Nose Job in Greater Seoul Area

The Ultimate Guide to Nose Job in Greater Seoul Area

Last fact-checked: 3 December 2020

Unhappy with the shape or size of your nose? For a more affordable alternative to getting surgery back home, a nose job (or rhinoplasty) in Seoul could be a great solution. When traveling to South Korea as a medical tourist, you can enjoy a memorable holiday, receive treatment from a world-class cosmetic surgeon—and still save a considerable sum compared to prices back home.  

With Medical Departures, you can find quality-checked surgeons whose credentials stack-up and enjoy our Best Price Guarantee

Why Should I Get a Nose Job in Seoul?

Seoul is no stranger to cosmetic surgery–in fact, there are more plastic surgery clinics per capita here than anywhere in the world, catering to both a local clientele and international patients. Seoul, or South Korea for that matter, may not be the first country that comes to mind for a holiday—but it’s a hugely popular destination for Japanese and Chinese tourists and is now attracting a growing number of Westerners seeking plastic surgery.

Seoul has excellent healthcare facilities and surgeons, who have acquired excellent training and expertise on a par with any back home. That said, getting any kind of surgery is a serious business, particularly when it comes to your most prominent facial feature: your nose. We advise everyone to do their research well, ensuring they book in with a reputable, high-rated clinic and surgeon.

Medical Departures makes this process easier and more reliable—helping to provide you peace of mind about your decision to undergo surgery in Seoul. We run legal and criminal checks and verify professional memberships and qualifications. Past patient reviews are gathered, authenticated and published on our site (positive as well as negative) and we also conduct our own onsite visits before any facility is listed on our site.

You can see a wealth of information under each of our Seoul clinic listings, alongside prices and high-definition clinic photos. 

What Does a Nose Job Entail - And How Long Will it Take?

Also known as rhinoplasty surgery, there are no definitive steps as everyone’s nose job is unique. The procedure can take from just an hour to around three or four (if more complex reconstruction is required).

Typically, the first step involves a consultation and planning stage with your chosen surgeon. The procedure is normally carried out under general anesthesia and your surgeon may use either an open or closed rhinoplasty technique, whereby the incisions are hidden inside the nose for this latter method.

After shaping the nose, the surgeon will redrape the skin and nasal tissue before closing the incisions. Read more about the rhinoplasty (nose job) procedure here

What Is the Recovery Time for a Nose Job?

Recuperation periods differ from patient to patient; it usually requires up to two weeks for the bruising and swelling to settle down.

Your nose may be packed after the surgery and you may have splints or bandages. These may be removed between four and 10 days later. You will have to take things gently and do everything possible not to knock your nose for a few weeks, after which gentle exercise may be resumed. Vigorous exercise should be avoided for six weeks.

How Much Can I Save on My Nose Job in Seoul?

The average cost of a rhinoplasty in Seoul is around 50% less than what patients would normally pay in countries like Australia, New Zealand and the US. 

Get started by taking a look at the latest prices offered at these three recommended clinics in Seoul for nose jobs:

How Do I Book?

Find out more about our quality-checked, expert nose job surgeons in Seoul who offer their services to international patients. To book, see below to schedule an appointment or to speak with our Customer Care Team via phone, email or online chat. Or if you are ready to book your appointment, you can do so right here any time of the day or night, at no charge to you.


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