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Korea Attracts Big 3 Medical Tourists

The three nations with the most Korea-bound medical tourists are China, the U.S., and Japan, according to industry data. Chinese medical tourists made up the largest share, with some 32,000 seeking treatment in Korea in 2012.

Liposuction

Liposuction also called 'lipoplasty' is a cosmetic procedure involving surgery that aims to remove fat deposition from sites such as the abdomen, buttocks, thighs, neck, arms and elsewhere.

Liposuction can be used to contour the body into an agreeable shape and make it proportionate. The procedure is performed with the help of a liposuction machine and special instruments called cannulas. There are mainly three kinds of liposuction.

  • Fluid injection- The most common type, a large amount of medicate solution is injected into the area. This fluid contains a local anesthetic, a drug to contract blood vessels and an intravenous salt solution to help in fat removal.
  • Superwet technique- Takes less time but requires general anesthesia or sedation with an IV.
  • Ultrasound assisted liposuction- Ultrasound vibrations are used to liquify fat cells. The fat is then suctioned out. Laser assisted liposuction has also been developed and has become very popular.


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                          Featured Liposuction Providers Abroad


                          E-Da Hospital

                          Kaohsiung, Taiwan


                          Accreditation: JCI

                          Languages: English, Chinese

                          E-Da Hospital is comparable to a five star hotel: there are masters' sculptures, paintings, the lingering sound of the piano, and the water show of Life Fountain at the entrance. Walking into E-Da Hos...

                          Island Hospital

                          Georgetown, Malaysia


                          Languages: English

                          A 240 bedded private medical centre situated in the heart of Georgetown, Penang. Island Hospital’s modern design is a landmark in hospital architecture, with its emphasis on uncluttered ope...

                          Chong Hua Hospital

                          Cebu, Philippines


                          Accreditation: JCI

                          Languages: English, Tagalog

                          Chong Hua Hospital is home of the region's top specialists and sub specialist. We are pleased to be the referral hospital of choice for physicians and patients seeking the highest level of quality hea...

                          Manila Doctors Hospital

                          Manila, Philippines


                          Accreditation: ISO 9001

                          Languages: English, Tagalog

                          Manila Doctors Hospital (MDH) is a premiere private tertiary hospital operating at 667 United Nations Avenue, Ermita, Manila, Philippines.

                          We are a health institution providing holistic...

                          Doctores Triana Cosmetic Surgery

                          Valle del Cauca, Colombia


                          Languages: English, Spanish

                          We encourage you to browse the site to learn more about plastic surgery and about specific procedures that you are considering. As well as information about specific procedures, including Facelift, Br...
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