The total number of medical tourists visiting Korea is increasing steadily every year. First, it was the K-POP and Korean dramas that drew people’s attention, but now the attraction of Korean celebrities, beauty, fashion and make-up leads foreigners to show more interest in Korean medical service, especially in cosmetic surgery and skin care treatments.
Foreign patients visit Korea from 191 different countries. China takes up a large portion in Korean medical tourism followed by the US, Russia & CIS, Japan and Mongolia.
Medical Korea is the national brand that represents Korea’s excellence in medical service. Korea is one of the most advanced countries in healthcare in Asia with its world-renowned medical doctors, advanced medical equipment and development of new treatments. In addition, Korea is considered a world leader in cosmetic surgery, dermatology, and dentistry fields.
Korea’s overall medical cost is only 30% of the cost in the US, and also 20-30% less than in Japan and Singapore. Korea’s medical service is suitable for foreign patients who are looking for top quality treatment at an affordable cost.