I stayed in Korea for 15 days in total.Hey Mai Q
Thank you for such informative post, much appreciated. So glad to know you are recovering well and happy with the result. I am also planning my PS trip next year for double eyelid and facial contour surgery. Just wondering how many days you have stayed in Korea in total? Thank you
For the first few consultation my friends and I hired translator. The one we got were expensive as it were direct contact we got from the embassy, we paid about 100K won an hour (shared among a group of quite a few people so it wasnt too bad). I would suggest you contact ur embassy in Seoul and they should have some list of approved translators, make sure you specify you want one with medical knowledge too to translate the terms correctly. For the rest of the trip when I recover and go back to clinic for check up, I have a korean friend and she was a goddess to me. My other friends, for their check-ups, found some korean uni students who want to practise their english, to help them too, and it was quite cheap to reimburse the uni students.hi, MaiQ, thanks for sharing the experience, but may i know do you speak Korean？ because you didn't talk about the language barrier, did you hire a translator? if yes can you share about some information?
i'm going to have consultation with few clinics next week, but i don't speak Korean, and considering hiring one translator, but don't know where to start.
Otherwise, try to kakao clinics (usually some of them speaks broken english on kakao) and ask them to arrange translator for you. Some of them should be able to, another friend recently did this and she paid only around 100K a day for 5 days that she needed translator.
DO NOT rule out clinic just because they dont speak english. Usually the best clinics are the one without a translator - think about it, if they can survive on their local reputation and is full with Korean always, they wont need to try to fetch international big fish do they? The clinic I went were like that, there were only locals, not even chinese girls. Go on naver, do your research using google translate. If you can read chinese, chinese forums have 100x time the amount that is on purseforum (please google and dont ask me what forums they are) I can tell you all the clinics that you consider on this forums, international oriented with tranlators, have their scandals (if you want to know which scandals please search on google/chinese forums/naver) so I feel really sorry for those who are new and kind of commit to what's available on here only, because those are all really bad choices.