Whether you need plastic surgery to enhance your looks, to address a congenital disfigurement or for anti-aging, with sky-rocketing UK prices of between £4,000 and £7,000 per plastic surgery procedure, it is no wonder Brits are looking abroad for top plastic surgeons who cost less. After all, we know the cost of living in the UK is high versus other countries, so surely we can get the best board certified plastic surgeons elsewhere for less. Well I went on such a journey to the other side of the world to do just that and here are my findings!
Then join a kakao chat group. You can find more information on groups being informally formed from the purse forum blog www.forum.purseblog.com in the Asian plastic surgery threads. I joined the May-June in Korea kakao group of ladies heading to Korea in 2016 for plastic surgery. Here you can exchange information on $33-$55 airbnbs, make friends to go shopping at Myeongdong market or at Lotte department store and enjoy 50% off sales with an additional 10% sale days and 10% tax refunds postop, tabulate the clinics visited and do price comparison shopping which helps enormously with bargaining your final price for your operation. One person negotiated hard in person (shared what the direct competition was quoting, explained why he liked their excellent doctors, said it was just down to price, that he had a budget, that if they could agree on a price he would commit to them for surgery, then walked out when the price was lowered but not enough and emailed his final lowest price which the clinic came back to him and accepted rather than lose a cash paying client. To his surprise, initially the clinic tried to suggest that 4.5 million won for eyelid surgery was the local price! Local prices are approximately 1.3 million for incision double eyelid surgery with ptosis correction. Here are the prices for local Koreans from one clinic, translated to help you better negotiate.
I added Ellen on kakao. This enabled me to book a consultation for May 17 and tentative operation date for May 18. www.skyscanner.net is brilliant at catching when prices drop for seats to Korea. It was not long before it dropped and I could book a flight on May 16. I used moneycorp online to order next day korean won at the best exchange rate, and they buy back at the same rate if you return within a month of purchase.
Revision blepharoplasty (double eyelid surgery and ptosis correction) and lid fat grafting to correct hollow eyelid sulci which occur with ageing.
Philtrum reduction/lip lift
Here are my before and after photos . An added bonus is it seems to have knocked off
more years than I was expecting!
The price I paid MVP for my eyes was the same as quoted other patients and this blog review is my show of gratitude to safe, top notch plastic surgery clinics in Seoul, Korea and will hopefully reduce cases of botched plastic surgery when foreigners fall foul of bad clinics. Their English-speaking manager Ellen trained in Canada and ensures patients only receive operations they require. If she and the doctors say no, it means they are protecting you from unnecessary procedures which is important as plastic surgery can become addictive. For those contemplating plastic surgery, please take this body dysmorphic disorder test to ensure you are only undergoing surgery for the right reasons. http://bddfoundation.org/helping-you/questionnaires/
Facial fat grafting
And now for the combined result of rejuvenating the eyes, shortening the philtrum and replacing fat in the face after ageing depletes facial fat in your 40s. Here I am alongside a younger famous actress Jun Ji Hyun! The total cost for the 3 procedures was £5.7k + £3k for flights and hotels, a bargain vs £20+k for the same procedures in the UK.
Here is a youtube video exploring plastic surgery in Seoul and a must viewing before you plan your plastic surgery trip.
101 East - The cost of beauty youtube video