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Discover the Best Clinics and Costs for Tummy tuck in Republic of Korea 2024

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20 Recent Tummy tuck Reviews in Republic of Korea: Check Real Patient Experience

Anonymous • Blepharoplasty (Eyelid correction)
Australia
Feb 8, 2024

Verified review.
Before and After Tummy tuck Pictures Before and After Tummy tuck Pictures
Now two months after surgery, I am quite happy with the shape of my new eyelids
The medical team members are so friendly and helpful. Although I speak zero Korean, I can sense their passion and empathy, which dramatically reduced my anxiety to go through the surgery. They are very supportive from the right beginning to the end when I left Seoul. And big thanks to the assistance from Yena, who provides detailed before and after care instructions rather than just working as an interpreter. Now two months after surgery, I am quite happy with the shape of my new eyelids. They look much younger and alert.
About Bookimed service
Very friendly and supportive medical team although I don't understand Korean at all. Two months after surgery, I am quite happy with the result.

Matilda Wallin • Plastic Surgery Consultation
Sweden
Mar 1, 2024

Verified review.
Jimena here on Bookimed have been the best!! She always check up with me if I was feeling okay, and gave me a lot of support! I really appreciate that❤️ so Himena is the best!!
First, I wanted to say that Jimena here on Bookimed have been the best!! She always check up with me if I was feeling okay, and gave me a lot of support! I really appreciate that❤️ so Himena is the best!! The doctor Young min at Very Good plastic surgery is great! He has a a lot of expertise and experience, he’s the head m chef of the clinic as well. But, Tanya at the clinic she didn’t give me any support at all she was suppose to be there for me and give me support, I did a huge surgery , jaw reduction and a chin reduction, so the doctor cut in my bones. So when I woke up I was in sooo my agony and pain I’ve never felt anything like it in my entire life, it felt like I had a screwdriver penetrating my temples slow back and forth, it was terrible, instead of being there for me saying everything went good etc they just started to scream “stop crying” wouldn’t even bother to ask why I was crying or if I was having any pain at all The nurses told me “ you paid for this cosmetic procedure you put yourself in this situation “ when I ask for pain killers. She also told me “I’ve never seen anyone like you, in this much pain, I won’t give you more” like I was lying? I’ve never had death anxiety before but I thought I was going to die. The sent me home 24h after surgery I was super swollen and scared, I felt betrayed of everyone. I was alone in this country. When I showed my inspiration photos to Tanya the translator/assistant she laughed. Even after surgery she didn’t give me any support, I felt in the way, like I was a problem for them. But it was some good nurses as well x. Love Matilda
The doctor Young Min
The nurses
About Bookimed service
Jimena was great she always texted we and asked me if I was okay, where I was and etc, without her it would have beeen a lot worse for me. She was really great I really recommend Bookimed.

Peter Roberts • Mini Facelift
Australia
Feb 8, 2024

Verified review.
I would recommend this company and I have not even had the OP
I had issues with my passport, made two appointments and had to canc,I was so embarrassed but the support was so understanding and helpful, I would recommend this company and I have not even had the OP.
The support staff

Phuoc Le • Plastic Surgery Consultation
Vietnam
Dec 9, 2023

Verified review.
Price is good
It is great with services, from support team of bookimed and hospital. They replied fast, very supportive. Doctor is experienced. Hospital is clean, modern. Price is good.
About Bookimed service
She is very nice, replied fast, feedback all my requests. I will recommend Bookimed to my friends.

William • Neck lift
United States of America
Aug 28, 2023

Verified review.
I highly recommend their services!
The clinic specializes facial aesthetics. I felt cared for form beginning to end. I highly recommend their services!
About Bookimed service
Bookimed was helpful and supportive, and made the correct referral for my needs!

Евгения Ли • Breast reduction
Republic of Korea
Jun 17, 2023

Verified review.
Very attentive staff 🥰 no less attentive translator, for which I am very grateful! I liked everything, there were no complications! I'm ready to return again. Thanks to the clinic for professionalism and reasonable prices! See you again soon)))

Anonymous • Blepharoplasty (Eyelid correction)
Azerbaijan
Feb 3, 2020

Verified review.
I feel good
everything went fine, I feel good

Асель • Plastic Surgery Consultation
Kazakhstan
Jan 16, 2020

Verified review.
"I am satisfied with the clinic and the medical coordinators of Bookimed
Mom could not make an accurate diagnosis, and we decided to be examined in Korea. I left a request in bookimed. And what surprised immediately rang. I told you how, all the tests that were done, and I was advised by the Ehwa clinic. We immediately agreed and signed up with a mammologist. Everything is clean in the clinic, all doctors, all medical staff are qualified, and very friendly. The translator was with my mother all the time, and he explained everything very clearly. They quickly took the tests, and immediately established a diagnosis, they said it was necessary to do the operation. The operation lasted 5 hours (general preparation, etc.) after the operations in the clinic 10 days. They did everything neatly, everything had almost healed. I am satisfied with the clinic and the medical coordinators of Bookimed. Thank you all very much!

Хейти • Blepharoplasty (Eyelid correction)
Russian Federation
Jan 16, 2020

Verified review.
The most positive sentence is: "results were amazing
I was very pleased, everything went in the best shape.

Ronald Lee • Blepharoplasty (Eyelid correction)
Russian Federation
Sep 20, 2019

Verified review.
Very high expectations were met
Very high expectations that were met, thanks for the treatment

Tummy tuck Overview in Republic of Korea

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Pros & Cons
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patients recommend -
81%
Surgery Time - 2 hours
Stay in the country - 7 days
Rehabilitation - 180 days
Anesthesia - General anesthesia
Verified patient reviews - 20
Requests processed - 110449
Bookimed fees - $0
Types of Tummy tuck
  • Tummy tuck

    The operation flattens the abdomen by removing excess fat and skin, creating a firmer, slimmer profile.

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Step-by-Step Roadmap

Day 1

  • Arrive at the airport.
  • Meet with our representative for the transfer.
  • Check-in at the 3* hotel.

Day 2

  • Transfer to the clinic.
  • Consultation with the surgeon.
  • Preoperative tests and examinations.

Day 3

  • Undergo the tummy tuck procedure.
  • Procedure lasts approximately 2-4 hours.
  • General anesthesia is used.

Day 4-7

  • Postoperative care in the clinic.
  • Pain management and wound care.
  • Transfer to the hotel.

Week 1-2

  • Rest and recover at the hotel.
  • Follow-up consultations at the clinic.
  • Post-op medications as prescribed.

Week 3-6

  • Continue recovery at home.
  • Gradual return to non-strenuous activities.
  • Regular check-ups with a local specialist.

Week 7-12

  • Return to light sports activities.
  • Progressive strengthening exercises.
  • See the final result of the tummy tuck.

Please note that the recovery process varies from individual to individual. Always follow your surgeon"s advice for optimal results.

What patients like:

  1. Cost. The Tummy tuck cost in Republic of Korea ranges from 3540$ to 13000$. Compared to the average price in the USA of $6000 to $10000, Korea offers a competitive price.
  2. Doctor’s professionalism. Patients appreciate the high level of doctors' expertise. The surgeons hold relevant certificates, memberships in prestigious medical organizations, and have performed countless procedures.
  3. Service level. The service level in Korean clinics is highly rated. Patients highlight the courtesy, understanding, and efficiency of the medical teams.
  4. Tummy tuck efficacy. Patients are generally satisfied with the outcomes, noting the use of modern techniques that exceed their expectations.
  5. Logistics. Patients find the logistics, including airport and hotel transfers, well-organized and convenient.

What patients don't like:

  1. Language Barriers. Some patients encountered difficulties due to language differences, although translators were available in hospital settings.
  2. Food Quality. Patients have expressed dissatisfaction with the quality of food at the hospital.
  3. Accommodation. Certain hotels used for patient accommodation have been criticized for lack of room service, small room size, and cleanliness.

How Much Does Tummy tuck Cost in Republic of Korea? Find Out Now

updated 4/19/2024
The average cost of Tummy Tuck in Republic of Korea ranges from 3540$ to 13000$. The offers include a tummy tuck procedure with an experienced surgeon and post-operative care.
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United States of America
Turkey
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Tummy tuck from $6100 from $3450 from $8400
The total cost is calculated individually. It may range depending on your medical issue, doctor's qualification, procedure complexity and related complications (if they occur). You’ll get the exact price for a plastic surgery procedure after a consultation with a doctor.
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Turkey, Istanbul
Dr. MED Clinic
Mommy Make Over 1st Offer 360 Tummy Liposculpture(Tummy, Love Handles, Lower Back), Tummy Tuck Diastasis Correction Breast Lift with Implant
5.0 Excellent score 98 reviews
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4.9 Excellent score 9 reviews
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Turkey, İzmir
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Tummy Tuck + Liposuction All inclusive VIP Package
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Premium Mommy makeover with Mentor® MemoryGel® breast implants All Included
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Lithuania, Vilnius
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Tummy Tuck All Included with Highly Experienced Specialist
4.6 Excellent score 94 reviews
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Discover the Best Tummy tuck Clinics in Republic of Korea: 13 Verified Options and Prices
Check the hospital ranking based on requests and 20 reviews to pick the right Tummy tuck clinic for you.
SAERO Plastic Surgery
Highest-Rated Clinic for Tummy tuck
Republic of Korea, Seoul
5
Excellent
• 3 reviews
doctor Park Young Kyu
23 years of experience
Park Young Kyu
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  • Esteemed for its specialization in plastic surgery, the clinic in Seoul's Gangnam area delivers expert abdominoplasty services.
  • With a 22-year track record in plastic surgery, Dr. Park Young Kyu offers extensive experience in performing Tummy tucks.
  • The clinic garners a diverse international patient base, including those from Europe, Asia, and the Americas, seeking quality plastic surgery.
  • Patients appreciate the clinic's medical team for their friendliness and helpfulness, ensuring a supportive environment for procedures like Tummy tuck.
  • Dr. Park's accolades include being honored as Top Medical Resident by the Korean Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons.
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JK Plastic Surgery Center
Most Popular Clinic for Tummy tuck
Republic of Korea, Seoul
5
Excellent
• 8 reviews
doctor Kwon Soon-Hong
21 years of experience
Kwon Soon-Hong
  • Boasting a 100% success rate in procedures, the clinic is a top choice for tummy tuck surgeries, ensuring a high level of patient satisfaction.
  • With over 85,000 plastic surgeries performed, the clinic's experience in body contouring, including tummy tucks, is extensive and reliable.
  • Patients receive care in a luxurious environment in the prestigious Gangnam district, akin to the Beverly Hills of Seoul.
  • The clinic offers comprehensive postoperative care, including skin treatments to reduce swelling and speed up recovery.
  • Expertise in tummy tucks is provided by Dr. Kwon Soon-Hong, a specialist in body contouring with a history of successful surgical outcomes.
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accreditations:

Best Plastic Surgery Center 2018 certificate for JK Plastic Surgery Center
Ilaha Babayeva • Feb 3, 2020
everything went fine, I feel good
5
8 reviews
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Abdominoplasty
Abdominoplasty
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Tummy tuck $13000 - $24600
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VG Plastic Surgery
Republic of Korea, Seoul
5
Excellent
• 2 reviews
doctor Young Min Im
18 years of experience
Young Min Im
  • Renowned for high safety levels, the clinic boasts a team of Top 100 doctors in Korea, focusing on aesthetic procedures.
  • With a patient base of 1,000 individuals annually, the clinic is a trusted choice for international patients seeking cosmetic care.
  • Specializing in body contouring, the clinic offers personalized Tummy tuck procedures tailored to individual patient needs.
  • Dr. Young Min Im brings expertise from leading plastic surgery centers and is recognized by both Korean and American plastic surgery societies.
  • Dr. Im's international acclaim, including appearances on Thai TV, underscores his reputation and the trust patients from abroad place in him.
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Matilda Wallin • Mar 1, 2024
First, I wanted to say that Jimena here on Bookimed have been the best!! She always check up with me if I was feeling okay, and gave me a lot of support! I really appreciate that❤️ so Himena is the best!! The doctor Young min at Very Good plastic surgery is great! He has a a lot of expertise and experience, he’s the head m chef of the clinic as well. But, Tanya at the clinic she didn’t give me any support at all she was suppose to be there for me and give me support, I did a huge surgery , jaw reduction and a chin reduction, so the doctor cut in my bones. So when I woke up I was in sooo my agony and pain I’ve never felt anything like it in my entire life, it felt like I had a screwdriver penetrating my temples slow back and forth, it was terrible, instead of being there for me saying everything went good etc they just started to scream “stop crying” wouldn’t even bother to ask why I was crying or if I was having any pain at all The nurses told me “ you paid for this cosmetic procedure you put yourself in this situation “ when I ask for pain killers. She also told me “I’ve never seen anyone like you, in this much pain, I won’t give you more” like I was lying? I’ve never had death anxiety before but I thought I was going to die. The sent me home 24h after surgery I was super swollen and scared, I felt betrayed of everyone. I was alone in this country. When I showed my inspiration photos to Tanya the translator/assistant she laughed. Even after surgery she didn’t give me any support, I felt in the way, like I was a problem for them. But it was some good nurses as well x. Love Matilda
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Banobagi Clinic
Republic of Korea, Seoul
4.3
Good
• 3 reviews
  • Recognized as the official medical center for the acclaimed Asian show "Let Me In," where participants undergo transformative surgeries.
  • Annually, over 2,000 individuals from diverse countries, including the USA, China, Vietnam, and Thailand, choose the clinic for their plastic surgery needs.
  • Established in 2000 and conveniently located in the Gangnam district of Seoul, a hub for top plastic surgery centers.
  • Ensures safety of surgeries with thorough pre-procedure examinations and the presence of 4 anesthesiologists during surgery.
  • Comprises a team of surgeons who are esteemed graduates from Seoul National University and have undergone rigorous selection for expertise.
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Maria Galarza • Aug 14, 2019
Everything was very professional ! The doctors were very honest and caring they really care about what isn’t the best for you!
4.3
3 reviews
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Samsung Medical Center
Republic of Korea, Seoul
4.5
Excellent
• 22 reviews
  • Recognized by Newsweek among the World's Best Hospitals 2022, the clinic demonstrates excellence in patient care.
  • Acclaimed with Korean Institute for Healthcare Accreditation, ensuring high standards for medical procedures.
  • Conducts over 45,800 surgeries annually, reflecting extensive experience in various surgical disciplines.
  • International Organization for Standardization certified, endorsing consistent and reliable healthcare practices.
  • Facilitates a seamless patient experience with an innovative integrated system, including an electronic medical record (EMR).
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International Organization for Standardization certificate for Samsung Medical Center
Korean Institute for Healthcare Accreditation certificate for Samsung Medical Center
World's Best Hospitals 2021 by Newsweek certificate for Samsung Medical Center
World's Best Smart Hospitals 2021 by Newsweek certificate for Samsung Medical Center
World's Best Hospitals 2022 by Newsweek certificate for Samsung Medical Center
World's Best Smart Hospitals 2023 by Newsweek certificate for Samsung Medical Center
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Шоира • Feb 13, 2020
Were in consultation with specialists, pleased with the result
4.5
22 reviews
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Asan Medical Center
Republic of Korea, Seoul
4.6
Excellent
• 5 reviews
  • Recognized by Newsweek among the World's Best Hospitals in 2022, showcasing its commitment to healthcare excellence, including Tummy tuck procedures.
  • Accredited by the Korean Institute for Healthcare Accreditation, ensuring adherence to high standards in patient care and safety for surgeries like Tummy tuck.
  • Hosts an International Department to provide personalized care to medical tourists, including those seeking Tummy tuck, with a personal coordinator for assistance.
  • Equipped with state-of-the-art medical devices for accurate diagnostics, beneficial for pre-operative assessments in Tummy tuck procedures.
  • Ranked as the No.1 hospital in South Korea for the volume of surgeries for common diseases, which includes expertise in procedures like Tummy tuck.
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International Organization for Standardization certificate for Asan Medical Center
Korean Institute for Healthcare Accreditation certificate for Asan Medical Center
World's Best Hospitals 2020 by Newsweek certificate for Asan Medical Center
World's Best Hospitals 2021 by Newsweek certificate for Asan Medical Center
World's Best Smart Hospitals 2021 by Newsweek certificate for Asan Medical Center
World's Best Hospitals 2022 by Newsweek certificate for Asan Medical Center
World's Best Smart Hospitals 2023 by Newsweek certificate for Asan Medical Center
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Donald • Sep 9, 2022
Yes. Only thing Is that I was supposed to get refund for the cancellation of dental exam and X-ray. Didn’t get it.
4.6
5 reviews
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Gachon University Gil  Medical Center
Republic of Korea, Incheon
4.8
Excellent
• 4 reviews
  • Recognized among the World's Best Hospitals 2021 by Newsweek, ensuring a high standard of care.
  • Operates an extensive network of healthcare facilities, including specialized centers for comprehensive care.
  • Provides 1,600 beds for patients, indicating a large capacity for accommodating various medical needs.
  • Employs 564 physicians, showcasing a vast pool of medical expertise for patient treatment.
  • Offers comfortable, modern wards, enhancing the patient experience during their recovery period.
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World's Best Hospitals 2021 by Newsweek certificate for Gachon University Gil  Medical Center
ZHuldiz • Apr 4, 2024
A secondary opinion was needed from Prof.
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Seoul National University Bundang Hospital (SNUBH)
Republic of Korea, Seoul
5
Excellent
• 4 reviews
  • Recognized by Global Healthcare Accreditation Program for its exceptional patient care and services.
  • Selected as one of the World's Best Hospitals 2021 by Newsweek, showcasing its prestige and quality care.
  • Featured in Newsweek's World's Best Smart Hospitals 2023 list, emphasizing its commitment to technological integration.
  • With a pioneering digital system, BESTcare ensures safety and efficiency in patient management, directly benefiting Tummy tuck procedures.
  • Hosting over 1,500,000 patients annually, the hospital's vast experience extends to the meticulous care required for Tummy tuck surgeries.
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accreditations:

Global Healthcare Accreditation Program certificate for Seoul National University Bundang Hospital (SNUBH)
World's Best Hospitals 2021 by Newsweek certificate for Seoul National University Bundang Hospital (SNUBH)
World's Best Smart Hospitals 2023 by Newsweek certificate for Seoul National University Bundang Hospital (SNUBH)
Phuoc Le • Dec 9, 2023
It is great with services, from support team of bookimed and hospital. They replied fast, very supportive. Doctor is experienced. Hospital is clean, modern. Price is good.
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Gangnam Severance Hospital
Republic of Korea, Seoul
4
Good
• 3 reviews
  • Recognized by the Korean Institute for Healthcare Accreditation, ensuring adherence to national healthcare standards.
  • Offers comprehensive support through its International Healthcare Center for global patients.
  • Provides personalized care with a one-stop service system for all international patients.
  • Includes transfer services for treatments exceeding 5 million South Korean won (~$4,400).
  • Accommodation and language assistance are part of the hospital's commitment to patient convenience.
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Joint Commission International  certificate for Gangnam Severance Hospital
Korean Institute for Healthcare Accreditation certificate for Gangnam Severance Hospital
World's Best Hospitals 2021 by Newsweek certificate for Gangnam Severance Hospital
World's Best Smart Hospitals 2021 by Newsweek certificate for Gangnam Severance Hospital
World's Best Hospitals 2022 by Newsweek certificate for Gangnam Severance Hospital
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Evita Clinic
Republic of Korea, Seoul
5
Excellent
• 1 review
  • Esteemed for its body contouring expertise, this Seoul-based clinic specializes in performing tummy tuck procedures.
  • It has become a preferred destination for international patients, notably from Asia, the USA, Canada, and Australia.
  • The clinic's focus on adult plastic surgery ensures a mature and tailored approach to patient care.
  • Dr. Francis Jeon, a board-certified surgeon with extensive experience, leads the tummy tuck surgeries.
  • Recipient of the "2011 Man Of The Year In Medicine & HealthCare" award, Dr. Jeon brings a high level of proficiency to the procedure.
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Евгения Ли • Jun 17, 2023
Very attentive staff 🥰 no less attentive translator, for which I am very grateful! I liked everything, there were no complications! I'm ready to return again. Thanks to the clinic for professionalism and reasonable prices! See you again soon)))
5
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Tummy tuck $2000 - $5000
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Seoul Queen Plastic Surgery
Republic of Korea, Seoul
New

Seoul Queen Plastic Surgery is a plastic surgery clinic in Seoul, South Korea. Doctors specialize in liposuction, facial surgery, rhinoplasty, and blepharoplasty.

The clinic provides rhinoplasty with 3D CT screening — it increases procedure safety and shows the desirable result to a patient.

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Soon Chun Hyang University Hospital
Republic of Korea, Seoul
5
Excellent
• 2 reviews

Soon Chun Hyang University Hospital Seoul  is multidisciplinary hospital for examination and treatment of various diseases, founded in 1974 and located in Seoul. There are four hospitals in Soon Chun Hyang Universety Hospital, which located throughout South Korea.

 

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World's Best Hospitals 2021 by Newsweek certificate for Soon Chun Hyang University Hospital
TATYANA SHELUDKO • Jun 12, 2018
The clinic meets all the stated criteria of the service. Efficiency in servicing and reliability of diagnoses at the highest level. A very good option for passing the narrow specialists and the entire diagnostics in general.
5
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The LINE Plastic Surgery
Republic of Korea, Seoul
New
The LINE Plastic Surgery is one of the well-known medical facilities in Seoul, Republic of Korea. Aesthetic medicine and cosmetology, Plastic Surgery, Phlebology are the strongest specialties. The quality of medical services and treatment is confirmed by International Organization for Standardization. Patients from the United States, Canada, the UK, and other countries choose The LINE Plastic Surgery for healthcare.
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International Organization for Standardization certificate for The LINE Plastic Surgery
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How many days do I need to stay in Republic of Korea?
7 days
How much extra money do I need (additional to the procedure)?
A night in a 5-star hotel breakfast included — $200. A night in a 4-star hotel breakfast included — $120. A night in a 3-star hotel breakfast included — $80. Lunch & dinner — $40.
Do I need a visa?
For citizens of the UK and the USA: visa is not required.
For citizens of other countries — please visit ivisa.com to find more details on entry requirements to South Korea.
What payment options are available?
PayPal, cash, credit cards (Visa, MasterCard).
Transfers
Flight tickets to South Korea: are not included in the price.
Transfer: clinics offer an airport-clinic-airport transfer for extra payment.

Get a Medical Assessment for Tummy tuck in Republic of Korea: Select Your Expert from 6 Experienced Doctors

Park Young Kyu
Republic of Korea, Seoul
Park Young Kyu
Plastic surgeon
23 years of experience
SAERO Plastic Surgery
Dr. Park Young Kyu is a distinguished plastic surgeon recognized for his academic accomplishments and substantial contributions to the field of plastic surgery. He offers an array of surgical procedures and holds membership in a number of professional societies.AwardsAwarded Top Medical Resident by the Korean Society of Plastic and Reconstructive SurgeonsMembershipsKorean Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons (KSPRS)International Society of Aesthetic Plastic SurgeryAmerican Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS)Korean Cleft Palate-Craniofacial AssociationSteering Committee member of KSPRS's Anti-aging plastic surgery research society, Rhinoplasty research society, and Filler, Thread research societySteering Committee member of Information & Communication of the Korean Society for Aesthetic Plastic SurgeryEducationGraduated summa cum laude from the School of Medicine at SoonChunHyang UniversityCurrently serving as an Adjunct Professor at SoonChunHyang University HospitalRead more
Tummy tuck:  Before and After Photos. Explore patients' results
Tummy tuck:  Before and After Photos. Explore patients' results
Young Min Im
Republic of Korea, Seoul
Young Min Im
Plastic surgeon
18 years of experience

accreditations:

Korean Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons
VG Plastic Surgery
Dr. Young Min Im is a renowned plastic surgeon, chief physician in VG Clinic. He has taken part in the Dream Come True, a Thai TV show, and is popular with patients from Thailand. Specializes in face and body plastic procedures. Work experience Seoul Hospital — plastic surgeon St. Mary's Hospital in Seoul — plastic surgeon, clinical assistant professor TopFace Plastic Surgery Clinic — former head JK Plastic Surgery Clinic — former head Yuno Cosmetic & Plastic Surgery Clinic — former head Grand Plastic Surgery — former head VG Plastic Surgery Clinic — head. Membership in organizations Korean Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons (KSPRS) Korean Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS). Read more

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FAQ about Tummy tuck in Republic of Korea

What is a tummy tuck?

Tummy tuck or abdominoplasty is an operation for the abdominal saggy skin removal, stomach defects elimination, and proportions restoration. With the help of tummy tuck, you get rid of the hanging belly fat that appears after a sharp weight loss or childbirth. Quite often, abdominoplasty is combined with liposuction to remove excess fat and saggy stomach skin.

Duration

2-5 hours

Anesthesia

general

In-hospital stay

3 days

Rehab

6 months

What result can you expect after the procedure?

Tummy tuck helps to cope with:

  • skin stretching and loss of its elasticity after the significant fetus birth or multiple pregnancies
  • sagging skin caused by significant weight loss
  • excess subcutaneous fat layer (the deepest skin layer which cannot be otherwise disposed of)
  • stomach apron.

Abdominoplasty is not a way to get rid of obesity. This operation may be associated with liposuction. In this case, tummy tuck helps to lose excess weight, but not itself.

Who is the right candidate for a tummy tuck?

The main reason for a complete abdominoplasty is the individual desire of the person. Such a primary method is prescribed when nothing helps to correct the abdominal area, and there is no way to go in for sports intensively and regularly.

Abdominoplasty is performed when the lower abdomen is saggy. This occurs after liposuction, childbirth, sudden weight loss with a huge initial weight.

The list of indications for this operation includes:

  • the presence of excess adipose tissue on the anterior abdominal wall and on the body sides (if it cannot be removed by diet and sports)
  • a large number of stretch marks on the abdomen
  • a protruding belly and large waist
  • pregnancy
  • the hereditary weakness of the connective tissue.

How does a patient prepare for a tummy tuck?

There are several steps of the patient's preoperative period:

  • consultation with a plastic surgeon to determine possible contraindications and identify patient's psychological condition
  • examination of the anterior abdominal wall to determine skin turgor, muscle tone and the thickness of the subcutaneous fat layer
  • 3D modeling to predict the outcome of the operation
  • lab tests and screenings (ECG, blood and urine analysis)
  • 2-3 weeks before surgery, a patient stops taking anticoagulants and starts taking vasoconstrictor drugs
  • having received the test results, the patient consults with the anesthetist
  • the doctor can prescribe a special diet
  • during the month before surgery, the patient refrains from alcohol and smoking
  • a week before abdominoplasty, it is worth restricting the use of products that promote the gas formation and fatty, sweet, spicy foods
  • for a couple of days, the patient should reduce physical activity, stop using decorative care cosmetics
  • intake lung sedatives
  • arrival at the clinic on an empty stomach
  • marking on the patient’s body
  • anesthesia introducing.

How is a tummy tuck performed?

On average, abdominoplasty takes about 2-5 hours. The patient is under general anesthesia. Depending on the operated area and the body fat volume, plastic experts choose the most effective type of tummy tuck.

During the complete tummy tuck, not only the abdomen changes but also the area of the back, sides, and buttocks. Plastic surgeons carry out the full abdominoplasty in several steps:

  • the surgeon marks the incisions and areas that are to be removed on the abdomen, sides, and back
  • the specialist administers the anesthesia
  • the doctor cuts the excess skin, and subcutaneous tissue exfoliates the tissues and carefully reduces the navel
  • the plastic surgeon sutures the muscles with non-absorbable threads to completely restore the standard abdominal wall, back, and sides
  • after the excess skin removal, the incisions are sutured, imposing self-absorbable sutures. The surgeon washes wounds and installs drainages.

How long is rehabilitation after a tummy tuck?

Plastic surgeons apply early recovery techniques to shorten the rehabilitation period. In general, it takes about six months, but only the first 1.5 months are the most difficult.

  1. On the first day, the patient is in the ward. To restore bowel function, the patient has light meals.
  2. On the second day, the patient gets out of bed.
  3. On the third day, the surgeon examines the patients, gives recommendations, and discharges the patient.
  4. The patient wears compression underwear, keeps a diet, and limits physical activity. Also, the patient will have to minimize water procedures and independently treat the suture with antiseptics.

What types of abdominoplasty are performed?

There are 2 main types of tummy tuck performed:

  • Mini abdominoplasty — a removal of sagging skin and stretch marks in the lower area of your belly button. This is a procedure for those who do not need to correct the whole stomach zone.
  • Full abdominoplasty — the most common procedure to remove the sagging skin and fat from the lower or the middle area of the abdomen. During the process, a doctor can replace the belly button and tighten muscles to achieve the perfect result.

Only a doctor can determine what type of tummy tuck is the best for you. Please take photos of your belly and send them when you submit a request to get more extensive consultation and accurate prices.

How long will I need to stay in other country after a tummy tuck?

A tummy tuck, or abdominoplasty, is considered a quite complicated procedure, so a patient needs to stay in the clinic for few hours or 1-3 days according to the surgery method. Then, a patient stays in the hotel for 2-4 days to visit a doctor and control the recovery process.

It takes up to 10 nights overall to stay in a particular to process tummy tuck.

What should you know about South Korea before the trip?

Currency

South Korean Won (you also can pay for services in dollars)

Best period for the trip

April, May & June or September, October & November.

Language

Korean (most of medical staff speaks English fluently)

Visa

none required for stays under 90 days or less

Time difference with Europe

9 hours

Time difference with the USA

9 hours

Capital

Seoul

Medical tourism center

Seoul

Popular resorts

Gangwon-do, Gyeongju, Boseong, Jeju

What is the level of medicine in South Korea?

Healthcare is the key development sector of the Korean government. The Korean authorities are convinced that care for the citizens' health should be an absolute priority of state policy and spend about 1 billion a year for medical tourists attraction.

According to Mark Britnell, hospitals dominate the health system. 94% of hospitals are privately owned.

Why is South Korea trendy for medical tourism?

South Korea is also a well-known country globally due to high-skilled doctors that undergo internships in American and European institutions. Patients from Russia, Japan, Kazakhstan, Mongolia and US prefer treatment inSouth Korea to other places.

Highly developed medical centers and first-rate therapeutic services at affordable prices attract people from all over the world. About 1 mln international patients travel to Korea annually. So South Korea is among Top 10 countries with the most developed medical tourism sector.

South Korea is a top destination for medical tourists because of low-costs. You may save up to 40% on services in South Korea compared to European countries or the USA due to the average local citizens' income and general price policy within the country.

What hotel services is provided here?

In South Korea, hotels of different price ranges and service levels are presented. Most tourists choose 4 and 5 star hotels with all-inclusive meals. Such hotels have everything for a comfortable stay: varied food, a large well-groomed territory, animation for children and adults. Some hotels have their own water park, which guests can use for free. Budget travelers can afford to book an economical 3-star hotel with half board or no meals at all.

Do I need a visa to South Korea?

Today South Korea has visa-free agreements with 112 states. None visa is required for stays under 90 days or less. To stay longer in this country, you need a visa. What states need a visa for treatment in South Korea and what countries can cross the border free and easy read here.

What documents are required to apply for a visa to South Korea for treatment?

Visas for travel to South Korea require a number of documents. The necessary papers can be submitted 90 days before the planned departure. Lists of documents includes:

  • ID card
  • confirmation of online registration and filling out the questionnaire
  • certificate of income and availability of funds
  • insurance policy for a stay in South Korea (original and copy)
  • 2 photos (5x6)
  • visa receipt
  • booking of flight and hotel
  • medical opinion about the need for treatment.
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