Because Lounges and Shopping are passe’ – South Korea’s Incheon airport will open a full-fledged plastic surgery center

Airports all around the world have been upping the travel game with awe-inspiring amenities. While we already have uber luxurious lounges, sun decks and sprawling shopping malls to make layovers a fun affair, South Korea’s Incheon airport has recently taken it up a notch by announcing a soon to be opened plastic surgery center in its transfer terminal! Yep, you heard that right!

South Korea’s growing revenues from cosmetic and medical surgeries isn’t news, and looks like the airport authorities too want to cash onto it. Statistically, close to 364,000 patients travel to the country each year, so much so that travel for medical treatments in the country has increased by 22.7 percent since last year. Sensing the opportunity, the Incheon airport is about to build a sprawling 2500-square foot cosmetic surgery center on the third floor of its new terminal.

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While no surgeons or doctors have been onboarded yet, the majestic plastic surgery hub will tentatively open doors by January next year. In contrast though, members from the Korean Association of Plastic Surgeons (KAPS) and the Korean Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons have recently spoken of the dangers of travelling immediately after undergoing a cosmetic procedure. Many are also calling this out as an unethical move owing to the dangers that may arise during the post-op phase midair. If you are too daring though, you may as well get that pending nose job done on your next layover in South Korea!

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