Tummy tuck in Republic of Korea

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Looking for Tummy tuck in Republic of Korea? To make your choice, explore the ranking of 15 tummy tuck clinics and 3 doctors based on verified reviews, mostly left by visitors from the USA and the UK. In case you need any assistance, talk to a real person — our medically trained customer support is here for you 24/7.

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How much does tummy tuck cost in Republic of Korea?

Updated: 2022-01-13
The average price of tummy tuck in Republic of Korea is $11000, the minimum price is $3550, and the maximum price is $24600.
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JK Plastic Surgery Center

Abdominoplasty

Republic of Korea, Seoul $13000
Medical and other services
Tummy Tuck
Abdominoplasty General anesthesia Testing before the surgery Daily nursing of patients by nurses and surgeon Daily procedures to reduce edema and bruises from day 3 after surgery
How many days do I need to stay in Republic of Korea?
7 days
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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.
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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.
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What payment options are available?
PayPal, cash, credit cards (Visa, MasterCard).
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Transfers
Flight tickets to South Korea: are not included in the price.
Transfer: clinics offer an airport-clinic-airport transfer for extra payment.

15 Tummy tuck Clinics in Republic of Korea Found

The hospitals ranking is based on 479 requests, 136 patient reviews, prices, and information from 15 clinics

#1
Best Plastic Surgery Center 2018

Best Plastic Surgery Center 2018

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Questions and answers

What is the fastest way to recover from a tummy tuck?

Rajendra Dhondge
11 years of experience
Nashik , India
HCG Manavata Cancer Centre

Using a proper abdominal belt and precautions can fully recover from a tummy tuck in 10 to 14 days.

#4
Da Vinci Robotic Surgery System

Da Vinci Robotic Surgery System

Korean Institute for Healthcare Accreditation

Korean Institute for Healthcare Accreditation

The KOIHA accreditation program warrants excellent quality and safety of medical care in Korean healthcare centers. Each medical facility with the KOIHA accreditation conforms to the international standards.

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World's Best Hospitals 2021 by Newsweek

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#5
Da Vinci Robotic Surgery System

Da Vinci Robotic Surgery System

Gamma Knife

Gamma Knife

Global Healthcare Accreditation Program

Global Healthcare Accreditation Program

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World's Best Hospitals 2021 by Newsweek

World's Best Hospitals 2021 by Newsweek

The authoritative list of The World's Best Hospitals 2021 by Newsweek magazine honors medical centers according to key medical performance indicators, patient satisfaction data, and recommendations from global medical experts. The ranking is composed in partnership with data research company Statista.

#7
Da Vinci Robotic Surgery System

Da Vinci Robotic Surgery System

Gamma Knife

Gamma Knife

Proton Therapy

Proton Therapy

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Korean Institute for Healthcare Accreditation

Korean Institute for Healthcare Accreditation

The KOIHA accreditation program warrants excellent quality and safety of medical care in Korean healthcare centers. Each medical facility with the KOIHA accreditation conforms to the international standards.

World's Best Hospitals 2021 by Newsweek

World's Best Hospitals 2021 by Newsweek

The authoritative list of The World's Best Hospitals 2021 by Newsweek magazine honors medical centers according to key medical performance indicators, patient satisfaction data, and recommendations from global medical experts. The ranking is composed in partnership with data research company Statista.

#8
World's Best Hospitals 2021 by Newsweek

World's Best Hospitals 2021 by Newsweek

The authoritative list of The World's Best Hospitals 2021 by Newsweek magazine honors medical centers according to key medical performance indicators, patient satisfaction data, and recommendations from global medical experts. The ranking is composed in partnership with data research company Statista.

#10
Joint Commission International

Joint Commission International

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Korean Institute for Healthcare Accreditation

Korean Institute for Healthcare Accreditation

The KOIHA accreditation program warrants excellent quality and safety of medical care in Korean healthcare centers. Each medical facility with the KOIHA accreditation conforms to the international standards.

World's Best Hospitals 2021 by Newsweek

World's Best Hospitals 2021 by Newsweek

The authoritative list of The World's Best Hospitals 2021 by Newsweek magazine honors medical centers according to key medical performance indicators, patient satisfaction data, and recommendations from global medical experts. The ranking is composed in partnership with data research company Statista.

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The Best Tummy Tuck Doctors in Republic of Korea

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Tak Kyoung Seok
Plastic surgeon
Seoul , Republic of Korea
TN Plastic Surgery
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Seoul, Republic of Korea
TN Plastic Surgery
Dr. Kyoung Seok Tak is an expert in plastic and reconstructive surgery with over 10 years of practical experience. President and chief surgeon at TN Plastic Surgery Center. Work experience Since 2014 — President and Chief Surgeon at the TN Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Center 2012-2014 — Assist ...
Kwon Soon-Hong
Plastic surgeon
Seoul , Republic of Korea
JK Plastic Surgery Center
4.9
( 7 reviews )
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Seoul, Republic of Korea
JK Plastic Surgery Center
14 years of experience
Young Min Im
Plastic surgeon
Seoul , Republic of Korea
VG Plastic Surgery
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Seoul, Republic of Korea
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 ...
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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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