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Tummy Tuck in South Korea

The Ultimate Guide to Tummy Tuck in South Korea

Wishing you could get rid of your saggy, flabby stomach? You can with a Tummy Tuck in South Korea. and save at least 50% compared to what you’d pay at home.

A tummy tuck can help if your stomach has become stretched after pregnancy of weight gain. Once you have given birth, or lost weight, if you have lost elasticity in your skin it doesn’t always ping back into shape – and no amount of exercise of dieting will change that. A tummy tuck can trim away this excess loose skin, leaving your tummy flat and smooth again.

It’s worth knowing that a tummy tuck procedure on its own will not remove fat – and you will probably need an additional procedure, like liposuction, to get rid of the fat.

Why should I get a tummy tuck in South Korea?

South Korea has one of the world’s highest plastic surgery rates per capita. International patients should not be worried that the facilities or the experience of its surgeons are not up to the job.

Medical tourism is just beginning to take off here, and the Government is investing into the infrastructure and promoting the country to international clients. Now, even at the arrivals lounge at Seoul’s international airport there is a Medical Tourism Information Center where new arrivals can find and book their desired cosmetic procedures.

For anyone that doesn’t know much about South Korea it is a modern, advanced country. World electronics giant Samsung is from here, and the South Koreans are not afraid to embrace new technologies. The country is actually more advanced than even some Western countries – it has high-speed internet available throughout the country, and there are more MRI and CT scanners per capita than there are in Germany.

Prices are very competitive here – slightly lower than some other Asian countries and considerably less than Western countries, but price isn’t everything and anyone considering cosmetic surgery anywhere, even at home, should do their own research.

Medical Departures takes this aspect seriously – running criminal and legal records checks and confirming doctor qualifications and professional memberships. We also collect online patient testimonials and do onsite visits, publishing everything on our website with high definition clinic photos and virtual video tours. We know there isn’t a guarantee on the outcome of any surgery, but at least if you ensure your doctor and clinic’s reputation and credentials are decent then there’s not much else you can do.

What’s involved in a tummy tuck procedure in South Korea?

The exact length of the tummy tuck surgery will depend on how much skin you have removed, but it should take anything between 1 and 3 hours.

There are also different techniques used during the surgery, and the technique used may be down to your surgeon’s personal preferences as much as to your circumstances. The surgeon will try and hide incisions in inconspicuous places, for example, where the scars can be hidden under clothing, like bikini bottoms.

During surgery, a long incision will be made across the abdomen, excess fat and tissue removed, the skin pulled tight and stitched in place.

What is the recovery time after a Tummy Tuck?

After tummy tuck surgery you will be swollen, sore, bruised and stiff. This is major surgery and you will be surprised how much you use your abdominal muscles and you will need to take it easy. You may be wearing a compression garment which helps control swelling and surgical drains to remove fluid away from the wound.

You should keep the wound clean and dry and won’t be allowed to bathe or swim until the wounds have healed. Your surgeon will let you know when you can shower. You will probably not be up to doing much for a couple of weeks after surgery but you should do your best to walk around as much as you can, as this really does help to reduce swelling and help with healing.

If you have a sedentary job then you can go back to work after a few weeks if you feel up to it, but for some people it may be up to 6 weeks. You should avoid any vigorous activities and heavy listing for at least 6 weeks.

What is the cost of a Tummy Tuck in South Korea, compared to Australia?

Tummy tucks cost around 50% less in South Korea compared to Australia.

What next?

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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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