I didn’t see any reviews for Hanabi so since I decided to have rhinoplasty there I’ll share my experience.
HANABI Revision Rhinoplasty
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I went to several doctors for consultations and this was during mandatory quarantine so I spent 2 weeks in a tiny hotel with only cold food before I could see or even be near another human.
gng was a big no go. I would stay as far away from there as possible
Item was very very nice and their female surgeon is especially skilled. I may go to her for fat grafting.
koko surgery was a bad experience. The doctor held me hostage for two hours trying to explain the surgery in broken English.
Mine clinic was very nice and very smart doctor, but not before and after weren’t what I wanted
mvp was not good in my experience. I liked them the very least.
Banobagi I wanted to visit but they were hard to reach and tried to change the promotional 50% off for foreigners saying it wouldn’t apply even though they promised before I was in Korea and then once I was in Korea they said no because I would need to do eye surgery and nose for it to apply. I told them I no longer felt I could trust them so I canceled my appt.
JW was another clinic that looked amazing for rhinoplasty (and also breast surgery) but they were booked out weeks in advance supposedly.
My experience at Hanabi
I went to Hanabi not thinking I would book my surgery that day, but just to get an opinion.
He was the first doctor that seemed confident he could help me and my breathing issues.
My nose tip was completely crooked and sideways, my nostrils were two sizes, my left nostril was retracted and I had a bump on my bridge and enlarged turbinates.. the list goes on.
During consultation he spoke literally perfect English and for $10 usd I had imaging done that took two mins to get and showed me exactly what was going on inside my nose. He showed his huge library of b/a and showed me all of the people he had fixed with similar concerns as mine.
Banobagi and item have a 40-50% off promotion for foreigners staying in Korea so I really wanted to go to them so I could save money, but after seeing the doctor at Hanabi I decided to spend whatever he asked for.
Ent vs plastic surgeon
I’ve had multiple rhinoplasties so my case was very complex and difficult and required an ent specialist because plastic surgery had ruined my nose functionality and not being able to breath is never a good feeling. Scale of 1-10, 10 being most difficult, mine was 8.5 because he had to build an entire new nose tip but once in the OR he said he decided not to do osteotomies. So I believe only the bottom half of my nose was the issue.
I never asked pricing before my consult. After meeting the dr, they quoted me 10k and I’m like ughhhh please god no. Then she said we can give you discount of 500 so it will be 9500 AND if you allow us to use your photo it will be 9000 BUT there is tax of 10% so 9,900 or 11 million won.
I decided on surgery to add under eye bag surgery so it ended up being 13 million won with a 1 million won vat refund. This included rib graft and ear skin graft and would have been $2000 usd less if I used donor rib instead. They gave me that option as well.
I was nervous before surgery not because i was unsure it would go well. I fully trusted the doctor but I was nervous about pain after surgery. I was scared especially if the rib graft area. My surgeries in US always were so so painful and the anesthesia was general so breathing tube made my throat hurt for 3/4 days could barely speak etc. this sedation anesthesia was like heaven compared to breathing tubes. Also I woke up in zero pain in a comfortable heated bed, they fed me soup, I went home and I was super happy with the entire experience. The doctor took time to go over the surgery plan before surgery and told me the details of how surgery went as soon as I woke up. A lot of doctors do not do this and I was so thankful and felt so safe knowing we were all on the same page.
My packing came out today and I can breathe 100% on the left side, but the right side is very swollen and constricted. Hopefully it will go away and the nostril will get wider.
He definitely fixed my contracted nostril flare, he straightened my nose and he made my nostrils even so my nose looks so much better even with the cast still on. Hopefully I will like it when the cast comes off.
The “recovery” room at Hanabi was extremely comfortable and I woke up not remembering anything but feeling in great spirits, maybe the drugs did that. My english consultant went to the pharmacy for me and sent me he with ice pack, directions creams, juices, etc. everything I needed basically.
The pain meds wore off around 18 hrs later. I brought a couple pain meds so I took them, but not for pain. I had zero pain, only discomfort.
The rib graft had zero pain, unless I tried to sit up. It was 3 out of 10 trying to sit up.
the only issue for the first 48 hrs was nose discomfort because of the pressure. I also had turbinate surgery so my nose felt like it was blowing up inside a tiny box and the pressure was pretty annoying but not painful. I took half of a sleep aid for nights 1 and 2. Day 2 after surgery packing was removed and pressure feeling is now completely gone. Only thing I could complain about is sometimes around my nose and cast it feels itchy, probably because it’s healing.
I had red light therapy and oxygen chamber beginning the day packing was removed -day 2 after surg. - and I am told to continue every day until my cast comes off.
I felt a huge difference coming out of the oxygen chamber.
Sorry for the typos.
Hope this has been helpful!
What a relief. I also had several botched rhinos and was looking for a clinic for my revision and really liked the online consultation with Hanabi and Cocoline. The surgeons at both clinics took time to explain to me what had gone wrong with my previous surgeries and how they would repair the damage done.
May I ask who the female surgeon @Item was?
Schocked that JW is fully booked; they have a history of botched surgeries and their prices - no thank you mam.
You dodged a bullett with Choi @mvp, he is terrible at revisions.
BTW did Hanabi make accomodation arrangements for you?