Dos and don’ts for plastic surgery in South Korea
So you are ready to go and have your plastic surgery procedure! We’ll tell you the dos and don’ts for plastic surgery in South Korea.
You have consulted your doctor, you talked to your closer friends and family, got your budget settled and most important convinced yourself that this is the best decision for you. Ok, perfect, now you have to know what to do and what NOT to do the days before your plastic procedure!
FAQ for your plastic surgery in South Korea:
There are thousands of plastic surgery clinics in South Korea. Thus, it is important to choose a reliable and safe clinic. Many years of experience working with foreign patients has allowed Medical Avenue to create a data base of the best plastic surgery clinics and surgeons. We have assessed their expertise working not only with foreigners, but also local patients and celebrities. We can recommend the best one for each clients’ needs and taste, as well as budget. Some of our partners are: Dream plastic surgery, ID hospital, The First, Banobagi.
In general, average price for plastic surgeries in South Korea is more affordable than in the US. Due to high demand and the constant improvement of technologies, Korean plastic surgery is considered to be the most advanced in the world in terms of safety and results.
For safety purposes, it is important to have somebody you trust as your companion or guardian (our team will be with you if you come by yourself to South Korea). That person might be very necessary to take you back to your hotel after the plastic surgery procedure. A small percentage of patients prefer to stay at the clinic after the procedure, but surgeons usually will let you go after a few hours.
Be diligent with your medications after the plastic procedure! Your doctor will prescribe you some pills (you’ll receive them at the clinic) to reduce any kind of risk.
In most cases you will be allowed to fly 5 – 7 days after the surgery. More complex surgeries might require 10 – 14 days.
Usually patients are discharged on the same day, several hours after the surgery. However for long surgeries, after using general anesthesia, or if a patient needs special care, it is recommended to stay 1 – 3 days at the plastic surgery clinic.
After short surgeries people are able to return to their normal daily life 3 – 5 days after the surgery. For more complicated procedures, it can take 10 – 14 days to fully recover. In most cases it takes about 2 weeks to one months for the swelling and bruises to go down.
– Take the prescribed medications and apply ointment diligently.
– Drink a lot of water, take short walks to recover blood circulation.
– Some clinics provide swelling and bruise recovery procedures.
The day of your appointment and before going into the operation room, please take off all your metallic jewelry. It is also recommendable to wear a loose and comfortable outfit: It will help you relax and stay calm!
In the case of rhinoplasty (nose surgery), it is important to stop smoking for at least 3 days before your appointment and completely avoid it until the plastic surgeon approves it.
Tips to get ready for your plastic surgery abroad:
Take time to read about medications in preparation for your plastic surgery procedure:
- Do not take this medications 1 week prior your appointment:
Aspirin, celebrex, fish oil (omega-3), plavix, herbal medications, red ginseng and/or any other medicines that might thin your blood.
- Primary doctor prescribed medications:
For medications prescribed by your primary doctor, please consult our surgeon’s approval to stop having them before plastic surgery.
- Be honest with our surgeon about other medications:
You have to tell our plastic surgeon in South Korea about your medications! Except for those medicines in point “1”, usually there is no problem to keep taking other kind of medications.
- Blood pressure medications:
d) In the case of blood pressure medications, please be sure to tell our Korean doctor about them. Also, bring extra meds with you on your surgery day.
Safe and happy medical travel! We wait for you in Korea!