly skilled and qualified.

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 it slightly 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 valuable information – giving you the opportunity to choose while being in possession of the full facts.

How long does the double eyelid surgery procedure take?

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

What is the recovery time after Double Eyelid Surgery?

After surgery 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 go down, but it will take 2 – 4 weeks before it resolves completely.

You may have stitches which will be removed between 5 and 7 days after the surgery. You will be able to wear makeup then to camouflage any bruising or swelling.

You can probably return to everyday activities after a week, but avoiding vigorous exercise for 6 weeks. It could be 6 months to a year before your body has healed in entirety.

What is the cost of Double Eyelid Surgery in South Korea compared to Australia or New Zealand?

In Seoul a double eyelid surgery costs around AUD $3,900 (EURO €2,600; UK £2,100; US $3,000; CAN $3,900) compared to Australia where it’s around AUD $8,000 (EURO €5,300; UK £4,200; US $6,000; CAN $7,800).

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