Restore facial volume at Korean dermatology and plastic surgery clinics

The young appearance of the face is determined by its proportions and volume. However, as the fat layer and dermis become thinner in the late 20s, skin loosens while cheeks, mouth line, and forehead droop. Cheeks and forehead may also look bumpy because thinning skin can no longer conceal muscle relief beneath it. But don't worry - facial fat grafting, fillers, thread lifting, and face implants are all available at Korean dermatology and plastic surgery clinics to help you restore your facial volume and expression.

 

Areas of the face with volume that prone to decreasing

  • Saggy forehead / Forehead wrinkles
  • Nose bridge / Nose tip
  • Temple
  • Cheeks
  • Aegyo (the pocket of fat directly under the eye)
  • Dark circles
  • Lip contour
  • Frown lines
  • Saggy cheeks
  • Nasolabial folds
  • Receding chin

 

Facial fat grafting at Korean dermatology and plastic surgery clinics

Fat grafting is a surgery that restores volume in a specific location using fat from the abdomen, thighs, and buttocks. The goal is to naturally restore volume by transferring an adequate quantity of fat to the saggy area. Only a precise analysis of the soft tissues, such as facial muscles, fat, and ligaments, as well as delicate fat transfer, can provide natural results. Therefore, it is important to consult with a specialist prior to the procedure to make sure you receive the most suitable treatment for your case.

Types:

  • Facial fat grafting,
  • PRP fat grafting,
  • Stem cell fat grafting, etc.

Advantages

  • Simplicity of the method and short duration allow for a quick return to daily life.
  • Applicable to any part of the face, with no specific reactions since your own fat is used.
  • Correction is possible if you are not satisfied with the surgery results.

Treatment details

  • Duration: 30 minutes to 1 hour
  • Stitches removal: 1 week after
  • Anesthesia: sleep/local
  • Hospitalization: none
  • Follow-up visits: none
  • Downtime: return to daily life right after the surgery

Precautions

  • Blood-clot promoting drugs, Aspirin, Plavix, Coumadin, and various painkillers should be avoided starting 2 weeks prior to surgery.
  • Red ginseng and nutritional supplements should be avoided starting 2 weeks prior to surgery.
  • If you have high blood pressure, consult with your doctor and normalize it before getting the surgery.
  • Avoid drinking alcohol and smoking starting two weeks before surgery.

 

Fillers at Korean dermatology and plastic surgery clinics

 

One of 'Petit Plastic Surgeries,' Filler treatment is a 10-minute procedure that provides immediate results. It is safe since it contains a non-toxic to human body hyaluronic acid, and may be removed by melting injections if the results are unsatisfactory. The effect usually lasts 6 to 12 months. Since each brand uses different ingredients and has a different effect duration, it is better to get a consultation with a specialist before deciding which one is best for you.

Brands

  • Elravie: certified by European CE and Korean FDA, is safe and has a high molecular weight structure.
  • Cleviel: a new 4th generation HA filler that can be easily eliminated by a dissolving injection. Suitable for nose, chin, cheekbones, and nasolabial folds.
  • Belotero: approved by the FDA for its efficacy and safety. Has excellent elasticity and cohesiveness. Provides long effect duration.
  • Restylane: short recovery period, less swelling immediately after the procedure, and long effect duration. Can be easily removed by enzyme injection.
  • Juvederm: pain and swelling during the procedure are significantly reduced because the filler contains lidocaine. Provides delicate treatment with long-lasting effects.

Advantages

  • Simple and quick procedure
  • Effect may be seen immediately after the procedure
  • Is applicable to areas with light wrinkles
  • Fillers with hyaluronic acid are less likely to cause allergy or inflammation.
  • A good choice if you are reluctant to undergo plastic surgery.

Treatment details

  • Duration: 10 to 30 minutes
  • Stitches removal: none
  • Anesthesia: numbing cream
  • Hospitalization: none
  • Follow-up visits: none
  • Downtime: return to daily life right after the surgery

Precautions

  • A prior consultation with a specialist is required in the following cases: pregnancy, lactation period, age younger than 18 years old, inflammatory skin reactions such as hives or pimples, keloid skin, discoloration or hyperpigmentation
  • Do not smoke or drink alcohol, avoid extreme exercise, direct sunlight, and saunas for at least 3 days after the procedure.
  • Pain, bleeding, and bruising may occur and will disappear within 1 to 2 weeks. If the left and right sides of the face look unbalanced, retouching can be performed within 2 to 4 weeks.
  • Excessive massage and meridian massage of the treatment area should be avoided.

 

Thread Lifting at Korean dermatology and plastic surgery clinics

 

Thread lifting is used to enhance the facial structure by reducing nasolabial folds, drooping cheeks, neck wrinkles, and wrinkles around the eyes, as well as providing a V-line.

Polydioxanone (PDO) is an absorbable thread that has been widely used in various fields of surgery for a long time. Since it is composed of biocompatible protein, there is almost no allergic reaction, and it dissolves after a certain period of time. Thanks to cog-shaped protrusions, it can hold and pull the skin even during the procedure, resulting in immediate lifting.

Thread lifting is a procedure that reduces face wrinkles by inserting a special medical thread into the dermis. It naturally melts and absorbs over time, while boosting collagen production. The lifting effect is achieved by traction power pulling up sagging skin. At the same time, changes in tissues promote regeneration resulting in more firm and textured skin.

 

 

Advantages

  • Immediate lifting effect
  • Short treatment duration
  • Simple procedure
  • Thread type can be selected individually depending on face condition

Treatment details

  • Duration: 10 to 30 minutes
  • Stitches removal: none
  • Anesthesia: numbing cream or sleep anesthesia
  • Hospitalization none
  • Follow-up visits: none
  • Downtime: return to daily life right after the surgery

Precautions

  • Lumps or dents may occur and last for more than 4 weeks if skin is too thin or very saggy (in this case, consult with a specialist after improving skin condition with regeneration laser or Rejuran Healer)
  • Filler and botox are recommended to balance out protruding cheekbones and drooping cheeks.
  • If the fat layer is too thick, thread lifting may not be as effective as expected.
  • Consult a specialist if you have skin allergies or scars.
  • After the procedure, refrain from smoking, drinking, opening your mouth widely, and frowning.

 

Facial implants at Korean dermatology and plastic surgery clinics

 

It is a surgery that reshapes the face by inserting customized implants into the areas where volume has decreased.

Unlike fat grafting and fillers, face implants provide permanent results because they don’t sag or dissolve.

Kinds of Implants

  • Forehead implants: corrects a prominent forehead or significantly protruding brow bones by adding volume to the surrounding areas.
  • Receding chin implants: improve the mouth line by inserting implants in accordance with the shape and condition of the chin.
  • Nasolabial folds implants: create a younger look providing volume in the area.

Advantages

  • Safe and customized silicone implants
  • Invisible to the naked eye scarring
  • Fixation to the muscle ensures high stability of the implant
  • No-osteotomy method ensures fast recovery
  • No sleep anesthesia

Treatment details

  • Duration: about 30 minutes
  • Stitches removal: none
  • Anesthesia: sleep anesthesia
  • Follow-up visits: 1-2 times
  • Hospitalization: none
  • Downtime: return to daily life right after the surgery

Precautions

  • Consult your doctor in advance if you have allergies or take medications
  • Refrain from smoking starting 2 weeks prior to surgery, and from drinking alcohol starting 3 - 4 days prior to surgery
  • Make-up, accessories, and nail art (all hands and feet) should be removed before surgery

 

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