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  1. kino

    Nurse/caretaker

    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 to be a 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.
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    My List

    Thanks for posting this. I will come back with thoughts and suggestions.
  3. Thanks for posting, we'll look into organizing this into a better table as well. Some good finds.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. Some people wonder if their lips will change after genioplasty, and the short answer is yes, this will be a tradeoff. A genioplasty, especially one that moves the chin forward will make lips appear thinner, especially the lower lip by curling it slightly inward. This is due to the pull of the soft tissue by the advanced bone. Also the mentalis muscle that controls the lower lip is cut and needs to be reattached after the surgery. How precisely and where it's re-attached will effect the lower lips appearance. Further Reading Evaluation of Lip changes and Smile Aesthetics following Genioplasty: A Retrospective Study
  7. Welcome! there are a lot of experienced folks here, so feel free to post any topics and questions in the forums, and people can help or give feedback.
  8. Hi Nikki, that's a bummer, but we'll help you get a new short list. What are some of your goals for your nose? Is it first time nose surgery?
  9. A hospital needs to ask for your information to create a medical record, so you should fill it out truthfully since they will also create a certificate of surgery, which is a legal document that proves you had surgery and may protect you if some issues arise in the future. Also, some clinics provide tax refund documents, and knowing your official name and passport information are needed for that.
  10. You can for plastic surgeons: Here is a website to look up Korean plastic surgeons in an online database. But not easy for oral and maxillofacial dental surgeons The doctors you listed are oral and maxillofacial dental surgeons and there is no English database to check board membership status. You said not to post website info, but here it is to cross compare. I doubt that this information is false because clinic competition is so fierce in Korea, they often audit and self police each other's information, so if there was a false education credential it would be called out. EverM Dental: Dr. Kyu-shik Yoon D.D.S. Ministry of Health and Welfare of the Republic of Korea Specialist of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery National Board Certified Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon Education Yonsei University College of Dentistry (World Rank: 46 / Top 3 Korea University) Relevant Board Memberships Member, Korean Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons Member, Korean Association of Maxillofacial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Past Employers: Resident, Oral and Maxillofacial Department, Yonsei University Hospital Clinical Professor, Oral and Maxillofacial Department, Yonsei University Hospital The Face Dental: Dr. Joong-Kyou Lee D.D.S. Ministry of Health and Welfare of the Republic of Korea Specialist of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery National Board Certified Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon Education Dankook University College of Dentistry (World Rank: Unranked / Asia Ranking: 148) Ph.D Degree Dept of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Dankook University Relevant Board Memberships Member, Korean Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons Member, Korean Association of Maxillofacial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Past Employers: ID Hospital Chief Doctor Orthognathic Surgery EU Dental: Dr. Jong-Yoon Kim D.D.S. Ministry of Health and Welfare of the Republic of Korea Specialist of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery National Board Certified Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon Education Yonsei University College of Dentistry (World Rank: 46 / Top 3 Korea University) Relevant Board Memberships Member, Korean Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons Member, Korean Association of Maxillofacial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Member, Korean Dental Association Past Employer Gangnam Severance Hospital (Residency program of Oral and Maxillofacial surgery) ID Hospital Chief Doctor Orthognathic Surgery Member of the Korean Dental Association
  11. A lot of us have been there, but sometimes it's good to take a breather from thinking. Also please note that reviews are very subjective especially if you're reading ones on sites like purse forum there is a lot of disinformation on there and that's why we made beauty hacker to make a better research community. But here are some cautions about researching: Researching Plastic Surgery (PS) too much can: Make you a perfectionist and develop unrealistic expectations Consume your thoughts and distract you from other things in life Create a paradox of choice and analysis paralysis by knowing too many options I recommend to create some clear goals, understand the risks, hope for an improvement, but have some flexibility that it won't be exactly like how you imagined. Try to see if you can do it in your home country first, or use that opportunity to learn more about treatments before going to Korea.
  12. @honeyjello nice beauty hacking, very good insights into the clinics in this post and the consultation experience.
  13. "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
  14. 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.
  15. 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.
  16. FIRST QUESTION OF TRANSLATION SECTION I speak zero Korea except for knowing what "Kimchi" is at a Korean BBQ restaurant. What are some tips or useful ways I can get around without speaking Korean.
  17. 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.
  18. FIRST QUESTION OF TRAVEL SECTION How does fares work and what times of payments can be used? Is it cheap or expensive to take a taxi and are there other transportation options? Have some insights or knowledge? Be sure to share them by answering this question.
  19. 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
  20. 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.
  21. 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:
  22. Welcome! Keep researching and ask any questions.
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