Last fact-checked: 25 September 2020
Planning on having your breast implants removed? Then why not consider a breast revision in South Korea–one of the world’s most renowned countries for world-class, competitively priced plastic surgery.
There may be any number of reasons why you are looking at getting your implants removed; maybe you just want a change, are worried about the safety aspects, or perhaps something has gone wrong, requiring you to have surgery.
Whatever the reason, cosmetic surgery in South Korea is practically considered part of the culture—so you’ll have no problem finding a quality, skilled surgeon at a price considerably less than you’d pay back home.
Cosmetic surgery is incredibly popular in South Korea, not just in terms of the national population, but also in terms of international patients travelling here from overseas. Although statistics vary widely, it is estimated between 20-40% of the population has had some form of cosmetic surgery, which for a population of 50 million is an eye-popping statistic.
With this volume of patients undergoing plastic and cosmetic surgery, you would assume that healthcare facilities are of a good standard, and this is generally the case.
Medical facilities here are highly regulated to excellent standards. This is a high-tech country, and the hospitals and clinics are likely to be fitted out with the most up-to-date equipment; in fact, South Korea has more MRI and 3D/CT scanners than other countries, including Germany and the UK. Clinics are, as you would expect, hygienic, meeting international standards.
Clinics treating international patients tend to have English speaking staff, with many doctors having trained abroad, particularly in the United States. We know it isn’t always easy to acquire information, such as doctor qualifications, which is why Medical Departures has researched this data for you.
Our listings contain doctor qualifications, professional memberships and high-definition clinic photographs, alongside real patient reviews and other information to allow you to get a good overview of the doctor and clinic you are interested in. This is so important as you want to make sure that your surgeon in South Korea has the requisite experience in breast reduction surgery; the only way to make sure of this is to conduct your own research.
Most breast revision procedures take between one and three hours, depending on whether you are having a like-for-like swap of the same size implant, if the breast pocket needs adjusting to accommodate a different sized implant or if there are other problems such as manipulating old scar tissue.
The procedure is carried out under a general anaesthetic and any new incisions will be made over the existing scars. Old implants will be removed through these openings, and the new ones inserted through the same wound. Surgery to adjust the size of the breast pockets to hold the implants will also be made through these wounds. When the surgeon has finished, they will stitch the incisions closed and you will be left to heal.
Breast revision surgery is generally around 50% less in South Korea compared to what you'd expect to pay in Australia—which can equate to several thousand in savings.
Please note: These are estimated prices at the time of writing. To see updated prices, as well as photos, surgeon profiles, patient reviews and location maps, check out these top-rated clinics in South Korea for breast revision surgery:
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Absolute Perfection: South Korea’s Obsession with Plastic Surgery. Breaking Asia. 23 May 2019. https://www.breakingasia.com/360/absolute-perfection-south-koreas-obsession-with-plastic-surgery/
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