Tummy Tuck in South Korea

Abdominoplasty, also commonly known as Tummy Tuck, is a surgical procedure to remove excess fat and loose skin from the abdominal area resulting in a flatter abdomen and a more attractive appearance. There are two types of Abdominoplasty surgery:

Complete Abdominoplasty: It involves, a long incision is made from hip bone to hip and another one to remove the belly button. Followed by removal of the excess skin, repairing the connecting abdominal muscles and contouring the remaining skin with sutures. A new hole is also created for your belly button. Also, a drainage tube is placed under the patient's skin for a few days.

Partial Abdominoplasty: In this procedure, an incision is made from hip to hip for the removal of excess skin below the navel and it does not involve the removal of the belly button.

Symptoms to undergo this treatment

There can be various reasons for the presence of excess fat, loose skin, poor elasticity or weak connective muscles in the abdomen, a few most common ones are:

  • Significant weight loss
  • Pregnancy
  • Natural body type
  • Aging
  • Abdominal surgery

Factors Influencing the Cost of Tummy Tuck Surgery in South Korea

Some of the major factors influencing the cost of tummy tuck surgery are:

  • The hospital or clinic type and the amenities provided
  • Experience and expertise of the surgeon who will be performing the surgery
  • The destination of the treatment
  • Accommodation or stay expenses before/ after the procedure gets completed
  • Post-operative care facility
  • Any other procedure (eg. Liposuction) performed followed by tummy tuck surgery
  • Medical Test
  • Anesthesia Used
  • Surgical Procedure opted for the surgery.
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Frequently Asked Questions

Tummy tuck is also known as abdominoplasty. It is most often preferred by mothers who desire pre-pregnancy shape and contour of the abdomen. Tummy tuck in South Korea is conducted across all major hospitals and clinics in South Korea. The tummy tuck price in South Korea starts from approximately 5000 USD and may go up to 11000 USD.

However, there are several factors that control tummy tuck price in South Korea, including the following: 

  • Choice of clinic and ths hospital
  • Choice of specialist
  • Type of procedure - Full tummy tuck or mini tummy tuck
  • Post-op complications
  • Extended hospital stay
  • Follow-up costs

There are hundreds of clinics and hospitals that offer tummy tuck in South Korea. The following are some of the best clinics for the procedure:

  • ID Hospital
  • BK Plastic Surgery Hospital
  • The LINE Plastic Surgery
  • NANA Plastic Surgery Hospital
  • Samsung Medical Hospital
  • TL Plastic Surgery Korea

The following are some of the top surgeons for tummy tuck surgery in South Korea:     

  • Dr. Sang Hoon Park , ID Hospital
  • Dr. Kim Byung Gun, BK Plastic Surgery Hospital
  • Dr. Kum In Seop, BK Plastic Surgery Hospital
  • Dr. Il Hwan Kim, ID Hospital
  • Dr. Eun Jin Yang, ID Hospital
  • Dr. Kim Kuyl Hee, BK Plastic Surgery Hospital
  • Dr. In Seok Hwang, ID Hospital
  • Dr. Myung Ju Lee, VIP International
  • Dr. Jong II Eun, VIP International
  • Dr. Kim Jeemyung, TL Plastic Surgery
  • Dr. Jung Yeonho, TL Plastic Surgery

The success rate of tummy tuck surgery depends on a lot of factors. While the surgeons to their best job in giving you the desired results, a lot of the success depends on you. You must follow the guidelines given to you and practice good dietary habits to achieve the desired results. The success rate of the surgery is more than 95 percent if all the guidelines are following properly.

The following are the two major types of tummy tuck procedures offered in South Korea: 

Full Abdominoplasty: It is performed when there is a lot of skin that needs to be removed from around the belly button until the groin area. This is the best procedure for the reconstruction of the abdominal muscles and to give a flat belly.

Mini or Partial Abdominoplasty: This procedure is performed on candidates who do not have much excess skin and fat around the abdomen area that needs to be removed. Usually, it involved only the reconstruction of muscles around the belly button.

Whether the person is a candidate for full or mini abdominoplasty is decided on the basis of an assessment and examination performed before the procedure.

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