Plastic Surgery In Korea Statistics: Market Report & Data

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"Approximately one in three South Korean women between 19 and 29 has had plastic surgery."

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"Korea has the highest per capita rate of plastic surgery in the world."

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"Seoul has over 500 plastic surgery clinics and is considered as the plastic surgery capital in the world."

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"The popularity of surgical beauty in Korea contributed to a market that, as of 2020, is projected to be worth over $13 billion."

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"A survey projected that almost 50% of Korean men between the ages of 20-49 support the idea of plastic surgery."

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"Korean schools are reported to have given plastic surgery gift certificates as prizes to help students get the "right" face."

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"Over 20% of Seoul’s 600 cosmetic surgery clinics carried out unlicensed procedures in 2018."

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"In 2019, roughly 50,000 foreign patients went to South Korea for cosmetic procedures."

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"South Korea’s market for cosmetic surgeries and procedures accounted for 24.1% of the total in Asia in 2020."

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"South Korea's Gangnam district hosts about 500 aesthetic centers and attracts nearly 400,000 global medical tourists annually."

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