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Travelling South Korea for Plastic Surgery: Is it really worth it?

Plastic Surgery Before And After- JK
Courtesy: JK Plastic Surgery

Are you amazed by the way Korean idols look and thinking of having your surgery done in Korea? But at the same time, you’re daunted with the thoughts of how to get the right advice and all other stuff to get it right surgery?

Well in this article, we will discover: Is Travelling South Korea for Plastic Surgery a worth or not.

According to BusinessInsider, South Korea has the highest rate of plastic surgeries in the world. With over 1 million plastic surgeries a year, South Korea is not just the capital of Plastic Surgery but is also one of the very competitive markets with highly educated plastic surgeons.

Natural-looking results and having a baby face makes South Korea very high in demand among the seekers of cosmetic surgery. If you are navigating through the dark finding the right clinic, surgeons and wondering how you will tackle the Korean language when you are already there, then you are at the right place. Stick with us and get all out of it!

How to get the right clinic?

Finding the right clinic is very important to get your cosmetic surgery done well and to not be in a situation of a nightmare. 

So how would you find the right clinic if you can’t read Korean on the website of best plastic surgery hospitals?

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Quora: The highly active community for getting your questions answered by experts or atleast someone who has gone through the process.

Reddit: The forum advise on Reddit is genuine and people trust it a lot, there. Try getting on one of the subreddit and get your initial questions answered. Here are some subreddit you should follow (r/asianbeauty, r/PlasticSurgery, r/KoreanBeauty, r/Korea)

Consulting 1:1

Consultation with your surgeon is the stage where you show what you want and the doctor reveals how it could be done and all the things. With such a huge demand for the plastic surgery, you don’t even have to be physically present in South Korea for the consultation and there e-consultation comes in place.

But before you jump on an e-consultation with a plastic surgeon, there are few things which you should take care of.

  1. Indoor Photos with no natural light
  2. Taking the picture from the right angle

If you want to know in detail, check out our article on e-consultation before you visit South Korea.

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How to choose the right Surgeon

Faulty procedures and with doctors performing the surgery in which they do not have any speciality has happened in the past and that makes it crucial to find the right surgeon. 

So before you finalize a surgeon for here are some tips you should go through.

Is the surgeon certified and registered?

Is the surgeon a specialist in your desired area?

Do they have Hospitalization option in case of invasive or complex surgery?

Does the surgeon provide Individualized Consultation?

Make yourself a list of questions before you jump on any surgery.

Is Korean Plastic Surgery a Cookie Cutter Procedure?

Critics do mention that all Koreans look the same and all of them have the same noses. Well, it’s not however if you don’t know what exactly you wanted to get or the area on which you wanted to improve on, you might end up at a situation of looking same as the other. 

How to avoid this situation?

Have a detailed consultation with your doctor on this. Every people is different and so is their requirements. Plastic surgery is never meant to be one size fits all. 

So better get the right consultation. Also, you should avoid going cheap because of the fact that some cheap plastic surgeries would be a nightmare and will leave you in pain.

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Why South Korea is the best choice

South Korea Plastic Surgery industry not only attracts the locals but it has a great market for foreigners flying from different parts of the world and getting their job done.

The highly competitive market and the very high demand for plastic surgery makes Korea one of the best country in the world for plastic surgery. The proportion of the number of plastic surgeons among Korean doctors is higher than in any other country.

JK Plastic Surgery clinic, one of the leading plastic surgery clinic in Korea claims that their 40-50% of patients are foreigners.

When it comes to plastic surgery, post-surgery advice and follow-ups are as important as before surgery and Korean surgeons are very quick and informative in this part.

Compared to the plastic surgeons in some countries who can do 5-6 things while Korean surgeons only focus on 1 or 2 for their entire life and are specialist in their areas.

If you are looking for face or eye (double-eyelid) surgery then Korea should be your first choice as Korean plastic surgeons are a real specialist have the highest ranking among other surgeons in the world. 

A survey conducted by the Korea Consumer Agency (KCA) which involves 1000 patients, reveals that 67.8% out of 1000 have gone through Double-Eyelid surgery.

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The more the surgeries done the better is the experience of the surgeons doing it. Considering this analogy, Korea would be the country where you should travel for your desired surgery.

Planning Your Travel

So once you have gone through the phase of e-consultation the second step is to plan your travel strategically for the surgery and exploring one of the vibrant cities in the world like Seoul.

Book your flight tickets and start your research for your ideal accommodation.

If you wanted to get some budget staying options then you might go for Airbnb, BnbHero or at

Also, get in touch with your clinic to find a better stay and to be closer. 

If you are worried about language barriers you might have, then you stop as most of the reputable plastic surgery clinics have a translator for smooth operations. Also if you are staying at a hotel then you may reach out to the front desk for their advice on translators.

So now you have your flight booked, hotel reserved and an appointment fixed, this is the time for your positivity to flow and to start your trip


Travelling to an unknown country for plastic surgery could be scary. 

You might think there would be no one to take care of if an emergency comes out. But worry not, the industry is so professional and with an app like Charmfidence where all the best clinics are on one platform and transparent with prices and their services. User reviews and the help of the community to find and discover has made it super easy for anyone to navigate to the best surgeons. 

If you have any question about doing surgery in Korea, then do share your comment below and one of our expert team from Korea will help you answer it.

*NOTE: The article is for general information only and is not a substitute for professional medical advice.


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