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Brazilian Butt Lift (BBL) in South Korea

The Ultimate Guide to Brazilian Butt Lift (BBL) in South Korea

Planning on a Brazilian Butt Lift in South Korea? Find out more about getting the curves you want with Medical Departures.

The Brazilian Butt Lift is currently one of the most sought-after cosmetic surgery procedures, turning the flattest bottoms into the curviest by using unwanted fat from elsewhere on your body. How convenient - if only fat would deposit itself exactly where we wanted it, and ‘A moment on the lips is an inch on the hips’ would be the rallying cry for owners of perfectly pert posteriors everywhere.

So, why have a Brazilian Butt Lift in South Korea?


South Korean’s love plastic surgery – so much so that it’s estimated a fifth to a third of the population have had some form of nip and tuck – and some estimates have even said it’s as high as 50%. That’s a lot of surgery – so there’s little doubt that South Korea’s plastic surgeons have experience. And what of their qualifications? Well – medical training globally is around the same amount of years, and after that speciality training may differ slightly, depending on what specialty it is. Plastic surgeons take additional training after their general surgery training, and after that there is also additional sub-specialty training, which could be cosmetic/aesthetic surgery, or something like hand surgery. Very often, South Korea’s surgeons have trained abroad, for example in the US, or the UK and many will be registered with international professional organisations, like ISAPS.

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South Korea is a technology giant, and its hospitals and clinics are testament to that, with the latest diagnostic and therapeutic equipment, housed in state-of-the-art facilities. This is particularly so of clinics and hospitals that treat international patients.


Compared to prices in the West – US, UK and Australia – cosmetic surgery in South Korea can be 60% less, and even taking into account flights and accommodation costs for a foreign patient, that’s still going to come in thousands less than staying at home for surgery.


One thing we would stress, is to do your homework. Sure – there are a lot of providers in South Korea, but if you’re traveling all that way, you want to do it right and get the best. Medical Departures pre-checks all the doctors and clinics on our website. We pay onsite visits to clinics, and confirm doctor qualifications and professional memberships. We also collect patient testimonials and publish all this information alongside clinic photos and virtual video tours. You get to access this for free and choose your own doctor and clinic, in the full knowledge their credentials stack-up.

What’s the procedure for a Brazilian Butt Lift?

First of all, the fat will be extracted from another part of your body – usually the tummy, but it could be anywhere – with liposuction. The fat is processed and cleansed through a special machine and then it is re-injected into the butt cheeks through tiny incisions, which are stitched closed once the procedure is finished. It may take several hours in total.

What is the recovery time for a Brazilian Butt Lift?

You may be wearing a compression garment after surgery, which helps the healing process by reducing swelling. During the first few days you will feel a little sore, although you will be given pain medication. It will probably be more comfortable for you to lie on your stomach rather than sit down for a week or so afterwards, and if you are traveling in a car you will probably need some pillows to sit on.

After a week you should be getting back to your normal activities, and will be able to return to work after 2 weeks. Any heavy lifting or vigorous exercise should be avoided for 6 weeks. To fully heal inside and out may take up to 6 months

What is the cost of a Brazilian Butt Lift in South Korea, compared to Australia or New Zealand?

Brazilian Butt Lifts are considerably less expensive, and you can save as much as 60% compared to back home.

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This article is meant for information purposes only and is not intended to be medical advice or instructions for medical diagnosis or treatment. Please consult with your doctor or a qualified medical professional before starting or changing medical treatment.

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