Breast Lift in Greater Seoul Area

The Ultimate Guide to Breast Lift in Greater Seoul Area

Last fact-checked: 12 October 2020

Find reputable surgeons for your breast lift in Seoul with Medical Departures.

Pregnancy, weight loss and ageing can all make once-pert breasts head south; a surgical lift in the South Korean capital could be just the answer to restore a more youthful shape at a lower price than back home. 

It’s important to remember that a breast lift does not increase the size of your breasts; however, the procedure can be carried out in combination with a breast augmentation, normally using implants, if you want to go up a cup size or two.

Why Should I Have a Breast Lift in Seoul?

If you’re looking to save money on breast lift surgery, as well as experience a new culture and a fascinating city, then Seoul may be the answer. The South Korean capital is incredibly modern, with efficient public transport and high-speed trains to take you across the country to beaches, mountains and other impressive locations in a matter of hours.

Seoul itself is lively with all the amenities you’d expect, from hotel accommodation ranging from budget to five-star luxury, fantastic shopping and a great array of dining options from Korean street food to Michelin-starred international cuisine.

Seoul is one of the world’s cosmetic surgery capitals – with, in some demographics, up to 40% of the population taking the plunge and having plastic surgery. Especially among the younger population, it is almost expected to have some sort of cosmetic or beauty treatment as looking the best you can is part of the culture.

Beauty, cosmetic and plastic surgery clinics are in abundance in Seoul, and you would expect that with the clinics doing brisk business that expertise is second-to-none. Clinics are modern and adhere to international safety standards, such as those of the ISO.

Finding a Surgeon You Can Trust with Medical Departures

Despite this abundance of options, we always recommend you do your own research on any prospective clinics and surgeons.

When booking with Medical Departures, you can rest assured in the knowledge that we have already done the checking for you. For instance, we:

  • Pay onsite visits to all of our listed clinics
  • Check credentials, such as doctor qualifications and professional memberships
  • Collect and review real patient reviews
  • Publish all of our findings on our site, alongside high definition clinic photos, maps, virtual tours and other useful information.

How Long Does a Breast Lift Typically Take and What Is the Recovery Time?

Breast lifts typically take between one and three hours to perform and are usually carried out as an out-patient – so you don’t normally have to stay overnight in the hospital.

During your consultation, your surgeon will discuss with you the exact technique for your surgery as there are a number of ways to do it.

To summarize, loose skin will be removed from the breast area; the incisions through which this is done may be made:

  • Around the coloured part of the nipple (the areola); or
  • Underneath the breast in the crease where it joins the chest wall.

Once the loose skin is removed, the wounds will be stitched closed and allowed to heal.

What Is the Recovery Time for a Breast Lift?

Recovery time is reasonably short in comparison to other plastic surgery procedures. Following surgery, it should be noted that:

You will feel sore and stiff after the surgery, but this will start to diminish after a few days.

You should be careful not to overstretch and refrain from lifting.

You may feel up to going back to work after a week, provided you have a sedentary job.

Over the next few weeks, you will gradually get better; by around six weeks, you should be able to engage in more vigorous activities and sports.

How Much Can I Save on a Breast Lift in Seoul Compared to Back Home?

In Seoul, breast lifts are around 50% of the price compared to Australia.

To see some of the latest prices, as well as patient reviews, surgeon profiles and more useful information, take a look at these three recommended clinics in Seoul that offer breast lift surgery to international patients:

How Do I Book an Appointment?

Find out more about our South Korean surgeons and clinics that offer this surgery.

If you’re ready to book see below to arrange an appointment, or if you’ve any questions about breast lifts in Seoul don’t hesitate to get in touch with our Customer Care Team.

They can be reached 24 hours a day and can also help with other aspects of your medical trip abroad, such as insurance and finance. 


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