Korea is a leading destination for cosmetic surgery tourism. It is valued as a national asset – one that leads thousands of people to a land that is predisposed to aesthetic beauty. It is here that cosmetic surgery is viewed as a practical issue in an extremely competitive world. Many Koreans believe having the right face makes the difference between success and failure.
Unprecedented Number of Medical Tourists Coming into South Korea
Over the past few years, Korea has experienced a renewed surge in the number of tourists that are visiting the country. Stats show that annually, more than 7.5 million visitors come to Korea with more than 80,000 of those visitors coming expressly for the purpose of having a medical procedure done; such procedures ranging from cyberknife surgery to plastic surgery and more. With more and more people becoming aware of the excellent medical facilities and highly qualified medical practitioners available in Korea, it is projected that by 2015 the stats of visitors coming strictly for medical procedures will reach 400,000 with an estimated growth rate of 30% annually.
This unarguably shows the amount of interest in Korean surgeons’ expertise in cosmetic surgery, which is becoming an important factor in the growth and development of the medical tourism industry in Asia. Furthermore, through medical tourism, Korea has been able to showcase the beauty of its country and its world-class medical facilities and doctors. In fact, CNN has named Korea as one of the most popular “hot destinations” for medical tourism in Asia and the Korean government is looking to maintain that designation by surpassing all other countries in the region which are known for medical tourism. It is Seoul TouchUp’s firm belief that within a decade, Korea will become the heart and soul of Asia’s medical tourism industry.
Which Clinics Should You Choose in the Beauty Belt?
Seoul TouchUp performed an extensive research to provide relevant data for our clients. There are 650 registered websites for plastic surgery clinics in Seoul. Out of 650, on average, only 12% of them are translated into other languages and this shows the limited selection for international medical tourists. Let Seoul TouchUp introduce well-known and renowned plastic surgery clinics in South Korea where Korean local people go. Seoul TouchUp refrain from associating with those internationally popular clinics for which many doctors work on a commission. Seoul TouchUp will ensure that your transformational visit to Korea will be a fantastic and unforgettable experience for the rest of your life.