How to get a hair transplant surgery in South Korea?
The successful journey to South Korea to get a hair transplant consists of the following steps:
The first and undeniably the most important step to kick-start the journey is doing research. And, lots of it! There are many clinics and hospitals in South Korea that offer hair transplant procedures.
However, not all these institutes are accredited by national or international bodies. These clinics and hospitals often neglect the standard regulations and protocols to gain more business.
Choose an accredited medical facility and a board-certified plastic surgeon with no record of malpractice or disciplinary actions.
- Booking tickets and accommodation
Once the patient finds their best fit, the next step is to book air tickets according to the pre-decided stay in South Korea. Also, it is a good idea to pre-book accommodation close to the clinic/hospital.
Ensure that the place has access to restaurants and hotels with English-speaking staff and international cuisine menus!
Before conducting the surgery, the surgeon will examine the condition of the patient’s scalp and hair and conduct a comprehensive evaluation using standard tests, including Blood tests, CBC, etc.
This is the opportunity for the patient to discuss their expectations from the procedure and find out if they feel comfortable going ahead with the surgery.
Few surgeons don’t speak English and will communicate with the patient through a translator. Make sure that the information is shared effectively because being misinformed on either end can lead to disastrous results.
The surgery is performed on an outpatient basis, under local/general anesthesia. It can take anywhere between 4 and 8 hours of the patient’s day and primarily depends on the condition of the treatment area. The patient can leave the facility once the effect of the anesthetics wears off.
The recovery time can be quite challenging for a patient if they are traveling alone. Since there are very few restaurants, menus, and even people who cater to English-speaking visitors, figuring out stuff with a fresh surgery will be emotionally and physically exhausting.
Therefore, it is better to travel with a medical attendant for company and companionship during recovery.
South Korea is home to some spectacular natural, historical, and religious locations that you can add to your ‘To-visit’ list. Additionally, cities like Seoul have many urban delights that can help patients have a good and relaxing time during their recovery.