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What is the price for plastic surgery in Korea? You should check before going

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The price for plastic surgery varies based on the experience of doctor, techniques, price policy, and personal condition etc. Cosmetic treatments are not applicable for medical insurance so the fees for plastic surgery is generally higher than other medical treatments. However, cosmetic treatment fees in Korea is relatively lower compared to other countries. According to the International medical tourism website, cost of Korea plastic surgery is 20~30% percent of US and Japan.

Plastic surgery fees for Korean locals and foreigners are different.

There are several reasons for this and the biggest reason is that it requires more resource to service foreign patients due to the language barrier and cultural difference.

Translation service, special consultant for foreign patients, agents as well as post care service are common factors for the difference in fees. 

Also, if you choose a one stop care service from an agent, you will incur the relevant service fee charge for the entire journey that includes consultation, research, negotiation with clinics, booking, pick up, translation and post care service.

This agent fee is legally chargeable up to 30% of treatment fee in Korea.

Please check the pricing table below for an indicative price range. You can have a consultation and arrange a booking in a smarter way by requesting multiple clinics rather than one clinic to see the reasonable range.

However, please bear in mind again that the treatment fee can vary upon the personal condition and the clinic’s price policy!

Note: This website is intended to provide you with general information only. This information is not a substitute for advice from your Specialist Plastic Surgeon and does not contain all the known facts about this procedure or every possible side effect of surgery. It is important that you speak to your surgeon before deciding to undergo surgery. If you are not sure about the benefits, risks and limitations of treatment, or anything else relating to your procedure, ask your surgeon to explain. Patient information provided as part of this website is evidence-based, and sourced from a range of reputable information providers

The below pricing table is sourced from the Korea Ministry of Health and Welfare in order to provide transparent information to foreign patients. The government disclosed the cost of cosmetic surgery to investigate the level of medical expenses for foreign patients in cooperation with Korean Society of Plastic Surgeons.

Name of Treatments Fee (1,000KRW) Hours Recovery period
Low High
Double Eyelid (Non-incisional) 1200 1500 0.5~1 hour 1 week
Nonsurgical method 
Double Eyelid( incisional) 1500 2500 1~1.5 hour 1 week
To make the ptosis eyes big and correct the slanted eyes
The incisional method is often used to remove the fat together and improve other issues on the eyes to the highest range can be widened.
Extension( Inner corner, outer corner) 800 1200 0.5~1 hour 1 week
Removing Mongolian fold and suturing along the inner surface of eyes or extend the outer corner of eyes 
* If undergo together with double eyelid surgery, the fee for extension can be lower
Droopy eyelid(Upper Blepharoplasty) 2000 3000 1~1.5 hour 1 week
Removing and lifting saggy upper eyelid skin
Ptosis correction 1500 3000 1~3 hours 1 week
Reducing, removing or lifting to correct eyelids in case of weak muscles to raise eyelids.
Eyebag removal 1200 1700 0.5~1 hour 1 week
Removing eye bag or fat repositioning to improve dark circles.
Orbicular muscle of eye a rhinoplastic operation (Aegyo Sal) 1500 3000 1 hour 1 week
The volume of muscle under eye is insufficient when smiling, supplement the lower part of eyelashes to increase volume to look younger and cuter. 
 Augmentation Rhinoplasty 3500 4000 1~2 hours 1 week
Implants are used for nose bridge and tip to make the proper height
Alar Reduction 1000 2000 0.5~1 hour 1 week
Reducing the width of the alar, or base, of the nose and nostrils with the suitable surgical method
Hump nose correction 4000 6000 1~2 hours 1 week
Reshaping the protruding nasal bone and cartilage to remove the bump of nose
Deviated nose correction 6000 8000 1~3 hours 2 weeks
Implant and cartilage or fascia can be applied to make it less deviated or complicated surgical method such as lateral osteotomy with septum plasty or dissection and replacement of lateral cartilage can be done.
Nose reduction surgery 5000 8000 1~3 hours 2 weeks
Reducing the width and height of the nose bridge to make it more proper size.
Paranasal augmentation 3000 6000 0.5~1 hour 1 week
To give volume to central midface concavity (flat or hollow-looking midface by inserting the implants on nasolabial folds)
Forehead augmentation 2800 5300 0.5~1.5 hour 1 week
To enhance the shape and volume of the forehead via fat graft or implant. 
Facelift surgery(rhytidectomy) 8000 15000 3~6 hours 10 days
Reshaping the lower half of the face by removing excess facial skin and deep creases around the mouth and nose, and excess hanging skin and fat under the chin and in the neck
Cheek Augmentation 5000 8500 0.5~1.5 hours 1 week
Placing implants over cheekbone to look more attractive.
Cheek Reduction 6000 10000 1~3 hours 2 weeks
Reduction of the cheekbone area to correct the facial domination caused to the face by a higher and wider cheekbone
Orthognathic Surgery 10000 15000 3~6 hours 1month
Correcting upper jaw and lower jaw for the case of the protruding or asymmetrical jaw that doesn’t function well or is not positioned appropriately 
Jaw Surgery 5000 8000 1.5~3 hours 2 weeks
Cutting the mandible angle to make a smoother jawline
Chin Surgery 3000 6000 1~3 hours 2 weeks
Cutting, reducing or moving the tip of chin to look more attractive 
    Improving skin elasticity and inducing regeneration by using ultrasonic wave, high-frequency laser, and medical thread
Lifting Ulthera 1500 3000 1 hour 3 days
Using ultrasound energy to lift and tighten the skin naturally
EZ 2500 4000 1 hour 1 week
lifting surgical procedure using the special thread with 2~3 times more bumps compared with regular lifting, loosened skin is pulled, and wrinkles are tightened
ACCU(face, nasolabial folds, jawline) 1500 2500 1 hour 1 week
Using the laser to remove the fat and generate more collagen for face line
 
SMAS(face) 6000 10000 3~6 hours 2 weeks
Targeting the lower two-thirds of the face to address sagging skin, excess fat, jowls, and loss of volume in the cheeks by manipulating the superficial muscular aponeurotic system, an area of the musculature of the face. 
 
Full Facelifting 10000 20000 4~8 hours 1 week
Using special threads to reduce sagging around the cheeks, jawline, and neck to tighten skin and wrinkles
Lip Shaping Gum Reduction 2500 4000 1~2 hours 1 week
  Lip Reduction 1200 2000 1 hour 1 week
  (Per side)
Prominent ear Shaping (Otoplasty) 2500 4000 1 hour 1 week
Dimple 1000 2000 0.5 hour 1 week
Breast augmentation 8000 13000 1~3 hours 1 week
Placing the implant to increase the size, shape, or fullness of the breast
Breast Reduction 8000 15000 3~5 hours 2 weeks
Removing excess breast fat, glandular tissue and skin to achieve a breast size in proportion with the body
Breast lifting (Mastopexy) 7500 10000 2~4 hours 2 weeks
Raising and firming the breast. Excess skin is removed to tighten the surrounding tissue and to reshape and support the new breast contour. 
Mamilliplasty Inverted nipple 1500 2500 0.5~1hour 1 week
(Nipple surgery) Correcting the inverted nipple to increase the projection of one or both of the nipples
  Nipple reduction 1500 2500 0.5~1.5hours 1 week
    Reducing the excessive projection and the width of the nipple
Breast reconstruction 12000 24000 3~5 hours 2 weeks
Recreating breast tissues when the shape of the breast is damaged
    Using a person’s own fat to fill in irregularities and grooves of the face or the part of the body
Fat grafting Nasolabial folds 1400 2000 20 minutes 1 week
Forehead 2000 3500 20 minutes 1 week
Temple 2000 4000 20 minutes 1 week
Cheek 2000 4000 20 minutes 1 week
Whole Face 5000 8000 1 hour 1 week
Breast 8000 15000 2 hours 1 week
Buttock 9000 15000 2 hours 1 week
Eyelid 1200 1500 20 minutes 1 week
Autologous Fat breast surgery+Abdomen Liposuction  12000 15000 4 hours 1 week
Buttock augmentation with fat grafting+Abdomen Liposuction 12000 15000 4 hours 1 week
    Using heat from fiber-optic lasers at various wavelengths to melt body fat.
Laser Lipolysis Thigh 5000 6000 2 hours 1 week
  Calves 2000 3000 1 hour 1 week
  Forearm 4000 6000 1 hour 1 week
  Abdomen, love handle 6000 8000 3 hours 1 week
  Abdomen 3000 4000 2 hours 1 week
  Buttock 3000 4000 1 hour 1 week
  Face 1500 3000 30 minutes 1 week
  Double Chin 2000 2500 30 minutes 1 week
  Side Cheek  2000 3000 30 minutes 1 week
Abdominoplasty(Tummy tuck) 13000 20000 3~5 hours 2 weeks
Making the abdomen thinner and more firm. The surgery involves the removal of excess skin and fat from the middle and lower abdomen in order to tighten the muscle and fascia of the abdominal wall
Vaginoplasty  4000 6000 1~2 hours 1 week
Hymen reconstruction 3000 4000 1 hour 1 week
Hair transplantation (3000 grafts) 4000 8000 4 hours 2 weeks
Transplanting hair from a hair-filled section of the head to a needed area
Atrichia 2000 4000 2 hours 2 weeks
Eyebrow transplant 2000 3000 1 hour 2 weeks
    Removing wrinkles and reducing square jaw by temporarily paralyzing muscles
Botox Square Jaw 600 1000 10 minutes 1 week
  Around Eyes  around 450
  Forehead  around 600 
  Glabella around 500 
  Nose bridge 400 500
  Calves  900 1200
     Reducing facial wrinkles and skin irregularities, such as blemishes or acne scars by laser treatments
Laser Fraxel around 700 30 minutes 1week
Bluelight 500 1000 30 minutes 1 week
PRP own blood facial 800 1800 1 min 1 hour
Laser Toning around 450 30 minutes 3 days
    Improvement of wrinkles and scar treatment or altering and reshaping the nose , etc.
Injectable Filler Nose 1000 1700 10 minutes 1 hour
nasolabial folds 1000 1700
Lower Eyelid 900 1300
Lips 800 1300
Orbicular muscle of eye below eyelash(Aegyo) 1000 1300
Forehead 2000 4000
Cheek 1000 2000
Removing scars(unit: cm) 300 600 10 minutes 1 week
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*NOTE: The article is for general information only and is not a substitute for professional medical advice.

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    1. Hi Desiree, thanks for pointing out, we just have revised it to the correct number. Hope that this post was interesting for you. Thank you.
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