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Re: I'm in South Korea...doing the consultation thing

Postby chiqita » Fri, 11 May 2007 11:14 am

Hi suemei,

Thanks for the well wishes.

I'm not all that certain about the implication of not being a certified PS. But from the consultation I've had with him, he's v knowledgeable and has written and/published articles and/books on rhinoplasty. And these days he's been invited to a lot of conferences and seminars on rhinoplasty in Taiwan and China (I know this cos the 2 weeks I was in Seoul he left for Taiwan the day after my surgery and he left for China two days after my last post-op consultation with him).

I've also spoken to this Korean guy who had his nose fixed after it got broken in an accident. He asked how I got to know about Dr. Jung and I told him. He said he's quite famous here.

The other plus about Dr. Jung is that if you're not happy with your final results, he will not brush you aside; he said to come to him and he will correct it at no extra cost.

In anycase, good luck with your decision and all the best on your PS.

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C

suemei wrote:Chiqita !! Omg !! haven seen u around for so long !!! And really glad dat u're so pleased wid d results :) hope u haf a Speedy recovery !! ;)

Anyway... I saw someone posted at previous page, stating Dr.Jung is not a certified plastic sergeon :o I tawt he is ! since he's so famous in korea ! I was about to tell my dad he's almost perfect as in best doc in Asia .. ONe of d reasons to convince him to allow me doing nose job :?

I really hope he's a certified plastic surgeon anyway...

By d way does it make any difference btw certified or not? because if it's not certified = illegal.. am i right? because dey dun haf d right to use some certain medic on patients due to lack of knowledge.... Really hope someone here can help me to clarify this matter whether doing ps under a non certified ps will i bear a higher risk?? and also is Dr.Jung really a non certified doc?? HOPE NOT :(

chiqita wrote:Hi Yoonyiah,

It's almost 2 weeks since my surgery with Dr. Jung and so far I'm extremely pleased with the results. Fyi, there were several other forummers who went to him before me and all are happy with the results.

Like yourself I initially thot of going to Dr. Kim but changed my mind after reading about the experiences from forummers who went to him.

Dr. Jung also told me should I wish to alter anything (if the final results is still not to my liking) he will do a re-op with no extra charge. He is definitely nice and caring!

Anyway, good luck with your decision and all the best for your surgery.

C

Yoonyiah wrote:i'm in south korea right now going on consultations for nose jobs...
ack, this is soooo nerve wracking and overwhelming aaaah!! Especially since I'm getting random input from my parents from abroad, and one disapproving father right here in Korea.

I've heard alot of rave reviews as well as complaints for different surgeons and I don't know WHO to believe!!! ACK!

So far I've been to three doctors, 2 worth mentioning.
First I went to Dr. Jung (Shimmian Rhinoplasty), then I went to the infamous Dr. Kim @ BK clinic.

Dr. Kim was rude and impatient, Dr. Jung was kind, gentle, the sweetest doctor. I can tell that he'd be very caring. Dr. Jung seems to be a good doctor with alot of experience, but he's not a certified plastic surgeon.
Dr. Kim, I heard is good, he's done alot of actresses work, but I also heard one horror story about him on another forum i think, and that makes me have reservations.

Anyone else here about these doctors?? Please give input this is all so overwhelming aahh!

I'm going to be spending alooot of money the next month or so. I'm also getting eyelash / eyebrow implants done in korea.
My girlfriend got hers done and went from having zero lashes/brows and it looks amazing! I'm excited!

does anyone have info about Dr. Jung or Dr.kim bk clinic??

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hello everyone!!!

Postby hello84 » Fri, 11 May 2007 12:43 pm

hey people.. does any one heard abt Dr danny oh who perform plastic in Penang Adventist Hospital?? He is train frm Loma Linda University,School of Medicine, and had a Ohio State License American Board of Plastic Surgery Cert... i suddenly find this doctor frm other forum.. this lady did her eye and nose frm him few year back and cost around 2500RM.. around tat i am not sure the price he give got increase ant.. i intend to call him up and ask.. i had just e_mail him le.. anyway he got 2 website 1 is www.pah.com.my and another is www.beautysurgeon.medem.com.. if anyone interested on him maybe you can PM me.. i too finding ppl to go with mi... thanx you veri much

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hey there

Postby gia02 » Fri, 11 May 2007 12:43 pm

Hey suemei,

God, i pray this to be over soon!!!! I had my nose reduced, tip defined, alar reduction!

Thanks for your well wishes although i wish this will be over sooooooonnn...yikes!



suemei wrote:Hey Gia hope u haf a speedy recovery too !! so glad to hear you're pleased wid d results :) hehehe

Wow...since Dr.chuang had satiesfied a lot of ppl in this forum ! jovin, appletree etc...

Is Dr.CHuang a certified doc??
regards,

gia

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Postby Bathtub » Fri, 11 May 2007 12:53 pm

Hi everyone,

I'll like to do a scar revision on my face. Is skin centre / private plastic surgeon prefered?

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Postby candall » Fri, 11 May 2007 2:03 pm

Hi appletree

thks! i don know why juz have a good feeling about dr chuang from reading this forum he looks real kind as well haha

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Postby candall » Fri, 11 May 2007 2:09 pm

hi Jovin :)

u like your eyes now?
i wan to deepen my eyes too
mine sometime will slide n become smaller tats why gotta standby stickers when happen :P
tired man

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Facial scars

Postby grumpy99 » Fri, 11 May 2007 5:12 pm

Bathtub wrote:Hi everyone,

I'll like to do a scar revision on my face. Is skin centre / private plastic surgeon prefered?


I just went to see Dr Eileen Tan at Mount Elizabeth #12-01. Go to her website at www.eileentanskin.com

She's super nice, doesn't charge crazy fees, and is very kind and understanding. She's also a top doctor in dermatology – she won a fellowship to study dermatology in the US after completing med school here.

She showed me photos on her computer of the before and after patients, and it's a big change, especially if you have facial scars!

Good luck!

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Re: hello everyone!!!

Postby aadvark » Fri, 11 May 2007 5:26 pm

hello84 wrote:hey people.. does any one heard abt Dr danny oh who perform plastic in Penang Adventist Hospital?? He is train frm Loma Linda University,School of Medicine, and had a Ohio State License American Board of Plastic Surgery Cert... i suddenly find this doctor frm other forum.. this lady did her eye and nose frm him few year back and cost around 2500RM.. around tat i am not sure the price he give got increase ant.. i intend to call him up and ask.. i had just e_mail him le.. anyway he got 2 website 1 is www.pah.com.my and another is www.beautysurgeon.medem.com.. if anyone interested on him maybe you can PM me.. i too finding ppl to go with mi... thanx you veri much


i'll definitely check it out, so refreshing to see some new details in here...

personally am quite tired of hearing of different people praise/condemn the same few doctors

rather have more choices to choose from and decide for myself, thank you so much! :D

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Re: Facial scars

Postby Bathtub » Fri, 11 May 2007 5:47 pm

grumpy99 wrote:
Bathtub wrote:Hi everyone,

I'll like to do a scar revision on my face. Is skin centre / private plastic surgeon prefered?


I just went to see Dr Eileen Tan at Mount Elizabeth #12-01. Go to her website at www.eileentanskin.com

She's super nice, doesn't charge crazy fees, and is very kind and understanding. She's also a top doctor in dermatology – she won a fellowship to study dermatology in the US after completing med school here.

She showed me photos on her computer of the before and after patients, and it's a big change, especially if you have facial scars!

Good luck!


Thanks for your reply! :oops:

I've actually just consult a famous doc but would like to seek more opinion. The fee quoted was quite exp but I know he's a good surgeon. As this is a scar, and not those more to cosmetic surgery eg:nose, double eyelid...) it's hard to find some1 specialise in this...will try to research on this lady doc too :) thanks!

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Re: Facial scars

Postby grumpy99 » Fri, 11 May 2007 6:03 pm

Bathtub wrote:
grumpy99 wrote:
Bathtub wrote:Hi everyone,

I'll like to do a scar revision on my face. Is skin centre / private plastic surgeon prefered?


I just went to see Dr Eileen Tan at Mount Elizabeth #12-01. Go to her website at www.eileentanskin.com

She's super nice, doesn't charge crazy fees, and is very kind and understanding. She's also a top doctor in dermatology – she won a fellowship to study dermatology in the US after completing med school here.

She showed me photos on her computer of the before and after patients, and it's a big change, especially if you have facial scars!

Good luck!


Thanks for your reply! :oops:

I've actually just consult a famous doc but would like to seek more opinion. The fee quoted was quite exp but I know he's a good surgeon. As this is a scar, and not those more to cosmetic surgery eg:nose, double eyelid...) it's hard to find some1 specialise in this...will try to research on this lady doc too :) thanks!


Hi Bathtub,

Yes I just went to see her for acne scarring, not for cosmetic scars. She's not the celeb doctor type, but very well respected. Do see her for a second opinion or ask how much she's charging you. Her clinic ladies are very sweet too!

Grumpy99

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Postby carez » Fri, 11 May 2007 7:32 pm

Has anyone done facial lipo? I've consulted a doc and he said the incisions will be behind the ears. I'm wondering if the scars will be obvious as I need to tie my hair up for work.

Also, any docs to recommend?

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Re: Facial scars

Postby Bathtub » Fri, 11 May 2007 8:12 pm

grumpy99 wrote:
Bathtub wrote:
grumpy99 wrote:
Bathtub wrote:Hi everyone,

I'll like to do a scar revision on my face. Is skin centre / private plastic surgeon prefered?


I just went to see Dr Eileen Tan at Mount Elizabeth #12-01. Go to her website at www.eileentanskin.com

She's super nice, doesn't charge crazy fees, and is very kind and understanding. She's also a top doctor in dermatology – she won a fellowship to study dermatology in the US after completing med school here.

She showed me photos on her computer of the before and after patients, and it's a big change, especially if you have facial scars!

Good luck!


Thanks for your reply! :oops:

I've actually just consult a famous doc but would like to seek more opinion. The fee quoted was quite exp but I know he's a good surgeon. As this is a scar, and not those more to cosmetic surgery eg:nose, double eyelid...) it's hard to find some1 specialise in this...will try to research on this lady doc too :) thanks!


Hi Bathtub,

Yes I just went to see her for acne scarring, not for cosmetic scars. She's not the celeb doctor type, but very well respected. Do see her for a second opinion or ask how much she's charging you. Her clinic ladies are very sweet too!

Grumpy99


What do u mean by not for cosmetic scars? I need a scar revision...guess she's only into acne scars...

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Postby who » Fri, 11 May 2007 9:57 pm

Ok…. So here’s a long entry to come…

First, let me start off with the easy stuff.

Taiwan is pretty fun… lots of shopping and cheap food, although, where the hotel and clinics are… it’s very expensive…. Lol… I even took a picture of 30 US dollar bunch of grapes in Sogo grocery store. But, if you go elsewhere in Taiwan, shopping can be pretty fun. Food in general should be pretty cheap… like a few bucks for some great stuff.

Both docs know broken English and charged me the exact amount that they said they would.

They give a pretty good exchange rate for the US dollar at the Taiwan airport (Tau Yuan).. about 32.9 TWD=1 USD
You can also just call your credit and debit card companies to tell them that you’re going to be in Taiwan, and just use that too… although, there will be an additional charge from the clinics and the card companies.

Ok… the eyelash surgery is pretty awesome… no regrets at all about that. The only thing that concerns me is some paranoia… afraid lost some of my own lashes, the implants won’t take hold… but I’m just being paranoid.
It’s minimally invasive (least serious type of surgery)… you just put a robe on over your clothes… for more serious like nose, you undress and put robe on.
The technique that Dr. Jong from LRclinic did it is the same way that the US docs does it… with the curved needle thing… I watched part of the procedure as he was sewing…
The procedure itself can be a little scary though… it’s done under local… First, they give you 6-7 shots of anesthetics to a little section located on the back of your scalp… then, after a few moments, they cut that section off… put the section into some stuff that keeps it alive, and then stitch you up… (this is the only difference between Dr. Jong’s procedure and US’s… Dr. Jong uses a black stitch that needs to be removed a week later, and the US uses a dissolvable one… The dissolvable one leaves a scar for sure… but since it’s the back of the head amidst hair, most people don’t care)… I honestly don’t feel a bald spot right now… which is a little weird.
Then, they send you to the rest room where you watch a little tv or just lie there in anticipation… while they section the roots of the hairs through a super microscope or something… about 2 hours…
Then… they bring you back and give you anesthetic to your eyelid, put eyeguard (like a thick contact lense into your eyes) and start sewing it in one by one… It starts to hurt a little at the end when the anesthetic wears off… but it’s bearable… but during most of it, you just feel it, but no pain… really weird…
Your eyes will be bruised for the first 2 days… and then it’ll start disappearing like crazy.. at least for me, it did.
Dr. Jong put about 50 eyelashes onto each lid which is a lot compared to what most docs can put… but this is his standard…
Towards the end of it, I was getting pretty annoyed, partly because of the little bit of pain and that I had been on the table for almost 1 and half hours by then under a thick warm blanket.. but he kept saying he had to make it make perfect and “mimi”

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Postby appletree » Sat, 12 May 2007 12:30 am

Hi Jang,

Its nice of u for your recommandations of DR kim...but i believe the forumers in here would still prefer Dr Jung though due to his skill & reputations too.




Jang wrote:Hi missresplendence,

I can highly recommend Dr.BK Kim in Korea .
He is probably the best in this trade for Asians.

This is the website you can go : www.bkclinic.com

you can reach me at : jang_6074@yahoo.com.sg
Best Regards


missresplendence wrote::P
Hey guyz! New to this forum. Googled it. Seems perfect setting for chat about cosmetic surgey.

I'm from Oz - Australia. Background Asian, and yes, I'm encoutering the same concerns and aspiring to the same quintessential beauty renowned for an Asian - high nose, narrow face, gorgeous stunning eyes.

But I feel absolutely lost in the litany of doctors available, and not to mention all those procedures out there!!!

Ok...I've been hearing heaps about Dr Chuang?!!?!!!!!!!!!!!!!!?!?!?. Has he got a website. and can anyone provide testimony to his art?!

Also, don't you guys have the famous Dr Woffles Wu, and Dr Martin Huang?!? I haven't seen any pics from their website, but just curious as to why you wouldn't seek them out?!? and instead go to korea, taipei etc.

Importantly, how did you get in contact with Dr Chuang?!?! Is there a number? Also, what are his rates like? say for a rhino or jaw reduction?

THanks heaps :lol:

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Gorotex or Silicone

Postby aadvark » Sat, 12 May 2007 6:37 am

I think using gorotex or silicone is a valid issue for concern.
As the forumers have been discussing, implants dun last forever.

I assume most of us are in our 20s and 30s, so we definitely will be doing a revision at least once somewhere down the road. Ease of removal will definitely have to be considered, you dun want to botch the revision when you're in ur 50s and look like Michael Jackson the rest of your life...


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