Health365 Guide To Gangnam K-Beauty Plastic Surgery

Health365 Guide To Gangnam K-Beauty Plastic Surgery

Gangnam K-Beauty Plastic Surgery

Gangnam is an area in Seoul not only known for Psy’s “Gangnam Style ” and as home of Korean celebrities, it is also a place where K-beauty current trends are on display. Especially with the strong Singapore dollar, Gangnam K-beauty plastic surgery warrants serious consideration by anyone who is thinking of getting the look they want via aesthetic surgeries. 

This Health365 guide is aimed at providing you with all the essential information to ensure you have a smooth and enjoyable journey for your aesthetic surgery experience in Gangnam:

  • Information regarding the process of getting plastic surgery in Korea; and
  • Information about tourism in Gangnam and Seoul. 
Gangnam K-Beauty Plastic Surgery

Information Regarding The Process For Gangnam K-Beauty Plastic Surgery

Different surgeons and clinics in Seoul may have slightly deferring processes. The following information references getting K-beauty treatments with our Preferred Doctor in Korea, Dr Jeongho Cha from Mina Plastic Surgery (located in Gangnam) as an example. 

1. Advance Consultation and Booking

It is advisable to schedule a consultation with Dr Cha in advance. As Dr. Cha prioritises quality care and limits daily caseloads, early booking ensures availability for your desired surgery date. Patients have the option for both online and in-person consultations with Dr Cha.

2. Payment Arrangements

Mina Plastic Surgery accepts major credit cards (Visa, Mastercard, AMEX and others) and cash payments in any currency. Ensure your credit card allows overseas transactions for smooth payment processing.

3. Required Medical Reports

If you are suffering from any illness or taking any regular medications (for example, insulin, anticoagulants/antiplatelets etc), it is advisable to inform the clinic as early as possible, or at least 2 weeks before the surgery. This will allow Mina Plastic Surgery to provide you with appropriate instruction for the preparation of surgery.

4. Preoperative Clinic Visit

There is no additional clinic visit required before the operation once the consultation with Dr Cha (as mentioned in Step 1) has been completed.

5. Number Of Sessions For Surgeries That May Be Required

Most aesthetic procedures (such as upper and lower blepharoplasty, face lift, neck lift, fat grafting, etc.) can typically be completed in a single session. However, some cases may require multiple sessions, which will be discussed during the consultation.

6. Surgery Venue

All surgeries take place in Mina Plastic Surgery’s operating room within the clinic premises, ensuring a safe and sterile environment for procedures.

7. Postoperative Recovery

Recovery periods vary for each patient. Once the surgery is completed, the patient will be transferred to a recovery room accompanied by a nurse. Patients will then be carefully monitored and when deemed safe, will be allowed to mobilise.

If a patient can move about with no issues, the patient will be discharged afterwards.

8. Hotel Stay and Recovery Period

Each type of surgery requires a different recovery period and may vary between 1-2 weeks. Patients may do light activities from the day after the surgery, and they are recommended to participate in light activities including walking as it helps with de-puffing/swelling and faster recovery.

9. Post-Op Follow-Up Visits

Post-operative follow-up visits are scheduled based on the specific procedure and individual recovery progress.

10. Flight Safety After Surgery

Patients typically can safely take flights on the same day as the operation.

Information About Tourism In Gangnam, South Korea

Here are some key information about tourism in Korea. Find out more at the VisitKorea website:

General Information

Exchange Rate

As of April 15,2024, the exchange rate of Singapore Dollar to Korean Won is S$1 = ₩1,013.33. Since there may be substantial fluctuations in exchange rates over time, it is important to check the exchange rate before your trip to South Korea.

Seasonal Temperatures In Seoul

Seoul experiences distinct seasons. The hot season lasts for 4.0 months, from May to September, with an average daily high temperature above 25°C. The hottest month of the year in Seoul is August, with an average high of 29°C and low of 23°C. The cold season lasts for 3 months, from November to February, with an average daily high temperature below 5°C. The coldest month of the year in Seoul is January, with an average low of -5°C and high of 1°C.

Getting Around Seoul

Seoul boasts an efficient public transportation system. Purchase a T-money card from any convenience store for seamless travel on buses and subways. Tourists can also benefit from discounts with the Korea Tour Card, available at http://www.koreatourcard.kr/.

Where To Stay In Gangnam

For your Gangnam K-beauty plastic surgery trip, you would probably find it the most convenient to stay at a hotel located in Gangnam itself. From modest accommodations to luxury stays, Gangnam offers a range of hotels catering to diverse preferences and budgets. Some hotels you may consider during your trip:

1. Intercontinental Seoul Coex 

Location: 524 Bongeunsa-ro, Gangnam-gu, Seoul, South Korea

Intercontinental Seoul Coex is a 5-star modern, stylish hotel with an indoor pool, luxury spa, and high-tech indoor golf range, perfectly suited for guests seeking an entertaining and relaxing experience. It also has direct access to COEX Mall and is conveniently located near top shopping and entertainment destinations. 

2. Novotel Seoul Ambassador Gangnam

Location: 130 Bongeunsa-ro, Gangnam-gu, Seoul, South Korea

Novotel Seoul Ambassador Gangnam is a French-style 5-star luxury hotel and is one of over 400 Novotel chains around the world, boasting high-quality services and facilities befitting a global brand. Facilities include a gym, swimming pool, sauna, indoor and outdoor golf driving range, banquet hall, and various dining choices.

3. Shilla Stay Yeoksam

Location: 517, Eonju-ro, Gangnam-gu, Seoul, South Korea

Shilla Stay Yeoksam is a boutique hotel with facilities such as gym, business centre with Wi-Fi access, and bar. It is located near the business and shopping districts of Korea.

4. Stay Hotel Gangnam 

Location: 15-4, Nonhyeon-Ro 87-Gil, Gangnam-gu, Seoul, South Korea

Stay Hotel Gangnam is a 3-star hotel with free Wi-Fi, 24-hour security, daily housekeeping, and taxi services. The rooms are designed to provide comfort and a welcoming environment. 

5. Hotel Peyto 

Location: 9 Teheran-ro 87-gil, Gangnam-gu, Seoul, South Korea

Hotel Peyto Samseong is a 163 room business hotel that strives for uniqueness and style, while still being practical and reasonably priced. It is located right next to CALT. World Trade Center and Coex Convention Center. It is a best suited hotel for international business travellers.

Sights In Seoul 

Below are some top sight-seeing locations in Seoul that are perfect for day trips and easy for post-op or pre-op patients.

Jamsil - Gangnam K-Beauty Plastic Surgery
Han river - Gangnam K-Beauty Plastic Surgery
Han River
Gyeongbokgung Palace - Gangnam K-Beauty Plastic Surgery
Gyeongbokgung Palace
  1. Jamsil – Explore large shopping centres and indulge in street food delights.
  2. Han River – Enjoy scenic walks along the riverbanks.
  3. Jongno – Immerse yourself in Korean culture with visits to Gyeongbokgung Palace and Insadong.

Shopping Opportunities

Why stop at just enhancing or rejuvenating your facial features? You can also shop for stylish new clothes to complete the new you at department stores and underground malls throughout Seoul.
Starfield COEX Mall, for instance, is among the top places to go, combining fashion, food, culture and entertainment, providing everything the visitors need. It is also home to the instagram-worthy library, The Starfield Library.

Starfield COEX Mall Library - Gangnam K-Beauty Plastic Surgery
Starfield COEX Mall. Source: https://english.visitkorea.or.kr/

Ready To Embark On Your Gangnam K-Beauty Plastic Surgery Journey?

Embark on your Gangnam K-beauty journey with confidence, knowing you are equipped with essential information for a rewarding aesthetic surgery experience. 

Our Preferred Doctor In Korea For Plastic Surgery

If you are looking for one of the best plastic surgeons in South Korea for your plastic surgery, you may consider Dr Jeongho Cha.

Dr Jeongho Cha is the primary plastic surgeon at Mina Plastic Surgery in South Korea. He belongs to the top circle of plastic surgeons in Korea and is certified by all government approved plastic surgery boards. He is also an international member of The American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), the largest plastic surgery specialty organisation in the world, which comprises 94% of all board-certified plastic surgeons in the United States. 

Dr Jeongho Cha is a fluent English speaker with a diverse international clientele, trusted by patients from Japan, Indonesia and Singapore. He performs all his own surgeries, has a 100% safety record, and limits himself to a maximum of just 2 surgeries a day to ensure the quality of his surgeries. 

Click on the image below to learn more about Dr Cha and his approach to aesthetic medicine.

Anti-Aging Aesthetic Services From Dr Jeongho Cha

Dr Cha SKU Table

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This article is informative only and is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and should never be relied upon for specific medical advice.

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