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  1. Entering public Kakao group chats can be helpful and make the journey of PS seem less lonely. You may want to break off into 1:1 discussions with people in the group. This is a method to do that while protecting your anonymity. Tip: Try to avoid sharing your Kakao Talk IDs in public or using the same ID for clinic communications in public group communications. You can get spammed or traced by a Korean clinic staff member you have engaged in the past who may begin stalking you in group chats and manipulating conversations around you in order to lure you into their clinic (Yes, this is a sad reality that happens in a very cut throat industry located in a young Asian country). Method 1: Kakao PMs It's not recommended to enter Kakao group chats with your default Kakao ID that you also use to chat with very popular and frequently mentioned clinics on forums, this is because the clinic staff may monitor these discussions. Note: Beauty Hacker is blocked in Korea, so conversations here are secure. Instead, it's good to create a seperate chat "Profile" and use this to enter public group chats. This will allow for 1:1 chat ability and protect your anonymity at the same time. This tutorial will show you how to do that: On Kakao Talk: Go to General Settings Click - Chats Click - My Open Chatrooms Click - Create Click - Profile Create a profile name and make the photo something random, make things like the URL random On the chat type below - "Allow KakaoTalk Profile Only" should be white or unchecked (respect other's anonymity) Enable public search unchecked Go back to the chat rooms you are in, click on your profile on the chat members list. Click edit and choose your new profile. Now people will be able to PM you. Warning: 3 years ago some group chats may force you to use your Kakao ID and not provide options to stay anonymous. These might be "trap chats," or promotional echo chambers ran by sponsored patients. They operate the chat to lure prospects and send and receive back channel information to and from clinic coordinators to manipulate participants and discussions. Method 2: TappaTalk and Forums (Beauty Hacker, Purse, Soompi) You need either a Beauty Hacker account or a purse bag forum account and to download the app TappaTalk and search and add beauty hacker or the purse community forum. TappaTalk is an app to easily manage your forum accounts and PMs (works with Beauty Hacker and some other PS forums). It will allow you to send and receive personal messages (PMs) from the app on your phone. You can make an account on Beauty Hacker or a handbag forum known for PS (plastic surgery) that uses TapaTalk. Tell people your forum username and they can log-in and message you there. iphone app android app Photo Tutorial Method 1: Go to General Settings Click My Open Chatrooms Click Create Create Profile GO BACK TO CHATROOMS Click Edit Profile PICK YOUR NEW PROFILE
  2. I think this is a unique aspect since Korean clinics can have 2 and as many as 10 or more surgeons working at one clinic, whereas in the US they are mostly 1 surgeon private practices.
  3. Researching Plastic Surgery in Korea? Join our forum and get advice from past & current patients going to Korea We made this forum because purse forum has too many fake accounts and reviews We also have some chat groups below to get information. These are chat groups where we share information and support for others planning to go to Korea for surgery. Download Kakao App: iOS | Android Kakao CHAT LINK: Eyes & Nose Kakao CHAT LINK: Facial Contouring CHAT ROOM PASSWORD: 4321
  4. Are you planning to go back for revision? Sorry to hear that, hopefully it will get corrected.
  5. Were you able to find it a buddy? Would it be helpful to make a calendar on here?
  6. Any Korean resident or non-resident who carries in less than USD10,000 into Korea doesn't need to declare it with the customs. If the amount exceeds USD10,000, you are required to declare it when entering Korea. But no customs duties, taxes or fees will be imposed. Customs officials may request to see the entire money for verification. Let's say you brought in $18,000 USD, declared it, but you only spend $4,000 in Korea. If you carry out USD14,000 after bringing in USD18,000, you don't have to get approval from or declare with the Bank of Korea. (under the Foreign Exchange Transactions Regulation Article 6-2) What happens if I am bringing in more than $10,000 USD and I don't declare it to just skip the paperwork and fuss. You may be subject to less than 1 year of imprisonment or less than 100 million won of fine under the provisions of Article 28 of the Foreign Exchange Transactions Act of Korea. Source: Korea Customs
  7. If i bring more than $10,000 cash, must I declare it to customs? (REPOSTED from Kakao Chats)
  8. What are some useful apps for navigating Korea?
  9. I recommend using Uber Eats. You can have it delivered right to your hotel. The tricky part is inputting the address correctly into the app. If you are staying in a hotel ask the lobby staff do it for you. Make sure you know the correct English form for inputting your address, usually the app will auto correct it for you.
  10. Thanks for posting and welcome. If you are planning to get facial bone contouring only, then you may want to consider places that specialize in maxillofacial surgery: EverM Dental - Dr Yoon The Face Dental - Dr. Lee EU Dental - Dr. Kim Zeah Dental - Dr Kang Jum Dental - Dr Lee
  11. It would be easier to do a homestay or stay at an airbnb ran by some caring hosts or Korean parents who have empty nest syndrome since there kids moved away. A word of advice for doing airbnb or homestay is to not mention a clinic's name before your surgery, and if a host is insistent about taking you to the clinic themselves for consultation that's not a good sign. Sometimes they can be doing something know as secret referrals and trying to get a cut of your fees. There are really nice places out there though. I will try to dig up some worth exploring, but I am not endorsing them.
  12. Thanks for posting this. I will come back with thoughts and suggestions.
  13. Thanks for posting, we'll look into organizing this into a better table as well. Some good finds.
  14. Yes, for the most part they will maintain patient privacy. However, their data handling is not as strict as say the US or advanced European nations.
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