What cosmetic procedures can be performed along with Rhinoplasty?



What cosmetic procedures can be performed along with Rhinoplasty?



Cosmetic surgery in Korea has witnessed great development in recent years, thanks to the experience and competence of surgeons and all medical staff and their use of advanced techniques that follow the latest international standards and technology that have taken the field of cosmetic surgery to another stage. All clinics and hospitals in Korea are equipped with modern facilities and the best medical equipment. Thanks to the facilities and constant support and encouragement from the government for medical tourism, it has become easy to undergo any cosmetic procedure and obtain the look that you have always dreamed of. You can also undergo more than one surgical or non-surgical procedure at the same time and some during the same period of your stay without the need to waste time and money on multiple trips, as your time is precious. In this blog, we will present to you the most prominent cosmetic surgeries that you can perform along with nose job surgery.


Rhinoplasty Surgery (Nose Job)

Rhinoplasty is considered one of the most important plastic surgeries that has become common and widespread in Korea and in many countries. Rhinoplasty surgery, also called nose job or nose surgery is concerned with changing or reshaping the structure and size of the nose to suit the person’s preferences and facial features. It also fixes specific problems of the nose, such as breathing problems, and treats snoring sinusitis, or sleep apnea. Rhinoplasty, according to the testimony of many patients and psychologists, not only enhances the patient's external appearance but also helps a lot in enhancing self-confidence, a sense of acceptance, self-love, and self-esteem. Outward appearance is undoubtedly an essential factor that helps give a feeling of confidence, contentment, or happiness.

We note that rhinoplasty surgery also has some risks. However making sure to choose the appropriate surgeon who is experienced and board-certified, discussing all the potential risks and benefits of rhinoplasty along with a detailed surgery plan with the surgeon before the operation, and understanding the stages of surgery and the recovery period, are among the most important factors to ensure its success and obtain the results they expected.

Are you thinking of accomplishing two or more things at once? Are you thinking of doing other procedures besides rhinoplasty?

Here are the most important procedures that you can undergo with rhinoplasty.


Autologous fat injection/transfer or autologous fat grafting

Among the most important areas of the body where aging appears early and clearly is the face, through its gradual loss of the usual color and volume of soft tissues, especially the cheeks. Fine lines and wrinkles then begin to appear in different areas of the face, which prompts many people, men, and women, to choose cosmetic procedures to get rid of these symptoms in a safe and long-lasting way and restore a more youthful appearance. Loss of facial freshness for any reason may make people appear older and have exhausted features.

Facial autologous fat injection, also known as autologous fat grafting, is one of the most popular non-surgical anti-aging cosmetic procedures in Korea, which is usually injected with stem cells or platelet-rich plasma (PRP). As its name indicates, it is fat present in a person’s own body. It is an intrinsic substance and not, like filler, a substance foreign to our bodies. The process of autologous fat injection means reshaping parts of the face that have lost volume by injecting fat collected from other areas of the body, such as the abdomen, buttocks, thighs, arms, etc. The harvested fat is processed and purified in a special centrifuge to ensure obtaining pure fat. Then the treated fat is re-introduced through a special and very precise cannula into the empty and sunken areas that have lost some volume on the face, such as:

- Cheeks: Protruding, normal-sized cheeks are considered a symbol of facial freshness, as hollow cheeks indicate aging.

- Forehead and temples: As we age, the bones in the upper third of the face become more pronounced due to drooping eyebrows and sunken temples, giving the appearance of depression and older age. So, autologous fat injection helps raise the forehead and make the face appear fresher and younger.

- Smile lines (nasolabial lines): Autologous fat transfer in smile line retouching helps tighten tissue, fill in gaps, and soften lines, rejuvenating the mouth and lower nose area.


Advantages of autologous fat injection:

- The cost of autologous fat injection is affordable and its effect lasts longer compared to fillers or Botox.

- The process of autologous fat injection is considered safe and carries with it the least potential harm such as allergies to the injected substances, since the process mainly depends on transferring the person’s natural fat from one area of his body and injecting it into another area.

- Autologous fat is usually injected with stem cells or platelet-rich plasma (PRP) to ensure a double effect of the freshness on the face.

- The patient does not need to undergo general anesthesia during autologous fat grafting, as it is a non-surgical procedure. This allows the patient to quickly return to his/her daily activities.

- Receiving injections of autologous fat helps correct fine lines, wrinkles, dark circles under the eyes, and flat cheekbones, and is also effective for increasing lip volume.

Read more about autologous fat grafting.


Blepharoplasty (Eyelid Surgery)

The blepharoplasty, also known as eyelid surgery, or eyelid lift, is the most popular eye plastic surgery in Korea to improve the appearance and shape of the eyelids. It is possible to undergo a procedure to lift the upper or lower eyelids, or both. Some people feel dissatisfied with their heavy, puffy eyelids that appear exhausted, or asymmetrical. Sagging upper eyelid skin can also be a major obstacle to clear vision. Eyelid lift or blepharoplasty can be performed to correct functional problems as well.

If you aspire to have a youthful appearance and get rid of sagging upper eyelids that tire your eyes or puffy lower eyelids that make you look tired all the time, and you have natural and realistic expectations for results, then eyelid surgery is the most appropriate procedure for you. An eyelid lift or blepharoplasty surgery will help you:

- Get rid of excess skin on your eyelids.

- Improving the general appearance of the eyelids by either removing or redistributing fat, especially in the area of ​​the bag under the eye.

- Treating sagging and obvious drooping eyelids.

- Tighten and lift the eyelids in an effective way.

- Getting rid of signs of aging.

- Getting rid of the feeling of extreme embarrassment due to the appearance of drooping eyelids and regaining self-confidence.

- Improve vision.


Read more about Blepharoplasty in Korea.

Facial contouring surgery

Korea is considered a destination for many people who want to get facial sculpting or contouring performed by skilled and expert surgeons. Korea is a pioneer in such difficult surgeries that require great precision and experience. If you want to have less wide jawbones that give a more feminine appearance, or you want to reshape your receding or wide chin or reduce your cheekbones, then facial bone sculpting or contouring surgery in Korea is the best option.

Facial sculpting or contouring surgery is among the complex surgeries that require a surgeon specialized in facial surgery because it differs from many other typical surgeries that we have always heard about, as it is a direct surgery of the facial bones, which may cause fractures in the jawbone or chin or cause the rupture of nerves.

- Surgery to sculpt the jawline, known as angular jaw correction surgery: It is concerned with reshaping the jaw, smoothening it, or modifying its deviation, reducing the masseter muscle. The surgeon takes into account proportionality when correcting the jaw, as the ideal jawline is in harmony with the rest of the facial features.

- Chin augmentation or reduction surgery called also genioplasty: It is basically the restoration of the chin by treating its deformities or changing its shape by moving the chin backward or forwards according to the case, or moving it to one side if the shape of the chin is not symmetrical.

- Reducing the cheekbones: Very prominent cheekbones give a harsh appearance to their owner, so many people go for this surgery to obtain an oval face shape that gives a youthful look.

More about facial contouring and V-Line surgeries.


Facial liposuction

Facial liposuction represents an effective way to get rid of the fat deposited in the face, especially in the area of the cheeks, and the lower jaw, known as the jowls. To highlight the facial features in a specific range, as it is not considered a way to lose weight, but rather a way to get rid of some fat cells that cause an inconvenience to many people. Double-chin is usually performed along with face liposuction to achieve greater results.




Can I have a facial contouring without going under knife?

Nowadays, it has become easy to treat aging problems in more than one way, including surgically and non-surgically. Korea is considered a pioneer in such procedures, as you can get a laser facial sculpting or contouring procedure without undergoing orthopedic surgery and at the same time enjoy great results.

* Please take into consideration that the treatment plan may change during the direct consultation on the spot with the surgeon because the clinical condition of the patients is taken into consideration and might be a turning point.


What are the most important points or steps to be well-prepared for while undergoing facial contouring surgery?

- Make sure to make a good and accurate choice of the direct surgeon, clinic, or hospital.

- Make sure to avoid smoking and drinking alcohol for a while before surgery.

- Conducting all necessary analyses and tests.

- Discuss possible outcomes, preferences, and potential risks during the consultation.


What are the potential risks or complications of blepharoplasty or eyelid lift surgery?

- Temporary dryness of the eyes.

- Minor eyelid bruising that may last for a few days.

- A feeling of temporary discomfort when closing or opening the eye.


What is the appropriate age for blepharoplasty or eyelid lift surgery? 

Usually, people over the age of thirty decide to undergo blepharoplasty, or eyelid lift, to obtain a youthful appearance, but the procedure is not actually linked to a specific age, as it is mainly related to the seriousness of the discomfort and their health condition.



How is autologous fat injection or autologous fat grafting performed?

1. Fat extraction (fat harvesting stage): Fat is harvested through small incisions made in some area (abdomen, thigh, arm, ...) intended to remove deposited fat or what is called local fat. A thin tube is then used to extract the fat, and the incisions are then closed with stitches.

2. Processing the removed fat (preparation stage, centrifuge): The harvested fat is processed with special equipment and purified from blood and other impurities.

3. Fat injection (fat transfer or graft stage): Pure fat is injected using a thin needle into the area to which the fat is to be transferred. Fat can be mixed with stem cells or platelet-rich plasma (PRP).


Can I get rid of the snoring problem after rhinoplasty?

Yes, if the main cause of the snoring problem is due to the structure of the nose.


How many days do I need to stay in Korea to undergo facial sculpting or contouring surgery?

Facial surgery patients must stay for two weeks in Korea, as the sutures are usually removed on the fourteenth or thirteenth day, depending on the case. However, patients who cannot stay for the mentioned period can leave early, and our partner clinics provide a document that allows the holder to have the stitches removed in his/her country.