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BOOB JOB IN SOUTH KOREA | My Experience at LaPrin Plastic Surgery

Hi everyone!
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. OneΒ 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.

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.

BOOB JOB IN SOUTH KOREA | My Experience at LaPrin Plastic Surgery

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?

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.

BOOB JOB IN SOUTH KOREA | My Experience at LaPrin Plastic Surgery

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!)

BOOB JOB IN SOUTH KOREA | My Experience at LaPrin Plastic Surgery

 

 


BOOB JOB IN SOUTH KOREA | My Experience at LaPrin Plastic Surgery

 

Bronwyn Papineau (BiiBiiBeauty)
Hi! I am Bronwyn Papineau AKA BiiBiiBeauty & BiiBiiBap. Welcome to my area of the internet :3 I blog about my life and review the things I love while I travel. I am a beauty blogger & youtuber from Toronto Ontario Canada who lived in Seoul South Korea for 2 Years and currently living in Tokyo Japan. So, come with me on my beauty journey!

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59 Comments

  • chibirubie August 21, 2015 2:26 am

    OMG thank you for sharing this! I was planning on something like this because I am looking into something like this! I recently got size at Victoria’s Secret as well and I’m just a 34 B… As so they say, I think I’m an A… I was always so curious about Korea’s breast augmentation surgeries because I always hear they are the best. My friends already had their breast augmented and they would complain of the PAIN! Like you said in your video, you can hold the selfie stick! And they couldn’t even get up out of bed after surgery!

    Yours looks so amazing and I think it’s worth the trip or just wait and hope if my husband gets stationed there. One could only hope…

    But yes, thank you so much for sharing this!!! I think it’s best to wait until I get to Korea!

    • biibiibeauty August 21, 2015 3:02 am

      Aw yes, I was the same. Sometimes fitted to a B but fit better to an A and then eventually shrunk completely to an A.
      I saw the same, many other bloggers and youtubers had difficult and uncomfortable recoveries, but mine was quite easy!
      If you do come to Korea, I highly recommend Laprin πŸ™‚

      • chibirubie August 22, 2015 5:10 pm

        If you don’t mind me asking Bronwyn, where was your incision made? I heard through the belly button was nice since it was minimal scarring. And a friend of mine went through her nipple and now she doesn’t have much sensation in that area…

        • biibiibeauty August 23, 2015 12:19 am

          During my consultation, I was told for the tear dropped shaped implants, the safest place is under the breast. Going through other areas has a higher chance of the position not being correct. I also was informed the Naval is a new type of location and is not highly recommended. However if you plan to get regular circular implants, then going through the armpit is best if you dont want a noticeable scar while still being safe. However under the breast is the safest implanting method. Due to the implant I chose, I decided to go under the breast as to not risk any irregular shapes.

          • chibirubie August 28, 2015 12:21 am

            ahh thanks for the info!!! one more question!! how is the scar of it? is it noticeable? sorry i feel like i ask so much questions… hehe

          • biibiibeauty August 28, 2015 5:40 am

            I’ll be updating the post about the scar later. Since it is not fully healed yet, I cannot properly see how noticeable it will be once fully healed. πŸ˜› But I will update about it once the scar is healed which could be in another few months.

  • Elle August 21, 2015 2:53 am

    How is the teardrop procedure different then others? Or what is the procedure, was there bruising, a lot of bleeding, how big are the scars?

    • biibiibeauty August 21, 2015 3:00 am

      Because the implant needs to be perfectly positioned since it is not a round circle shape. The positioning is very very important. I am not a surgeon so I am not sure how exactly the procedure is different πŸ˜› I had minimal bruising and little to no bleeding during the procedure. No bleeding after either. I will be doing my full recovery updates in the next video πŸ™‚

  • nouna kouki August 24, 2015 10:23 am

    it looks gorgeous I wish I could aford this they looks so natural litteraly like you were suppose to have this size congrats

  • Qni September 7, 2015 12:54 pm

    Just finished watching your video and my husband and eye really enjoyed your candor and honest approach. We liked how you made everything relatable from the “tonsil removal pain” reference to your story of how you were waiting for your boobs to grow like your sister. Having said this, know that we believe you’re a beautiful girl with or without; but if in the pursuit of happiness, these make you happy, then we’re happy for you!

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  • Marie September 11, 2015 12:13 pm

    Hello! I was wondering if I wanted to get in contact with them, how should I do that? I went on their site and it seems to be all in Korean. I only speak English. Is there a way to get in touch with an English speaking representative? Your video really has me seriously considering this. I had no idea about the teardrop implant. I always wanted a boob job, but hated the obvious look of fake breasts. Yours looks so natural~ Thanks for sharing with us, Bronwyn. πŸ™‚

    • biibiibeauty September 11, 2015 2:31 pm

      Just send them an email. They have a staff for English translation so you will be fine with just emailing them explaining how you found out about them and what your interested in getting done πŸ™‚
      I am happy my experience could be helpful to you! xoxo

  • Sarah September 14, 2015 8:45 am

    This technology you mentioned in your blog and video. Can you explain a little more? Do they use lasers to make and close the incision? Is their technique in placing the implant different from other surgeons? Is the implant high tech? If so how? What was their technique in minimal bleeding?

    • biibiibeauty September 16, 2015 5:36 am

      Since I can’t speak Korea well enough to understand their technique, I cannot be helpful in this situation πŸ™ My incision however had dis-solvable stitches on the inside. The Implant is german made. The best quality implant are made in Germany from my knowledge. I had no bleeding but like I said, I do not know Korean enough to know medical techniques.

  • Jing September 20, 2015 7:25 am

    Do you mind me asking how many CC’s did you go for?

    • biibiibeauty September 23, 2015 6:46 am

      Sorry I thought I added it to the post, It is 220CC

  • Lucinda October 1, 2015 2:56 am

    Hi

    I was just wondering did you fly over to Korea and then made and appointment for a consultation or before? And how soon after the consultation were you able to have the surgery done?

    • biibiibeauty October 1, 2015 3:00 am

      I have been living in South Korea for 2 years. So I did not fly over for the consultation.
      You can email Laprin and find their email at the bottom of their website and tell them when you want done. You can probably have an online consultation over skype.
      Once you feel comfortable with going to laprin, you then can schedule to have a physical consultation and proceed to do the surgery in korea.

  • Tammy October 6, 2015 1:28 am

    Hey!
    I actually stopped by LaPrin to get a consultation, and you’re right about how helpful and resourceful both assistants and doctors were.
    Question though. Did you have any reservations about the sizing they recommended? I.e. Did you want to go bigger than they recommended? Also, did you ultimately go with what the doctor recommended?
    Doctor recommended 320cc for me, but I’m not sure I’m completely satisfied with the size. Was the 3D depiction accurate of what you see in real life post-surgery?
    Also, did you go high profile, moderate, etc.?

    • biibiibeauty October 27, 2015 3:57 am

      Excellent!
      I had been researching and planning my breast augmentation for many years, Laprin recommended me the size that I had already wanted. I did not want to go any bigger or smaller. They were very good to know what size would look best and most natural on my body. Everything for me was very accurate.

  • Tammy October 6, 2015 1:31 am

    I also have a question for you that might be more personal, regarding your experience there. Do you have an email I can reach out through you to? Obviously this one doesn’t have to be posted publicly lol

  • Caitlin Robinson October 8, 2015 11:16 am

    Thank you so much for the information. I am living in Korea as well, and am going for a few consultations on Saturday. I have been quoted very different prices from different clinics, and want to see if the higher price is worth it. If you don’t mind me asking, were you able to pay the procedure off over some time (being an alien in Korea) or was it cash in full?

    • biibiibeauty October 27, 2015 3:54 am

      You can do a payment plan if you want to, but this should be discussed during your consultation to see what the clinic can offer you. Good luck!

  • Allison October 9, 2015 10:27 am

    Out of curiosity, do they have payment plans to pay it off? Or is it all in one big blow? I am looking at other clinics, though yours looks awesome, but cannot afford the hefty bill at once. I live in Korea, too, so I have a Korean bank. I know some clinics for hospital procedures will let you pay it off monthly, but with clinics like this, I wasn’t sure how that would work… πŸ™‚

    Thanks~

    • biibiibeauty October 27, 2015 3:53 am

      I did not do a payment plan since I was saving my money for years. However almost any clinic allows payment plans. It should be discussed during your consultation.

  • sim October 19, 2015 2:15 pm

    May i know how much in total did you spend on the entire surgery done?

    • biibiibeauty October 27, 2015 3:50 am

      For cost plus medical fees, probably $8200

  • Ellianna November 6, 2015 7:10 pm

    Hi love!
    You look absolutely gorgeous, thank you so much for posting about it!
    I’ve been wanting this procedure for years as well and also in South Korea, because I’ve heard tons of people rave about the technology there.
    My only concern is, I’ve heard that every 5 to 10 years, you’d have to re-do the surgery for your breasts to stay good and healthy.
    Is that true?

    • biibiibeauty November 8, 2015 5:28 pm

      This depends on your body, how the surgery went and the quality of the implant you have. Always make sure your implant is german made as they tend to be the best and longest lasting. Usually it is at around 15 years when you need to have them removed or replaced. For me. I will be almost 40 in 15 years. So I am not sure if I will replace or just remove at the age. So it is best to start saving money for when that time will come just incase you choose to replace.

  • Sacha November 12, 2015 10:48 pm

    Hi, I just wanted to say thank you so much for sharing!! It has honestly helped and motivated me sooo much! You are absolutely beautiful and your surgery went fabulously! I am hoping to one day (in the next couple of years) get my boobs done, as I am not confident, I am an A cup and they are not at all proportionate to the rest of my body. Any ways, my question: I am very interested in Laprin but when I went to visit their website.. Well it’s all in Korean! Is there an English website that you visited? Please and thank you!
    P.s. I am happy you made such a great recovery, I hope it all just keeps getting better! xoxo

    • biibiibeauty November 13, 2015 6:34 pm

      Hi I am happy I could help!
      Yes Laprin website is all in Korea, however you can still email them, their email is at the bottom of the website in english.
      They can email you in english to discuss your options πŸ˜›

  • Kaylin December 6, 2015 11:29 pm

    In this post and in your videos you didn’t seem to mention the type of implant you got. I’m assuming it was silicone?

  • Annie December 7, 2015 1:29 am

    Hi, thank you for sharing!! This was very helpful for me!! Just wondering if your tear drop boobs last? I know all things fade with time but will your boobs stay its shape/ size for a long time? I’ve heard stories of girls bursting their boobs? or having their boobs deflate which is scary :/

  • Jenn December 18, 2015 1:47 am

    Thanks for introducing this clinic to me! I’m considering getting a nose job and smile lipt surgery done at LaPrin. Do you have the exact link to the prices on their website? I’m looking around and I can’t seem to find it πŸ™

  • kong vang December 19, 2015 11:06 am

    How much is the total of surgery and healing in US money?

    • biibiibeauty January 15, 2016 6:09 pm

      Your looking at around $7000 USD but I would recommend saving around $9000 just to be safe.

  • Queen December 19, 2015 3:55 pm

    Hi, I was just curious… Since It’s been more than 3months… Is there still visible scar?

    • biibiibeauty January 15, 2016 6:08 pm

      Yes, scars take a long time to heal and never go away completely. After 1 year the scar should become similar to the skin tone but still visible.

  • Samantha December 21, 2015 12:59 am

    Thank you for posting this I have wanted one for years. I will be moving to South Korea in 2016 and was wondering if they did them over there. Can you tell them how many CC you want or do you have to go with what they recommend for you.

    • biibiibeauty January 15, 2016 6:08 pm

      Hi, yes I had my BA done in South Korea and the CC amount mentioned (220) is what I wanted and also what was recommended to look the most natural on my body.

  • A December 23, 2015 5:50 am

    Hi, how much did you increase in cup size after adding 220cc?

  • Debora December 23, 2015 10:18 am

    OMG!!!! thanks for sharing, because i’m planning on getting Breast Implants and Liposuction for my arms, thighs and Belly, I’m not fat but i don’t like my belly. I will be studying fashion Design in Korea Soon, so im Excited

  • destiny December 31, 2015 10:12 am

    hey ! Ive tried contacting laprin via email but it keeps saying the address cannot receive it (post master delivery failure) what should I do ? I also live in Australia so im unsure of how I should contact them , thanks !

    • biibiibeauty January 15, 2016 5:16 pm

      Hi,

      That is odd, I would recommend messaging over the kakao app. This function can be found on their home page.

    • liyi January 30, 2016 1:24 pm

      you live in australia too? me too! i want to get my boob done too, but i have so many questions to ask them. i just texted them through kakao talk, hopefully they’ll reply me soon

  • cher January 12, 2016 3:24 am

    glad u have a nice experience with it
    i can’t seem to find the email to email them. could you provide me the email address? thanks a million.
    because i have a very important question to ask them…

    hows your scar and the implants right now? does it feels like real breasts?

  • meisha January 17, 2016 12:50 am

    I need breaat implant replacement surgery because mine are both leaking. I would love to contact your clinic in Korea but I can’t convert their website to English can you please advise me on how to contact them

  • liyi January 30, 2016 1:05 pm

    i have small boobs and i really want them to be big. does it feel natural when you touch your boobs? is your boobs gonna stay looking like this even when you turn old old? because i heard from other people that if you get a boobs job, your boobs will never go saggy, and if the thing inside the boobs broke, is bad for you. is it true?

  • Aves February 11, 2016 3:09 am

    Hi Bronwyn!
    Sorry in advance because I feel like I’m trolling, but your videos inspired me to finally get my breast augmentation.

    I live in Korea currently and I was wondering how long the time frame was from your consultation to the actual surgery? I’ve tried getting in contact with Laprin multiple times in different ways, but so far no dice.
    I’m heading to Seoul tomorrow to actually go there physically, but I was wondering if I should expect to get the surgery done that weekend?

    Thank you so much! You have no idea how helpful and comforting it was to watch your experience!

    I hope you’re enjoying Japan! <3 ^^

  • Sal March 10, 2016 9:44 am

    Hi Bronwyn,

    may I know for the amount of cc , will be all same price for any cc amount OR different cc amount different ?
    price?
    cause I have go for consultation in my country Singapore. doctor say I should put 500+ cc each breast.
    I have a wide chest wall. im kind of alitle big size. 165cm tall. I’m 36A but I wearing 36B bra.

    • biibiibeauty March 10, 2016 4:29 pm

      Hi,
      Your doctor should tell you the cost of your implants and overall procedure.

  • Kris June 6, 2016 4:13 am

    Do you know what the tear drop implant is made off? I had allergic reaction with the silicone bras and by breast got all itchy with rashes and bumps after couple minutes of wearing the silicone bra. I know the circular implants are made of silicone so I think that is not an option for me because I think I am allergic with silicone but I am looking into this tear drop one.

    • biibiibeauty July 9, 2016 4:08 am

      Its advanced silicon. You may need to do allergy testing before considering this surgery. There is a water saline solution type, but those type rupture more easily.

  • Eva July 5, 2016 3:18 pm

    Hi, this is my first time visiting, but you’re so inspiring, I can muster the courage to ask some questions before deciding to fly to Korea for this. Why do we have to Book for 2 weeks? Is it possible to go there for three, and fly back? I live in Japan, so it is not so far away. The cost looks more daunting from that.

    • biibiibeauty July 9, 2016 4:04 am

      You need to book for 2 week because you need to do post surgery check ups to make sure your ok. It is for your health and safety.
      I recommend even going for 1 month just in case something happens you can go to the clinic for help.

  • Rebecca September 16, 2016 1:07 am

    I have been considering getting this procedure and was wondering- I’ve heard round implants tend to be hard to the touch. Do you think the year drop shape ones have a more natural feel/weight, or no…? Thank you for your honest post!!! It was very helpful!

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