Nose Fillers in Korea - Yay or Nay?

You've always wanted a higher nose bridge, but can't stand the thought of having to go under the knife to achieve it. Rhinoplasty, more commonly known as nose jobs, is a common cosmetic procedure in Korea that promises permanent results. In this surgery, doctors will examine the length of your nose bridge, the width of your nostrils and the shape of your jaw and cheeks before recommending you the most suitable rhinoplasty procedure. Korean rhinoplasty is mostly developed for increasing the height of nose bridge and lifting the tip. However, as stitches will only be removed a week after the surgery, you may have to spend a little over a week in Korea. However, if you don't have so much time to spare, then nose fillers in Korea might be the answer.

What Are Fillers?

Fillers are hyaluronic acid gels that can be used to plump up sunken areas in the face. Originally used for lips and cheeks, doctors now can use fillers to correct curves and bumps in trouble areas, and even lift your nose to making it look more pointed and defined!

Most fillers, such as Restylane and Juvéderm, use hyaluronic acid. This is because hyaluronic acid has a natural ability to store moisture. This therefore plumps up the area in which in is injected.

Why Nose Fillers?

Contrary to rhinoplasty, which is a complex surgery that requires more downtime, nose fillers can be completed in just 15 minutes. This is how nose fillers have earned itself the nickname of a "15-minute nose job".

One of the biggest advantages to cosmetic fillers is that its effects are temporary. This may benefit you in several ways. Firstly, the injections last anywhere from three months to two years, depending on the type you choose, before slowly dissolving. This allows you the option of going back to your original look with no consequences. Unlike rhinoplasty, which requires a higher commitment with irreversible results, nose fillers is a procedure that offers more flexibility. Also, not only are fillers capable of being naturally dissolved by the body after some time, doctors can also use an enzyme to dissolve the product. This ensures that foreign body does not stay in your body for a long time, and also gives you the freedom of changing your look anytime you want.

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Why Nose Fillers in Korea?

Nose fillers in Korea are one of the most common non-invasive procedures done by locals. The popularity of this treatment has resulted in local companies developing varieties of homegrown fillers. These fillers are competitively priced and offer similar results to international brands such as Restylane and Juvederm. These local fillers are all FDA and KFDA approved, and similarly promises effects that lasts for around 6 months. Some popular local brands include Ivoire LG and Cheum.

In Korea, nose fillers are usually done under a local anaesthetic. Some clinics also administer the nose fillers after applying numbing cream on the area.  The results are immediately visible, and you will walk away from the clinic with significant changes to your nose.  Although you may expect minimal bruising in the injected area following the procedure, your nose will achieve a more natural look 1-2 weeks after the injection.

For tourists, nose fillers in Korea is one of the quickest non-invasive treatments that will give you the most visible changes to your appearance. Additionally, as there is no downtime involved, you can expect to jump straight back into your holiday itinerary following the procedure. You should however remember to avoid direct exposure to the sun for 2 hours after the procedure. Hot and humid enclosed areas like the sauna or jimjilbang should also be avoided for 7 days after the treatment.

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How Much Do Nose Fillers in Korea Cost?

Nose fillers in the US usually cost USD 1,000, with limited choice regarding the type of fillers you can go for. In Korea, the variety of fillers available also means that prices stay affordable. Nose fillers in Korea ca range from KRW 190,000 onwards. This, of course, depends on factors such as the type of clinic; as well as the type of filler (Restylane, Juvederm, local brands) you have chosen for the procedure. Also, the total amount of units injected also affects the price, as well as treatment area. Local clinics often run several sales events and specials for filler injections, so the prices will also vary.

So how much can I heighten my nose if I get a nose filler injection?

Through nose filler injection, you can have a straight and higher nose bridge, and a bit pointier nose tip. You can also make an aesthetically pleasing nose angle through filler injection into the philtrum. There are lots of filler brands here in Korea. Especially nose, a specific filler with long lasting effect can be injected. Besides nose filler, there is the nose thread lifting treatment. You can do it together with nose filler for maximum effect.

It's best to talk to your doctor in advance about which of these various ways is appropriate for your case. Every Individual is different, and so it's important to consult with a doctor to know exactly what nose procedure would be right for you.

Here is a list of medical experts for nose procedures :

  • Dr. Jooyoung Park, M.D., Chief Doctor of Bioface Clinic Sinsa.
  • Dr. Hyungsuk Kim, M.D. Plastic Surgery, Chief Surgeon of 1mm Plastic Surgery Gangnam.
  • Dr. Jeongho Cha, M.D. Plastic Surgery, Chief Surgeon of Mina Plastic Surgery, former adjunct professor at Hallym University Hospital.
  • Dr. Byungjun Lee, M.D. Plastic Surgery, Surgeon of BK Plastic Surgery Hospital.
  • Dr. Sangmin Park, M.D. Plastic Surgery, Surgeon of LARED Plastic Surgery.
  • Dr. Jeonghwan Lee, M.D. Plastic Surgery, Surgeon of Yuno Plastic Surgery.

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