"Cherry lips", jaw reduction, plastic nostrils: what operations are popular in South KoreaBy Pictolic https://pictolic.com/en/article/cherry-lips-jaw-reduction-plastic-nostrils-what-operations-are-popular-in-south-korea
Everyone already knows that South Koreans are very sensitive to their own appearance. Going to a plastic surgeon means almost as much to them as going to the dentist means to us. It is not surprising that it is here that the largest number of plastic surgeries are performed, and patients from all over the world come to the local masters.
But if Westerners mostly do nose correction or breast augmentation, then South Koreans have much more sophisticated needs. Read about the most popular procedures in the "capital of plastic surgery" in our material.
To create the desired face shape, the patient's jaw is literally broken, and then reassembled. Sounds creepy, right? Nevertheless, this operation is one of the most popular in South Korea. And this is despite the fact that dozens of deaths are registered annually from complications associated with the procedure. But, as they say, beauty requires sacrifice…
Initially, chin plastic surgery was performed only for medical purposes, for example, to eliminate the consequences of any injury. But already now this operation is in demand among people who want to become more beautiful.
It should be noted that the procedure involves a long rehabilitation — from 12 weeks to 6 months. This is due to the fact that there are many nerve endings and blood vessels around the chin. That is why any mistake of the surgeon can lead to tragic consequences.
Together with the chin, Koreans correct ... even the jaws completely! After all, locals are sure that a person without a V-shaped face cannot be considered beautiful. And if nature has not awarded such a form— it does not matter! There is a special operation that will help get rid of the "extra" bones and achieve a reference shape.
During the procedure, which lasts on average several hours, a piece of the lower jaw is cut off from the patient. To understand how popular this operation is, just look at the photo of a two-meter transparent column installed in one of the Korean clinics:
As you may have guessed, this container is filled to the top with sawn jaw bones of customers.
While girls from all over the world are going crazy for lush "dumpling lips", Korean women are caught up in a new trend called "cherry lips". When performing this technique, the filler is injected only into two areas of the lips, so that they look like two liquid berries.
That's what cherries Koreans dream of.
And here's how it looks ready-made.
The cosmetologist explains that to create a natural effect, a filler with a liquid consistency is injected into the lips, so the result lasts a little less than with the introduction of a conventional remedy. Because of this, local beauties are forced to repeat the procedure after 8-10 months, or even earlier. But what you won't do for the sake of beauty!
Blepharoplasty is one of the most popular plastic surgeries not only in South Korea, but all over the world. It is also called "double eye surgery". During the procedure, excess skin is removed from the upper eyelid, so that the look becomes more open, cute and friendly.
It is because of the "impending century" that the appearance of Asians seems to many quite aggressive. But the locals have long learned to deal with this problem. In clinics , there are three options for blepharoplasty at once: incision (using tissue incision), partially incision (a small incision is made to remove fat) and non-incision (without incisions, using special threads).
Koreans also do not like any manifestations of age-related changes, so they try to avoid them in various ways. One of them is the installation of an implant. With its help, you can create more rounded facial features that will visually make a person younger.
The second is to create a new forehead shape by correcting the hairline. This intervention is quite traumatic, as it is done by inserting an endoscope into small incisions on the skin. But even so, the procedure is in demand.
Nostrils reduction and rhinoplasty are also incredibly popular among Koreans. The latter is designed to correct the bridge of the nose — for many Asians, the characters are flat nose and low bridge of the nose. But the first one is necessary directly for narrowing the nostrils, and this procedure is carried out in several ways.
One of them is the tightening of the nose holes with a special thread. Usually this operation is performed only on clients with too wide nostrils. First, the surgeon makes an incision through which the thread will be threaded. Then the thread is tightened and fixed to the amount that the patient needs.
As you can see, this girl has undergone more than one operation, including a nose reduction.
The second method is to remove the skin at the bases of the wings of the nose. The surgeon performs neat incisions, removes all the "excess" and sutures.
As you have already understood, lips "a la Angelina Jolie" are not held in high esteem among Korean women. That is why those girls who got naturally plump lips are ready to go under the knife of a plastic surgeon to ... sew them up! To do this, an incision is made along the border of the vermillion - the line of contact of the outer part of the lip, inner and mucous. The doctor removes parts of the tissues from both sides and applies a suture, which resolves itself after a week (less often, it is removed manually).
The procedure takes about 15-30 minutes and is often done under local anesthesia. Side effects include bruising, swelling, redness, allergic reaction and infection.
Perhaps the most desired procedure among Koreans is changing the shape of the outer (lateral) corner of the eyes. During this procedure, an incision is made on the skin of the epicanthus ("Mongolian fold"), so that the eyes begin to appear more elongated and large, and, to put it simply, more "European"!
And how do you feel about plastic surgery? Would you like to change something in your appearance?