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Oct 8, 2010, 5:39am   #16
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vie
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hey guys,

i am gonna have my nose surgery next week in korea. i am still debating betwwen oz cosmetic or BK or VIP . which one is the best for nose surgery.
i really need help now ... dpes anyone know how long we have to stay in korea untill recovery? because i will stay there 8 days, is it enought time or too short?
Oct 20, 2010, 1:45am   #17
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eheehee
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Originally Posted by vie
hey guys,

i am gonna have my nose surgery next week in korea. i am still debating betwwen oz cosmetic or BK or VIP . which one is the best for nose surgery.
i really need help now ... dpes anyone know how long we have to stay in korea untill recovery? because i will stay there 8 days, is it enought time or too short?
For the nose surgery, I heard that you have to stay at least 2 weeks for the recovery and the post care after the surgery. I think you have to make sure all the stitches are out and kinda see your recovery process for just in case....
Why don't you email the clinics and see what fits you more?? I think some of them actually gives online consultation if you send them pictures...
hope this helped your decision...
Oct 29, 2010, 3:36pm   #18
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mylovelyginger
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Originally Posted by nycspotlight
Hello guys! I decided to get plastic surgery done to my eyes on a whim, I figured I graduated college, perfect time to get it done before I start my career. Plastic surgery is rare amongst my group of friends but the 2 that I know that got eyelid surgery done, one had the procedure done in the city by a white doctor who had extravagant advertisements and seeing their end result honestly scared me and one recommended VIP plastic surgery to me and she had much better results (much cheaper too than NYC!). I bought a ticket to Korea, figuring...go to Korea where they are known for their plastic surgery and they know how to operate on asian faces. I just wanted a natural crease on my eyelid that will be permanent and not undo itself. I had very thick hooded monolids. I went to a couple consultations in Korea such as BK and Oz as mentioned here, their consultations did not seem sincere to me, not to mention that my korean is very broken and english is my language of choice. I felt they were not understanding my vision. Choosing a place got me more nervous and anxious and the competition between these places are steep since they are all located next to each other. I chose VIP because I felt like during my consultation, I was understood (not to mention some speak english!) The service was top notch (maybe thats why they call it VIP?)from the moment I stepped in. The place is also very clean and very well maintained and they are bustling with clients (it was also summer vacation, when most people decide to do ps) which made me feel that they were well experienced, both doctors also have years put into the practice and teach it as well in medical schools. I was given a private room to calm down and wash my face. I hate needles and I cant stand hospitals. I am probably the worst and most scared when it comes to these kinds of things. I can't even get a blood test done without thinking about it the night before and not being able to sleep! Even though the room was inviting, fully equipped with a bed, computer and tv, I sat on the sofa just staring at the wall until the friendly nurse told me it was time to go to the surgery floor. The surgery took about 2 hours for me since I went for the incision method and I had a lot of fat in my lids which he had to remove. I can truely say that the only part that hurt was at the beginning when he gave me 4 shots to numb the area around my eye. The shots took about 1 minute but they hurt and I was soo scared so the nurse held me hand. During the procedure I felt like the doctor was very thorough and made me feel at ease. I had to ask the doctor if he even started to make the incisions because I did not feel a thing! It was amazing and even when he started to stitch it, I did not feel one thing. 2 hours went by fast, I didn't even know I was in there for 2 hours until I asked what time it was when he was done. I couldn't see much and my vision was very blurry, the nurse led me to my room and she laid me down upright with a frozen eye pad. I ended up falling asleep and woke up 2 hours later where they served me lunch. I figured after a couple of hours after the anesthesia from the shots wore off, I would be in pain, but it was kind of odd that I wasn't! I was given antibiotic eye ointment to apply to my lid and nausea pills but I didn't need to take the nausea pills. 3 days after I had an appointment to remove the stitches and have a checkup. I wore sunglasses day and night, indoors and out...even in restaurants for dinner. I didn't want to stay stuck indoors on my vacation so I went out and enjoyed Korea. My experience was everything I could have asked for and thats why I had to share it with you guys 2 months later, I am back in nyc and very pleased with my results. My eyes are bigger, I can apply eyeshadow without looking weird and i can actually go without heavily lining my eyes with black liner like I used to just to make my eyes look bigger. I also wanted to just inform you guys that many surgeons will try to sucker you into getting a noninvasive method and just stitching your eyes because its easy money for them, this method will undo itself if you have hooded lids which makes you go back to them for a revision (which gives them more money) I can tell that my eyelids will stay put and everyday I feel like its getting better and better, more and more natural (The doctor told me realistic expectations was full recovery in 6 months) Everyone tells me I look a lot prettier and I have changed the views of my friends who were non-believers in plastic surgery. The staff and doctors at VIP really care about doing a good job on what you want and will tell you if your expectations are unreachable. I'm really happy I did it, if anyone wants to ask me anything I will give you truthful answers. I work a lot so it may take a while to get back to you but I will!
Hello,
I join this forum because i red your posting :-) Do you mind if i ask you some detail question regarding your experience? since i am new and i am not eligible to receive any private message, can i send you thru private email? mine is ginger4417@yahoo.com

Thanks a ton :-)
Oct 29, 2010, 3:54pm   #19
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mylovelyginger
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Originally Posted by kodadacota
thank god, i'm so glad that i saw this before leaving for Korea.
Some threads sound like ads from the clinics... it was so confusing and hard to choose one. I made a consultation in early october at BK clinic.
Every place has good/bad comments. it never hurts to choose the most popular one i think. there has to be a reason why it is popular.
I believe Korean doctors anyway :-)
Thank you people! it was helpful reading your threads!
Hello Kodadacota,

So... did you get yours done with BK? how was it? please share... :-)
I am going there in 2 weeks but still confuse to choose which doctor to go. I am doing blepharoplasty.. so scara because it involve my eyes...

Thanks in advance
Nov 3, 2010, 3:45pm   #20
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SassyChic09
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Hey guys I'm also interesting going to Seoul, South Korea to get my "Revisional double eyelids surgery and Nostrils base reduction. I have my double eyelids done about 15 yrs ago done here in U.S. It's look good than a lot of people but the creases are alittle too big for Asian eyes but my right eye is not as deep as the left. I have been survey alot in the past months and really like BK DongYong in Seoul. But lately there's lots of BAD reviews for the place. There's good results and some are really bad. The bad things are they are too busy and doesn't seem to care for their patients. No assistance and want you to leave asap so they can can the bed for the next patient. Some clients have face to face consultation and didn't see the doctor and end up with bad surgeries. Another thing thing about it is if the doctor make a mistake or didn't give you the result you wanted then you have to pay for a second surgery, nothing is free. I mean if I'm coming from international and this is a cheap trip then I don't want to have a second surgery and make this trip more expensive then a surgery here in U.S. I also checked out OZ Cinic in Seoul and hear good reviews. The good thing is if you get a second surgery bec the first result wasn't what you consulting for then it's free or money back. They are responsible for their work. But the thing I didn't like about it is the "Before and After pic" wasn't give me the great result compare to the ones in BK.

I emailed BK and asked which Doctor does surgery for client number so on so and they said they cannot tell me which doctor worked on which patient. They told me come and get a face to face consultation first and they will help to pick out a doctor right for me. Because i'm from international, I want to know for sure first before I started to book for flight, hotel, and surgery there. I hear that Dr. kim is really good there but again he does about 20 surgeries a day and I don't think he take time to take care for the patients instead just worry about making more money.

The best way is get information from the past clients. Anyone every gone to one of those place? If you do, please email me your before and after pic. Thank alot. Anyway I plan to save money to go there in a year or two, if anyone want to come along with me to share a lodge and transportation, and etc..., please let me know and we can travel together and look out for each other.

Does anyone
Nov 11, 2010, 11:35pm   #21
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lolahaha
Member
Originally Posted by nycspotlight
Hello guys! I decided to get plastic surgery done to my eyes on a whim, I figured I graduated college, perfect time to get it done before I start my career. Plastic surgery is rare amongst my group of friends but the 2 that I know that got eyelid surgery done, one had the procedure done in the city by a white doctor who had extravagant advertisements and seeing their end result honestly scared me and one recommended VIP plastic surgery to me and she had much better results (much cheaper too than NYC!). I bought a ticket to Korea, figuring...go to Korea where they are known for their plastic surgery and they know how to operate on asian faces. I just wanted a natural crease on my eyelid that will be permanent and not undo itself. I had very thick hooded monolids. I went to a couple consultations in Korea such as BK and Oz as mentioned here, their consultations did not seem sincere to me, not to mention that my korean is very broken and english is my language of choice. I felt they were not understanding my vision. Choosing a place got me more nervous and anxious and the competition between these places are steep since they are all located next to each other. I chose VIP because I felt like during my consultation, I was understood (not to mention some speak english!) The service was top notch (maybe thats why they call it VIP?)from the moment I stepped in. The place is also very clean and very well maintained and they are bustling with clients (it was also summer vacation, when most people decide to do ps) which made me feel that they were well experienced, both doctors also have years put into the practice and teach it as well in medical schools. I was given a private room to calm down and wash my face. I hate needles and I cant stand hospitals. I am probably the worst and most scared when it comes to these kinds of things. I can't even get a blood test done without thinking about it the night before and not being able to sleep! Even though the room was inviting, fully equipped with a bed, computer and tv, I sat on the sofa just staring at the wall until the friendly nurse told me it was time to go to the surgery floor. The surgery took about 2 hours for me since I went for the incision method and I had a lot of fat in my lids which he had to remove. I can truely say that the only part that hurt was at the beginning when he gave me 4 shots to numb the area around my eye. The shots took about 1 minute but they hurt and I was soo scared so the nurse held me hand. During the procedure I felt like the doctor was very thorough and made me feel at ease. I had to ask the doctor if he even started to make the incisions because I did not feel a thing! It was amazing and even when he started to stitch it, I did not feel one thing. 2 hours went by fast, I didn't even know I was in there for 2 hours until I asked what time it was when he was done. I couldn't see much and my vision was very blurry, the nurse led me to my room and she laid me down upright with a frozen eye pad. I ended up falling asleep and woke up 2 hours later where they served me lunch. I figured after a couple of hours after the anesthesia from the shots wore off, I would be in pain, but it was kind of odd that I wasn't! I was given antibiotic eye ointment to apply to my lid and nausea pills but I didn't need to take the nausea pills. 3 days after I had an appointment to remove the stitches and have a checkup. I wore sunglasses day and night, indoors and out...even in restaurants for dinner. I didn't want to stay stuck indoors on my vacation so I went out and enjoyed Korea. My experience was everything I could have asked for and thats why I had to share it with you guys 2 months later, I am back in nyc and very pleased with my results. My eyes are bigger, I can apply eyeshadow without looking weird and i can actually go without heavily lining my eyes with black liner like I used to just to make my eyes look bigger. I also wanted to just inform you guys that many surgeons will try to sucker you into getting a noninvasive method and just stitching your eyes because its easy money for them, this method will undo itself if you have hooded lids which makes you go back to them for a revision (which gives them more money) I can tell that my eyelids will stay put and everyday I feel like its getting better and better, more and more natural (The doctor told me realistic expectations was full recovery in 6 months) Everyone tells me I look a lot prettier and I have changed the views of my friends who were non-believers in plastic surgery. The staff and doctors at VIP really care about doing a good job on what you want and will tell you if your expectations are unreachable. I'm really happy I did it, if anyone wants to ask me anything I will give you truthful answers. I work a lot so it may take a while to get back to you but I will!

hi, you mentioned you went to VIP for eyelid surgery do you remember the name of the doctor who performed the operation for you and what specific procedures did you get? how much did it cost? did you get medial and lateral canthroplasty? or was it just blephosplasty? please let me know* thank you so much
Nov 29, 2010, 3:50am   #22
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dorkiegirl
Member
hey everybuddy! has anyone hrd of anything about cheekbone reduction at VIP?
Dec 16, 2010, 1:45am   #23
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Sassy_Girl8
Member
hey guys just signed up when i saw this post..

im planning to go korea before march im looking to have a chin implant and double eye lid surgery..

ive contacted many clinics in korea, BK is very overrated there are other clinics lik Regen,Dream which are top 5 in Korea too.

is anyone planning to go around this time?
Dec 16, 2010, 6:42am   #24
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Sassy_Girl8
Member
hey everyone ive created a page on facebook for everyone to discuss about cosmetic surgery abroad..feel free to join and discuss openly there!

for ppl who have or are planning to travel abroad for surgery or anyone whos interesting in this topic!
Dec 20, 2010, 3:40am   #26
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malena
Member
i found the facebook discusssion u created on plastic surgery,somehow ppl still think plastic surgery is something better left undisclosed. But i personally am very keen in gg to Seoul to do tiplasty,nasal base reduction and lenthening of the nose. I have emailed BK and the charges are skyrocketeing high,think its over rated and its popularity causing their fees to go even higher. I am more open to go to Seoul personally to consult the doctors there and see the clinic personally perhaps next year.Not sure if anyone is keen to go with me?
Dec 22, 2010, 7:53am   #27
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Arts
Member
Originally Posted by malena
i found the facebook discusssion u created on plastic surgery,somehow ppl still think plastic surgery is something better left undisclosed. But i personally am very keen in gg to Seoul to do tiplasty,nasal base reduction and lenthening of the nose. I have emailed BK and the charges are skyrocketeing high,think its over rated and its popularity causing their fees to go even higher. I am more open to go to Seoul personally to consult the doctors there and see the clinic personally perhaps next year.Not sure if anyone is keen to go with me?
Hi,
What surgery are you doing at BK and what is the price they quote you?
I am interested in getting my eyes done at BK and I'm from SG.
Keen to do it around Mid Feb~
Dec 22, 2010, 11:07am   #28
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man
Member
Did anyone get a quote on the cost of full rib cartilage graft rhinoplasty? VIP quoted me US$7600. Which I find very high because i heard korea does rhinoplasty around 2000-3000. I am hoping to go this summer to korea for a nose job, but I am still in the process researching. Any suggestions?
Dec 22, 2010, 3:41pm   #29
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kain
Member
rib cartilage is always more expensive than artificial grafts. i think vip quoted me 7700+800 for anesthesia.

nose jobs do not cost 2000-3000 unless you are going for silicone

dr jung at the shimmian clinic charges 7500 for a primary rhinoplasty with rib cartilage, and i think that includes anesthesia. he also gives a discount on second third and fourth procedures


keep in mind that both vip and shimmian cater to foreign clients so they charge more than other clinics. if you want a better price, you need to be able to do research on one of the korean plastic surgery boards. but you need a korean social security number to access them (or a korean friend) so most people here just go with vip
Last edited Dec 22, 2010 at 3:45pm.
Jan 10, 2011, 12:04am   #30
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man
Member
Oh okayy thanks that was helpful. Because i thought they were ripping me off cause they know im foreign
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