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  1. @honeyjello nice beauty hacking, very good insights into the clinics in this post and the consultation experience.
  2. "Baspo Ointment" 바스포연고 (Top Tube: small white and orange color tube with green cross ) Topical antibiotic ointment to treat various infectious diseases caused by bacteria. Manufacturer: Green Cross Ingredients: Bacitracin 400IU/g Polymyxin B Sulfate 5000IU/g Neomycin Sulfate 3.5mg/g "Scar Derm Gel" 스카덤겔 (Bottom Tube: large white and red color) Topical ointment to prevent scaring. Manufacturer: Sin Sin Pharm Ingredients: Heparin Sodium 50 IU/g, 100 mg/g Allantoin 10 mg/g
  3. Yes, this is a common universal travel adapter, and will usually get you by just fine. They cost between $3 to $10 and you can pick it up at most airport travel shops or get one at your nearby electronics shop. Know your volts Be sure to know what your voltage is in your home country. Just google: "Power voltage _______ (country)" But Korea's power voltage is 220 Volts (the strength of the electrical current) in the USA it is 120 V. Most devices like laptops and mobile phones will automatically adjust, but other appliances like hair dryers and blenders won't, so don't bring those to Korea. You could damage them, shock your self, or blow a fuse and knock out the electricity.
  4. Yes, Myeongdong near the Chinese Embassy has very good rates. Other than that your next best bet are banks for conveience, but rates won't be good. Banks in Korea close by 4PM on weekdays.
  5. It should be OK a few days after surgery, and I've known a few people who had it with no problems just check with the doctor. Also, if the surgery has a skin clinic has a skin clinic too then they might be able to throw it in for free. This is one of the most common treatments in Korea so the vast majority of skin clinics can do it. I'm guessing the cost based on your moles will be 80,000 to 120,000+ won BLS Clinic, Tox N Fill, Oracle, Leaders, Araumdaum Nara, and Renewme are some common clinics and some have multiple branches. Aftercare is very important after mole removal. The clinic will give you this sticky dermal patches that you need to wear on the area. You should avoid getting your face wet for a week, and leave them on for a 1 to 2 weeks. If they fall off, replace them. These are specially treated and designed to reduce scarring.
  6. It depends on if the tip plasty effected your bridge at all, in the case of an alar plasty it should be fine, but best to ask your surgeon if it will be OK.
  7. If you got these prices over chat or email then there is some wiggle room to discount about 10% to 20%. Also if these prices include tax you might be able to get a tax refund or an additional 8% back of what you paid when you leave at the airport. If you are already slim then 365 MC may be overkill as they are especially known for obesity and severe cases. From your list, all are pretty qualified, it would be good to short list down to three, visit consult and then decide. Here's a post about organizing consultations:
  8. Welcome! Keep researching and ask any questions.
  9. How to plan consultations and how long you should stay in Korea Many people go to Korea on a tight schedule in which they need to squeeze their consultations, decide and still spare enough time to have the surgery and complete their after care appointments. These are important factors and tips to maximize your time. Guideline: Consult 3 Clinics/Day 3 is a general rule of thumb and space out times by at least 2 hours. Clinics Hours Monday to Friday 9:30 AM to 6:30 PM (on average) Saturdays are 9:30 AM to 4:00 PM (on average) Sundays (closed) Example Schedule Clinic A: 09:30 AM Clinic B: 11:30 AM LUNCH Clinic C : 13:30 PM AFTERNOON/ EVENING: Research, Analyze and Decide Example Consultation Process A typical consultation time looks like this for seeing a single surgeon. If you are seeing more than one surgeon at a clinic (Nose Surgeon + Eye Surgeon + Contouring Surgeon) add an extra 30 minutes per additional surgeon 20 minutes: Hotel to clinic commute time 15 minutes: Clinic check in / paperwork 05 minutes Photos & X-Rays 15 minutes coordinator consultation 15 minutes wait time to see surgeon 15 minutes surgeon consultation 20 minutes to coordinator pricing, scheduling and bargaining 15 minutes to commute to next appointment Average Total Time: 2 Hours to complete the appointment and arrive at the next one (if you see more than one surgeon at a clinic add an additional 30 minutes per surgeon). Know your treatment course/timeline: Knowing how long it takes to finish your aftercare and follow ups is an important variable to plan your stay time. For example rhinoplasty requires 6 to 7 days. Factor Surgery Slot Float Time Surgery float is the time spent waiting for your surgery day to arrive once you made your decision. Always ask about the available dates for surgery at the end of your consultation. Sometimes your surgery can start the same day, next day, or you may have to wait as long as one week or more. Float times increase if it's a peak season (Winter/Spring or it's a popular clinic or high demand surgeon TIPS: Be on time. Don't be rude to other patients and staff by showing up late. Don't flake, bad Karma. Be nice, your prices can be a reflection of your attitude and difficulty or ease to manage. Don't be a hero and stack too many appointments Get familiar with the clinic location. Download Naver Maps App and virtually visit the clinic. Have the clinics address in Korean and take taxis that are facing the direction of your next appointment (if it's not walking distance) Keep max clinic number to 5. After 5 you will have diminishing marginal returns. Advice will get confusing and conflicting. You will waste time and energy.
  10. After nose surgery it's recommended to not wear eye or sun glasses for up to 6 weeks. This depends if you had an osteotomy and bridge work done. This is because of the pressure that glasses can have on the nose in terms of their nose pads and the frame touching or resting on your nose bridge. This can be inconvenient if you need your glasses to actually see, read and or work. Common solutions for this problem are taping the glasses to your forehead or buying special head band. Taping Special Head Band
  11. The bus you want to take is number 6009. If you are catching it from Gangnam Station the operating hours are 03:46 AM ~ 08:40 PM. The bus arrives in 15 to 20 minute intervals. The bus stop is in the middle of the street away from Exits 10 & 11 of Gangnam Station. The
  12. I want to leave Gangnam station to Incheon airport around 6 AM. What's the earliest bus that I can catch?
  13. GNG Hospital is very close to The Korea City Air Terminal also known as CALT. This is right next to the Seven Luck Casino, behind the COEX Complex (Convention center and shopping mall). CALT WEBSITE What is a city terminal? It's a city terminal that allows you check-in into your flight, check-your luggage, and board an airport bus that goes direct to the Incheon International airport. You will then just need to pass through security, and that's it. Participating Airlines that allow you to check-in at City Airport: Korean Air, Asiana Airlines, Jeju Air, Qatar Airways, Singapore Airlines, Thai Airways, Air Canada, China Eastern Airlines, Shanghai Airlines, China Southern Airlines, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, Delta Airlines, United Airlines, Air France, Eastar Jet, Jin Air If your airline is not listed, no problem you can still just take the airport bus: Bus Operating Hours from City Terminal City Airport → Incheon Airport : 04:15 - 21:30 Intervals : 10 - 25 minutes Gangnam district, Seoul, is one of South Korea's Airport terminals. It is part of the COEX complex.
  14. Taxi drivers will usually understand you're a foreigner and lower the expectation for you to speak Korean. If you want to speak Korean for practice or to be polite then you can try to say this simple script: Anh yeong ha say yo - 안영하세요 - Hello Yo Gee - 여기 - Here (show diver the address) Ka ju say yo - 가 주세요 - Can you take me please? Also in Korea, it's best to show a Korean taxi driver the address in the Korean language. PRO TIP: 1) Driver's like big font and text. If you can some copy and paste text into a app to increase font size or screen shot and zoom, it makes things easy. 강남구 대치동 998 (example, instead of 강남구 대치동 998) District - Neighborhood - Land Lot Number 2) If you have the English address and want the Korean version use this website: 998, Daechi-dong, Gangnam-gu, Seoul (English version of above address) http://www.juso.go.kr/openEngPage.do 3) There are two ways to express an address in Korean If you see another version of your address it is not incorrect, it could be one of two versions. Example: 강남구 대치동 998 and 강남구 테헤란로114길 11 are the same place In English: 998, Daechi-dong, Gangnam-gu, Seoul and 11, Teheran-ro 114-gil, Gangnam-gu, Seoul Land Lot Version (Old way, but taxi drivers are used to it) 998, Daechi-dong, Gangnam-gu, Seoul 강남구 대치동 998 Street Address Version (New way) 11, Teheran-ro 114-gil, Gangnam-gu, Seoul 강남구 테헤란로114길 11
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