Korean Plastic Surgery Cost

An Introduction to Korean Plastic Surgery Prices

In the last decade, Seoul has earned a reputation for being the Beauty Belt of South Korea, an ideal destination for world-class plastic surgery. The appeal of the Beauty Belt comes down to its specialization on shaping the Asian body, and the fact that surgeries come at a price lower than that of Australia, Singapore and America. There are over 500 clinics that can be found in the affluent streets of Gangnam. With an abundance of options to choose from, an important question arises: which clinic will be the best value for the money? Ever wondered what is considered a fair price for surgery?

One of the most popular questions that Seoul TouchUp encounters everyday is, “How much does this surgery cost?” For your convenience, here is the average cost of some of the most popular procedures offered by Korean plastic surgery clinics. To help with pre-operative plans, Seoul TouchUp has observed, compared and collated the prices from major clinics.

Korean Plastic Surgery Prices (www.seoultouchup.com)
Surgeries Easy (From) Hard (To)
Eyelid Surgery $2,000 $4,000
Nose Surgery $4,000 $6,000
Premium Laser Skin Therapy $4,000 $9,000
Female Surgery $4,000 $7,000
Hair Transplant $6,000 $10,000
Facelift $7,000 $12,000
Breast Surgeries $8,000 $12,000
Liposuction (Arm, Thigh, Belly) $4,000 $7,000
Facial Contouring (Jaw, Chin, Cheeks) $5,000 $7,000
Advanced Facial Contouring $10,000 $30,000
Entire Body Makeover $20,000 $35,000
Entire Face Makeover $25,000 $55,000

You can also check Korean plastic surgery clinic prices shared by Seoul TouchUp forum members. And you're welcomed to join the forum, share and discuss about everything of Korean plastic surgery!

Korean Plastic Surgery Price List Explained

The more in-demand a product gets and the more sources offer the product, the more similar in price it gets. This is all due to the theory of “Perfect Competition”. This is why the list contains the average price of surgeries across clinics in Seoul.

The cost will be significantly cheaper for simple surgeries, such as a single procedure (i.e. double eyelid surgery). As it gets more complicated, multiple procedures may be needed and the total cost increases (i.e. epicanthoplasty together with some other combination of eye surgery). That is how it goes from $2,000 for eye surgery as shown in the list, to $4,000 at the other end. Needless to say, there are more complex surgeries such as revision eyelid surgery requiring further expertise and would come at a higher cost.

The table outlines the average cost and ignores clinics that charge these very same procedures at a much higher cost. However, a higher price does not necessarily mean better skill or service. It is common for clinics in Korea to claim expertise in certain kinds of surgeries. However, almost every clinic would claim that they are the best in these surgeries, so taking it at face value is a risky venture. Seoul TouchUp has witnessed those who end up dissatisfied with the results of surgery and how often they have had to undergo several revision surgeries. To avoid such a nightmare predicament, it is important to get it right the first time. This is especially the case for those who travel for seven to ten hours just to come to Korea for plastic surgery.

Without the knowledge or expertise of the Korean plastic surgery industry, it is a very difficult task to choose the best ones for your case. As a result, choosing the best clinic and value for the money is a problem even for Koreans living in Seoul themselves.

Solo Plastic Surgery Trip vs. Going with Seoul TouchUp

Besides the problems mentioned above, there is another confounding matter to discuss. Many choose to travel on their own to Korea for their plastic surgery vacation. Why? The common explanation is that tourists tend to save money. However, is it true that traveling alone would save on costs? Seoul TouchUp has found that this is not always the case.

Usually, when someone travels alone for plastic surgery in Korea, there is a waiting period between the request of surgery and for the surgery to take place. With Seoul TouchUp, there is no such waiting period involved. Furthermore, having an affiliation to hundreds of clinics in Seoul, Busan and Daegu, Seoul TouchUp is able to negotiate surgery prices with the clinics for each individual. All in all, the waiting time will be greatly reduced, as well as the assurance that the surgery plans will go according to what has been discussed between traveller and Seoul TouchUp.

How to Pay Less for the Same Surgery

The secret when it comes to getting the best value for your money is that having many surgeries done at once that create harmony rather than reduce it (i.e. eyelid surgery and rhinoplasty together). Rather than flying to Korea again and again for a different type of surgery each time, getting it all done at once and picking surgeries that are easier to harmonize the face will cut back on a lot of future spending. Furthermore, usually paying in cash for procedures will help you save more money. It could be risky and cumbersome if you had to bring more than $10,000 in your purse. Many customers choose to wire transfer a certain amount to Seoul TouchUp before they fly to Korea for convenience’ sake, and subsequently Seoul TouchUp helps negotiate the price with the clinic using the cash.

Plastic Surgery Prices in Korea Vs. America

Another popular destination for plastic surgery is in America. So, why choose Korea? On average, the surgeries are 30 to 50 percent more expensive in America than in Korea. Also, in America, every single thing is charged such as anesthesia, hospitalization fees, medication and pressure garment. However, if a person were to have eyelid surgery in Korea, everything is covered in the surgery price. (i.e. the $2,000 covers everything from the surgery itself, to hospitalization fees, medication etc.)

Korea Plastic Surgery Vs. Thailand Plastic Surgery

Many coming from Singapore have asked Seoul TouchUp if Korean plastic surgery is as cheap as in Thailand. The answer is “No”. Certainly less expensive alternatives can be found outside of Gangnam, but still within South Korea, realistically, prices won’t be as low as Thailand. While Thailand certainly offers lower prices, South Korea offers natural-looking results created by world-renowned doctors.

How to Finance Your Plastic Surgery Trip to Korea

Another common question that is asked is this, “How can I finance my plastic surgery trip to Korea?” Budgeting is indeed very important and to keep the price within one’s budget, there are several suggested surgery considerations.
How to Finance Plastic Trip

There are 5 highly likely scenarios for TouchUp customers. In the first case, if one has $5,000 to $10,000 in mind, the best surgeries to get would be the ones for eyes or nose. In the second case, if one has $10,000 to spend in mind , the most popular option is to get both surgeries done for the eyes and nose. In the third case, higher up on the budget, if one has $10,000 to $20,000 to spend in mind, Seoul TouchUp’s recommendation is to work on the eyes, nose and facial bone contouring. In the fourth case, if one has $20,000 to $30,000 to spend in mind, any kind of face-related surgery can be done. Finally, if one has $40,000 and over to spend in mind, then a full face and body makeover is certainly possible.

How Long Should be My Plastic Surgery Trip?

On average, most medical tourists are suggested to stay for 7 to 14 days because the first phase of recovery is completed during that period. However, there are exceptions to this case such as an entire face makeover, an entire body makeover and/or a combination of the two. The following are special situations for these cases.

Special A: Entire Face Makeover

  • Stay for 14 days - 30 days
  • Related surgeries: Eyelid surgery, nose surgery, facial contouring including double jaw surgery, facelift.

Special B: Entire Body Makeover

  • Stay for 21 days
  • body contouring, breast surgeries (reconstruction)

Special A + B : Entire body and face makeover

  • Stay for 60 days

Next Step with Korean Plastic Surgery Costs

The previous sections have addressed the most common questions on plastic surgery costs that Seoul TouchUp has found. These insights include a list of the average costs, the pros and cons of traveling solo, how you can finance your trip, and finally to a discussion on the appropriate length of stay for your individual case. As the technology and practises of Korean plastic surgery reaches new heights, the cost for these services will shift. However it goes, Seoul TouchUp will investigate and provide the insights into these changing figures for your convenience.  By doing that, the likelihood that something goes terribly wrong and unplanned will be greatly minimized.

  • vickie hammond

    I am an English Teacher from the UK. I am interested in the gastric band surgery? How much does it cost?

  • Jean S

    Hi what is check the currency for the surgery cost?

    • Seoul TouchUp

      Hi Jean, the currency is US dollar.

  • Cheryl cc

    how much is to do nose job and eyelids job togther?

    • Well_Read

      5 TO 10K

  • Jacklyn Yeo

    Hi, I am considering for Epicanthoplasty, double eyelids incision and fat grafting.
    Appreciates your advise on the cost involved for my budget planning.

    Thanks!

    • florina norris

      Have you gone for your surgery yet ? And which clinic did you choose ?

  • New_drapeau

    I’m Korean, but born in America so I don’t speak one iota of Korean. Anyway is a trip to Korea for rhinoplasty for a non-speaker actually feasible?

  • Cassy Elle

    how much the cost for the scars removal surgery?

  • ziphora stevanie

    @seoul touch up how much it cost for double eye lid incision, will glad if there any kind of webcam consultation

  • Sarah

    How much double eyelid surgery cost?

  • Jimmy X

    HI, how much will cost for double eye lower bags surgery?

  • Jill

    My mum and I are going to S.Korea this summer. I would like rhinoplasty and maybe a chin-implant or liposuction to get a more defined jawline. My mum would like a face lift. Neither of us speak Korean, but is there anyway to estimate the cost of these surgeries before we go to Korea?

  • Cess

    How much is the cost for nose job, scar removal and birthmark removal?

  • Morgan

    I need present breast implants removed and new ones implanted. What would be the approximate cost?

  • Juanis

    How much for nose job?

  • manoj sharma

    How much is to do nose surgery or plastics surgery??

  • lee

    i wan a nose job& eyelids job done togather. How much do it cost?

  • Eric Chun

    how much does the gum contouring surgery cost?

  • happiness

    Could anyone tell me how much cost for breast implant? and who are the doctors you are happy with?

  • somaia

    Hi how much is the nose and eyes surgery?

  • asnblackpearl

    How much will it cost for a cheekbone and jawline surgery?

  • Angy

    How much for chin and cheekbone

  • Ali

    how much is to do nose job and eyelids job togther?

  • Sharon Hwee Hoon Tan

    Like to know the price for double eyelid, nose n vaserlipo on buttock n thigh

  • Ebay

    Hi! I want to ask, hoiw much is the Calf Reduction Surgery and how long it will takes to recover?
    Thanks,

  • Heidi Lee

    how much for rhinoplasty, eye surgery, chin reduction and breast implants?

  • localgirl2

    How much for removal of lines around the mouth, little eyelid lift, and a ”newish” arrival of turkey neck?

  • wannachange

    Want to know too

  • Audrey

    I would like to remove all my acne scars with a laser treatment, how much does it cost?

  • Zhiling

    why a surgery? you are beautiful in your own. so why the surgery it’s looks like a fake person or face. a mother is happy when you are yourself then a super beauty or something. when you call yoursel:”you are so beautifu!” then you don’t have a surgery. so don’t take a surgery when you are self a beautiful person without a surgery!

    xoxo Zhiling

    • Unamed

      You may be beautiful, but you want perfection. You’ll risk everything for perfection. Perhaps you may regret it, perhaps you may not. It’s an individual’s own choice to pursue perfection, and one should not judge.

  • Spencer

    Is this in american dollars or in won?

    • Seoul TouchUp

      It’s in US dollars :)

  • Patty Bubblez

    I want to make my eyes look Korean, not keep this almomd shape. Are there transformation photos of this eyelid type of surgery?

    • Coeylai

      Im expert in korea plastic surgery , i could intro u to gd hospital if u keen add me on wechat coeylai789308 i could share my experience to u ..

  • Rina

    The costs indicated in the articles is under what currency? WON/SGD/USD?

    • Seoul TouchUp

      Hi Rina, the currency is USD.

      • TheMagpie

        How much should I expect for:
        – long nose surgery to turn up just my nose tip?
        – shorten top lip with subnasal bullhorn technique?

        And separately:
        – surgery to make my malars appear more prominent, without implants?

        • Seoul TouchUp

          Dear TheMagpie, it is required to know your specific condition for the accurate estimate since each individual has a different case requiring a relevant surgical procedure.

          Please submit the “Get Started” form through the link (www.seoultouchup.com/get-started ) so that our coordinator could understand your current needs and get back to your query.

          Thanks.

  • Julius Alfred

    My friend has a Birthmark on his cheeks and he wants to remove it how much would be the cost of the birthmark removal?

    • Seoul TouchUp

      Dear Julius, the cost will be different based on your friend’s situation(the size of the birthmark etc.). Please submit a form here: https://www.seoultouchup.com/get-started/ and our professional medical coordinators will get back to you with more details.

      Thanks :)

  • joko kisworo

    I live in Daegu South Korea.How much cost for hair implants? I am experiencing hair loss.

  • Umi

    Tummy tuck how much

    • Seoul TouchUp

      Hi, it depends which clinic and which doctor you are willing to choose. Generally the quote starts from $7,000USD.

  • Cherian

    Hi, how much would it cost for a neck lift surgery?

    • Seoul TouchUp

      It really depends which clinic and which surgeon you are willing to choose. Generally the quote starts from $ 5,000 USD

  • Caroline

    How much coast a Laser Teeth Whitening and All-ceramic Dental Crowns? And how long do I need to stay in Korea?

  • Shinae Kim

    how do we know if we are a good candidate for a full face makeover? I am 38 years old and am interested in doing a revisional blepharoplasty, revisional rhinoplasty, cheekbone and jaw reduction. How much would the total cost be? Where can we get information on the top rated cosmetic surgeons?

  • Makeover

    I live in Seoul, but really want advice on the best places.
    I’m looking for fat reduction, lap banding, and wrinkle reduction.

    Do any clinics offer payment plans?

  • roy

    Can patient with eczema problem go for plastic surgery?

  • Debra

    Hi,

    My mum and I are intending to come to Korea for a makeover.
    Kindly advice on the individual cost for my mum or as a package for me.

    Mum
    -Full face lift with upper and lower blepharoplasty preferably with fat grafts to give more volume and contour

    Myself – ( I need to know the individual cost or as a package)
    – Full face lift with upper and lower blepharoplasty preferably with fat grafts to give more volume and contour
    – Rhinoplasty- To reduce the dorsal hump I have and sharpen the bulbous tip (Barbie line preferred)
    – ID Liposuction/Water jet (Whole abdomen, buttocks and thighs)
    – Labioplasty + Collporaphy

    1) How long is the required duration of stay for the above-mentioned surgeries.

    2) What is in the cost?

    3) Do you arrange for hotel accommodation during the rest of the stay for check ups?

    4) Any additional costs after surgery for check up or removal of stiches?

    5) Will I have to pay for the compression garment for my Lipo surgery?

    6) Can the above be done all at one time on the same day?
    7) Does the above include the general anestestic?
    Hope you will be able to accommodate to my questions and looking forward to receiving your soonest reply.
    Cheers,
    Debra

  • Fang Xiao Qing

    Hi, I was wondering if they do a specific kind of surgery… I’m Asian, yet I have the double eyelid, and I’m sick of people thinking I’m mexican. Is it possible for anybody to do monolid surgery? Does that even exist? Thanks.

  • RAJ KUMAR LIMBU

    Hello, I am a Nepalese citizen working here in South Korea. I have a scar on my face just above left upper lips. What may be the cost for removing it with Plastic Surgery?
    Thanks

  • Miss s

    How much money for liposuction all body

  • Timothy James Yu

    Just to clarify, is the price provided above in South Korean Won or in US Dollars? I am confused in converting the prices to Philippine Peso.

  • Pamela

    I would have loved to have a face lift but your costs are beyond my budget. i will have to safe for long time even for simple procedure.

  • laurenrozars

    Plastic surgery has always been out there for me. I have never really understood it but I’d like to learn more. I hope that I will be able to learn more about it and maybe
    then I’ll feel comfortable to get some repair done onmy nose.

  • Silvia

    If I go to get my body down andaybe a face lift. Will they hospitalize me until everything is healed and then release me, and do some speak English and how will I make an appointment

  • LeAnna

    Hi..!! I’m interested in V Line surgery how much the cost?

  • laurenrozars

    Good
    work…unique site and interesting too… keep it up…looking forward for more
    updates

  • laurenrozars

    The blog was absolutely fantastic! Lot of great information which
    can be helpful in some or the other way. Keep updating the blog, looking
    forward for more contents…Great job, keep it up..

  • Jeraldin

    Hello! I just want to know how much would it cost for scar removal? Are the doctors that preform the surgery speak english?

  • laurenrozars

    The more in-demand a product gets and the more sources offer the product, the more similar in price it gets. This is why the list contains the average price of surgeries across clinics in Seoul.

    • Seoul TouchUp

      Hi laurenrozars!
      Thanks for your interest in SeoulTouchUp. We will work harder to share more information with our members.

  • Mary Ann Macanas

    I am working in korea but cant speak korean. How much is calf reduction?

  • HellolleH

    Guys, the plastic surgery is sooo much cheaper than this site claims it is, look at other blogs. You can get everything done for 5k. These people are just “middle men” they take your money and supposedly make arrangements for you but work on commission and keep a very large chunk of your money. Do your research. These people are out to scam tourists!!

    • Seoul TouchUp

      Please remind that it is just a general guide. The exact price will be determined depending on which clinic and which doctor you choose. We can guarantee that the quote will be the same or even less as you get it from clinic. What is better is you can also get our premium service and more safe assurance!

  • Licia Phang

    Hi,

    I would like to couple of things
    1. Sucks out my fats
    2. Breast implantation
    3. Nose adjustment.

    Can you advise such average what is the duration required to rest and budget then ia required?

  • Coby Michael Dupre

    I’ve been thinking of one day getting plastic surgery since I was in middle school practically, how much would it cost for me to get from the US to SK and have basically a full body makeover aswell as a full face makeover?

    And any tips on how to get enough money?

    • Seoul TouchUp

      what I know so far is the flight ticket from US to get to Korea is starting from 1,000 USD depending on which season and from which state you are coming. Full body and full face make overs are very customized according to each customer’s condition. It is important to understand first what you are concerned.

      • Coby Michael Dupre

        Thanks! I’m trying to understand the best I can. I feel like I’d need a major makeover so I’m estimating I’d need either 90,000 to 100,000 for the surgery.

        I’d be coming from Louisiana

        At least when I have the money and means to do so.

  • JJK

    $ is in won or usd?

    • Seoul TouchUp

      It is shown as USD for our international customers’ better understanding. Please remind that it is just a general guide.

  • Friend001

    Hello, I’m new here! I have a few questions regarding a full facial surgery, if someone would be willing to answer. :-)

    My first question would be: Is there any permanent damage that may take place if one is having a full facial surgery? If so, is there a way I can prevent the permanent damage from happening?

    Second question: Are there any implants/fillers one may get if someone is looking to get a full facial surgery? If so, what are the implants made of, and do they pose a risk to my general health?

    Last question: (This may sound a little odd, I apologize.) Is there perhaps a way to have the ear shape/ear lobe fixed or corrected– is that sort of procedure available in Korea?

    Thank you! :-) ♡