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Plastic Surgery

Getting Plastic Surgery in Korea Is in Fashion in the New Hallyu Era


With the hallyu boom led by K-pop and K-drama worldwide, Korea is leading global beauty trends. For foreigners who aspire to K-beauty, getting plastic surgery in Korea has become a turning point in their lives beyond a simple medical operation. This is why many foreigners visit plastic surgeons in Korea.


Korea is a leader in the plastic surgery sector with 25% of the global beauty market. Korea's plastic surgery technology has become a global standard that Korean plastic surgeons write related medical textbooks across the globe. In particular, Korea's facial liposuction technology used to create a V-shaped facial line without reshaping the bones boasts an unmatched superiority. Therefore, the country recorded the largest number of facial liposuction cases in the world. Furthermore, Korea offers a reliable medical environment for patients, such as cameras installed in operating rooms and the disclosure of the names of medical staff members who participate in the surgeries. In addition, differentiated services, including beauty classes and cultural programs for foreigners, are offered as well.

  • Size of the Korean cosmetic surgery market

    5 trillion won

    25% share of global market

    Hana Financial Investment, Cosmetic Surgery Overweight

  • No. of foreign patients who visited the plastic surgery department in 2019

    90,404 people

Medical Field

Cosmetic surgery is divided into invasive surgery, which cuts or punctures the skin, and minimally invasive or non-invasive surgery that uses injections, laser or ultrasonic waves. Recently, minimally invasive, or non-invasive surgery, which is affordable with less risk of side-effects, is preferred by those in their 20s and 30s who want instant yet natural-looking results.

  • Minimally Invasive/Non-Invasive
  • Botox
  • Winkle reduction
  • Injectable fillers
  • Aqua peels
  • Invasive Surgery
  • Breast augmentation
  • Facial plastic surgery
  • Hair transplantation
  • Liposuction

Representative Hospitals Specialized in Medical Fields

Banobagi Plastic Surgery
  • Chosen by the Seoul Metropolitan City government as a medical tourism partner
  • Official partner of the Korean make-over TV show Let Me In, Seasons 1 to 4; and the entire seasons of the Thai version of Let Me In.
  • Major Departments
  • Plastic surgery
  • Hair Transplant Clinic
  • Banobagi Petit Clinic
  • Major Procedures
  • Facial contour surgery, double jaw surgery
  • Face lifts
  • Breast surgery
  • Address 517, Nonhyeon-ro, Gangnam-gu, Seoul
  • Website
  • International Healthcare Center Email.
    Tel. +82-2-522-6636
  • Interpretation English, Thai, Chinese, Vietnamese, Japanese, Bahasa Indonesia, Mongolian
  • Pick-up Airport → Hospital
Grand Plastic Surgery
  • Opened in 2004 and has a professional medical team with ample clinical experience
  • Globally renowned plastic surgery clinic visited by more than 30,000 foreign patients from approximately 100 countries
  • Possesses advanced medical equipment and safe operation systems equivalent to those used at university hospitals
  • Major Departments
  • Cosmetic surgery
  • Reconstructive plastic surgery
  • Non-surgical cosmetic procedures
  • Major Procedures
  • Revision surgery
  • Rhinoplasty, facial contouring surgery, anti-aging
  • Breast surgery, liposuction
  • Address 6F, JB Miso-building, 841, Nonhyeon-ro, Gangnam-gu, Seoul
  • Website
  • International Healthcare Center Email.
    Tel. +82-70-7119-1580
    Fax. +82-2-596-5549
  • Interpretation English, Chinese, Vietnamese, Thai, Mongolian
  • Pick-up Airport → Hospital
HERSHE Plastic Surgery
  • Won five Korea Health Industry Awards, given by the Health Industry CEO Summit
  • Won the Minister of Health and Welfare Award in the Social Contribution category for the National Sustainability Management Award organized by the Association of Korean Journalists and the Korean Academic Society of Business Administration (2016)
  • Major Departments
  • Lifting
  • Cosmetic hip surgery
  • Cosmetic eye surgery
  • Major Procedures
  • Epiticon face lifts
  • Hip lifts
  • Upper blepharoplasty
  • Address 730, Samseong-ro, Gangnam-gu, Seoul
  • Website
  • International Healthcare Center Email.
    Tel. +82-511-3911
    Fax. +82-511-9970
  • Interpretation English, Chinese, Russian, Mongolian
  • Pick-up Airport, Hotel → Hospital
Hyundai Aesthetics Plastic Surgery
  • Won the 2021 KCA Outstanding Professional Awards in the doctor category given by the Korea Customer Appraisal
  • Received the Grand Prize for Eye Revision Surgery in the “So-Young Asia Medical and Cosmetic Surgery Award” in the overseas doctor category
  • Received the Global New Korean Award in the healthcare professional category
  • Major Departments
  • lastic surgery
  • Dermatology
  • Non-surgical cosmetic procedures including fillers
  • Major Procedures
  • Cosmetic eye surgery
  • Rhinoplasty
  • Facial contouring surgery
  • Address 2/5/6F, 114, Dosan-daero, Gangnam-gu, Seoul
  • Website
  • International Healthcare Center Email.
    Tel. +82-70-5067-2705
    Fax. +82-2-518-4541
  • Interpretation English, Chinese, Thai, Vietnamese, Turkish
  • Pick-up Airport, Hotel → Hospital
    (available conditionally)
JK Plastic Surgery Center
  • The only plastic surgery clinic in Korea designated by the Ministry of Health and Welfare’s Korean Accreditation Program for Hospitals Serving Foreign Patients (KAHF)
  • Visited by foreign patients from approximately 100 countries in the world
  • Covered by major media outlets around the world
  • Major Departments
  • Cosmetic surgery
  • Wellness
  • Cosmetic skin treatments, spa
  • Major Procedures
  • Anti-aging (face lifts and etc.)
  • Breast augmentation
  • Facial contouring
  • Address 835, Nonhyeon-ro, Gangnam-gu, Seoul
  • Website
  • International Healthcare Center Email. (English)
    Tel. +82-2-777-7797
    Fax. +82-2-532-4753
  • Interpretation English, Chinese, Russian, Japanese
  • Meal Western
  • Pick-up Airport, Hotel → Hospital
View Plastic Surgery
  • Zero accidents for 17 years since opening
  • Received the Minister of Health and Welfare’s Citation in Medical Korea 2021
  • Joined the Korean make-over TV show Let Me In
  • Major Departments
  • Plastic surgery
  • Dermatology
  • Dentistry
  • Major Procedures
  • Breast surgery (augmentation, reduction, lifts, revision surgery, etc.)
  • Double jaw and facial contouring surgeries
  • And other plastic surgeries of the eyes, nose, face lifts, etc.
  • Address 107, Bongeunsa-ro, Gangnam-gu, Seoul
  • Website
  • International Healthcare Center Email.
    Tel. +82-2-539-1177
    Fax. +82-2-539-1132
  • Interpretation English, Chinese, Japanese, Thai, Vietnamese, Bahasa Indonesia, Spanish, Russian
  • Meal Western, halal, vegan
  • Pick-up Airport → Hospital