Arm Lift in South Korea

The Ultimate Guide to Arm Lift in South Korea

Looking for good quality clinics that do Arm Lifts in South Korea? Medical Departures can help with our verified and pre-checked surgeons and clinics.

Arm lift surgery will tone up and firm those flabby upper arms, giving you a sleeker looking silhouette so you look fabulous in short-sleeved tops.

South Korea is one of the major centers in Asia for cosmetic, plastic and aesthetic surgery, especially for visitors from China, Japan, Taiwan and the United States. Its medical facilities for international patients are excellent and it offers vibrant cities, stunning countryside and a culture that embraces both the traditional and the modern.

Why should I get Arm Lifts in South Korea?

Healthcare in South Korea ranks among the best in Asia. Many hospital are modern, especially the ones treating international patients, with many older hospitals in the process of upgrading their facilities to cope with the influx of medical tourists.

One of the highest quality healthcare accreditations in the world is the Joint Commission International, and South Korea has almost 30 of these facilities located across the country, including in some of its most popular tourist destinations, such as Seoul and Busan.

Not surprisingly, for a country that embraces new technology, cutting-edge appliances and state-of-the-art equipment are in general use. The country ranks among the highest in the world for MRI and CT scanning machines per population – ahead of countries such as the UK and Germany.

English is spoken by doctors and other clinic staff and, in fact, is taught as a second language in primary and secondary schools, so you shouldn’t have any language problems.

When you are going on a surgical or medical trip anywhere, we always suggest you do your own research. You’d do that if you were going on holiday, but obviously you will need to make enquiries about prospective surgeons and hospitals. This information isn’t always easy to come by – even with the vast material available on the web. Medical Departures takes the strain. All our listings are already pre-verified by us – we do onsite visits; corroborate qualifications, verify professional memberships and gather real patient reviews. We publish this information on our website with high-definition photos and virtual video tours, giving you the opportunity to see for yourself what’s available and to decide what suits you.

How long does arm lift take and what’s involved in the arm lift procedure?

The surgery usually takes an hour or two. There are a number of different arm lift procedures so the time will depend on which one you have.

You can have just liposuction to the arms, but unless you have good skin elasticity, the results may be disappointing. The majority usually have liposuction with arm lift surgery. The standard armlift is where an incision is made from underarm to elbow; the limited incision armlift only requires a small incision under the armpit and the extended armlift makes the same incision as the standard armlift, from elbow to underarm, but the incision is carried on to the chest wall. Your surgeon will discuss your options based on what your goals are.

What is the recovery time for an arm lift in South Korea?

Immediately after the surgery your arms will, of course, feel tender and stiff, but the recovery time is generally quick when compared to other cosmetic surgery. In fact, some people are back at work within a few days!

You will need to be careful not to overstretch, although gently stretching and moving will help you to heal much faster and minimize swelling. After a week, the bruising and swelling will start to dissipate and you should have full movement back after a month. Strenuous activities, for example heavy lifting, digging and sports such as tennis should be avoided for at least 6 weeks.

What is the cost comparison for Arm Lifts in South Korea compared to Australia and New Zealand?

Arm lifts in South Korea cost, on average AUD $7,600 (US $5,250; UK £3,700) compared to AUD $16,000 in Australia, $10,800 in the States and $7,600 in the UK.

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