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The Ultimate Guide to facelift in South Korea

Discover how you can get an affordable facelift in South Korea with our top-quality surgeons. More people per capita have plastic surgery here than anywhere else in the world, so surgeons here have a lot of experience, especially when it comes to face surgery.

Modern facelifts are entirely different to how they were 20 years ago, and now many people opt not for a full facelift, but for a lower or mid facelift, depending on what their particular problem area is. Tailor-made treatments are now the norm, providing better outcomes and a much more natural look.

Why should I get a facelift in South Korea?

Since the 1988 Seoul Olympics boosted South Korea’s economy and started an economic success story that has transformed the country into a modern, technology-driven tour-de-force there has been somewhat of a cosmetic surgery boom.

Plastic surgery is big news here – and not only is it big news, it is considered a totally acceptable part of life, in the same way as going to the hairdressers. Travel through Seoul’s fashionable Gangnam District and you’ll spot plastic surgery clinics and beauty parlors on every street corner, while on Seoul’s subway, seeing bandaged faces following nose jobs and other cosmetic surgery procedures isn’t unusual.

South Korea offers international patients excellent healthcare facilities and surgeons who have the qualifications, skills and know-how to deliver good-quality care. The Government is investing in medical tourism, ensuring their services match up to the high expectations of international patients.

The country certainly has a lot to offer, but when undertaking any medical procedure, it is always wise to do your own research – especially so when it comes to facial surgery. Cosmetic surgery is considered to be a combination of art and science, and a good cosmetic surgeon will be able to give you a facelift that is natural – enhancing your beauty rather than changing you into someone unrecognizable.

You should ask to see photos of any prospective surgeon’s work, and to check out other credentials. Medical Departures can help in giving you information on certain aspects – for example, we precheck criminal records, doctor qualifications, professional memberships and patient reviews. We also visit clinics and take high-definition clinic photos to publish on our site. We give you as much information as we can about these important aspects, and only list those we are happy with, so that our patients can choose with a degree of certainty that their surgeon and clinic measure up.

How long does a facelift take?

The procedure could take as little as 2 hours, up to 8 hours, depending on the extent of the work done.

What is the recovery time for a facelift?

Following surgery your face will feel tight, swollen and bruised. It may be several weeks before you feel well enough to return to work, although if you have a mini-lift it may only be a week.

You will need to take things easy. No bending or lifting for the first few weeks, and you may find it more comfortable to sleep on your back, and slightly elevated. It will be 6 weeks to 2 months before you can indulge in any vigorous exercise and up to 6 months before your facelift has fully settled.

What is the cost of a facelift in South Korea compared to Australia?

Facelifts in South Korea are around 50% of the price they are in Australia.

What now?

Find out more about our surgeons and clinics and how affordable they are.

If you’re ready to book a facelift in South Korea see below for ways to arrange an appointment, or get in touch with Customer Services if you’ve any questions.

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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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