Last fact-checked: 26 October 2020
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This modern city offers everything one could possibly need for an enjoyable stay, as well as the chance to discover the intriguing South Korean culture where old traditions blend with 21st-century life.
South Korea is perhaps a little off-the-beaten-track for Western visitors, although this is changing, particularly for medical tourists who are discovering how competitive the prices are, as well as the expertise on offer. Read on to learn more!
South Korea has one of the world’s fastest-growing economies, and medical tourism is firmly part of this trend. While the country primarily welcomes medical travellers who are based in Asia, such as Japanese and Chinese, there is now a steady trickle of Americans and Europeans as well.
The South Korean government has invested heavily in medical tourism, with the country boasting ultra-modern hospitals and experienced surgeons whose expertise is in high demand by an international clientele. All the indicators of good quality are here, including Joint Commission International-accredited hospitals – recognized the world over as the gold standard for global healthcare.
Seoul has embraced plastic surgery–so much so that even in the arrivals hall of Seoul’s Incheon International Airport visitors will find a medical tourism office, giving advice ranging from visa and immigration information to hospital and hotel accommodation.
While it is reassuring that the city is generally a model of efficiency in terms of treating medical tourists, we always advocate that anyone undertaking any medical treatment abroad do their own research. It is daunting enough for even the most experienced of travellers to get treatment abroad, but at least you can set your own mind at rest if you have checked out clinics’ and doctors’ credentials yourself.
When you book with Medical Departures, you are reassured that we have also done our due diligence, which involves criminal and legal record checks, doctor qualifications, professional memberships, patient reviews and onsite visits. You won’t find a listing on our site that hasn’t been approved by us and you can review the information yourself for free, allowing you to make an informed choice when searching for a suitable doctor.
A breast reduction is carried out under a general anaesthetic. Depending on how much breast tissue needs to be removed, the procedure will take between three and five hours.
Your surgeon will discuss with you beforehand where the incision marks will be as this will be where the excess skin and tissue will be removed. The surgery may involve moving the nipple and areola (the coloured part around the nipple) to a different position on the breast once the excess tissue has been removed. Additionally, you may have liposuction to further add shape and definition to the breast.
Incisions will be stitched closed and likely dressed in a compression garment to ease swelling once the procedure is complete. Sometimes surgical drains are inserted to remove fluid away from the wound site.
Following surgery, you should note that:
Breast Reductions in Seoul cost around 50% less than in Australia and New Zealand.
See some of the latest prices available at three of our top partner clinics in Seoul for breast reductions:
Find out more about our quality-checked surgeons and clinics in Seoul.
Book your free appointment through our site or get in touch with our Customer Care Team if you’ve any questions. They are also on standby to provide you with a personalized quote or assist with any other aspect of your medical trip to South Korea. We look forward to hearing from you.
Seoul at Heart of Korean Medical Tourism Growth. Medical Tourism Growth. Website accessed: 1 September 2020. https://www.magazine.medicaltourism.com/article/seoul-at-heart-of-korean-medical-tourism-growth
Joint Commission International. Website accessed: 26 October 2020. https://www.jointcommissioninternational.org/
Breast Reduction Surgery. WebMD. 3 February 2019. https://www.webmd.com/beauty/cosmetic-procedures-breast-reduction-surgery
Liposuction. Medline Plus. Website accessed: 26 October 2020. https://medlineplus.gov/ency/article/002985.htm
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