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Plastic Surgery Gains Popularity Despite COVID-19 Pandemic

Plastic Surgery Gains Popularity Despite COVID-19 Pandemic

SEOUL, Jan. 27 (Korea Bizwire) — Unlike most medical centers that have been hit hard during the coronavirus pandemic, plastic surgery clinics set a new record for the number of surgical procedures conducted last year. A local liposuction clinic 365mc reported Tuesday that it had conducted a whopping 31,241 liposuction surgeries last year, setting a [...]

3 in 10 Foreign Patients Visit S. Korea for Plastic Surgery

3 in 10 Foreign Patients Visit S. Korea for Plastic Surgery

SEOUL, Oct. 17 (Korea Bizwire) — A significant number of foreigners visited South Korea last year to undergo plastic surgery. The Korea Health Industry Development Institute reported that 464,452 foreigners came to South Korea in 2018 to receive medical treatment, up by 16.7 percent since the previous year. Most of the foreigners received treatment from [...]

Supreme Court Rules That Selling Coupons for Plastic Surgery Online is Illegal

Supreme Court Rules That Selling Coupons for Plastic Surgery Online is Illegal

SEOUL, May 7 (Korea Bizwire) — The Supreme Court has ruled that the practice of selling coupons for plastic surgery through online shopping malls and claiming a certain portion of the treatment cost as commission is illegal. The Supreme Court accepted prior court decisions in cases involving an online shopping mall representative and a plastic [...]

More Foreigners Coming to Korea for Plastic Surgery

More Foreigners Coming to Korea for Plastic Surgery

SEOUL, Oct. 11 (Korea Bizwire) — More than 48,000 foreigners came to South Korea last year to get cosmetic surgery, spending some 215 billion won (US$189.12 million), health ministry data showed on Thursday. The numbers provided to Rep. Nam In-soon of the ruling Democratic Party for a parliamentary audit showed 397,882 foreign patients visited South [...]

Incheon Airport Draws Fire for Plastic Surgery Clinic in New Terminal

Incheon Airport Draws Fire for Plastic Surgery Clinic in New Terminal

SEOUL, Oct. 24 (Korea Bizwire) — Incheon International Airport, west of Seoul, is taking flak from local medical bodies for its plan to establish a cosmetic and plastic surgery clinic at the transfer desk of its second passenger terminal to be opened in next January, a lawmaker said Tuesday. Rep. Kang Hoon-sik of the ruling [...]

One Hundred Thousand Foreigners Visit Korea Each Year for Cosmetic Surgery, Spending 270 billion Won

One Hundred Thousand Foreigners Visit Korea Each Year for Cosmetic Surgery, Spending 270 billion Won

SEOUL, Oct. 3 (Korea Bizwire) – The number of foreigners visiting Korea for plastic surgery and skin care amounts to 100 thousand a year. The total medical expenses spent by foreigners last year were 270 billion won, accounting for more than 30% of all medical expenses spent by foreigners in Korea. According to statistics that ruling [...]

Microsoft Korea and Liposuction Hospital 365mc Develop AI Surgery Assistant

Microsoft Korea and Liposuction Hospital 365mc Develop AI Surgery Assistant

SEOUL, Sept. 13 (Korea Bizwire) – An AI-based surgery assistant jointly developed by liposuction hospital 365mc and Microsoft Korea and christened M.A.I.L. System (Motion Capture and Artificial Intelligence assisted Liposuction System) was officially unveiled on September 12.  As its name suggests, the system uses motion capture technology to record surgical procedures and stores them in [...]