3 Reasons Why You’ll Want an Asian Plastic Surgeon
Getting cosmetic surgery done is no longer seen as a luxury or a taboo, in some cultures, especially in say, South Korea. But with so many options to choose from, not just in a single country alone, where should you go?
It really depends on a number of things:
- What kind of surgery work do you want to get?
- What is your race?
- What is your budget?
- Do you plan on a trip solely for cosmetic surgery purposes, or you also want to explore?
Should you travel to Asia and find an Asian plastic surgeon for your cosmetic surgery needs?
While many countries offer the same standard procedures such as liposuction, there are certain methods that only some surgeons can offer. Take the nose job for instance, also known as rhinoplasty – this term is so broad!
In Asia, rhinoplasty includes nose implants – this is much more commonly requested in Asia than in say, the United States. Another example here would be double eyelid surgery. Unlike Caucasians, the typical Asian nose usually does not have a distinct nose bridge, and many Asians are born with oriental-looking eyes.
Certified Asian plastic surgeons have the skills and specialized techniques in moulding the Asian body to its desired form.
If you love Asian culture and want to experience their authentic sights, smells, music and food, you might want to put 'vacation' and 'cosmetic surgery trip' together. Travel to any part of Asia and chances are, your surgeon will be Asian.
But where to?
The top destinations for beauty-related purposes in Asia include South Korea, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, Malaysia and India. All the countries in the list has their perks, quirks and amazing things to offer.
Singapore may have its magnificent sky-rise buildings in a clean and green city, but South Korea, too, has modern shopping complexes. On top of that, South Korea has massive lip emporiums, wildly popular markets s (i.e. Dongdaemun and Myeongdong), and jijimbangs -- where you can bear witness and soak up on what's truly part of the Korean lifestyle.
Getting Your Money’s Worth
So, at this point, you've decided that an Asian plastic surgeon is probably the right choice for you.
But, are you getting the bang for your buck? Sometimes, getting your money’s worth is not just about ensuring the quality of service. This is not to say that you should put money before your well-being!
A few years ago, say in 2009, there were much more Japanese tourists flocking to Korea than there are now. This graph by the Korea Health Industry Development Institute shows just that:
Things are different now; lately, the weak yen hits Seoul money changers. According to The Korea Times, an 18-year-old Japanese student who would only be named Mai, had exchanged a 10,000 yen into 105,000 won ($97). Back in 2012, she could have gotten 143,400 won for her 10,000 yen.
Even still, there are 3 reasons why South Korean Plastic Surgery is exceptionally popular in Asia. Looking at Korean plastic surgery statistics, it is estimated that by 2015, the number of medical tourists entering Korea will reach 400,000.
Disclaimer: (The pictures above were derived from the blogosphere and are not associated with Seoul TouchUp).