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  1. These are chat groups where we share information and support for others planning to go to Korea for surgery. Also, feel free to join this forum to post questions as well. Download Kakao App: iOS | Android Kakao CHAT LINK: Eyes & Nose Kakao CHAT LINK: Facial Contouring CHAT ROOM PASSWORD: 4321
  2. Are you planning to go back for revision? Sorry to hear that, hopefully it will get corrected.
  3. Were you able to find it a buddy? Would it be helpful to make a calendar on here?
  4. 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
  5. If i bring more than $10,000 cash, must I declare it to customs? (REPOSTED from Kakao Chats)
  6. What are some useful apps for navigating Korea?
  7. 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.
  8. 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
  9. 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.
  10. Thanks for posting this. I will come back with thoughts and suggestions.
  11. Thanks for posting, we'll look into organizing this into a better table as well. Some good finds.
  12. 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.
  13. 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
  14. 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.
  15. 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?
  16. 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.
  17. 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
  18. 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.
  19. @honeyjello nice beauty hacking, very good insights into the clinics in this post and the consultation experience.
  20. "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
  21. 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.
  22. 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.
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