Hey 1234hi I’m looking to get the same procedures done as you so I’m subscribing.
Like you I also have hooded tapered eyelids and I’ve heard that usually full incisional eyelid surgery is used to remove some of the excess muscle and fat to increase the height of the crease. Since it is full incisional surgery the procedure will take around 1 to 1.5 hours and a bit longer to heal (say 2 to 3 weeks). However for it to look natural in person it will take a few months. The nature of this surgery will leave scarring but this will fade overtime and become unnoticeable (within a year or so). Depending on the clinic there will be 1 or 2 post operation visits to check that everything is healing well (e.g. no infection, unusual bleeding) and also to remove the stitches. Double eyelid surgery is the most common procedure performed in South Korea by far. The cost for incisional eyelid surgery is usually more expensive than non incisional and will vary between clinics and the level of expertise of the surgeon. Roughly approximating it will be $3000USD/310,000YEN to $5000USD/520,000YEN on average. It can be as low as $2000USD/$200,000YEN (even lower outside Gangnam) but I’ve heard foreigners could be charged as much as $7500USD/$780,000YEN.
I haven’t done as much research on rhinoplasty but I will reply to this thread when I find some information.
Additionally no one really knows where the celebrities get their surgeries done due to the strict patient privacy policies. Don’t be fooled by the clinics that use celebrities to endorse their procedures as it’s no guarantee they had their work done there. Usually celebrities are paid and given free skin/dermatology treatments in return for endorsing the clinic.
Also I have the exact same concerns as you regarding ghost/shadow doctors. It’s a shady practice and seriously concerning as the physical and mental ramifications on your health of a botched surgery are horrible. Some people have even tried to commit suicide after their failed surgery was done by a ghost/shadow doctor. You can do any search on Google and there will be news reports and journal articles that specify the shady clinics. However as you mentioned the ones to avoid are the really popular ones because the well known surgeon obviously cannot be performing so many surgeries in such a short timespan. Yet even in the clinics accused of using shadow doctors there are clients that have been extremely satisfied with the results of their procedures. So do your research thoroughly and be mentally prepared and aware of the risks.