Eye Surgery in Korea

Beautiful eyes come in all shapes, sizes, and colors. Cosmetic eye surgery is the most popular plastic surgery procedure in Korea, with nearly half of the population undergoing some sort of procedure. This type of trust in the capability of plastic surgeons clearly demonstrates that Korea is one of the best destinations to have cosmetic eye surgery.

With a broad range of different cosmetic eye surgeries, Shin Medical offers something for everyone. Ptosis, also known as "droopy eye", can be corrected with a simple blepharoplasty to make the eye look bigger. The Love band procedure will give you that cute look, and epicanthoplasty can remove the flap in your inner eye that frequently causes vision obstruction. Regardless of the reason you want to have a procedure, we guarantee the best services and results!

Double Eyelid

Double Eyelid Surgery (DES) is a very popular procedure whereby a surgeon creates a crease in the eyelid in order to make the eyes appear as if they have a double fold. Some individuals have visible eyelid creases, known as double eyelids, and some were born without eyelid creases. An eyelid without a crease is called a single lid or “monolid.” There is nothing inherently wrong with either eyelid type, except for in some rare cases where the eyelid might be interfering with your vision. Most people decide to get surgery on their eyelids do so purely for aesthetic reasons. Matching a single eyelid with a double eyelid or giving the eyes a larger appearance are some common reasons for pursuing double eyelid surgery. There are two methods used for these cases:

  • Incisional – A line will be carefully measured and marked out on the eyelid. After administering anesthesia, the surgeon will make tiny incisions along the double eyelid line. Some skin, muscle, and fat tissue will be removed between the incisions. Then the cuts will be glued or stitched. This is the preferable technique if you have thick skin and desire a more permanent result.
  • Non-incisional - A double eyelid can also be created without an incision. In this case, as with the incisional procedure, the eyelid will be meticulously measured and marked out on the eyelid. After this, a group of tiny punctures are made along the line of the skin. Sutures are placed through the punctures and tightened until they form the desired fold. The sutures will remain hidden beneath the skin. The non-incisional technique may be a good option for those who need a small amount of skin and fat removed or desire a more temporary procedure.

Mongolian Flap (Epicanthoplasty)

Epicanthoplasty or “Mongolian fold correction” is a type of eye surgery that aims to make the inner part of the eye longer in order to make them appear bigger. This fold, starting from the corner of the eye, forms a web-like flap that makes the eyes look smaller and, in some cases, also appear exhausted.

The surgeon will make pre-planned incisions around the corner of the eye. Through these incisions, the surgeon will restructure the shape of the inner eyelid and remove excess skin. After the eye corner is successfully opened, the area is delicately sutured to close the open skin folds.



This procedure is used to correct small and saggy eyes by changing the shape of the eye on the outside: making the eye appear bigger and more youthful. This is done by tightening the muscles or ligaments that support the outer corners of the eyelid. Canthoplasty is performed at the outer corner of the eye, in the section where the upper and lower eyelids meet.


Love Band

The highly popular Love Band surgery, or as it is called in Korean, "cute fat", is a very popular procedure in both Korea and East Asia. This look is achieved by having either filler or fat injected into the tear duct of the lower eyelid. The filler procedure is relatively easy and effects are visible immediately after the procedure. Fat may also be used, but is semi-permanent compared to filler; which can be dissolved at any time if you prefer an alternative look.


Droopy Eye (Ptosis)

Ptosis is a condition that causes the upper eyelid to droop because of weak muscles in the eyelid. For individuals who have Ptosis, the condition may be exacerbated when you are tired or stressed. Ptosis can hamper your vision and may cause discomfort in the eye. Unbalanced eyes due to Ptosis also cause asymmetry of your face, which leads to the face being less aesthetically pleasing.

During Ptosis correction (known as: upper blepharoplasty), the surgeon will make an incision in the upper eyelid and remove fat from the area. After that, the eyelid muscle will be lifted and sutured, allowing more surface exposure of the eye. Patients prefer double eyelid surgery in tandem with Ptosis correction.


Dark Circle and Excess Skin

As we get older, our skin starts to lose its natural elasticity. This creates deposits of fat and extra skin that cause discoloration of the lower eyelid: commonly known as dark circles. As you age, the muscles around your eyes also begin to weaken, and this causes the bottom eyelid to droop. This droop can cause impaired peripheral vision and discomfort on the white section of your eye.

To remedy this problem, doctors will recommend a Lower Blepharoplasty Procedure:

  1. The skin under the eye will be incised around 3mm below the lashes
  2. Fat and excess skin is then removed or repositioned to give the eye a more rounded, even look
  3. The incision is sutured along the fold of the eye, making any scarring unnoticeable

Eye Revision Surgery

A revision surgery is a surgical procedure intended to correct unsatisfactory or poor results from a previous procedure. The procedure will correct disfiguration and or defects that may have resulted from a procedure by a practitioner with improper qualifications. As with all other divisions of cosmetic surgery, revision procedures are especially complex; this is why, at Shin Medical, we take extra care to make absolutely sure that you are viable for a revision surgery, and that you receive the most qualified surgeon for your revision procedure.

Before Surgery

Do Do not
Stop taking all non-prescribed and unnecessary medication such as: ibuprofen, aspirin, anti-inflammatory medication. Smoke or drink two weeks before your scheduled procedure
Keep taking normal prescribed medication Wear make-up, jewelry, or contacts
Disclose to clinic staff if you’re taking any medication, including: birth control, and hormone medication Wear tight-fitting, uncomfortable clothes
Disclose all medical and physical conditions (i.e. diabetes, heart-disease etc.) and medical history (including allergies) to clinic and doctor Drive after procedure under any circumstance
Diabetes patients: consult primary physician before undergoing any procedure
Wear comfortable and loose clothes on the day of your procedure
Fast 4-8 hours before procedure (depending on physicians instructions)

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