South Korea is one of Asia's hot spots for beauty and medical travel purposes. According to the International Society of Aesthetic Surgery, a total of 649,938 procedures was performed in 2011, and that is 13 procedures for every 1,000 people. Year by year, it is becoming a known fact that the Gangnam-style nip and tuck draws tourists to Seoul's beauty belt.
As quoted from a recent article on Bloomberg,
"Plastic surgery trips cost a minimum 15 million won ($14,000), according to Lee Joon, marketing director at Seoul TouchUp, a travel agency that books hospitals, accommodation and sightseeing trips in all-inclusive packages."
and as quoted from a tourist, again from the recent Bloomberg article:
"The travel and surgeries altogether cost about the same as Australia and more than Thailand, which he considered before settling on South Korea on the advice of a friend, he said, without giving details."
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