In recent years, women from many Asian countries including China, Singapore, Vietnam, are keen on going to South Korea for cosmetic “facelift”. It was reported that Asian women in South Korea set off an upsurge in cosmetic surgery demand. You can call it a “Korean Wave” effect. It is said that South Korean TV dramas contribute largely to more people going to South Korea for plastic surgery or dermatology hospitals.
If you walk in Seoul Gangnam, Xinsha Apgujeong-dong-dong and the streets, it is not uncommon for you to see women with their nose and eyes bandaged. Most come here for plastic cosmetic surgery.
Reported that most of these women are economically more affluent sectors of society and have the income and spending power to travel to South Korea for their cosmetic surgery, and at the same time do have their holidays and rest before going back to their own country. This group of consumers can easily spend 1000000-3000000 won on their surgery. At the same time, being beauty conscious, this group also spend a significant amount on clothing, accessories and cosmetics. Many economists note that this is an industry that is simulating the economy, and creating jobs for many.