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  1. Usually the ones ran by Koreans are shady, but there are some agencies ran by westerners and even ex foreign patients who are more honest and can make your trip easier. Some people have recommended My Seoul Secret. They have a support plan for $99 (no commission) where they can provide virtual assistance or they can research and pick clinics for you that has a commission built into the price. You can use them to book interpreters from the government too. I just message them on Kakao with random questions and they usually help answer a lot of basic stuff for free too. https://myseoulsecret.com/service-plans/ This was also a good post on they wrote on agencies as well: https://myseoulsecret.com/korean-medical-tourism-agency/
  2. Mango Plate is one that has reviews. https://www.mangoplate.com/en/
  3. Purse forum was once a reliable source of information, but it's just a bunch of junk now. You can look into reviews there, but you have to view them with some skepticism. If you have the time to go there, and consult, might be worth it.
  4. Hi @Alyani, Welcome to the community Clinics Dream Plastic Surgery is a large clinic similar in size and departments to ones like Banobagi, View, ID, BK, etc... that has been around for a long time. It's brand has also has or has had overseas branches in Los Angeles and Singapore. This is going to be a larger clinic who is familiar with handling foreign patients. ITEM Plastic Surgery is a mid sized clinic similar to size and departments like Namu, Hyundai, Girin, Dessse etc.. that is also setup to handle foreign patients and will have English speaking staff. If you want to do face, bone and body work in one clinic, the above can do that. The Face Dental is a dental surgery similar to EverM, EU, Zeah, JUM, etc... that does jaw surgeries and facial bone contouring surgeries. 365 MC is a body contouring and liposuction hospital, they are a larger place that would be comparable to places like BK, View, etc, English Speaking Lawyers It's better to first use government resources if there is ever an issue or dispute. These can be free or at lower cost. https://www.k-medi.or.kr/eng/ Care Taker It might be better to do a homestay (stay with a Korean family who rents their house to tourists), or an airbnb host that is very helpful. Be careful about this though, sometimes these hosts are undercover illegal plastic surgery agents, so if you stay with a host and they start asking for details like which clinics are you going to, and they start offering a lot of opinions and advice about which clinics are good, and that they say they'll make appointments for you and personally escort you to the clinic etc.. that's a sign they are working as a secret illegal agent. It might be easier to just use an actual medical tour agency, and see if they have different service options for your budget. If you're comfortable with them managing your stuff, they might be able to help you with this, or you can try to ask a freelancer on job sites and job boards, but you should anticipate paying someone who come to check-in on you 20,000 to 40,000 Korean Won ($16 to $35 USD per hour).
  5. Really great post @happy1 thank you sharing this journey.
  6. You can assume that Christmas and New Year's Day for sure, but other than that they'll be open because December is a popular month for surgery. Dec 15 is a Sunday, so let's assume you have surgery on 16th Monday, 7 to 8 days later will be Christmas eve, and clinic will be closed Christmas.
  7. Hi Janet, Dr Park is pretty skilled and amicable, one of our experienced veterans has gone there for her treatment. Other places worth checking out if you are looking to go for smaller clinics would be Bong Bong, Mool Bang Wool, UBA Plastic Surgery. But for bigger places, Banobagi, Hershe, View, and TL.
  8. @Beautysecret don't be afraid to think of it as a two step process. You might have to do the bone contouring and then wait to see if there is any sagging and then do a lift later.
  9. Here is one easy trick (not fool proof) for plastic surgery clinics. In Korea, any medical doctor can perform surgery, but by law they cannot call their clinic a "Plastic Surgery Clinic" in Korean without being a board certified plastic surgeon. There are 3 plastic surgeon boards in Korea, and they require rigorous requirements and residency for membership. Once they have membership then they are allowed to write this string of text next to their clinic's Korean name: ___________ 성형외과의원 (Plastic Surgery Hospital/Clinic in the Korean language) ___________ 치과 (Dental Surgery Clinics) Example: XYZ 성형외과의원 It's more for telling the difference between a plastic surgery clinic that has a board certified plastic surgeon from a clinic that has a general medical doctor who is doing plastic surgery. A non-board certified clinic will use something like this instead: ____________ 클리닉 ("Clinic" in phonetic English) ____________ 성형클리닉 (Plastic Surgery "Clinic" in phonetic english) ____________ 의원 (Clinic in Korean)
  10. Best is going to vary from person to person, you have to first develop your own criteria and standards and then go from there. What type of clinic you prefer? Small, big, zero english or fluent in english, etc... Budget Style or preference for your nose Surgeon. Experienced & senior or open to newer surgeon All these things can help you narrow down things better.
  11. Wow this is really nice and detailed break down! Thank you for posting
  12. The first step would be visiting a local surgeon in your area, it would be good to see at least 2 or 3 if you can. It may cost some money (consulting fee), but even if they charge $100 per consultation for a total of $300. That may be a good investment because you could save a whole trip to Korea if you find the right person, and even if you don't, then you can look at it like $300 worth of education and less research you have to do now because you have a better idea about what to do and options for you nose, if you decide to start searching in Korea.
  13. If you keep hearing the same recommendation, it's probably because those are most viable options, even though they may not be options you like. You want to avoid "doctor shopping" which is looking for the surgeon who will just say yes because that may not be what's best for you. The surgeon has to work with the current state or anatomy of your nose and the quality of your cartilage, and these can expand or limit options in terms of what cartilage to use. Basics on Cartilage Grafts COSTAL CARTILAGE = Rib CONCHAL CARTILAGE = Ear SEPTAL CARTILAGE = Nasal Septum IRRADIATED / DONOR COSTAL CARTILAGE = Rib cartilage that came from another When a surgeon uses a piece of cartilage from your ear, septum or rib, they carve it into pre-defined shapes know as grafts, and these grafts serve different purposes, some for structure and stability, and others for shape and form. Septal cartilage is strong and sturdy material, and has many uses in rhinoplasty. It can be used in the dorsal / bridge area, but usually it's used in combination with a implant to increase the bridge especially for those with a low bridge. But this also depends on the amount and quality of your septal cartilage. Septal cartilage is also used in the tip area, and most commonly it's used to help give lift, projection and support to the tip, and ear cartilage is also used because it's round shape and softer material that works well with reshaping a nose tip. Septal cartilage
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