South Korea is becoming a well-known medical hub all over the world, especially for plastic surgery, because of its high-quality service and competitive breast augmentation surgery cost. Aside from what the country can offer in terms of surgery, South Korea’s tourism is gaining popularity among foreigners. For these reasons, over 70,000 are flocking to the country to have their treatment. If you are considering to undergo surgery, here are some of the benefits of breast augmentation in South Korea.
Breast Augmentation Surgery Cost
One of the main benefits of breast augmentation in South Korea is its lower surgery prices. Booking your treatment here can save you up to 60% to 80% than in Western countries. Breast augmentation surgery cost around USD $12,000.
In other Asian countries, the price is also quite lower, as the cost of breast augmentation in the Philippines.
Medical Facilities for Breast Augmentation
Medical tourism is a growing economy in South Korea for the past twenty years. The country’s government has made efforts to be the forefront when it comes to innovative plastic surgery technology. It helps hospitals and clinics in their marketing strategies. Also, the visa application process for overseas patients has been simplified by the government.
There are many internationally recognized medical institutions in South Korea. In fact, the country has over two-dozen JCI-accredited hospitals and clinics that offer plastic surgery operations, such as breast augmentation, nose jobs, and double eyelid surgery. The Joint Commission International (JCI) is a healthcare accreditation and certification body, ensuring medical facilities meet the needs of medical tourists.
Many of the hospitals and clinics also offer an Overseas Patient Service, which may include accommodation, language assistance, airport transfer, to make your experience more convenient. The country also has post-operative clinics to provide care after the operation. These clinics have their customized post-operative program, based on the patient’s condition.
Surgeons for Breast Augmentation
South Korea’s medical industry is consisting of numerous doctors, with extensive training and years of professional experience. Their doctors have an annual training requirement that they need to meet every year, which includes workshops, lectures, and conferences. It is to ensure that they are up-to-date with the medical latest techniques and procedures.
Doctors and medical staff are very friendly and helpful, however, not all of them are fluent in English.
Motiva® Implants for Breast Augmentation
There are many types of breast implants available for you to choose from during your consultation with your doctor. In most medical clinics, surgeons use Motiva® Breast Implant , the 6th generation breast implants.
The Motiva® Round Implant is made of a silicone-based elastomer shell that is filled with a silicone gel, called ProgressiveGel Plus™. The balance gel elasticity and firmness results in a fuller and younger active look.
It has a SmoothSilk™/SilkSurface™, achieved through 3D nanotechnology imprinting. This type of surface minimizes the growth and attachment of bacteria, reducing the risk of capsular contracture and late seroma. Motiva® also has a TrueMonobloc® shell which allows the implant to be easily inserted through a smaller incision (2.5cm to 3cm). Smaller incisions can result in lesser pain, lesser bleeding, minimal scars during recovery.
It also has a BluSeal® indicator, a protective layer surrounding the implants. This makes it easier to detect implant defects such as gel bleed and ruptures. Also, it has the Q Inside Safety Technology™, the first FDA-cleared RFID microtransponder for use in humans.
A 6-year prospective study shows that breast augmentation surgeries, using Motiva® Implants resulted in less than 1% of cases of implant complications. It has lower rates of capsular contraction, late seroma, and BIA-ALCL (Breast Implant-Associated Anaplastic Large Cell Lymphoma).
Motiva® is cleared for commercial distribution in over 60 countries. Aside from South Korea, you can avail Motiva® Implants in the Philippines, Singapore, Japan, and more. To know more about Motiva® Breast Implant, you can visit their website.
Tourist Destinations after Breast Augmentation
Besides its medical services, South Korea is also known as a tourist destination. There are several things you can do in the country before and after your surgery.
The country is known for its blend of natural, historical, and man-made wonders. There are UNESCO World Heritage Sites and several historical sites that let you have a glimpse of the country’s history. You can also visit beaches/mountain resorts if you want to be closer to nature. At certain times of the year, you can also witness various festivals. Of course, you need to consult with your doctor first to make sure your itinerary is safe with regards to your surgery and recovery.
The best time to visit South Korea for your surgery is winter because it would be less likely for you to experience side effects, such as infection and inflammation. Spring is also an ideal season; not too hot and the cherry blossoms are in bloom.
Those are only some of the benefits of breast augmentation in South Korea. Again, there are other Asian countries, providing great medical services, that you can look into. If you are interested and want to know more about breast surgery in South Korea, you can visit our website.