Hair Transplant in Greater Seoul Area

The Ultimate Guide to Hair Transplant in Greater Seoul Area

Last fact-checked: 4 October 2020

Travel to South Korea for a hair transplant in Seoul and pay a fraction of the price back home when booking with Medical Departures. 

There are now various hair loss treatments that can remedy thinning hair for both men and women, providing safe, natural-looking results. 

Why Have a Hair Transplant in Seoul?

More and more people are now flying abroad for medical treatment due to the substantial cost savings and high level of expertise available elsewhere. For an already expensive procedure like a hair transplant, patients can easily save thousands (even when taking into consideration travel expenses). 

South Korea is not a particularly popular holiday destination for Westerners in the same way as Thailand, but it does have just as much to offer, as well as that Asian hospitality and unique cultural experiences.

Seoul is a modern city with all the 21st-century amenities and conveniences you need. Modern glass and steel office buildings sit alongside traditional wooden houses and alleyways and green outdoor spaces provide relaxing places to sit. It is a truly 24-hour city and visitors will find something to do around the clock.

Booking in with a Quality Provider in Seoul

Medical facilities and Seoul are excellent with medical and ancillary staff well trained and qualified with memberships of international professional organizations, such as the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery.

As with any service you are looking at, it’s wise to do your own research. Medical Departures makes this whole process much easier as we check out qualifications, professional memberships and real patient testimonials before any doctor, hospital or clinic is listed on our site. 

What Does a Hair Transplant Involve?

There are numerous methods and the one used for you will depend on where you are losing your hair, how much is being transplanted and where the grafts are taken from.  

The most common methods are FUT and FUE, as summarised below:

  • Follicular Unit Transplant (FUT):
    Also referred to as strip harvesting, this technique takes a strip of hair and dissects it into smaller ones; these are then implanted at predetermined sites.

  • Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE):
    For this method, the grafts come from follicles harvested from around the entire scalp; these are then implanted into the required sites.

Read more about hair transplant methods here

How Long Does a Hair Transplant Take?

There are a number of different techniques involved in hair transplantation and it will depend on how much hair you have transplanted. As a general rule, a small transplant may take 90 minutes, but a large one can be six hours or more.

Is a Hair Transplant Painful and How Long Is the Recovery Time?

It is a surgical procedure and so you will experience some discomfort afterwards. You will be given a local anaesthetic before the procedure commences, so during the treatment, you shouldn’t feel any pain.

The area where the hair was harvested from will be red and sore afterwards and there will be scabbing.

You should feel up to going about your normal everyday business after a day or two, and many people do go back to work then, but you may want to wait until the scabbing on your scalp doesn’t look so bad, which may be a week or so

What Is the Cost of a Hair Transplant in Seoul Compared to Australia or New Zealand?

Hair transplants cost around 50% less in Seoul than they do in Australia.

To see some of the latest prices on offers, take a look at these three highly-rated medical centres in Seoul for hair transplants:

What Next?

Find out more about our top-quality clinics in Seoul and look at hair transplant before and after photos.

If you’re ready to book see below for ways to arrange an appointment or get in touch with our Customer Care Team if you’ve any questions pertaining to hair transplants in Seoul.

Sources:

Surgical Hair Restoration: Are You a Candidate? WebMD. Website accessed: 4 October 2020. https://www.webmd.com/skin-problems-and-treatments/hair-loss/are-you-candidate

Hair Loss. Mayo Clinic. Website accessed: 4 October 2020. https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/hair-loss/diagnosis-treatment/drc-20372932

International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery. Website accessed: 4 October 2020. http://www.ishrs.org/

What To Do In Seoul, South Korea – Best 18 Attractions (With Prices!). Miss Tourist. 7 October 2019.
https://misstourist.com/best-things-to-do-in-seoul-south-korea/

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