Updated: Apr 3, 2019
These are the most popular surgeries in Korea.
1. Double Eyelid Surgery
Double eyelid surgery is the most popular procedure in Korea. This procedure removes excess fat to achieve the ideal double eyelid in both men and women. The popularity of this procedure isn’t just contained in Korea, as nearly 15 percent of all plastic surgery procedures in the world are double eyelid surgeries.
2. Jaw Reduction Surgery
Jaw reduction surgery is used to slim the chin, creating the much desired “V-Line”. The procedure for this surgery includes shaving off part of the mandible to create a slimmer jaw line. A clinic even displayed the shaved jaws in a tower.
3. Eye Widening Surgery
Eye widening surgery is used to make one’s eyes larger than before. Many patients will have this surgery done at the same time as double eyelid surgery. Here, the corners of the eyes are cut so the eyes are longer horizontally, making the eyes look bigger and wider.
Rhinoplasty, more commonly known as a nose job, is used to make the nose bridge more pronounced. In Korean culture, the nose is one of the most prominent features to determining attractiveness. Many Koreans idealize a high nose bridge, which rhinoplasty can give them.
5. Forehead Augmentation
Forehead augmentation is a simple procedure where the patient has an implant inserted into their forehead to provide a smoother, rounder forehead. Koreans believe a rounder forehead helps provide a more youthful appearance.
6. Hair Transplant
Hair transplants are commonly used by people who are balding or have patches of very thin hair that they want to cover. Hair follicles are usually taken from the back of the head and then grafted to where the patient wants.