Why South Korea?

Patients world-wide choose South Korea as their medical tourism destination, here is why:

Top Travel Reasons

It is well known that South Korea has one of the most challenging and competitive education systems in the world. Consequently, only the best and brightest students make it into the medical profession; most go on to become members of an American medical board.

In South Korea, nearly every doctor is specialized in their given field due to government regulations, meaning superb care compared to other developed countries.

South Korean tech giants, such as Samsung and LG, are global household names and famous for their technological advances. These technical advances extend to all other industries in South Korea, especially in the medical field, where South Korea is one of the first to adopt robotic technology.

South Korea boasts some of the most state-of-the-art medical facilities in the world. For example, South Korea is ranked third for availability of high-end medical equipment in the OECD. That is better than the USA, Switzerland and Australia! This, in combination with the government’s strict regulation of hospitals, ensures that South Korea’s medical facilities are some of the best in the world.

Type ‘Plastic surgery capital of the world’ into google, and you won’t be shocked to find nearly every article pointing to South Korea. South Korea has the world’s highest plastic surgery per capita! Nearly a quarter of the South Korean population has had some sort of procedure done, demonstrating the overall trust in the plastic surgery capability of South Korea.

While medical services in South Korea remain top class, the prices are around 20% off that compared to other first world countries. Due to a strong infrastructure and healthy economy, South Korea is capable of providing world class medical care at extremely affordable prices. This is due to the hyper competitive medical market of South Korea. When so many world class doctors are competing for your business, prices are steeply discounted while the quality remains the best!

Due to South Korea’s convenient geographical location, it is the first choice for many medical tourists. South Korea is less than a 10-hour direct flight from the USA, Australia, Asia and most parts of Europe. South Korea also offers a streamlined medical visa application, which makes it possible for patients from around the world to come to South Korea hassle free.



Plastic Surgeries in South Korea in 2019



Countries with visitors to South Korea for medical tourism



Medical tourist travelers to South Korea in 2019

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