I am certain with this blog post, not only will I be having my lovely regular readers, but also some new ones who are looking to find all the information needed on gettings cosmetic surgery or a boob job (breast augmentation) in South Korea! This is a subject that hasn’t really been published to the public in English. Or at least I personally have never been able to find solid information from a North American foreigners first hand experience on getting a boob job in South Korea. So I am here today to share my personal experience getting a boob job in South Korea.
Why I Want A Boob Job
I am not to sure if any of my readers will remember, but back a few years ago when I started my blog, I talked quite a few times about how I wanted a boob Job (Breast Augmentation). You can see my previous post here where I first talked about it. But I will talk about it again here as my opinion might be a bit different now that I am older and my blog posts have become more logical since then.
To the story!
Back when I was fresh and young (15 Years Old), I was about a 34B cup in size. I was happy and had high hopes I would grow to be a C cup like my older sister. But by the time I turned 19, I overall shrunk in size. I went to a specialist and got measured only to learn I had shrunk to a 30B. Which is a bra size that can not be purchased in brand stores. Then when I turned 21, while trying to bra shop at Victoria’s Secret, the only bras that would fit me correctly were 34A cups… I had never felt more depressed about my physical body in my life.
Some people may think, “34A isn’t flat! There are girls out there who are even smaller.” But the fact is not other people in comparison, the fact is how I feel in my body. And in only 3 years of my life, I lost a large amount of confidence in my physical appearance. Which ultimately effected my sexual life *cough cough*. However, I will be honest, I never even liked the shape of my breast before they shrunk. I used to be too embarrassed of how they looked to ever consider removing my bra while being intimate. As such, it took much too long before my partner was able to see my breasts in the nude. Which is not how anyone should feel.
I became so uncomfortable with my own body that I was embarrassed to even go to the beach with my girl friends. Or even while at the beach with my boyfriend, I felt like I wasn’t enough of a women for him in comparison to all the other girls at the beach. Which is not how anyone should feel. Ever since then, I have wanted to make a change, but I thought it could never happen. Until I moved to Korea when I turned 22.
Boob Job in South Korea
Why did I choose Korea to get my boob job?
If you don’t know about Korea, then you probably don’t know that it is the country that conducts the highest number of plastic surgery procedures. It also has become the number 1 country for plastic surgery tourism because the the high technology in conducting procedures. Upon living here, I have constantly on a daily basis been exposed to countless advertisements for plastic surgery clinics, advertising many procedures, and boob jobs been many of them. One major thing I learned about when I came to Korea was that Tear Drop Implants are the biggest craze.
Tear Drop Implants are specially shaped to match the natural shape of a women’s breast. Meaning instead of the Implant being in a circular shape, they are literally in the shape of a water drop. You see ads for these types of boob jobs all over the subway stations in Korea, and I have to admit, they look beautiful. So of course, I was practically sold just from the ads. However what truly sold me, was how many people have actually had it done, and that my personal good friend had it done. Her breasts looked for natural that I had no idea she had a boob job in Korea.
A few months later, I found myself recommended by a friend to a plastic surgery clinic in one of the richest areas in Gangnam, known as Cheongdam-dong. Next thing I knew I was having a consultation at Laprin Plastic Surgery.
Why did I choose Laprin Plastic Surgery?
Not only did I choose it because it was recommended to me, but because Laprin gave me an amazing consultation and introduced my to their technology and what they could offer me for the most comfortable and quick healing procedure. Laprin specializes in NO PAIN Tear Drop Breast Augmentation. Provided clients with a very safe and comfortable experience with the best implants to date. Not only is their method of conducting breast augmentation high tech, they also provided me with the ability to see how MY breasts would look as a C cup.
Laprin uses 3D imaging photography to digitally enhance your breasts into the size and shape you want. They were able to show me my 34A breast in a 34C with tear drop implants. I also got to compare how the regular circular implants would look on me VS the Tear Drop Implants. Let me tell you, the regular circular implants look so obvious in comparison to Tear Drop Implants.
Now, not only was the technology and Implants at Laprin top notch, but the surgeons and staff were beyond helpful and very trust worthy. The assistants were always there to help and guide me to where I needed to be. Although, not all the assistants spoke English, they still knew when I was coming and where they needed to take me. The surgeons, spoke enough English to explain some things, but they had an English speaker there to help when translation was needed. The surgeons were very honest with me in what they could do to me so I could achieve the most flattering breast size and shape for my body. Their confidence in providing me with the a safe No Pain Tear Drop breast augmentation was also a main selling point on why I ended up choosing to go with Laprin.
No Pain Tear Drop Breast Augmentation Cost
One thing I liked the most about Laprin aside from their amazing technology and service, was that they are 100% public with their pricing. Which is something you will NEVER see back in Canada. Laprin shares all their general costs on their website. Making it easy for clients to see how much money they need to save before coming in for a consultation. Not only that, they also said it was totally okay for me to share the cost of my surgery with everyone!
My No Pain Tear Drop Breast Augmentation Price was 7500,000 Won, my implants were 220cc’s and placed over the muscle.
This price can roughly convert to around $8000. This price is a bit higher then the general cost of a regular boob job. However this is because I decided to get the newest technology in breast augmentation. This technology being the Tear Drop Implants and the NO PAIN method of surgery.
There will also be things you will need to purchase after your surgery. These additional costs will be for medicine such as antibiotics and other medications to help you heal and recover, anti-hardening pills so your implants don’t harden and others. You will also be required to purchase a special post surgery bra. This bar is designed to keep your breasts in place to heal correctly.
- Medicine will cost around $100
- Bra will cost around $200
- Tape for the scar around $5
- Scar treatment around $10
Is the price worth it?
ABSOLUTELY! In my opinion, if you are ever going to do cosmetic plastic surgery or a boob job, you should always pay the price to get the best that you can. It is a permanent change to your physcial appearance, as such, you should want it to look the best that it possibly can. Which is another reason why I chose Laprin because of the level of perfection they could provide me.
Healing was very easy for me. I truly had No Pain at all. I only felt very sore for around 1 week. This sore feeling felt the same as if I was to do an intense chest workout with a crazy personal trainer. Swelling takes a while to go away, around 1 month to even 3 months depending on the individual. I experienced numbness in my breasts as well as hyper sensitive nipples after the numbness went away. However the surgeons and nurses told me this is 100% normal for post breast augmentation healing. My 1 breast took longer to heal compared to the other breast. This also is normal. The only downside is that I absolutely must always sleep on my back for at least 3 months. This is a strict rule that I must not break. Sleeping on the side or on the stomach can alter the placement of your breast implants! Since I am naturally a stomach sleeping, this is really hard for me to get used to but I am managing. The healing process overall is long, but in only 2 weeks I am 100% feeling normal and can move my arms around freely with no sore feeling.
Before & After
Now, for some odd reason, I wasn’t expecting my before and after photos to be so drastic. When I look at my chest now, it does not feel like it looks different. But when I first got my boob job, I was shocked at how much bigger they were. But when I look and compare my before and after photos. The results are absolutely amazing!
The photos bellow are before and after photos for a in the time span of 2 weeks. Beginning with before the surgery, to 3 days, to 1 week, to 2 weeks.
I couldn’t be happier with my results!
I highly recommend traveling to South Korea for a boob job, among that, I highly recommend Laprin Plastic Surgery as your choice. My experience there was wonderful, very easy and comfortable.
*Floral bra from PetiteCherry*
Things You Should Know
Are you thinking of coming to South Korea for a boob job? Here are some things you should consider first.
- The cost of your flight
- You will need to book a hotel or guest house for 2 weeks
- Bring a friend, don’t come alone
- Plan well in advance for flights and your stay
- There will be additional costs for medicine such as antibiotics (Around $300 for meds & bandages)
- You will need to wear the special bra for 1-3 months
- You will have to sleep on your back for 3 month (If you don’t you can mess up your boob shape!)