More foreigners coming to Korea for plastic surgery

Yonhap News Agency | 10/10/2018 | Staff
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SEOUL, Oct. 11 (Yonhap) -- 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 Korea last year and paid 639.9 billion won in medical fees. The numbers are down 6.5 percent for the volume of patients and down 25.6 percent for the amount of money spent.

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Corresponding figures for plastic surgery patients, however, increased. There were 968 more foreigners who came for cosmetic procedures compared to the previous...
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