Billboards adorned with images of beautiful, well groomed Koreans are everywhere in Seoul. The popular Korean look is epitomized by K-pop; Korean beauty is based on the concept of having large eyes, small noses, flawless skin and a fresh look.
South Korea is after all the global capital of cosmetic surgery. Koreans are more predisposed to cosmetic surgery since good looks are equated to success. Here, cosmetic surgery is viewed as a service provider, one that is readily available and not limited to the rich and famous.
While it is heavily advertised locally, Korean cosmetic surgery is also actively promoted throughout Asia Pacific as well as the West. Plastic surgery statistics show unprecedented number of tourists coming to Korea for the purpose of cosmetic enhancement.
One of the many possibilities of cosmetic surgery is the facelift. It is a procedure designed to correct the jawline, neckline, jowls and to tighten loose facial skin. It is usually a durable procedure – one that is expected to last around ten years or so.
In saying this, results of a facelift are as much about the surgeon as it is the technique. Seeking out specialist credentials is therefore an important step before committing to any procedure.
What does it all mean?
A facelift means different things to different people. It is about identifying the individual’s needs and concerns. What is the specific issue that bothers you in the morning when you look in the mirror? How can I improve the way I look?
A facelift is not about changing the person – it’s about re-invigorating and re-capturing the freshness of a youthful face. And it can be combined with many other rejuvenating procedures such as brow lift, neck lift, eyelid reduction and even rhinoplasty.
The aim is to highlight a person’s features and create a balanced and beautiful face. In essence it is about making you look and feel the best you possibly can. It is about taking steps towards an improved quality of life.