Does Gangnam Offer the Best Korean Plastic Surgery?
Anyone who is a fan of K-POP will immediately associate the country’s beautiful celebrities to their cosmetic surgery industry – it’s no secret anymore: some celebrities have admitted that their physical beauty is not God-given, but the work of man. Perhaps this is why South Korea is gaining so much attention, being among the top 3 medical tourism destinations in Asia.
If you’re reading this, you might very likely be someone who is looking to get plastic surgery done in Korea. Okay, so you’ve got your passport and other Korea travel essentials ready, you’ve flown to Korea, now what? You might have many unanswered questions such as: among the many options to choose from, which surgeon and clinic to go for exactly? Which part of South Korea has the best Korean plastic surgery available? Friends and family may have directed you to check out Gangnam district’s clinics.
It is a fact that Gangnam has the most plastic surgery clinics in Seoul. According to the Korea Herald, four out of ten plastic surgery clinics are based in the Gangnam district, and about 1,245 self-employed surgeons had set up their business in large cities, with almost 60 percent of them based in Seoul. Other popular metropolitan areas include Busan, Daegu and Incheon. But Seoul’s total number of plastic surgeons accounted for 60% of the lot. Does Gangnam offer the best Korean plastic surgery? That question is too complex, so let’s break it down.
Is popularity always equals better service? Maybe, maybe not, but it does give a wider range of options to narrow down to a skilled surgeon. Some mistakes that people may make while deciding on the best option for them:
Thinking that popularity means better quality service
The most important factors include your individual case – what kind of surgery are you thinking of getting, and which surgeon is going to perform the procedure on you?
Thinking that Gangnam’s popularity is overrated
On the other hand, while popularity may not necessarily mean better service, again there is a wide range of options to choose from. Among the 1,245 self-employed surgeons, 60% are located in Seoul – chances are, you’ll find some decent professionals here!
Judging by all the ads around Seoul’s stations and streets, there are so many popular clinics, each claiming to be the best at what they do. It can get downright confusing! We would say, choosing your clinic based on word-of-mouth information from friends, family, relatives and experts is one of the better ways of deciding where to go from here. There is also an abundance of resources and information available on the internet, including the community over at the TouchUp forum. Research away!