Asian Monolid Versus Double Eyelid: Things You Must Know

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Stereotyping comes from the human being’s need to classify everything in sight. However, it has gone beyond identification and has been retooled to allow for negative body imagery. Sad to say, nothing sets apart the Asians from the southeast more explicitly than their monolid eyes.

But what makes these eyes look less attractive seems to be more of a perception or is it really just another generalization that apparently has a valid truth? Digging deeper into what the naked eyes could not see, we now have a better vision of what monolids really mean and the changes that have been made on them in the pursuit of aesthetic acceptance.

The Monolid and the Double Eyelid

For a better understanding of the issue, monolid eyes are eyes without an upper eyelid crease while double eyelid are eyes born with an upper lid crease. And while other races have eyelid creases too, the Caucasians have a different length, shape, and height.

The Monolid Asians

Not all Asians have monolids. That’s right. Apparently there are some Asian countries with more double eyelid citizens than the others and this is an area that is worth looking into. A whopping 50% of all Asians are born with the monolid.

East Asians are those with a predominant monolid population compared to their southeast counterparts. The East Asians are those from China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Japan, Macau, Mongolia, North Korea, and South Korea, while the southeast lands include Brunei, Cambodia, East Timor, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam.

Why are Considered Monolids Unattractive?

It is pretty common for Asian mothers to give their daughters blepharoplasty or double eyelid surgery as a gift or reward for doing good in school or just with the very noble intention of giving their daughters a good head start in life. The intentions are great and very maternal to say the least, but what gives them the motivation to present a face-changing gift to their darling daughters?

The Monolid and the Face

Unbeknownst to many, monolids are physically partnered with traits that are considered unattractive and there is a scientific reason to back it up. East Asians have some of the lowest exposure to testosterone among the other races. Testosterone is key to determining the pubertal levels of the hormone, which is of paramount importance to the development of the key features of the face on both sexes, and that is the high cheekbones.

For men, this translates to a strong jawline and chin with a strong brow to match. This is particularly unattractive for women who are supposed to develop the high cheeks too, but not at the level where it makes her face look masculine.

Aesthetics without Race

As the complete opposite of the very subtle association of eyelids to being unattractive, a lot of people immediately assume that Asians who want to have double-eyelids want to look more western or would like to be immediately accepted in a western country. This is actually a harsh generalization. Asians are aware of their bone structures and would just like to improve what they already have. In fact, a big majority of these patients want to retain everything else and just want the double-eyelids to add something pleasing to the eyes.

So most Asians just want to give the impression of a bigger eyelid opening. For practical purposes, it also makes it easier for women to put their eye make-up on. So if you look closely, the Asian double eyelid surgery yields some very natural looking eyelid openings, which are very different from their western counterparts.

More Women are Empowered

In this day and age, women have become more informed and are willing to fight for their right to do what they want with their bodies. Feminists would argue that your real look should be appreciated. However, on the other side of the spectrum are those women who are more than willing to change their bodies to feel good about themselves and the acceptance that they get when they conform to the standards of a male-dominated society. For them, it is not a sign of surrender. It is a tool they use to be in-charge of their lives.

Double Eyelid Surgery

For those who are determined to get those double-eyelids, there is what we call the bepharoplasty and a little of canthoplasty, usually a lateral one. This procedure makes the eyelid structure horizontally bigger. The canthoplasty is done to enhance the corner of the eyes where the upper and lower eyelids meet. Looking at the mirror, the result would be bigger and more appealing eyes.

And again, the eyes do not look better because of the double-eyelids. They create the more appealing look because of their horizontally longer appearance, which gives a more forward projection fore the face in general. Aside from this, you shall notice a shorter distance between the brow ridge and the eyes. This makes the brow ridge appear a bit lower as it completes the better face that the patients want.

The Asian Double Eyelid Surgery

As discussed earlier, Asian women do not want to have the eyelids similar to that of their Western counterparts and this translates into a different set of standards and procedures for the Asian patient. This is important to note because at least a third of those who have had this procedure get it from a surgeon without the proper training and resulted to great dissatisfaction from the female patients.

To those who are new to the procedure, the Asian Double Eyelid Surgery involves the removal of a small amount of excessive skin (or more which depends on the age of the patient) under the skin along with a small amount of fat pads. There is great technical skill needed to pull of the right design for Asian eyes without showing any traces of the incision made to accomplish it.

A big number of patients have the procedure as an outpatient. This means that the surgery is finished on the same day and the patient is allowed to go home immediately after. After the surgery, the surgeon shall decide if there is a need for the patient to stay at the hospital or not.

What to Expect from the Procedure

After the procedure, the crease is expected to look a bit higher than what was illustrated to the patient. But after a month or two, the ideal level and shape that the patient desired will be evident as soon as swelling goes down.

Post-surgery Care

For those who are doing this for the first time, expect some swelling and redness around the incision areas. Tears may excessively fall as well, but this is normal and will eventually subside. When your eyes dry up, a special ointment from the doctor can use used to make it better.

What might be concerning for the patient is the temporary blurring of the eyesight after putting the ointment. But do not worry, it is fleeting and should be considered as a side effect of the procedure. This ointment should be applied within the first few days after the surgery to keep the incisions lubricated. If swelling persists, gently applying a cold compress over the site can help relieve it.

To learn more about getting Asian Double Eyelid Surgery in Australia, visit us now at Advance Beauty Cosmetic. Our resident doctor, Dr. Andrew Kim, is board-certified to perform the delicate procedure. Dr. Kim is known for his extensive skills in providing natural-looking results that meet the realistic expectations of patients.

To schedule your consultation with Dr. Kim, call us now or simply fill-out our inquiry form today.

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The Wonders of the V-Shaped Korean Botox


Beauty is definitely in the eyes of the beholder and in some countries, the standards are pretty high and specific. Korea is no different and the standards are very so steep that an entire industry has been built to create that look that everybody is eyeing to get.

One particular aspect of that look is the jawline. Unfortunately for those with big jaw bones, the V-shaped face has taken the spotlight and there is no escaping this trend if you are from this country. Fortunately for those who know the look that they want, there is an easy way to get this facial shape, and that is the Korean Botox.

The Lovely V-shaped face

It is noticeable that in Korean TV dramas, most faces have that characteristic V-shaped face. This type of facial profile has become widely popular among Koreans.

But what exactly is the V-shaped face?

It is basically a slimmer oval shape that ends with a sharper chin, defining the jawline nicely. Such a look exudes femininity and youthfulness that the boys that is always a winner with the boys. It got its name from the sharper chin it creates. The women who are into enhancing their looks have discovered how it is able to drastically change their faces and have sought this treatment since it was introduced in the market.

Facial Sculpting for the V-shaped Face

To those who have learned the allure that a V-shaped face could give, the most popular way of getting it is through “facial sculpting.” As the term implies, the face is re-contoured to make it oval in shape, but slimmer and ends in the middle with a sharper chin.

Best Candidates

This technique is appropriate for women with a square-shaped jawline, which exudes manliness that women do not appreciate and those who were born with naturally chubby cheeks that make the face bigger than necessary. Chubby cheeks seem to look very unsophisticated in a society that is obsessed with slimming and excellent contouring. It is also great for those who suffer from bruxism, which is the involuntary grinding of the teeth.

The Technique

The first thing that one has to be acquainted with when getting the coveted “v-shape” is the muscle relaxant injection used called Botulinum. Aside from being a safe relaxant for jaw muscles, it also thins the chewing muscles called the masseter that is found in the lateral jaw.

Upon the injection of this muscle relaxant, the never impulses in the selected area are blocked which then affects the face in a very positive way. The fine lines and wrinkles that have become obvious are diminished. To give it that slimmer and chicer look, the cheekbones are made to look full and an instant face-lift is given. This makes the face lovelier and younger without really doing anything invasive to it.

The first step is for the professional and critical analysis of your face by the doctor who shall do it. Probably the most critical part because there are so many factors that make the face look wider and aged. Once the critical areas are identified, the Botulinum Toxin is injected into the side of the face or just below the jawline. To complement and maximize the effect of this toxin, the patient can get more fillers on the chin to make the v-shape more pronounced.

For Those Afraid of Surgery

Though a lot of patients are determined to change the way they look at all cost, there are still some patients who are deathly scared of surgery. For such women, this technique is heaven sent because it shall do nothing invasive to their faces while getting the dream face that they have been dreaming of.

All it takes are a few injections on the selected areas for re-shaping and a numbing cream that should be applied before the treatment is given. Such is needed to prevent any inconvenience, discomfort or minor pain that can be experienced during the procedure. Even if it is non-invasive, the use of the smallest and really fine needles is necessary to inject the muscle relaxant. These needles are needed to minimize the redness that may occur, along with the bruising and bleeding on the facial skin. In fact, this is the only occurrence that can be considered as the side effect of the technique because real side effects hardly occur, if at all, and are considered to be extremely rare.

The Results

Like all patients who desire for a better face, everyone is eager to see the effects of the relaxant on their face and this technique will not fail them because they just need anywhere from 3-5 days to 2 weeks for the treatment to manifest on the skin. To see the completely re-contoured look, wait for the 4th week to arrive and dive right in that mirror.

First thing to notice would be the new V-shape that you came for. You shall notice a really sharper and more defined chin and the feeling is tremendous because it signifies the start of a new life for a lot of women who have wanted to be the better versions of their selves.

Upon closer inspection, the look of the skin becomes a lot smoother and it just makes the patient a lot lovelier than the former self. And Even if it is meant to relax the muscles, the other muscles shall never be affected so they will continue to function normally and your face will continue to give your signature facial expressions.

How Long Will the Beauty Last

As much as the patient would like the effects to stay forever, they can only last up to a maximum of 6 months from the time of the enhancement. Though this sounds discouraging, it is also a benefit of the treatment because this means you do not need to be stuck with your new look if for any reason you find it does not suit your taste. It is also comforting to think that if anything is done incorrectly, it would be very easy to rectify the mistake, making it really safe for everyone, specially those who are getting this kind of treatment for the very first time.

How to Maintain It

As previously mentioned, the effects can only last up to 3 to 4 months. Therefore, to maintain the new and beautiful appearance that your face and skin now possess, there should be more sessions after it. Such sessions would make the next period last up to 6 months and longer as you continue to get the treatments. This is the reason why your doctor shall advise you to get subsequent treatments. It is also pretty common for the doctor to schedule an appoint 2 weeks after the treatment is given. This is for the doctor to analyze the progress and see if there are any concerns that the patient may not be aware of.

Possible Side Effects

Even if they are extremely rare, there are some patients who have complained about temporary swelling, bruising, and discomfort on the chosen areas for the treatment. There are also some cases when dysphagia or difficulty in swallowing happens as well as upper respiratory infections, neck pain, and headache.

To learn more about getting V-shaped fillers in Australia, visit us now at Advance Beauty Cosmetic Surgery. Our specialist, Dr. Andrew Kim, will provide you an in-depth information of the procedure to achieve your realistic expectations of a V-shaped face during your consultation.

Call us now or simply fill-out our inquiry form to schedule your consultation today!


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12 Sexy Ideas for Your Nose Job on Valentine’s Day

Thanks to its central location, any changes made to your nose can be easily detected.  So, when you finally get that nose job, you want people to see it in the best possible light. What perfect occasion to unveil this newly sculpted feature than on Valentine’s Day? Though one cannot really do anything that drastic with the nose, there are still some ways you can do to rock your enhanced feature.

Kinds of Noses

Before we analyze the different ways one can enhance the nose’s appearance, it might be a good idea to the variety of noses and the best approaches on how to make them stand out.

The Flat Nose

One of the most criticized types would be the flat nose. This simply means that the nose appears undefined, or simply put, just plain flat-looking. When you have this kind of nose, the only strategy you have is to make it look more sculpted that it really is. Make-up contouring on each side of the bridge would do the trick.

The Triangular Nose

Because they are much wider at the nostrils compared to the top of the nose, this kind of nose comes out looking like a triangle. What would do a lot of good to this kind is to balance out the shape by contouring the tip of the nose. To further diminish the shape, apply some highlighter under the inner corners of the eyebrow.

The Crooked Nose

As simple as it can be described, the crooked nose is the type that looks a bit uneven or downright slightly slanted. A straight line on both sides of the bridge and the application of a highlighter in the middle would help correct the shape.

The Bulbous Nose

When the nose has a thin bridge and wide-set nostrils, it is aptly called bulbous. Such a type would benefit a lot from the contouring of the nose from top to bottom of the nose and a good highlighter on the center of the bridge.

The Irregular Nose

A nose that has a small indentation on one side of the center of the bridge is termed as irregular noses. The only way to correct the indented area is the use of a highlighter on hit to eliminate all signs of a shadow.

The Narrow Nose

This nose is known for its very thin and narrow bridge. Thickness can be created by highlighting in two straight lines on both sides of the bridge of the nose.

Hairstyles that Flatter the Nose

Because the hair frames the face nicely, it easily becomes a very important tool in flattering the kind of nose that you have, whether your natural or your nose job.

Don’t Layer It

A layered hairstyle puts more attention to the hair than to the nose itself, especially for those with more prominent nasal features, like the one that Jennifer Aniston had. So, if your goal is to make your nose job shine, a straight and long hairstyle will do the trick.

Ride with the Soft Waves and Curls

When a woman gets some soft waves and curls, it helps make the face look a bit wider which then makes the nose look a bit smaller. This can be achieved by setting the hair in rollers or with a loose perm. Such curls would remind you of the famous Giselle Bundchen’s waves.

Bright Colors Take the Spotlight Away from the Nose

Unique hair colors give you an edgy personality and takes away the focus away from your nose. Having said that, for your new nose job, go for the colors that would closely match or fit your skin tone. This would make your nose more prominent than ever.

Go Short

Women with large noses would generally do well with a long or medium length hairstyle. But if the goal is to show the world your wonderful nose job, then the shorter hairstyles would let you achieve this.

Those Bangs

Pretty and smart to look at, the side-swept bangs can easily nab people’s attention while the imperfections on the face become less noticeable. Just do not go for the fringe cut if you want people to see your nose first and foremost before the other parts of the face.

Dust with the Pixie Cut

There are women who love the profile of their nose and for them, the pixie cut would work the best. Go ask Liza Minnelli.

Take Sides

Parting the hair to one side can help take some of the attention away from the larger nose. But if your goal is to really put the nose in the forefront of things, then do the center part to draw the eyes vertically, further emphasizing the nose front and center.

Side Parts

In order to steer some attention away from a large nose, part your hair to one side. A center part draws the eye vertically, putting the nose front and center. This works regardless of the hair’s length, and even a very slight shift in its position can make a difference.

Make-up that Makes Your Nose Shine

People have already mastered the way to create illusions for those whose nose needs some improvement. Below are some make-up techniques that would put the spotlight on the nose that truly deserves the attention it would receive.

Long nose

For the naturally long nose, all it needs is a darker shade of foundation for the tip and under it, in the area between your nostrils, to make it look a little shorter. Blending is still of utmost importance, especially when contouring the nose. The bronzing stick applied on both sides of the nose from the top of the eyebrow down to the top of the nostrils should be blended with the use of a make-up sponge for that seamless base you aspire.

Lessen the Contouring and Color of Make-up

Your new nose should be the focal point of your face and with the nose job you got, it needs as little contouring as possible. Avoid creating the illusion of definition by not putting on so much on the cheekbones and brows.

Because any hint of color on the lips takes away attention from the nose, use a neutral shade or one that is close to one’s skin tone. Incidentally, it gives the woman a more elegant look than what was originally intended.

While a lot of experts think that heavy eye make-up takes away from the eyes, there are some cases when the opposite happens. So don’t be shy and make the eyes as big as you want them to be.

No Concealing Anymore

Because the dark circles under your nose brings a lot of attention to the nose area, better not cover them anymore. Best to keep them natural without any concealer.

Valentine’s Day is just right around the corner. But if you are considering getting a nose job done, there are certainly other special occasions where you can give it the spotlight it deserves. Make sure to remember these sexy tips.

To get a nose job from a credible and board-certified doctor in Australia, Dr. Andrew Kim of Advance Beauty Cosmetic Surgery is the one to approach. Dr. Kim is known for his technical skills and eye for aesthetic detail in achieving your desired realistic result. Call us now or simply fill-out our inquiry form to schedule your consultation today!


A Girlfriend’s Guide After Nose Job (Rhinoplasty) – [BLOG POST]


There are things that you are open to talk about with everyone, but there are those that you can only share with your closest girl friends like your plan to get the nose job of your dreams. You are lucky if you have a girlfriend that knows a lot about the subject because after all, you have the “same feathers,” so to speak.

But one thing’s for sure – you can never get enough information on getting surgery and it would be best to consult professionals too. Below are the essentials you need to know before someone touches your nose.


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a girlfriends guide after nose job surgery10 Important Things to Know Before Getting the Nose Job

1. Take a Break

After the procedure, you can expect some bruising or swelling to happen and the healing period may progress differently for everybody, which is often around 7-10 days.

2. Expect Bruising and Swelling

As a normal part of a nose job, the bruising and swelling is expected within the first 3-5 days and should be gone within 7-10 days. Just keep your head elevated and try to avoid strenuous physical activity.

3. Think 12-15 Months Ahead

The procedure does not end after you get the nose job. Keep in mind that there is a possibility for the residual swelling to take 12-15 months to completely disappear.

4.  No Exercise for the Meantime

Because the nose job is still in its healing stage, avoid exercising within the first 3-4 weeks. This is specifically more important for those who had a nasal or septal surgery. An increase in your heart rate above 100 can worsen the swelling, thus making it longer for you to heal.

5. Sensations After Surgery

Be prepared to feel some amount of pain and a little discomfort after the surgery. There may also be a stuffy feeling within the first few days and while the splint is on. All these are normal, and you must keep the nasal airway clean with regular tap water.

6. Think of them as Normal

Although the signs are alarming by usual standards, it is normal for a patient to feel congested and experience swelling around the face and eyes after the operation. Some bleeding from the nostrils is also expected to happen within the first several days after the procedure. It can also be expected that you might feel tired due to some discomfort and medication side effects.

7. Pain on Your First Post-op Visit

Since there will be some internal and external nasal splints for removal on your first post-op visit, you may be advised to take some pain medication before going to your surgeon. You may not be advised to drive afterwards because it might have side effects that might render you risky to drive. When the splints are finally gone, breathing would be significantly better, but it might swell again for those who got a septal surgery. To keep the swelling down, use a significant amount of saltwater solution to irrigate the nostrils.

8. Time When the Nose Looks Normal Again

Do not be shocked or disheartened, but it might take a year for the nose to look as normal as you would like it to be. Expect the tip of the nose to get swollen longer and numb up to the first six months after surgery. However, it doesn’t mean that you would stay holed up in your room the entire time. Your nose will look presentable, but the results will take almost 12 months due to the healing that have to take place internally. What you need to be concerned about would be complications which could be displayed as redness, fever or chills, and pus coming out of the nose. These need immediate attention.

9. Get the Right Surgeon for You

Being the most difficult cosmetic surgery procedure to perform, you must get the best one to do the job. Look for someone with whom you are very comfortable with and someone who is willing to give you the big picture and not just the words that you would like to hear.

10. There Might be a Revision Surgery

Though not common at all, a revision surgery might be necessary when there is a residual dorsal hump, the tip would still be bulbous, or when there is obstruction of the nasal airway. Ultimately it would be the patient’s decision, but with advise by the surgeon.



The Ten Questions You Need to Ask Your Cosmetic Surgeon

1. Ask if he is board certified

Never get someone who is not board certified and be sure the “board” he gives is the real and recognized one. ASPS and ASAPS are some of the best answers in this department.

2. Ask how many procedures the surgeon has done

More than the credentials, it would be important to know how many patients he has had. Demand for before and after pictures of his patients to know the aesthetics of the surgeon.

3. Ask if the surgeon is devoted to rhinoplasty alone

There are some doctors who decide to shift expertise and move to rhinoplasty as the next one. If this is the kind of doctor in front of you, know where his priorities and expertise are.

4. Ask for the last time the surgeon performed rhinoplasty

Like any other skill, rhinoplasty requires constant practice. A surgeon who has not performed it in a while is not the best one for you.

5. Ask for the surgeon’s satisfaction rate from the patients

The satisfaction rate of the surgeon is the best indicator of the surgeon’s expertise. The doctors know this and would usually have a record to show for prospective clients to go over.

6. Ask for revision policies

This might not be the first thing on the patient’s mind, but it would be good to know the contingency plans for the procedure in case something goes wrong.

7. Ask for revision rates

It is smart to be aware of how much you will be charged in case something goes wrong with the procedure.

Ask for the duration of the procedure
It helps to know how long the procedure will take, what is involved, and the important things to expect. It is also important to know the recovery time to be aware if you are healing on schedule.

8. Ask for possible complications

Not to belittle the abilities of the surgeon, you just need to know the complications and the possible ways to avoid them.

9. Ask for the specific rhinoplasty technique

There are different techniques in the market with the different implications and requirements. Know the exact one your surgeon is going to use on you.

10. Silicone Versus Gore Tex

Now that you have basically decided to push through with the rhinoplasty, a crucial element is the material that is going to be used for the implants. Nowadays, you have Gore Tex and silicone as your options. They are used to fit the nasal characteristics of the patient.

Gore Tex is made of fibrillated polymer of polytetrafluoroethylene and has pore sizes in the range of 22um. This lets the tissues grow and has a good track record with the surgeons who have used it.

Even if this was the case, silicone is still the best implant for rhinoplasty because it is the most compatible among all the implants, and it has the ideal qualities to create natural-looking results. One of its biggest advantage is its ability to allow the growth of limited tissues while staying stable. It can also be placed within the tip in a strategic manner to support tip and raise it to the level that is needed. This kind of stability is important in achieving the natural looking nose that you have been dreaming of.

To learn more about getting a rhinoplasty in Australia, book your consultation now with Dr. Andre Kim of Advance Beauty Cosmetic. Dr. Kim is board-certified and has a long list of satisfied clients. Call us now or simply fill-out our inquiry form to schedule a consultation with Dr. Kim today!

Differences Between Double Eyelid Surgery and Eyelid Tape



For some people, they would go to great lengths to achieve their ideal image. It could be to feel better, get the attention from peers, or help them reach career success.

In certain cultures, it seems that the eyes are truly the windows to the soul and a rounder shape tends to brighten up the face like no other feature can.

However, for some East Asians, this can be difficult to achieve because they naturally do not have the double eyelid crease. However, there are numerous options to choose from to have bigger and rounder eyes. Among these options are the double-eyelid tape and the double eyelid surgery. One can immediately dismiss the latter as the more extreme solution, it being a surgical procedure. But before making a decision between the two, here are the pros and cons to provide you with a deeper insight on these two choices.

What are double-eyelid tapes? 

As miniscule as they are compared to the other parts of the body, the eyelids complete the symmetry of the face but unfortunately, there are people who are not happy with their uneven eyelids or monolids. This is a condition that is not limited to Asians, althought this feature is often linked to this race. The asymmetry caused by an uneven eyelid is found in every continent and is a concern that bothers some of those who have it.

With those who are just slightly bothered by the uneven look, there is the eyelid tape to do the job. The eyelid tape should not be mistaken for the eyelid glue, which is also popularly known as the “eye putty”.

Originating from Japan in the 70s, the original goal of the eyelid tape was to get rid of the monolid where a person has no eyelid crease to speak of. So the idea was to create a crease and then create a more defined double-eyelid for all to see. Even if it is a fleeting solution, people just love it for the illusion that it created.

Easy and Convenient to Use

As far as the use of the double-eyelid tape is concerned, it is designed for those who do not really have the time to fix their face, so to speak. Prepared in pre-cut double-sided strips, they are very easy to apply and can be immediately done.

Sticks Efficiently to the Eyelid

The eyelid tape also lasts longer and can withstand ordinary weather conditions. This is not the case with eyelid glues that would often dry out quickly.

Proper Use

Should you decide on this option, just be sure to get tapes that are medical grade to prevent any possible irritation that to the eyes. Since they are in strip form, you have the option to fashion the kind of crease that you want, wherever you want them to be. For maximum control and ease of application, you should get an eyelid fork or tongs that would help you press back the eyelid tape to your eyeball area, securely sticking the eyelid to the tape.

The proper application of this ingenious invention is absolutely important to the way your face would look. Before leaving the house, always double check and be sure that nothing that should not be seen is peeking out.

Why Double Eyelid Surgery over Eyelid tape?

Double eyelid surgery can give you more than a crease or a lid. This surgical procedure is done to remove the excess fat (usually comes with excess skin and muscle) from the lower and upper eyelids. This helps improve the sad or disinterested look associated with uneven eyelids or monolids. On top of that, it also widens the eyes and gives the patient a rejuvenated appearance.

Compared to eyelid tapes, double eyelid surgery is the permanent solution to get the desired lid, and do away with the time-consuming procedure of putting on things on your eyes to make them look wider and youthful. This kind of procedure is mostly recommended for those who do not have a prominent upper eyelid crease.

Best Candidates for Double Eyelid Surgery

There are specific conditions that benefit more from this procedure and they are the ones with small and monolid eyes that are found in most Asians. People who often look tired because of their eyes can definitely come out with a happier and more pleasant appearance.

Perennial eye bags can be finally and permanently removed along with that sunken eye appearance that makes you look a lot older and the dark discoloration that makes the face look more tired that it really is.

Post Surgery Care

After the surgery, there will be a need to lubricate the eyes of the patient with an ointment. The patient should expect some degree of tightening and soreness as soon as the anesthesia loses its effect. Post surgery care would require some pain relievers.

Expect some swelling and bruising within the first week or two after the procedure. While recuperating, the patient should keep the head elevated with the use of two to three pillows. Cold compress also helps reduce the swelling and bruising. Itching and dryness of the eyes are expected, but this can easily be remedied by eye drops.

Aside from the aforementioned concerns, the first weeks are expected to give the patient great sensitivity to light, temporary blurring of the vision, and excessive tearing. Wait for 2-7 days for the stitches to be removed. While all of this is happening, it would be good to wear the right eyewear and a potent sunblock to protect the area.

Don’t Scrimp on the Surgeon

If you decide to have the procedure, one very important concern is to carefully examine the credentials of the surgeon and his team. Focus on the experience that the doctor has had with this specific procedure. There are legitimate doctors who advertise the service, but their experience on the procedure is very limited.

Avoid these doctors at all cost.

You do not want to jeopardize the health and look of your eyes with one careless decision. And one more thing, the experience should also match the aesthetics of the doctor.

Expertise is nothing when the doctor cannot professionally examine what looks best for the patient. To get a good idea of the aesthetics of the doctor, ask for before and after pictures of his previous patients and see how well the results are. Look for symmetry and how subtle the doctor was able to perform the surgery. The procedure should make the face look more evenly balanced without directly pointing to your eyes as the reason for the wonderful change that they are wondering about. If the changes are that subtle, yet still noticeable, your doctor just gave you your money’s worth and more.

Dr. Andrew Kim of Advance Beauty Cosmetic is a board-certified cosmetic surgeon, who specializes in double eyelid surgery, in Australia. Dr. Kim is known for his aesthetic eye for detail and technical skills in performing the procedure.

To schedule a consultation with Dr. Kim, call us now or fill-out our inquiry form today!

How Rhinoplasty Affects Your Life



Not all are born equal. Some are born with beautiful eyes, high cheekbones, gorgeous hair, and a really elegant nose.

However, there are those who do not belong to this category having to wake up every day to features that may be a bit far from what society perceives to be beautiful. This is not an issue for most people, but for those who have the motivation to change their looks, it can be a life and death decision.

Rhinoplasty deals with the part that is in the center of the face, which draws attention to itself and basically controls the symmetry of the face. It is for this reason that those who have had the procedure can really tell the difference that the procedure makes in the face and lives of the patients. But how does rhinoplasty really affect a person’s psychology?

Why People Have Rhinoplasty

With a big number of those who undergo rhinoplasty being middle-aged or older, there is a growing market for the 20-30 age group.

But one thing they have in common is the insecurity caused by society’s perceived and proclaimed idea of perfection and how they feel they fell short of it, or sadly, how the people around them made them feel that way.

The Influence of Society

Appearance is the first thing that other people notice in you and this makes if of utmost importance to look your best all the time. Some would scoff at the idea and easily see the vanity behind the facade. But those who actually go for it have been embarrassed so much by their looks and just decided to change their lives by beginning with their nose.

Society has really put a premium on looks that some people need to do what they can do to enhance or completely change their looks to be accepted. Peer pressure also plays a big part in the decision of those from the younger set and most of those who succumb to it eventually regret having the procedure and makes the confidence of the person go into a tailspin. This consequently leads to destructive behavior, begging them to get more revisions to achieve that perfect nose that they want on their face.

The Cons of Rhinoplasty

There are some reasons why getting rhinoplasty might negatively affect the patient. Some of them are more lasting than the others, but all are definitely valid.

Feeling Ill Afterward

After the procedure, the patient tends to feel down a bit because as much as it can do wonders to the patient’s face, it also has its bouts of painful episodes as it heals. Minor discomfort and the feeling of having a cold lingers and it sometimes include a very uncomfortable feeling of constipation that could worsen the entire situation.

Such feelings aggravate the feelings of doubt that the patient might have and in some cases, drive them into paranoia.

Feeling of Discontent

When the patient goes to the clinic for the wrong reasons or for expectations that unrealistic, there is a big chance that the patient shall never be happy after the procedure. It turns into a vicious cycle with the patient constantly obsessing with the nose and looking for every way to improve it.

So when it finally dawns on them that they shall never achieve the look in their dreams, they are left with a nose that is disfigured in their heads and are usually helpless at this point. Such a scenario is very stressful and should be taken seriously by those who have yet to book an appointment for their dream nose job.

Feeling of Waiting in Vain

A lot of patients tend to forget that as a procedure, it actually takes time for the effects of the procedure to become noticeable at the very least. To top it all off, while waiting for that to happen, it is expected for a lot of swelling and bruising to happen to the nose soon after the procedure. In such cases, the patient just has to be reminded of the estimated healing time and that the procedure is a work in progress with the masterpiece unveiled in due time.

Feeling of Helplessness

This happens a lot to those who have or indulge in an active lifestyle. Because the wounds need to heal first, patients are advised to rest and stay away from the strenuous activities until the wounds are all healed. It is sheer torture to let go of your sporty lifestyle, but it is necessary for the quick healing of the procedure.

If that is not enough, think of the difficulty of sleeping and finding that right angle that would not allow for the damaging of the nose. Such a situations create many sleepless nights, making it harder for the patient to adjust to the temporary situation. Having said them, the patient needs to consider these setbacks as temporary challenges that they shall overcome very soon.

The Pros of Rhinoplasty

Getting work done on your nose is a decision that puts into play a lot of factors that psychologically magnifies the emotional effects of rhinoplasty. It also heightens the benefits you get from deciding to do it. You can liken the experience to getting a promotion and all your efforts are finally rewarded after a long time of working hard for it. Below are some of the benefits that really make rhinoplasty worth your while.

Great Confidence Booster

For the people who have long been ridiculed for their looks, no matter how slightly imperfect they are, it would mean the world for them to get out of the house without anybody looking or saying about them. They do not need to be told they are beautiful. They just want a life without unnecessary attention.

So when they finally get the chance to change the way they look and the procedure succeeds, they are over the moon and their self-confidence begins to overflow. The changes do not need to be overt. Even the slightest change can empower the individual to start dealing with other things aside from their noses. And with the confidence comes that glow that people love seeing in other people, opening doors to the other aspects of their lives.

Fulfilled Health Expectations

Most patients did their homework and really did a lot of research before taking the plunge. For them, it was necessary to come up with a completely informed decision before.

Psychologically prepared for the procedure, they have a very accurate idea of what is going to happen and shall never be disillusioned after their nose job.

Because of this mindset, these patients are the ones who are generally happy about their procedures.

Though most of the patients get it for aesthetic reasons, there are still some who need it for nasal issues. For such people, the relief they get from the nose job is almost like a dream come true, ridding them of a physical burden that they have been suffering from for a long time.

Getting the Edge

The workplace is a tricky arena where you have to compete with your colleagues to reach the top of that proverbial ladder. Employers would never admit it, but they actually base their career decisions on the appearance of the employee. This shall never be written in the employee handbook, but is a reality that needs to be considered. It is also a concern among family, friends, and even strangers.

That is why it becomes a big deal when an employee suddenly changes his or her look through surgery, especially when it turns out for the better. People begin to appreciate the new look and praise the person, multiplying the amount of self-confidence that the person had before surgery. This alone makes it worth the money and the risks that one has to contend with in getting a nose job.

In a life decision such as getting rhinoplasty done, it is best to reap the positive outcomes and benefits from it.

Get the procedure done professionally and medically right with Dr. Andrew Kim at Advance Cosmetic Studio in Australia.

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Rhinoplasty versus Non-Surgical Nose Job



When getting the nose cosmetically enhanced, there are two things patients want to achieve: Its for the result to look as if no work has been done, but also enough to also rake in positive comments.

To achieve this effect, there are two possible methods available, either through a non-surgical nose job with the use of dermal fillers or the more permanent rhinoplasty. Both are expected to change your nose into one that’s ideal for your face, but there are things you have to consider to know which one is better for you.

What is the Difference Between Rhinoplasty and Non-Surgical Nose Job?

Technically speaking, rhinoplasty, or what we commonly refer to as nose jobs, is a procedure that corrects and reconstructs the nose to restore some functions, but mostly to aesthetically improve the appearance of the nose.

This part is pretty important, as far as the overall look of the face, because it is right in the middle of the face easily attracting attention. With this procedure, the imperfections of the nose in terms of shape and function can be permanently corrected by the procedure. Common concerns that are solved by this surgery include disproportionate noses, breathing problems, and birth defects.

Non-Surgical nose jobs, on the other hand, use fillers to correct nose defects. Starting out as a creative option for patients who do not have the money for rhinoplasty, non-surgical nose job became more popular and common place over the years.

However, due to its non-surgical nature, the entire procedure can be completed in 15 minutes after getting the initial consultation.

The usual fillers used is Juvederm, and it is injected in the different areas that need corrective treatment. Such a subtle move can be used to disguise not-so-serious concerns like covering a small hump or increasing the height of the bridge and even reshaping it. Aside from Juvederm, the other possible injections include Restylane, Radiesse, Sculptra, and Perlane.

For those who cannot seem to make up their minds, below are some points that might help you determine what you really need for your nows.

Pros of a Non-Surgical Nose Job

More cost-friendly than the real deal

Not a lot of people have the capability to pay for a nose job with costs in the thousands of dollars at this point. If you are one of them, then the $750 price tag of this nose job can be a very attractive offer to refuse.

However, aside from the procedure itself, do not forget to factor in the long-term costs that are required because this might actually make this procedure an expensive one.

Reversible for the undecided

Perfect for those who have not really made up their minds for those who are just too curious to know how the procedure would look minus the complications of a permanent nose job. Being reversible, you have the opportunity to see how your face shall look like and have the option to push through with it or not. Think of it as if you are fitting a new nose before you actually purchase one. Fillers are expected to dissolve on their own so there is no need to extract them from the nose.

Down time is not required

Like most non-surgical procedures, this can be done in a matter of 15 minutes, which means you do not have to stop your daily activities or disappear from your neighborhood for a while. There is also a very slim chance for the patient to experience pain, which is good for those with low tolerance for it. Just expect some notable bruises and swelling for about a week or so. You can spot a little redness immediately after the procedure.

Pros of Rhinoplasty

Easier breathing

One of the biggest benefits of rhinoplasty is that it is the procedure of choice for people who have breathing issues and want to improve the functionality of the nose, something that non-surgical nose jobs cannot provide. Apparently, there is a rising number of people who are suffering from breathing problems. Some of them are minor, while the severe ones are really dangerous to ignore. The most popular type for this purpose is the septoplasty. A broken or deviated septum is the primary cause of breathing problems but a lot of people are not even aware that they have one. The septoplasty is expected to tremendously improve airflow.

Aside from clearing your of your sleeping problems, it is also the best for chronic sinusitis, which is basically the inflammation of the sinuses that is usually caused by an infection or another nose condition that allows for the production of mucus that drains into the nose. Once the nose is swollen, it blocks the sinuses and ultimately gives pain to the patient.

Great sleep

For some who find it hard to sleep, it would be wise to check your breathing and how it might be exacerbating the condition. Sleep apnea, which is a severe kind of sleeping disorder, can actually block the airways of the nose and create a lot of health problems for the patient. Though there are other remedies for the problem, corrective rhinoplasty is the best alternative. Like with any type of surgery, be sure that your surgeon is qualified and certified because they are the only ones who could help the redesigning of the nasal passageways.

You can also say goodbye to snoring with rhinoplasty. As trivial as it sounds, snoring is a big concern among couples with a sizeable number of them sleeping in different beds to deal with the situation.

Less complications

There are some surgeons who are hesitant in performing the non-surgical procedure because it has a higher risk of complication because of the filler injections used for it. One of the most feared complications is the intravenous injection of the filler onto a blood vessel. Such is possible when the filler is mistakenly injected into a blood vessel of the nose. This causes the cutting off of the blood supply to the nose and when not reversed, would leave the nose black and dead, causing a terrible disfigurement of the patient. To avoid such issues, always go to a board-certified doctor.

More permanent, lesser touch-ups

The biggest advantage of getting a rhinoplasty done is that it is permanent. This lso means that rhinoplasty is more cost efficient in the long run. A non-surgical nose job can only last about six months to one year, which can cost about $600 to $1,000 per filler. At this rate, you probably paid for a nose job in a matter of seven years time. If you want to save money and time, then a rhinoplasty is way to go.

The idea of a permanent change on your nose seems like a daunting idea. That is why it is very crucial that you get the services of a qualified and board-certified cosmetic surgeon. This will allow you to get the right professional treatment to achieve your realistic expectations.

If you are seriously deciding on getting a rhinoplasty done, Dr. Andrew Kim of Advance Beauty Cosmetic in Australia is the one to approach for expert advise. Dr. Kim brings with him years of experience and a long list of satisfied clients.

To schedule a consultation with Dr. Kim, call us now or simply fill-out our inquiry form today!


Here’s why ethnic cosmetic surgery does not mean denying racial identity


There’s a certain dilemma that plagues us the moment we consider to go under the knife.

It’s not about whether it demands beyond the depth of our pockets or the fear that results might wind up poorly—but it’s more about a question about other people’s perception on us based on our ethnic identities. Our desire to look better is sometimes contested by our fear of being lashed out with criticism and scorn:


“Going through ethnic cosmetic surgery means erasing one’s racial identity.”

“You are trying hard to be Caucasian.”


Of course, we shrug in refusal to these unwelcomed thoughts. But, we cannot also deny what we see in the news or surveys which a lot of African-Americans or Middle-easterners get ‘nose jobs’ or a lot of Asians rave in excitement about ‘double-eyelid surgery’. These patterns which narrate the explosion of cosmetic surgery demand have attracted quite a fair share of critics. Critics assert that this is a movement to mask native identity as well as to easily ‘assimilate’ with Caucasian western standards. But are these critics somehow right?

Let’s find out.

The influence by the media, entertainment and fashion have placed Caucasians or white people in the limelight as if they won the ‘first prize’ trophy for genetic superiority for beauty. They also seem to have been able to set up ‘gold’ standards—which works favorably for them, implying that being beautiful means being white.

If this is so, does it mean Caucasians don’t ever feel the need to step in a cosmetic surgery clinic?

Statistics tell otherwise.

From the 2015 American Society of Plastic Surgeons statistics report, 70 percent of the procedures were done for Caucasians, prompting an idea that even them have no qualms about plastic surgery—that they too, have something they want to change physically.



The studies done on facial symmetry have unveiled ‘the golden ratio’ for beauty, proving that there’s actually a math behind beauty. (Image Source:

Science couldn’t agree more with this. The sentiments expressed support the research which reveals that the way we perceive ‘attractiveness’ has something to do with ‘balance’. The people we seem to be the most physically attractive are the ones who perfected the standards of facial symmetry.


 Thus, the pursuit is not to be ‘white’, but for the golden ratio.

We may not be sometimes aware of it, but what we seek all along is to have every facial feature work harmoniously with other feature. What we have long strive for in this pursuit of beauty and perfection is the ‘golden ratio’ while retaining our ethnic identity.

The best surgeons are experts in both technical and aesthetic aspects. The client can freely express how she might want her nose or lips be, but the doctor, with the help of computer imaging technology, will also discuss with the client if the results would give a ‘balanced’ and more attractive look.


There’s more to ethnic identity than we are aware of.

Most of the time, when we refer to ‘ethnic identity’, we basically link it to the skin color and other physical attributes that make up a person. However, what we seem to know is just a part of a much bigger whole of the concept. As Trimble & Dickson puts it, ethnic identity is an affiliate construct in which a band of people share likeness in physical characteristics but also in common customs, traditions, historical experiences and geographical residence (in some instances).


This whole concept just put the critics in their own rightful place. Altering one’s physical feature does not really mean denying or erasing his or her ethnic identity. We have to take into account that our sense of being connected to a particular race also speaks about on how we value our heritage and how we put on our hearts on the traditions we try to keep.


If you want to learn more about the ethnic cosmetic procedures available today, feel free to consult board-certified and industry expert, Dr. Andrew Kim of Advance Beauty Cosmetics Surgery. 

Call us now or simply fill-out our inquiry form to schedule your consultation with Dr. Kim today!

Double Eyelid Surgery: The Eyelid of Asian Dreams


The Asian culture has been revered for its significance to the advancement of humanity and for the innate and exquisite beauty it possesses.

The west has always been in awe of the difference that the Asians have clearly honored and kept on from one generation to another.

Unfortunately, Asians seem to have found this fascination for the western face and have either internalized the idea that their Caucasian  counterparts are superior in every other way, or were just given the seed that allowed them to see a whole new world outside the borders that they are used to ruling.

Whatever the reason, the soaring popularity of getting wider eyes through surgery for Asian people speaks volumes on how they view themselves as part of this globalized earth and the extent of what they are willing to do to pursue their white dream.

Look Straight at My Asian Eyes

As far back as this generation can remember, Asian representation in mainstream culture, otherwise known as Hollywood, has always had that funny Asian character who is ridiculed for their “slits” and the peculiar, somehow aggressive way of saying things, even in the calmest of situations.

Regardless of this unfortunate image that Asians have been trapped into, there is an ounce of truth to some of the popular stereotypes that continue to pervade popular culture up to now.

Asian eyes are characterized by the slits they possess on the sides of their faces. Unwittingly, this facial characteristic has given the impression that Asians are always tired or angry even if there has been no word out of them to suggest even the remotest idea that they are. The thin slits do not allow the eyeballs to come out in their full, energetic glory and do not allow other people to see what they are truly feeling inside. That alone in itself is a valid reason for anyone who wants to change the look of his or her eyes.

Double Eyelid Surgery Statistics

On a global scale, double eyelid surgery has become one of the most popular aesthetic procedures among the top ten countries according to the International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. Ranking third on the list in 2012, there were no signs of its popularity waning in the near future with a 5.4% growth and has maintained its number three position since 2003.

In the United Kingdom, the British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (BAAPS) has ranked double eyelid surgery a strong second in list of top five surgeries in 2013, a very significant increase from its 2012 figures.

As for the Australians, they have caught up with the trend as early as 2009, with the procedure representing a whopping 23% of the total cosmetic surgical procedures, translating into 15,000 procedures in that year alone.

With the said figures mentioned, it should still be curiously mentioned that eyelid surgery remains to be an Asian thing, deservingly earning its Asian eyelid surgery moniker.

The Asian Reasons for Eyelid Surgery

It would be inaccurate and unfair to lump all Asians and come up with the reasons for their preference of eyelid surgery in a huff. But there are several truths that are worth discussing and looking closely into.

The Physiological

Double eyelid surgery on its own is beneficial for a lot of reasons that are sought after by other races.

For one, it gets rid of the sagging or loose excess skin on the upper eyelids that has the potential to impair your vision. On the aesthetic level, it reduces the puffiness in the upper eyelids that makes anyone look forever tired. The crepe-like wrinkles on the lower eyelid are also taken care of, along with the bags and puffiness or dark circles under the eyes that gives the weary look.

Western Idolatry versus Asian Perfection

On the surface, it would be so easy to conclude that Asians get eyelid surgery as their sign of unwavering admiration for their western counterparts. And why wouldn’t they? History, culture, and media have claimed the supremacy of the Caucasian look that there is virtually no choice for Asians but to look as similar as they can to that “ideal” face.

However, when you ask the Asians who have gotten the procedure, you would be pleasantly surprised that it is not the case at all. A majority of those who have gotten the procedure had very strict instructions to not make them look Caucasian. So what does that mean? That they are fully aware of the limitations that their facial features have as far as aesthetics is concerned but they will not be sitting ducks, not even when they have the means to change their face.

It was because of this that the Asian eyelid surgery was born. Though a double eyelid is as Caucasian as it can get, this version is a very subtle one. The kind that you would not think of any, but would notice some changes that seem to make the patient look her or his prettiest. The idea is just to enhance the face, and not change it. The subtlety is comparable to the psychological reasons behind it.

A Better Life

Parents have nothing on their mind aside from the great well-being of their children. And if they are in the position to secure that, along with the bright future they so want for them, they will definitely do it.

Here is where the irony strikes. The parents are supposed to be the first to plant the idea of self-worth into their children’s minds, but are now the ones who are willing to finance their kid’s surgery, sometimes elevating the procedure to the prize for the good grades they were able to get.

Can anyone blame them? These adults have walked the earth and seen how those who do not meet society’s idea of beauty have fallen off the radar or simply lost the competition to the prettier ones. And this is not without merit. Employment for a lot of Asian companies has favored those who are refined in their features, never mind how obvious the procedure looks. For these companies, your bravery for getting that job done is an indication of your dedication to your career and how far you are willing to take it.

For those who have gotten the surgery, the rewards are indeed there and the wise words of the parents would have proven the wisdom of their years. They get to live a better life compared to their peers and the opportunities keep on knocking and preparing them for bigger things that are now available to them because of that one bold step to get that double eyelid surgery.

This happily-ever-after ending does not necessarily leave those who have decided to keep what they have out in the cold. Because it is interesting to note that not all the kids want the procedure, but are coaxed or coerced by their parents to do it. And this shows hope. That someday, looks would be as variable as skin color and would never deny anybody the right to employment or acceptance in a community.

If you are determined to refine your Asian eyes with a double eyelid surgery, learn all the facts first with Dr. Andrew Kim of Advance Beauty Cosmetics Surgery. His knowledge and understanding of the Asian eyes will provide you with a comprehensive consultation and treatment plan.

Call us now or simply fill-out our inquiry form to schedule your consultation with Dr. Kim today!

Around the World for Rhinoplasty 


A face shall never be complete without a nose and because it is positioned in the center of the face, a lot of attention has been given to it, sometimes leading to surgery.

Though there are different reasons for getting rhinoplasty, one thing remains to be true, and that is the desire of people to improve their physical selves no matter what.

Let us analyze each of the top eight countries for rhinoplasty and find out how pervasive this surgical solution is. Interestingly enough, every country has a different story to tell and the figures can never lie.

South Korea

The country did not earn the position for nothing. With 102,597 patients in 2014, South Korea was the clear winner of the lot. That roughly translates into 1 in 72 persons having had some plastic surgery done on their faces.

And why wouldn’t they? In a society that sees appearances as solutions to survive this very competitive world that we have, the looks have become the priority and the predetermined ideals of beauty have been mastered by the plastic surgeons in the country.

Aside from the number of patients who have gone under the knife, South Korea is also famous for the expertise of its surgeons, leading to its 24% of the total market share that translates into 5 trillion dollars to be exact. As of this writing, there have been 300,000 medical tourists that have entered the country, which has been acknowledged as the best among the top 5 countries for the category.

Among the types of surgery trends in the country, eye and nose surgeries are definitely on top of the heap, representing 80% of procedures done on the medical tourists. With regards to the sexes, the men are  behind but also represent a big chunk of 30% versus the 70% of the women patients. This highlights the growing need of men to improve their looks either to advance their careers or to win the hearts of the women they love.


With the natural beauty of its citizens, it was a bit surprising to see Brazil at number 2 with 83,025 or 9.8 % of the pie. Though home to all people, places and things of hotness, Brazil took up fourth place in the list, and liposuction and breast implants were the most popular invasive surgeries among the population.

Though most of the procedures are related to the breast and the buttocks, rhinoplasty has also found its niche in the country. According to a study conducted by the Rhinology Research Society in cooperation with the Johns Hopkins University, the rate of nose jobs per capita is a staggering seven times that of America and it is as prevalent in the Islam Republic as it is in Brazil.

The conditions are very inviting too. As far as the culture of the people is concerned, there is nothing wrong with getting plastic surgery and, in fact, has become a coveted status symbol of society. Government-based tax deduction systems have been in place to support the plastic surgery goals of its citizens as well as making them deductible from the income tax with discounts going back as far as 2004, making it really possible for its citizens to avail of these life changing procedures. Such support further pushes the government’s philosophy that the losses shall be outweighed by the income that comes into the country because of plastic surgery.


Number three on the list is the United States of America with 54,873 or 6.5%. Though not as impressive as the top 2, it should be noted that the figures included a 12% over increase in the number of cosmetic procedures in the country. This has been the highest since the Great Recession in 2008 with 11 million cosmetic surgical and nonsurgical procedures amounting to more than 12 billion dollars.

The technological advances and the rebounding economy have made the procedures really attractive. They are now and less-invasive and more accessible to the public.

Among those have had the procedures, women had more than 10.3 million cosmetic procedures, representing 90.6% of the total, not to mention that this is a 47% increase compared to 1997. Among the top 5 procedures, rhinoplasty was the lowest at 53%.

An emerging and quite alarming trend is the gaining popularity of these procedures on the young adults and teens bracket. People are quick to attribute this to the popularity of media celebrities and the addicting selfies, both requiring the victim to change their looks into what the media feeds them. Young and impressionable, these kids do not know any better and marketing mavens have taken notice of this, heavily attributing to the increase in the figures of this demographic.


With 38,828 or 4.6% of the procedures performed in Mexico two-thirds were for women and a third were for men.

And because this country offers the procedures at low cost with world-class quality, a surge in the number of visitors who have visited for cosmetic purposes has been observed. Most of the surgeons in the country have had experiences in the U.S. and this have made the Americans flock to this country, with 45,000 having benefited from their services and producing $650 million back in 2009, with the figure increasing at an annual rate of 25%. Figures are expected to hit the $1 billion mark in no time.

The country is very ideal for those who are going to finance the procedure themselves and the ones who live near the country, like the ones from the U.S.


For this year, there were 38,779 patients at 4.6%. Such a figure actually represents the growing trend of cosmetic surgeries in Asia and Japan has taken note of this by producing some of the most reliable surgeons for the task. By focusing on the technical know-how, Japan has joined the list of countries that are first considered for such procedures.

Primarily focusing on keeping the Asian face while enhancing them, those within the region have bought the look and are thrilled to be getting minus the cost of going to the U.S. or Europe. As we speak, there is an ongoing obsession for beauty in the region and this sparked the ongoing trend of cosmetic procedures in the region. There is also this desire among the people to look more western to advance careers or just to increase self-esteem, fueling the surge in the country.


For a country that is known in the pageant world for their ravishing beauty, Colombia is not surprisingly included in the top 8, with 17, 803 patients or 2.1% of the pie.

Tourism plays a big part in the increase, with the figures steadily rising for the last couple of years because of the countries natural resources and medical tourism, getting the attention of foreigners and turning the country into one of the premier sites for plastic surgery.

Price is also a big factor as it costs less, but still gives the kind of service that you can get from the other top countries.


For the Germans, there has been a steady increase with the figures doubling over the past five years and reaching 12,188 or 1.4 percent of the patients.

In the past, the men just comprised 10% of the patients, but have dramatically increased to give the women a run for their money.


Last but not the least is France with 11,666 or 1.4% of the population. Among the 22% who had surgery, 8% were for rhinoplasty, which was the second to the lowest surgery compared to breast surgery, which was number one at 20%, rhinoplasty at 17%, blepharoplasty at 13%, and breastlifting at the last place at 7%.

However, you need not look far to get your noses done. Advance Beauty Cosmetic Surgery in Australia offers rhinoplasty that suits your needs and realistic expectations. The clinic’s specialist, Dr. Andrew Kim, is board-certified and well-trained to perform nose jobs. Dr. Kim has a long list of satisfied clients who benefitted from his years of training.

Call us now or simply fill-up our inquiry form to schedule your consultation with Dr. Kim today!

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