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Hi guys. Just thought I'd make a thread to share some resources about the many PS clinics in Seoul. I understand many of us who are foreigners and/or don't have korean contacts and friends to give us some insider info on clinics find it hard to look for clinics other than the common few "tried and tested" places mentioned in the kakao chats and forums like PF. So I'll share two lists of clinic names for everyone's reference and research purposes. Those who are seeking out lesser known clinics or clinics that do less marketing to foreign patients can make use of this list to do your research.

Please note this is just a list for reference and researching. Your ultimate choice of clinic still boils down to face to face consultation with the doctors. 

Credit goes to Esther from the kakao chats who shared the Google docs link that she found/someone shared with her and she posted on the chats. I'm just passing this on.

Google docs list: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/e/2PACX-1vR9uH4MbUMXQT0IgLv9BPSv7tekoRjeN6nk9OwZzTqsz304raTdh3Cj1HzLeYJhNXEmGGwl8sKfmRng/pubhtml?gid=0&single=true

The 2nd list is a very long list of all medical institutions for cosmetic surgery in Korea where VAT refund is available. Besides plastic surgery clinics, the list includes skin clinics, dental clinics and clinics outside of Seoul as well. There are about 500 clinic names on the list, so be sure to sieve through those in Seoul if you only want to look for clinics located in Seoul. Clinic names and addresses in both English and Korean are listed in the document. It downloads as a PDF file from this website (download the "Available medical institution list for VAT refund" document):


Here is also a link to the government website to check if your surgeon is a board certified plastic surgeon in korea. Note that some specialized surgeons like ENTs and maxillofacial surgeons will not appear in this database as they do not fall under the plastic surgeon category. 




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Hi everyone. Since there isn't an official list of clinics or association/board of doctors to locate ENT (Ear, nose, throat) specialist surgeons, AKA Otolarygologists who also perform rhinoplasty for aesthetic changes besides or while also fixing functional issues, I have searched and organized this list of ENT surgeons whose clinics are located in Gangnam-gu area. The doctors/clinics in this list have been filtered out from quite a number of ENT clinics in Gangnam-gu area, as some are solely focusing on functional issues and do not do rhinoplasty.

Apart from ENT clinics, I have also listed 2 plastic surgery clinics that have ENT surgeons. For clinics with korean-only websites, please use a browser like Google and use translate the website to navigate, this should work for most of the websites. As I know some of you may be conscious of which medical college/school that doctors graduate from, I've listed where possible which school some of the drs have graduated from (as long as their website profile states it, if not too bad, not sure where to dig up such info). I'm kinda lazy to type out College of Medicine, so for short I just put "Med school". :classic_tongue: i have also listed the doctors names with last name first, followed by their given name/name, since this is Asia where we go by family/last names in front of our names.

Many of these clinics are more catered to locals so apart from the ones where I mention there are English speaking staff or doctors, and the 2 plastic surgery clinics which have translators on site, the rest may or may not have someone who speaks English so it would be best to hire a translator.

ENT Clinics

1) Samsung Dream ENT clinic 삼성드림이비인후과의원
Korean and Chinese website.
Samsung dream has 2 clinics in the Gangnam-gu area - near Gangnam station and Samseong station. The other branches are elsewhere in Seoul and ine in Gyeonggi-do.
Gangnam branch has 4 ENT doctors, and Samseong branch has 2 ENT doctors.
Gangnam branch: Fine Tower (화인타워) Level 5. Located near Gangnam Station Exit 4.
Samseong branch: Samheung Building (삼흥빌딩) Level 5 (building is across the road from hyundai dept store). Located within walking distance from Samseong station Exit 4.

2) Fresh Rhinoplasty and Aesthetic surgery clinic 상쾌한이비인후과의원
This is another ENT clinic that does rhino as well. Also has branches in other parts of Korea. Main branch is somewhere near Yangjae station in Gangnam-gu.
They have an English and Chinese website, so view it on a PC browser as it requires Flash player to work. Click on "rough map" under the "medical information" tab on their english website to find their exact location.
Main branch at Yangjae has 6 ENT doctors (head dr is Dr Ahn Tae Hwan), and one dermatologist.
They've got quite a lot of B&As on their website too.
Main location: Starclass Building (극동스타클래스빌딩) Level 2, 3. Walking distance from Yangjae Station Exit 4.

3) Barroco Nose Clinic 바로코의원
Only korean website
It's a 1 doctor ENT clinic, located near Gangnam station Exit 10 (should be short walk down from where Namu is located).
Dr's name is Kim Jun, profile stated he was previously at O&Young PS, with 16 years of experience.
This ENT doctor seems to do a bit more dramatic results compared to others.
Location: Daedong Building (대동빌딩/大同빌딩) Level 12. Short walk from Gangnam station Exit 10. Building has an Espoir and The Face Shop outlet on the 1st level.

4) Nplus clinic 앤플러스의원
Korean and Chinese website available.
It's a 1 doctor ENT clinic, near Apgujeong station Exit 4.
Dr Yoon Hyun Cheol here is also an ENT surgeon who used to be at Navi PS (for nose surgery) and Severance hopsital ENT dept. Graduated from Yonsei University Med school.
One unusual thing about this clinic is that Dr Yoon also does double eyelid surgeries and aesthetic surgeries like botox, paranasal implants, fillers and facial fat grafting.
Location: NEOS Building (NEOS/네오스빌딩) Level 6. Short walk down from Apgujeong station Exit 4. Building is located 2 blocks after passing JK Plastic surgery's golden building; NEOS Building has a Vietnamese restaurant Văn Lang on the first level.

5) It's B plastic surgery otolarygology clinic (잇츠비 성형외과 이비인후과)
Korean website only
1 doctor ENT clinic, located near Sinnonhyeon Station exit 6.
Dr Jang Hyeong jun was previously from Shimmian, Wonjin and Conopi ENT nose surgery departments.
Location: 강남 태영 데시양루브 Level 2 (no idea how to translate the builidng name to proper English, it's something like Gangnam Taeyong Desiang Lubeu?). Building is short walk down from Sinnonhyeon station exit 6, and has a Magnum Seoul and Minigold shop on Level 1.

6) Conopi clinic (코노피의원)
Korean and Chinese website
1-doctor ENT clinic, located in Sinsa-dong Apgujeong area.
Dr Jung Taeyong is an ENT specialist at Sinchon Severance hospital, and alumni of Yonsei Uni med school. Ex-Apgujeong Seoul PS surgeon and Ex-ID Hospital surgeon (probably a long time ago when it was known by Park Sang Hoon [head director at ID] Plastic Surgery before renaming to ID hospital).
Location: 136 Apgujeong-ro, Gangnam-gu, Level 5. (강남구 압구정로 136) Building has shop/petshop called Cherry Cat on level 1. 10 mins walking distance along Apgujeong-ro main road from Apgujeong station Exit 5.

7) Yonsei Coen ENT Clinic/Coen Clinic (연세코앤 이비인후과)
3 doctors, all ENT trained (2 of which graduated from Yonsei Uni med school, head dr is from Ajou Uni med school)
Location: Changlim Building (창림빌딩) Level 3. Building has a Tous les Jours cafe on level 1. Walking distance from Gangnam Station exit 11.

8)Dr Jin's Premium nose clinic (닥터진 이비인후과 의원)
Korean website but has English descriptions as well.
2 ENT surgeons, head surgeon Dr Jin Hong-Ryul and Dr Yi Jongsook (lady dr). Dr Jin is alumni of Seoul National Uni (SNU) med school, visiting scholar of University of Virginia, renown ENT professor. Based on my prior visit to his clinic in May (for mum's bad flu and not rhinoplasty, his clinic was recommended by our hotel concierge staff), Dr Jin is also very fluent in English and friendly.
Dr Yi was from University of Ulsan's Med school, also visiting scholar at 2 US hospitals. She is friendly but does not speak English well (from my memory).
Location: K Tower Level 2. Short walk from Sinsa station Exit 5. Building is a glassy building has a dal.komm coffee cafe on level 1, and is just beside a building with a huge Panasonic billboard.

9) Cocoline clinic (코코리인의원)
Korean, English and Chinese website
2 ENT surgeons here, Dr Kim Tae Hwan and Dr Kim Seon Gu, both were previously from ID Hospital, and are Yonsei University med sch alumni. Based on my consult experience with Dr Kim Tae Hwan, he can speak some English but is not so fluent and appears more comfortable speaking Korean. I'm not sure about Dr Kim Seon Gu.
Location: 579 Sinsa-dong Level 5. About 5 mins walk down along main road (Apgujeong-ro) from Apgujeong Station Exit 5. Building location is quite discreet, on the main road, walk till zebra crossing just before Hyundai Oilbank gas station, and turn left. Building is just behind the one with Hana bank and some Udon takeout eatery.

10) Hanabi rhinoplasty clinic (하나비의원)
Multiple languages available on website
1-doctor ENT clinic, located just outside Sinnonhyeon Station Exit 5.
Dr Chang Geun-Uck, was previously at Shimmian Rhinoplasty Clinic. Dr Chang speaks fluent English (although not as fluent as Dr Jin but good enough to have a smooth consultation with him). In-house English translator available.
Location: Chunglim Building (충림빌딩) Level 9. Just outside Sinnonhyeon station Exit 5. Building has Shinhan bank signboard on it.

Plastic surgery clinics with ENT surgeons (non-ENT based clinics)

The 2 clinics I list here currently do not have a very positive reputation among some people due to past scandals or some beef that some ex-patients had with them (Google it and you will find out). However, since they have ENT surgeons in their list of doctors, I shall still include them here.

1) GNG Plastic surgery hospital (지앤지병원)
Website has multiple languages.
Plastic surgery hospital that started out as ENT hospital. Multiple doctors, with a few ENT surgeons. Most notable doctors for rhino among foreign patients are Dr Hong Seong-Mun and Dr Seong Yong-Hae. Dr Hong was previously from Cinderella PS and Dr Seong was from Wonjin. Both are ENT surgeons.
Location: 626, Yeongdong-daero, Gangnam-gu. GNG has its own building, located beside Lamborghini building. Short walk from Bongeunsa station Exit 3.

2) Cinderella Plastic Surgery (신데렐라 성형외과)
http://cindyclinic.com (korean website)
Website has multiple languages.
Cinderella has 3 ENT surgeons (strangely 1 dr on the korean website does not appear on the list of drs on the global site, I think he's a new hire) - Dr Park Shin hong, Dr Kim Taeman, Dr Hong Seok Jung.
Dr Park is alumni of Sungkyunkwan University Med School, and was formerly from Regen PS. Dr Kim is alumni of Yonsei University Med school, and Dr Hong is alumni of Seoul National Uni (SNU) med school.
Location: ARA Tower (아라타워) Level 4. Short walk from Gangnam Station Exit 9. Building has a MegaBox theatre signboard.

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