The 5 Most Famous Korean Plastic Surgery Hotspots of 2014
Online and offline, famous Korean plastic surgery scare-stories, miraculous successes and cautionary tales are frequently reported. These days, cosmetic surgery is rarely seen as taboo in South Korea, where the media and ads are strongly encouraging the people to transform their faces and bodies.
Furthermore, figures from the latest plastic surgery statistics show that the proportion of Koreans who have gotten plastic surgery work has risen to 13.5 out of every 1,000 people. Are you interested in getting cosmetic surgery in Korea? Then you might be interested in the top 5 famous Korean plastic surgery hot spots of 2014:
Besides its metropolitan atmosphere and fast-paced city life, the affluent Gangnam-gu is hands down the most concentrated in Seoul, when it comes down to the number of plastic surgery clinics. According to the Korea Herald, four out of ten plastic surgery clinics are based here.
You can never miss seeing a cosmetic surgery advertisement here. Many people accounting for the 13.5 in every 1,000 people statistic are getting less invasive procedures; commonly requested are the likes of botox and fillers. Still, ads on before and after pictures of face-altering procedures like double eyelid surgery or blepharoplasty are scattered about everywhere, from stations to buses.
As it turns out, Seocho-gu has the second-largest number of clinics in Seoul. As compared to Gangnam-gu, however, the total number of clinics in Seocho-gu equates to just about 20% of the number in Gangnam-gu.
Being the second largest metropolitan city in South Korea, after Seoul, Busan is another popular destination. Travellers that arrive to South Korea not just for cosmetic surgery alone, but to explore the culture and their many sights certainly don’t miss out here; the city has the world’s largest department store, the Shinsegae Centum City as well as Korea’s largest beach and the longest river.
The statistics show that seven out of nine plastic surgery clinics are situated in the bustling Busanjin District.
Not too far from Seoul, Incheon boasts as South Korea’s “English City”, where a program was conducted to make Incheon as much of an English-speaking city as possible.
About eighty percent of plastic surgeons have set up their business in the likes of Incheon, Busan and Daegu. However, sixty percent of them are based in Seoul.
In the fourth largest city after Seoul, Busan and Incheon comes Daegu. While the two main religions in South Korea are Christianity and Buddhism, Daegu is a much more conservative city as compared to Seoul. Its main religion amongst the people is Buddhism.
Other facts: Due to their humid subtropical climate, this city is known to produce high quality apples hence given the nickname, “Apple City”. Aisde from that, their production of textiles used to be the main thing reeling in most of the city’s economy. Now, Daegu is focusing on cultivating their fashion and technology industries.
In terms of the number of plastic surgery clinics, Daegu shows a similar pattern like Busan.