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Postby Bubblegum » Fri, 18 Oct 2013 10:19 am

Any reviews on VIP? A lot of talk about BK, but I've also heard many mixed reviews about Dr. Kim, but not much about VIP, other than they overcharge - but is the extra cost worth it? Please share. Thanks!! :D

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Postby autumn_dusk » Thu, 24 Oct 2013 3:21 pm

Anybody wanna travel to korea together for rhinoplasty? Really feel like doing it but am scare so need company.

After comparing from different forums think will choose banobagi.

http://www.engbanobagi.com/nose/

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Postby smang002 » Fri, 25 Oct 2013 10:59 am

Hey autumn when are u planning to go? I have plans to go next year around june to do eyelid surgery. I initially plan to go alone but it seem that having another person wont be such a bad idea!

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Postby autumn_dusk » Mon, 28 Oct 2013 6:25 pm

Hi Smang initially I was planning to go alone next year too. But will definitely feel more secure with companion. Have not decide on the date yet. Came across comments saying don't go during warm weather.

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Bad Experience at BK

Postby usersurgery » Mon, 27 Jan 2014 4:16 pm

Hi All,

This is my personal experience about BK Dongyang and I would definitely tell you to save your SAVE YOUR MONEY and you are better off doing it at other clinics. The clinic is beyond overrated and I was just foolish to have not done all my research before heading to Korea and spending so much money (10K USD) where this money would be much better spent at other clinics WITH BETTER RESULTS.

So this Doctor does this in country consultation in Singapore, and during my brief consultation with Singapore he told me all the ridiculously nice things which I found hard to believe. But being naïve as this is my first time embarking on plastic surgery, I believed everything he said. Who hasn’t heard that Korea is the Plastic surgery capital of the world??? He told me I needed work on the following areas as recommended: (i) Rhinoplasty/Alarplasty/; (ii) Blepharoplasty. After he finished, he tried to UPSELL. He told me that a facelift would help with my acne scars. As mentioned, as this is my first time experimenting with surgery and his words was like the bible back than.

After much consideration, I took the plunge and paid the initial deposit to fly to BK Dongyang for the surgery. The clinic told me they offered free accommodation. I informed them of my impending trip, upon arriving at their free accommodation guess what there was noone attending to their accommodation. Mind you I was tired after a 12 hour plane ride and I kept calling the clinic assistant to come open the door for me to get in. When he arrived, he looked dazed and confused and did not even know that I was arriving on that day. After settling in the room which is really a tiny room with just a TV, the assistant told me he would pick me up next morning to go to BK for my surgery.

Next morning came and the assistant did not TURN UP. Well he did turn up, but he was half hour late. Than when I reached the clinic for final consultation, HORROR OF ALL HORROR- Doctor told me there was an up charge from what was agreed upon from our email correspondence. So I ended up paying 10K USD instead of the lower amount we agreed upon in our email.

Now let’s get to the review of my operations:

1. Rhinoplasty/Alarplasty : Well this surgery I didn’t feel a thing as I was completely knocked out and went to sleep. But let’s get to when I woke up from the surgery, and looked into the mirror my nose was crocked and look worse than my original nose. What was worse is that I couldn’t breathe properly after my rhinolasty for 4-5 days. I tried calling doctor and he said my breathing will come back. I actually went online to do further research, and taking into account there may be intial breathing problems from rhinoplasty mine was serious enough that I had to wake up many times in a night just to catch some air. Upon another consult with doctor, he insisted that I had breathing problems before my operation which I found hard to believe. And to be perfectly honest, it looked like I didn’t even had rhinoplasty as it was too natural. Very unsatisfied!!! Emailed, call him for review, no reply. So if you would like a hit and run, go for BK DongYang

2. Blepharoplasty/Ptosis correct: Lets be fair, the intial results was good. I liked it a lot and my mono single eyelid were finally away for good. But after 6 months, my eye lid drop back to single eyelid. WTF!!!!!!! Doctor didn’t stitch it properly enough to have it stick and I paid 10K to have back my single eyelid. I have even attached pictures of the final results back to doctor asking for an explanation, and he said I have heavy lids to begin with.WTF AGAIN!!!!

So upon further research, I finally did all my revisions in Thailand for half that price. And I am definitely much happier with the customer service and accuracy that the Doctors in Thailand have managed to help me achieve. So in conclusion, more money doesn’t mean better. Don’t believe all this hype. BE YOUR OWN JUDGE!!!!!!! Wasted 10K USD but great lesson learnt.

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I am going to Banobagi

Postby TravelBug801 » Tue, 18 Mar 2014 12:06 pm

I am booked for 17th April with Banobagi.

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Postby Whyar » Tue, 27 May 2014 6:15 pm

am heading to BK in June for my rhinoplasty, fats grafting and eyes surgeries due to ptosis.

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Re: Plastic Surgery Korea, BK clinic

Postby FaceIt » Wed, 18 Mar 2015 4:46 pm

Hi there, anyone planning to go Korea for double eyelid surgery. Any recommendation. I have been thinking for so long. any information? :D

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Re: Plastic Surgery Korea, BK clinic

Postby Hal » Thu, 19 Mar 2015 11:30 am

FaceIt wrote:Hi there, anyone planning to go Korea for double eyelid surgery. Any recommendation. I have been thinking for so long. any information? :D

Why? Want to go together and see can bargain or not? :)

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Re: Plastic Surgery Korea, BK clinic

Postby susan123300 » Sat, 01 Oct 2016 10:46 am

Hi, I am posting a comment on BK due to their terrible bedside manners/ customer service experience. Korean hospitals and doctors are notorious for being unfriendly. But BK takes rudeness to another level. Let me preface this by stating that I am Korean and Korean is my first language, which is to say that there was no cultural bias or misunderstanding. I've had a simple procedure there, but had some questions for the doctor (one of the two chief surgeons who run the entire BK enterprise). After all, aren't we all concerned about side effects and appropriate expectation levels after the surgery? I politely asked a valid medical question (after extensive academic research), and the doctor admonished me for "questioning him".

What's worse is that when I later returned for a follow up visit and asked for a copy of my medical records, 1) the nurse flat out declined to show me MY own medical records, which I have full legal rights to view and obtain;
2) when I persisted and demanded it, and finally took a look at it, it stated, "difficult patient who made Dr. X angry, and the atmosphere was in one word: chill." -- Now, I am someone who works in the medical field here, and this "side note" was absolutely unprofessional, out of context (she did NOT even document what happened), unsigned (all medical notes must be signed to state who had written it), and blatantly immature.

Let it be known that at the end, they flat out refused to make any copies of MY own medical records for me, and the doctor/or anybody in the hospital offered a single apology or explanation. I did not make any scenes. I simply felt: humiliated. And went to another hospital for follow-ups.

If you are to undergo any type of surgery at BK Hospital (in Korea or elsewhere), you should know that their follow-up or medical assistance to you will be minimal, or zero. There are literally hundreds of Korean plastic surgery hospitals. Be smart, shop around before deciding your doctor. Because BK IS NOT WORTH IT.

I know for a fact that the chief doctor I stated above is responsible for all international and domestic activities, and that he travels extensively. It is his brand, and all other doctors are "temporary" and none of them stay for long. That alone should tell you something about the overarching culture there. Hope this helps.

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