One of the most popular procedures both Koreans and international patients undergo is Rhinoplasty (nose job). This is a plastic surgery procedure which improves the look of the nose and can also fix problems on the inside. Most commonly, the bridge and nose tip are enhanced. In some cases the alars (sides of the nose) and shape of nostril holes are also improved.
Ranked per capita, Korea is the world’s leader in plastic surgery procedures. The government invested early into medical education and infrastructure and as a result, people from all over the world flock to Korea for medical procedures with the largest component being plastic surgery. The technology is advanced, and the doctors are more experienced while keeping the cost competitive.
The perfect nose may seem subjective but it is derived firstly from mathematical calculations to create a balanced relationships between your nose and the rest of your face. Some of these measurements include a straight nasal dorsum, a narrow nasal tip, a small dip between the nasal dorsum and tip, appropriate facial angles, appropriate nasal projection and appropriate width.
The Process Of Getting A Nose Job (Rhinoplasty)
Before the procedure, you need to fast (no food or liquids) for 8 hours before the procedure. A good tip is to schedule a morning surgery so you aren’t so hungry or thirsty. The procedure itself takes between 1-2 hours normally depending on your case.
You will be under anesthesia during the procedure and you will wake up in the recovery room with an IV where you slowly gain back your strength. Most patients stay in the recovery room for 1-2 hours after the procedure and then head to their accommodations.
You need to come back for a check up on the 1st, 3rd, 5th and 7th day. You will need 7 days to recover because this is the time when you have the protective splint and taping on with the stitches still inside.
After 7 days it is just swelling and bruising which you can manage with ice and makeup if you need to head out. The majority of the swelling lasts 2-3 weeks.
Recommended Nose Specialist
The best Rhinoplasty doctor is Dr. Choi Min at Answer Plastic Surgery. He is nose specialist who is one of the few doctors who takes the time to design your new nose on the computer with you. He takes your photos, your measurements and designs it according to your facial dimensions, needs and wants.
You can then adjust the look with him. He also only takes a maximum of two surgeries per day which means each patient gets the quality and care they deserve.
What A Nose Job Consultation Looks Like
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