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South Korea the Mecca For Plastic Surgery

PostPosted: Mon Jul 07, 2014 10:54 pm
by hazelbender
South Korea is set to become the most important medical tourism destination in Asia in the following years, as it has the necessary healthcare infrastructure and both medical and tourism laws are becoming increasingly advantageous for foreigners.

Over the past 10 years, South Korea has made a remarkable step in the medical tourism industry, and especially when it comes to cosmetic and plastic surgery. If in 2009 the country attracted 60,000 medical tourists, the number has increased by 40% to 85,000 last year and a jaw-dropping 340% to 15,428 tourists in the cosmetic and plastic surgery field alone, according to the Korean government. Officials expect 4 million medical tourists by 2020.

Backed by the government's support, good healthcare infrastructure, affordable prices, high-technology, highly-trained doctors and modern facilities, South Korea is helping the country quickly surpass its Asian peers and even competed with highly-developed countries.