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How to find proper specialized plastic surgeons in South Korea

Today I'm going to write a blog about "How to find proper specialized plastic surgeons in South Korea" and "How to find legit plastic surgeons in Korea".

First of all, there are so many plastic surgeons and plastic surgery center in Korea, but you really do not know which plastic surgeons or plastic surgery clinics are legit because:

1. You do not know Korean language so can't get true information from Koreans.
2.You just google popular clinics, so you just go for one of them to have a surgery without having enough knowledge about your surgeons.
3. You have done researches and break out to 2~4 clinics, but sometimes fake information can lead you to make wrong or fault decision.
I know that it is really hard to see, research and check which plastic surgeons or clinics are trustworthy and devoted themselves to development of plastic surgery field in Korea.

Korean doctors degree system is quite different than other countries. They have specific surgery fields syst…

What can help you to reduce swelling after plastic surgery

Today, I would like to talk about the swelling and bruising after "Plastic Surgery"

It is very normal symptoms to have swelling and bruising, but amount of having swelling or bruising will be very different depends on:

1. What kind of plastic surgery you had?

2. How big was the surgery?

3. Was it combined surgeries?

Even though you had simple surgery, but there are chances of having much swelling or much bruises then you expected! When you research on other people's plastic surgery experiences, it seems that they do not have that much of swelling or the bruising.

Please do not expect that your recovery is going to be like theirs, because it is really depends on your body characteristics. (Normally minor surgery give less swelling and bruising compare to big surgeries but still minor or non-invasive surgery could give you big swelling and bruising as well)

There are few things that it could improve your swelling and bruising!

1. Pumpkin (Pumpkin soup, pumpkin juice, etcs.,)



2. To…

Why so many people from overseas go to South Korea to have plastic surgery?

There are plastic surgeons all over the world, but people are flocking to South Korea for a variety of treatments. South Korea has built a reputation internationally as the place to go for plastic surgery. People come from all over the world to visit the state of the art, affordable, and high quality clinics that have made South Korea a global leader in medical tourism.

In 2014 over 980,000 plastic surgeries were performed in South Korea, half of those being foreigners. By 2020 they expect to be performing at least 1 million operations a year. While most of these surgeries are performed on women, men are a growing segment making up 15-20% of patients. While traveling to a foreign country to get plastic surgery sounds like it would be extremely expensive due to government programs, the relative affordability of procedures, and South Korea having some of the lowest pharmaceutical prices in the developed world. The South Korean government sees the benefit of medical tourism to Korea so th…

[JW Plastic Surgery Center Korea] The basic of nasal tip plasty. Types of cartilage graft part 2

Hello
Today I would like to talk about the rest of cartilage graft I haven't mentioned from the previous posting:
1) Shield graft
2) On-lay graft
3) Columellar strut graft

Today's posting will be about the "septal extension graft", "Alar rim graft (alar contour graft)", Lateral crural onlay graft", and "Lateral crural strut graft".

4) Septal extension graft:

Septal extension graft is mainly used to extend the length of a short nose; however, it is also powerful graft that can project the nasal tip or promote columella projection. There are three types of septal extension graft

extended spreader type, batten type, and direct extension type. The extended spreader type is a method of fixing between dorsal area of nasal septum and upper lateral cartilages.

Graft can be used unilaterally or billiterally to the dorsal nasal septum. When correcting a deviated and short nose, unilateral graft enables spread of the upper lateral cartilage at the concave area,…

[JW Plastic Surgery Center Korea] The basic of nasal tip plasty. Types of Cartilage graft part 1

II. The basic of nasal tip plasty 2: Cartilage graft

Most rhinoplasty for Asians is a surgery that heightens the dorsum and projeccts the nasal tip and a surgery while a bulbous and short nose is frequently as well. The alar cartilage of Asians is often small and weak compared with that of the Caucasians with disadvantages for nasal tip plastry. Since it is limited to change the shape of the nasal tip by simple suture alone, cartilage graft is necessary for the nasal tip plasty of most Asians.

The cartilage that is harvested from the nasal septum or ear is frequently used at the nasal tip plasty. In case of endonasal approach, the cartilage is inserted in the space provided in the nasal tip or tip onlay graft is conducted after exposing the alar cartilage and reinforcing the medial crus through columella strut graft.

Open rhinoplasty incision enables more effective suture and fixing of the cartilage and can bring variety of effects to the nasal tip byimplementing shield graft, cap gr…

[JW Plastic Surgery Center Korea] Nose reshaping and revision rhinoplasty (nose job)- "Contracted Nose"

What is a contracted nose?

In augmentation rhinoplasty, there is a high usage of silicone implants in the performance of this procedure. After surgery, there is a possible complication known as a contracted nose (or capsular contracture).

The use of silicone implants has increased in Asian rhinoplasty procedures to improve their low nose bridge.

Causes and Symptoms of Contractured nose (capsular contracture)
A contracted nose can be caused by the performance of poorly grafted implants. It can then cause the following complications:
Disproportionate nasal bridge, and nasal tip that has asymmetrical irregularities.Deviated or protruding implant, and implant extrusions or infections.Short nose deformity.Non-elastic and thick, hardened skin.Color change and discoloration. This results in dramtic scarring, on top of and underneath the nasal area, forming non-elastic, thick skin.

Severe cases of a contracted nose displays a nasal envelope that is hard and tightened, and the correction process…

[JW Plastic Surgery Center Korea] Part1.) What you should think before having secondary blepharoplasty (revision eyelid surgery): 1. Volume problem

Part 1.


Today I would like to talk about people having "secondary blepharoplasty" (revision eyelid surgery)

As you know it is very important to find right plastic surgery clinic and right surgeon who can solve your problems it caused by previous operation you had.

Before having "secondary blepharoplasty" you should know what you have to solve the problems of your eyes.

There are 5 major factors to make natural double fold (double eyelids). These are
Height of eyelidsVolume of eyelidsDepth of eyelidsAdhesion of eyelidsLevator function (Power of your eyelid muscle) Most of the "Secondary Blepharoplasty" cases are related to inadequacy of these factors.


And I'm going to talk about "volume problems" today.

1. Volume problems:

The volume problems are roughly divided two categories. Fulness and sunken. Also most of the problems are caused by sunken eyelid for "secondary blepharoplasty".
Fullness- Excess of coveringSunken- Lack of covering …

[JW Plastic Surgery Center] Types of Revision rhinoplasty (reoperation of nose job)

Today I would like to talk about the revision rhinoplasty (reoperation nose job). Many people are having revision rhinoplasty from JW Plastic Surgery Center Korea and there are few types who needs to have revision nose rhinoplasty or types of who would like to have revision rhinoplasty.

For the types of revsion rhinoplasty are:
1. Complications (side effect) from an implant
2. Deformated nose tip or complications (side effect)
3. Nasal bone has grown back after having "humpectomy" or "osteotomy" (lateral osteotomy and medial osteotomy)
4. Functional complications (runny nose, rhinitis after having rhinoplasty)
5. Personal dissatisfaction

Now I will explain further more about these complications as I have mentioned above

1. Complications (side effect) from an implant
InfectionDeviated implants (goretex, silicone, etc.,) or movable implantsSkin rednessToo noticeble of an implant that has been used for rhinoplastyExposure of an implantHow to solve these problems?
Infectio…

[JW Plastic Surgery Center Korea] Various Methods for Reducing Intraoperative Bleeding and Postoperative Edema in Rhinoplasty

There are various methods for reducing introperative bleeding (reducing of bleeding during the operation) and postoperative edema in Rhinoplasty.

JW Plastic Surgery Center's rhinoplasty specialist Dr. Seung Jong Lee had speech along the above titles from APS 2017 (Aesthetic Plastic Surgery), COEX, Seoul, South Korea. This international meeting were hosted by "The Korean Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery" & "The Korean Association of Plastic Surgeons"

Dr. Seung Jong Lee's Speech was about "Various Methods for Reducing Intraoperative Bleeding and Postoperative Edema in Rhinoplasty" to all the plastic surgery specialists from Korea and overseas


When the Intraoperative bleeding & postoperative edema -> It affect the final rhinoplastyresult and can limit the expected improvement
-> It distress to patients which could lead to prolonged

[JW Plastic Surgery Center Korea] About Revision Rhinoplasty (re-do nose job)

Today I would like to talk about Revision Rhinoplasty or Reoperation of nose job

There are many patients who needs revision rhinoplasty (nose revision) who suffers from previous botched nose job from other country / clinic / cheap clinics / etc.,

You need to undergo revision rhinoplasty (nose job revision) if you are experiencing any of the following cases such as your nose shape is different from what you expected after rhinoplasty (nose job), have an excessively high bridge after rhinoplasty, the tip of your nose is excessively sharp, seriously shifted implant from the previous nose job, implant transparency, nose implant has been collapsed, inflamed nose after primary rhinoplasty. Revision rhinoplasty (revision nose job) requires much more advanced techniques and experience than primary rhinoplasty, so you are advised to get revision rhinoplasty from JW's well-experienced board certified rhinoplasty specialists.

Dr. Seung Jong Lee (Rhinoplasty Specialist)
Dr. Man Koon Suh (Rhinop…

All about Breast Augmentation surgery in Korea

What is Breast Augmentation Breast augmentation and augmentation mammoplasty (terms known as a "boob job") are plastic surgery terms for the breast-implant and the fat-graft mammoplasty approaches used to increase the size, change the shape, and alter the texture of the breasts of a woman. As an elective, cosmetic surgery, primary augmentation changes the aesthetics – of size, shape, and texture – of healthy breasts. The surgical implantation approach effects the global augmentation of the breast hemisphere using a breast implant, an implant filled with silicone-gel; moreover, the surgical augmentation approach can include the application of transplanted autologous skin flaps harvested from the woman's body. The fat-graft transfer approach augments the size and corrects contour defects of the breast hemisphere with grafts of autologous adipocyte fat tissue, drawn from the woman's body.

Surgery duration1.5~2 hours
AnesthesiaGeneral anesthesia
Hospitalization1 day(includ…