Get a breast reduction in Seoul with quality-checked surgeons at affordable prices. This modern city offers visitors everything they could possibly need for an enjoyable stay, and the chance to discover a unique culture where tradition is very much part of everyday life.
South Korea is still a little off-the-beaten-track for Western visitors, although this is changing - particularly for medical tourists where good quality services and great prices are attracting greater numbers.
South Korea has one of the world’s fastest growing economies, and medical tourism is part of the trend. It is primarily the Japanese and Chinese who travel here for surgery, but there is a steady trickle of Americans too.
The Government are investing more money into medical tourism and there are new, modern hospitals and the best trained surgeons and doctors staffing them whose expertise is much in 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 in terms of healthcare.
Plastic surgery is popular in South Korea, and none more so than in Seoul. There is a style here – brought to the world’s attention by Psy’s worldwide tongue-in-cheek hit, Gangnam Style – personified by Gangnam’s upmarket, prosperous, ‘Beverley Hills’ image.
Seoul has embraced plastic surgery – so much so that even in the arrivals hall of Seoul’s 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 does their own research. It is daunting enough for even the most experienced of travelers 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 can be 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.
The procedure is carried out under a general anaesthetic, and depending on how much breast tissue needs to be removed, will take between 3 and 5 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 colored 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.
Wounds will be stitched closed and likely dressed with a compression garment to ease swelling once the procedure is complete. Sometimes surgical drains are inserted to remove fluid away from the wound site.
You will be encouraged to get up and about as soon as you can after the procedure as this helps to reduce swelling and encourages quicker healing. You will feel quite bruised and swollen, and it may be more comfortable to sleep in an elevated position with several pillows for some days afterwards.
You should take it easy for a few weeks, especially with regard to bending and stretching. Gradually the stiffness will subside but it may be a couple of weeks before you can engage in your normal routine, and 6 weeks or more before you can partake in vigorous exercise again.
What is the cost of breast reductions in Seoul compared to Australia and New Zealand?
Breast Reductions in Seoul cost around 50% less than in Australia and New Zealand.
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