Patients world-wide choose South Korea as their medical tourism destination, here is why:
It is well known that South Korea has one of the most challenging, and competitive education systems in the world. Beyond that, only the best and brightest students make it to the medical profession; most go on to become members of an American medical board. In South Korea, nearly every doctor is specialized in their given field due to government regulations, meaning superb care compared to other first world countries.
South Korean tech giants, such as Samsung and LG, are global household names and famous for their technological advances. These technical advances extend to all other industries in South Korea, especially in the medical field, where South Korea is one of the first to adopt robotic technology.
Plastic surgeries in South Korea though 2019
Medical tourist travelers to South Korea in 2019
South Korea boasts some of the most state-of-the-art medical facilities in the world. For example, South Korea is ranked third for availability of high-end medical equipment in the OECD. That is better than the USA, Switzerland and Australia! This, in combination with the government’s strict regulation of hospitals, ensures medical facilities.
Type ‘Plastic surgery capital of the world’ into google, and you won’t be shocked to find nearly every article pointing to South Korea. South Korea has the world’s highest plastic surgery per capita! Nearly a quarter of the South Korean population has had some sort of procedure done, demonstrating the overall trust in the plastic surgery capability of South Korea.
Countries with visitors to South Korea for medical tourism
Number of premium medical tourism companies in South Korea