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Breast Augmentation in South Korea

The Ultimate Guide to Breast Augmentation in South Korea

Find out all there is to know about Breast Augmentation in South Korea and discover our quality-checked surgeons at much lower prices than at home. Whether you want to increase the size of your breasts with implants or autologous fat transfer, we can help you find the best surgeon for your procedure.

South Korea might not be one of the most popular tourist destination for Westerners like Thailand, but if offers just as much. Seoul, the capital, is modern, exciting and dizzyingly fast-paced, but like most Asian countries, it retains its traditions and history. Throughout the country you’ll find gorgeous scenery, spectacular beaches, UNESCO World Heritage Sites and the remains of dynasties long gone – more than enough to keep you occupied if you fancy a little holiday before your surgery.

Why should I have Breast Augmentation in South Korea?

The prices in South Korea for Breast Augmentation are considerably less than at home. This may be one of the things that attract you, but it shouldn’t be your only consideration. It’s no good saving money if you get a lousy job – and it’s your body, so treat it well.

By this, we mean that you have to do some research of your own. It’s true there are A LOT of plastic surgery clinics in South Korea – almost everybody has it. In fact, it is such a way of life here that even highschoolers get it as a graduation present. Medical tourism is on the increase here too - mainly due to the expertise on offer, high standards of hygiene and safety and the cost. This doesn’t mean you shouldn’t do your homework though.

To make life easier, Medical Departures allows you to search for pre-checked surgeons and clinics that are already quality-checked. By this, we mean that we have verified doctor qualifications, professional memberships and paid onsite visits to clinics and hospitals. We also gather real patient testimonials, high-definition clinic photos and virtual video tours and we publish all of them online for you to access freely. You can then choose your surgeon with the full knowledge their credentials are reliable.

South Korea is a great option for a surgery holiday, and although it may seem a little off the beaten track, people are very friendly and helpful. They might not be fluent in English but they’ll certainly do their best to help you get by.

What is the procedure for breast augmentation and how long does it take?

Surgery takes an hour or two, and the breasts can be increased in size with the autologous fat transfer method, where fat is removed from another part of the body by liposuction, cleansed and processed, and then injected into the breasts, or by implants. The fat transfer method is only recommended if you want only a small increase in size.

Otherwise, you will choose the size and type of implant with your surgeon before you have the surgery. They implants are filled with either saline, silicone or sometimes biodegradable products, such as soybean oil.

During surgery, incisions will be made at appropriate positions on or under the breast – either around the nipple, under the armpit or in the crease under the breast. The implants are inserted through the incision and the wounds stitched closed.
How long does the recovery time take for breast augmentation?

You will, of course, be a little tender and bruised after surgery, but in comparison to other cosmetic surgery treatments, recovery time is fairly quick for breast augmentation – most people return to work after a week.

Taking things slowly, no lifting or stretching too much, you will gradually feel less stiff and should be feeling pretty normal again after a month. You should still avoid strenuous activity and heavy lifting for around 6 weks.

How much does a breast augmentation cost in South Korea, compared to Australia or New Zealand?

Breast augmentation in South Korea costs on average AUD $9,600 (UK £5,200; EURO 6,500; US 7,400) compared to AUD $16,500 (UK £9,000; EURO 11,200; US 12,700)

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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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