Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, and if you can afford to get a nose job or tummy tuck and various aesthetic procedures, you can still enhance your natural beauty through the help of medical technology. If you’re looking to go under the knife in Saigon, get your aesthetic procedures done by a licensed plastic surgeon to ensure safety and quality.

What should you know about plastic surgery in Vietnam?

You can find plastic surgery divisions in many public and private hospitals across Ho Chi Minh City. Since the formation of the HCMC Plastic Surgery Association in 2007, plastic surgery faculties began at the Phạm Ngọc Thạch Medical University and the HCMC Medicine and Pharmacy University.

Vietnam’s cosmetic surgeons are competent and charge fair prices. Many specialists were trained overseas. This, combined with modern facilities and equipment, ensures a high level of service. Prices for procedures in Vietnam can be up to 60% cheaper compared to the U.S. or Europe. Some 80 of HCMC’s 250 or so cosmetic surgery facilities are licensed by the authorities. Eight of these clinics are hospitals; the others are specialised clinics.

There are also a number of skin centers and beauty salons that have registered to offer plastic surgery services or who act as middle persons for clinics and hospitals. Some surgeries are performed illicitly by some beauty salons that advertise their services. Cosmetic surgeons warn people to be vigilant when seeking competent facilities to undergo surgery.

There are risks to cosmetic surgery – like all surgeries – and no procedure is 100% safe; nor are there any guarantees that the outcome will be what one was expecting.

What plastic surgeons are recommended in Saigon?

District 1

Saigon Hospital of Cosmetic Surgery

97B Nguyen Du, D1; +84 28 3829 1342 

This centre was the first hospital of cosmetic surgery in Vietnam to be licensed by the Ministry of Health in 2003. Many patients came from abroad: the US, Europe, Australia and different Asian countries. The staff includes a group of well-trained surgeons headed by Professor Nguyễn Xuân Cường, MD, certified by the American Board of Cosmetic Surgery. They provide a range of surgeries, from chin implants to liposuction.

District 7

FV Hospital (EN)

6 Nguyen Luong Bang St, D7; +84 28 5411 3333

Dr. Gerard Vinh, Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery

Other Districts

Chợ Rẫy Hospital (some EN)

BV Cho Ray, D5; +84 28 3855 4137

Prof. Lê Hành, MD, PhD, Head of Plastic & Aesthetic Department; ;+84 9 1390 9426

What is the price of plastic surgery in HCMC?

In today’s world, going under the knife is more accepted than it used to be two decades ago, making it easier and more affordable to get plastic surgery. Vietnam has several cosmetic clinics with licensed doctors who are more than capable of performing various procedures.

The number depends on the procedure you’re about to do, the clinic or hospital you’re visiting, and how complicated the procedure is. Be sure to get your doctor’s opinion before proceeding with the surgery.

For information on plastic surgery, go to What is the Cost of Beauty in Vietnam?