Flabby tummy getting you down? Consider a tummy tuck in Seoul where you can get your surgery and have a holiday for less than you’d pay for the procedure alone at home.
Tummy tucks are for people who have sagging, loose skin that dieting and exercise can’t shift. It is often caused as a result of stretched skin, through pregnancy and weight gain, which doesn’t return to shape once the excess weight is lost. The procedure doesn’t remove fat – and you may need liposuction as well if this is a problem you want to correct.
Seoul’s prices are extremely competitive, even when compared to more popular destinations in neighboring countries like Thailand, and this isn’t because the care is in any way inferior. In fact, many patients find it to be just the opposite.
South Korea may not be a tourist destination for Westerners yet, but certainly Chinese and Japanese tourists are flocking here – particularly for surgery. Seoul is filled with cosmetic surgery clinics and there are billboards advertising this fact as soon as you land in the arrivals hall of the airport. It is estimated that 1/20th of the world’s cosmetic surgery procedures are performed here – an astonishing statistic for a country of its size.
While this is not a surefire way to judge whether a country offers good facilities for medical tourists, it is a general indication that facilities are good. Medical tourists don’t tend to flock to a destination unless this is the case.
We always urge everyone to do their own research. Know about your procedure and know what to expect. Do your due diligence – on the clinics and surgeons you have shortlisted – compare facilities and do as much background checking as you can.
At Medical Departures we do our own research too - clinics are visited; qualifications and professional memberships are verified; real patient reviews are collated. You can check out our findings, as well as compare prices and see high-definition clinic photos under each listing on our website, making the job of finding your surgeon in Seoul so much easier.
The tummy tuck procedure takes, on average 2 hours, and is dependent upon how much skin needs to be removed, as well as the particular technique your surgeon uses.
Long scars may be required to remove the excess tissue, but your surgeon will generally make every effort to ensure the scars won’t show and can be hidden underneath, for example, bikini bottoms.
Tummy tucks are quite major procedures, and you may feel very uncomfortable afterwards. Although you will be given pain medication you will be stiff and bruised, and may be taken aback as to just how much you use those tummy muscles.
You may be wearing a compression garment after surgery to control the swelling ad surgical drains that remove fluid away from the wound site may be in place.
You will be advised to keep the wounds clean and dry and bathing or swimming will not be allowed until the wounds have healed. You probably won’t feel like doing too much for a week or two after the surgery, but you will be encouraged to walk around as soon as you can as this helps with the healing process.
Vigorous exercise or activities should be avoided for at least 6 weeks and it could be up to a year before you have healed completely inside and out, from the tummy tuck surgery.
Tummy tucks cost around 50% less in Seoul compared to Australia.
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