rhinoplastic surgery in korea

Rhinoplasty in Korea – Procedure, Recovery & Cost in Korea

Rhinoplasty, or in common terms much known as a nose job, has become a widespread treatment in many parts of the globe. What most do not know is that together with the rise in the popularity of Korean skincare also comes the popularity of South Korea in the field of plastic surgery.

Rhinoplasty in Korea – Procedure, Recovery & Cost in Korea

To this day, Korea has come to be one of the leading countries not only in skincare but also in the different kinds of plastic surgery that they have already been dubbed as the “plastic surgery capital of the world”.

If you were to have these surgeries, most especially the surgery they call as Rhinoplasty, why not go to the country where this kind of surgery is widespread and with a lot of experts on the procedure?

What is Rhinoplasty

The famous nose job or medically referred to as Rhinoplasty is by definition  “a surgery that changes the shape of the nose”. One reason why an individual may opt for Rhinoplasty may be for aesthetic purposes, which is so popular with celebrities. Another reason is for medical purposes, to improve breathing, fix accident-related injuries, or improve the appearance of a defect that has been present since birth.

Why you should have rhinoplasty surgery in South Korea

Countries like the US have a lot of cases of Rhinoplasty and other plastic surgery procedures, but you may ask, why Korea? It is because South Korea, according to an article by Harrison Jacobs and Annie Zheng on Business Insider, “has the highest rate of plastic surgery per capital in the world”. Who would not deem the country as the “plastic surgery capital of the world” when it has been estimated that there are around a million plastic surgery procedures occurring in just a year.

In that 1 million surgery procedures Rhinoplasty and glutathione injections are considered as second most popular since the top surgery procedure on the list is blepharoplasty or more commonly known as the double-eyelid surgery. Given the statistics, who would have second thoughts in getting a nose job in the country?

Rhinoplasty in Korea – Procedure, Recovery & Cost in Korea

Before the rhinoplastic surgery

A nose job is considered as a major surgery and just like any surgery, major or minor, it requires preparation and assurance that you are someone fit for the major procedure.

As stated on Cleveland Clinic’s website, a rhinoplasty procedure differs from one patient to another. That is why thorough consultation with an expert is required before the surgery. If you are planning on getting a nose job, here are the qualifications that you should meet:

  • You should be 18 years old or older
  • You should be physically fit and healthy
  • You should be mentally healthy
  • You should have realistic expectations with the results of the procedure

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The Process

A consultation with the surgeon for assessment of the nose structure, facial features, and overall health is a must before deciding to push through with the surgery. Once you have decided to go on with your decision to have the surgery, risks, cost and recovery time will be discussed to you by the doctor and the staff.

 Before the surgery starts, the doctor will administer the anesthesia on the patient. There are two kinds of anesthesia that can be used for the procedure. The first one is the general anesthesia which knocks the patient out so that he or she will not feel anything during the whole procedure. The second kind of anesthesia is the local anesthesia which only numbs the nose so that the patient will not feel the pain of the operation.

At the start of the procedure, the surgeon will make a cut within the nostrils. In more difficult cases, the surgeon may also make cuts across the base of the nose. The surgeon then reshapes the inner bone and cartilage to produce a more pleasing appearance.


As mentioned above, Rhinoplasty is major surgery and just like major surgeries, it takes a long time to recover from the procedure.

It takes one year to fully recover from the procedure.

During the first week of recovery, your nose can become splint free with no obvious signs of the surgery. The second week, you will see that bruising and swelling is gone. Third to fourth weeks will already allow you to do heavy activities like going to the gym or jogging.

The sixth-week mark, your bones will have become stable and you can go back to wearing glasses. In three to six months you will not anymore feel numbness and weird sensations in your nose.

As your nose surgery reaches its anniversary, it’s after surgery shape should be refined.

Risks and Safety

The doctor and his staff will surely explain all the risks that are associated with the operation and will let you sign a consent form if ever you decide to push through with your rhinoplasty surgery. While you are reading the information above, I know you may also be thinking about negative things that could happen when you get a nose job. To save you time, here are some risks that may or may not happen after a rhinoplasty surgery:

  • risks in anesthesia because some have negative reactions to this drug
  • infections because of the open wound
  • difficulty breathing
  • unsatisfactory appearance
  • skin discoloration
  • swelling

Even though Korean surgeon are back up by experience, it is always important to know all these risks in order to take the necessary precautions that would avoid negative outcomes.

In summary, nose jobs are becoming widespread because of its aesthetic and medical benefits to an individual. Since South Korea is considered as the “plastic surgery capital” of the world with rhinoplasty as the second most common surgery done in Korea every year, it is only deemed appropriate to choose to have the nose job surgery in the country.

However, prices for locals and foreigners may vary because of the additional resources to be used for foreign clients. As risky as it may be, it is not a worrisome since risks are discussed before the procedure and Korean doctors are experts with regards to experience.

Getting a nose job can increase onces confidence which is an important factor in order for a person to achieve his or her goals in life. Nose jobs does just this because it helps in fixing something a person deems undesirable in his or her body. Not only that, but it also gives comfort for it has a medical side to it. If you think that your nose needs some fixing whether it be for cosmetics or medical, you know where to go and what to expect. Just remember to make sure that you bring up your questions during the consultation because once the procedure has started, there is no turning back.

Rhinoplasty Consultation

Rhinoplasty Consultation

Rhinoplasty Surgery Procedure At Answer Plastic Surgery Clinic Korea

Procedure(s): Rhinoplasty consultation

Patient Background: of English descent and living in Korea

Details: Answer Plastic Surgery is a top-rated doctor in Seoul, Korea. This case study takes you through what a typical consultation for Rhinoplasty (nose job) is like.

This patient is a well known Youtube star in Korea who originally stems from England. Upon arrival, he first filled out a patient information form with the English translator.

A preliminary consultation was done in a private room with a manager who gathered more details about what kind of nose he wanted to have done. The patient was then taken to see Dr. Choi Min who heard his concerns, took mathematical measurements and high definition photos. Those photos were then uploaded to the imaging system where the doctor and the patient design the nose together following mathematical proportions to provide balance and symmetry.

This kind of consultation takes more time than a simple paper design, which most doctors in Korea do. The reason many doctors don’t want to spend the time doing a design process with the patient is that they are more money driven and want to fill up their days with as many surgeries as possibles.

“Doctors are not robots. They are humans” :). If you fill up your day with 4-6 surgeries then mistakes will happen out of sheer exhaustion.

Dr. Choi Min’s philosophy is different as we take a maximum of 2 surgeries per day per doctor to ensure quality control to the highest degree. This is why our doctors spend as much time as you need during the consultation process.

Once the patient is satisfied with the design of his nose, Dr. Choi Min explains more details about what kinds of surgical procedures will be necessary to achieve that look and before and after photos are shown of similar cases done by the doctor. We have a large database of before and after photos but we don’t post most of them On-line due to privacy concerns. However, when you are in our clinic, we will show you before and after photos of cases similar to yours and explain how their procedures were performed.

Answer Plastic Surgery has the highest technology and the best modern techniques for plastic surgery in the world. This ensures that all procedures are done in the safest and best way to achieve the results you want.  Once the patient is ready, the patient talks with the manager again to arrange for a surgery date and to discuss the price.

Rhinoplasty procedures can be done as long as the patient has not eaten or drank anything within 8 hours. This is why it is a good idea to schedule your surgery in the morning so you don’t feel so hungry or thirsty. Our attention to detail is another reason why so many international patients choose us as their plastic surgery provider. We take care of you every step of the way.

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*Fill out the patient registration form

*Measurements, photos and consulting with the doctor

*Design is done together to get the look you want

*Advice is given and adjustments made

*Booking times and pricing is discussed

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German Patients Maximize Their Beauty Potential

Lisa and Maily chose Answer Plastic Surgery for their plastic surgery makeovers in Seoul, Korea. They came to Answer Plastic Surgery via Seoul Guide Medical, Korea’s top medical tourism company (http://www.seoulguidemedical.com).

Lisa is a Youtuber and sees herself on camera everyday. She noticed that her nose was not the way she wanted it to be. Dr. Choi Min at Answer Plastic Surgery takes photos and measurements in the clinic and designs your nose on the computer simulation system. Because of this, Lisa got to see what her nose would like after the procedure and adjust it as she wanted it. In her own words, “Seeing what the results will be like before you do the surgery is invaluable! Not many doctors out there are confident enough to show you the results before you do the surgery.”

Below you can see images of the computer simulation:

German Patients Maximize Their Beauty Potential
German Patients Maximize Their Beauty Potential

Maily also wanted to have Rhinoplasty done as she complained of having a wide nose and wanted it to be taller as well. In many cases, women who undergo Rhinoplasty also have fat grafting done on the forehead and other parts of the face. This is done to give the face balance. Maily had fat taken out of the back of her thigh and injected into her face to give her a more harmonious look.

The time needed in Seoul for this treatment is 7 days including the surgery day. Here is the schedule they followed with Dr. Choi Min at Answer Plastic Surgery:

Day 1: In clinic consultation and design

Day 2: Surgery

Day 3: Check up

Day 4: Rest

Day 5: Rest

Day 6: Check up and protective nose split removed

Day 7: Rest

Day 8: Removal of stitches and taping

How to get to Answer Plastic Surgery: Ganganam Station, Subway Line 2, Exit 12. Go outside of the stairs as seen in the photo. Look left and you will see A Tower Building. There is a coffee shop called Cafe Bene on the first floor. Come up to the 6th floor.

German Patients Maximize Their Beauty Potential

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