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S. Korean plastic surgeons eye China


Source: | 09-21-2007 09:13

South Korea is fast becoming known as the plastic surgery capital of Asia. Now its doctors are looking to China as the next frontier of the cosmetic surgery market.

In order to look like this, some Chinese women are turning to surgery. The strength of the beauty industry in South Korea gives them confidence in the surgical procedures.

42-year-old Grace Chen said, "I understand that more than 20 or 30 percent, or even a larger percentage of South Koreans have had plastic surgery. So their doctors should have a lot of experience compared to doctors from other regions or countries."

Doctors from South Korea have picked up on this business opportunity.

S. Korean plastic surgeon Kim Byung-Gum said, "We hope that by serving Chinese patients, South Korea's plastic surgery will continue to develop and gain a good and safe reputation in China. That's why we've come to explore the Chinese market."

So far, the government in Shanghai has approved more than 10 South Korean clinics, with more expected to come.


Editor:Zhang Ning