Facelift in Greater Seoul Area

The Ultimate Guide to Facelift in Greater Seoul Area

Last fact-checked: 27 October 2020

Flying to Seoul, the ultra-modern South Korea capital, presents the chance to save at least 50% on the price of your facelift.

Look forward to treatment in some of the most technologically advanced cosmetic clinics and hospitals in the region when booking with Medical Departures. 

Why Consider Facelift Surgery in Seoul?

Most people don’t realise that Seoul is one of the world’s leading plastic surgery destinations, with more of its residents undergoing some sort of cosmetic treatment than anywhere else. Seoul’s surgeons are just as highly-qualified and trained as any cosmetic surgeon back home—and in many cases, they are at the forefront of the profession in terms of innovative techniques and specialist technology.

These days medical training is very similar everywhere, and it isn’t out-of-the-ordinary for doctors to undertake part of their training overseas, which is why you’ll find so many surgeons in other countries are also members of American societies, such as the American Board of Surgery.

Seoul is also a vibrant, contemporary city. It has all the facilities and services you need as a medical traveler. Although you may not be up to sightseeing after surgery, you will discover plenty to see and do before your facelift procedure. Afterward, you can always relax in a comfortable hotel with room service at your beck and call.

Tips on Finding a Trustworthy Facility in Seoul for Your Facelift

It’s always worth doing your own research before you book anywhere. Find out what you can about your particular procedure and any prospective surgeons. Don’t be afraid to ask questions; seek out former patient testimonials and, of course, check out their credentials.

Medical Departures runs its own checks and you can find qualifications, professional memberships and real patient reviews alongside our listings, giving you a head start on your own research.

See your quality options on offer at our verified Seoul clinics

How Long Does a Facelift Take and What’s Involved?

This really depends on the extent of your facelift; surgery could be as little as two hours going up to six or even more.

After an initial consultation in which you and your surgeon will discuss your cosmetic treatment goals, the procedure will begin following the administration of general anaesthesia.

Your surgeon will make incisions in the hairline at the temple, as well as above and in front of the ear. The skin is gently lifted, and the underlying muscles and tissues tightened. Excess fat and skin may be removed and the remaining skin stitched in place. This process continues down under the earlobe and behind the ear. When finished a dressing will be applied to protect the areas where the incisions were made.

Learn more about what facelift surgery involves here

What Is the Recovery Time for a Facelift?

  • For a full facelift, it may take several weeks before you feel well enough to go back to work, whereas it may be only a week for a mini-lift.
  • Your face will feel tight, bruised and sore for the first few days after the procedure.
  • You will be advised not to bend or lift for a few weeks, and you will probably find it much more comfortable to sleep propped up on pillows.
  • You will gradually feel better over the coming weeks, but should avoid vigorous activity and strenuous exercise for around six weeks.

What Is the Cost of a Facelift in Seoul Compared to Australia?

Facelifts in Seoul are around 50% of the price they are in Australia.

These are estimated figures at the time of writing. To see some of the latest prices on offer, take a look at these top-rated, MD-verified clinics in Seoul that offer facelift surgery, as well as other facial cosmetic surgery:

How Do I Get Started?

Find out more about our expert facelift surgeons in Seoul and take a look at clinic photos on our listing pages. 

If you’re ready to book a facelift in Seoul, see below for ways to arrange an appointment or get in touch with the Medical Departures Customer Care Team if you have any questions.


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