30 Day Transformation: Rhinoplasty in Korea
It has been overdone to death now but it must be said: South Korea is the most cosmetically enhanced country in the world. A look at plastic surgery statistics show that the most common requested procedure includes Korean rhinoplasty, liposuction as well as various hair and skin treatments. Below is an outline of what to take note of and what you can expect through a 30 day post-surgery journey:
First, a brief overview: rhinoplasty is done to enhance, correct or re-construct the nose. There is a difference between getting rhinoplasty in Korea and elsewhere. As you can see in the picture above, the typical Asian nose, also called a button nose is slightly upturned and has little to no “bridge”.
The Korean rhinoplasty procedure is different to the techniques used for Westerners, as each have a different desired outcome. One thing to note however, is that your voice may change after the procedure – this was covered in research by Dr Kamran Khazaeni and colleagues of Mashhad University of Medical Sciences in Iran.
To avoid complications, it is advisable to refrain from bending over or lifting heavy objects, two weeks after surgery. While light fitness activities can be resumed, one week after surgery, you might want to avoid vigorous activities such as cardio until the two week wait period is over.
As you may notice, there is now a very sleek, obvious nose bridge:
Finally, on day 30:
With all that said, remember that there will be some swelling and bruising around the operated area. There may be a wait period of up to one year for prominent results to show. Though, looking at the picture above, it is only day 30 and the results of her surgery are already showing! Finally, getting cosmetic surgery done is no longer a taboo or an embarrassing matter for both women and men, who are nosing ahead with rhinoplasty.
Disclaimer: (The pictures above were derived from the blogosphere and are not associated with Seoul TouchUp).