Korean Rhinoplasty Trends in 2024



Korean Rhinoplasty Trends in 2024


In the past, Korean plastic surgery often aimed for a conspicuous and flashy appearance. However, the contemporary trend is shifting towards a pursuit of natural beauty, particularly noticeable in the realm of rhinoplasty, where a gracefully natural nose shape has gained widespread popularity.


Why Do People Get Nose Jobs?

The nose is an important organ that allows us to breathe and smell. Not only is it a vital body part, but it is also located right in the center of the face which determines a person’s overall image. Similar to the eyes, because the nose is such a prominent part of the face when you talk to someone or meet them for the first time, even the slightest change in the shape, width, or height of the nose can have a big impact on the appearance.


What are the Korean Rhinoplasty Trends?

Just like fashion trends, there are trends in the beauty and aesthetic fields. For Korean rhinoplasty, the popular trend used to be a high-tipped nose with a slightly curved line from the bridge to the tip of the nose, and as time passed, people desired a more natural-looking nose. The trending nose line in 2024 is a curved-linear line or straight-line nose. The glabella, or the area between the eyebrows, is low, while the tip of the nose is smaller but does not look too obviously done.


What Are the Different Nose Lines?

In Korea, there are four distinct types of nose lines. We will delve into what sets each nose line apart and unravel the beauty standards in Korea by shedding light on the prevailing trends in Korean plastic surgery.  


Curved Line nose (Beoseon Line):

In Korea, an upturned nose is called a beoseon line nose. The beoseon line nose originated from a traditional Korean sock where the front part of the sock is pointed upwards called beoseon. The beoseon line nose has a relatively low bridge, but the nose tip is quite extravagantly pointed upwards. The downside of a beoseon line is the bridge is low and the tip is higher, which can make the nose appear longer. This nose line used to be popular back in the days when they tried to emphasize the nose tip.


Half Curved Line (Half Beoseon Line):

As a result of the cons to the beoseon line came the half beoseon line nose. The half-beoseon line has a lesser curve but still has enough for a feminine-looking nose. 


Curved-Linear Line:

A curved-linear line nose is when the bridge of the nose is straight, but the tip of the nose has a slight curve. With this nose line, you can have a high bridged nose while having a feminine nose tip. This is why many people go for the curved-linear line nose. Popular celebrities who have this nose line are actresses Shin Se-Kyung and Min Hyo-rin.


Straight Line:

A straight-line nose is where the line starting from the top of the bridge to the tip of the nose is straight. The straight-line nose is currently trending in Korea. It is typically preferred by males, but there are popular Korean female celebrities such as actress Seo Yea-Ji, K-pop singer Karina and Winter from Aespa, and Minji from NewJeans. Some famous male celebrities with straight-line noses are actors Song Kang, Lee Min-ho, and Ji Chang-wook. However, a straight-line nose can seem unnatural for some people.


How to Determine Which Nose Line Suits You?

To determine which nose line fits you is based on your overall face shape. We will discuss the four main face shapes and explain which nose line suits which shape.


Long-shaped face: 

For rhinoplasty on a long-shaped face, the surgeon must determine which area of the face is long. The face is divided into three parts: forehead, forehead to the top of the philtrum, and philtrum to the tip of the chin. If the forehead is long, slightly raising the tip of the nose is recommended. If the chin is long, making the nose tip longer or lowering the nose tip with a straight-line nose is recommended. Therefore, based on the tip of the nose, the overall length of the face can be balanced.  


Oval-shaped face: 

The oval-shaped or egg-shaped face is the shape most fond by surgeons. This is because most nose shapes and nose lines are suited well with this face shape.  


Round-shaped face: 

For those with a round-shaped face, making the nose bridge higher and making sure the tip is not too wide is ideal. The higher bridge will give more dimension, and if the forehead, cheekbone, and chin are wider, getting a fat graft along with a nose job is highly recommended as it can give volume and heighten those attributes more.


Square-shaped face:

Many people who have a square-shaped face tend to have a lower-tipped nose with a hump which can give off a stronger image. As a result, for those with a square-shaped face, it is recommended to have a straight-line or curved-linear line nose.

Nevertheless, it is crucial to recognize that not every trend suits everyone universally. Given the diverse features, face shapes, and individual image nuances, seeking guidance from a medical professional is imperative. Consulting with experts helps to identify the ideal lines and shapes that harmonize with one's unique characteristics.


Should You Follow Rhinoplasty Trends?

Rhinoplasty isn't about adhering blindly to trends; rather, it should serve to enhance attractiveness by accentuating personality traits and addressing any perceived shortcomings. This principle applies equally to both men and women. In men's rhinoplasty, for instance, a subtle adjustment to the nose can significantly alter the overall masculine appeal. However, as each individual has distinct goals, the design must be tailored accordingly. For instance, correcting a hooked nose is about achieving a smoother profile, but overly trimming it may compromise masculinity, necessitating a balance that emphasizes the T-zone by preserving certain bone structures.


Given the dynamic nature of aesthetic preferences in Korean nose jobs, prioritizing personalized design becomes paramount. While it's tempting to follow trends, it is wiser to prioritize facial harmony and consider existing features, moods, and overall impressions.


Design intricacies in rhinoplasty dictate variations in surgical methods and implant materials. Therefore, a meticulous 3D-CT examination is essential for accurate and safe surgery. This comprehensive assessment, considering internal tissue conditions, overall health, and functional aspects of the nose, is crucial to avoid side effects and determine the most appropriate surgical approach.


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