Pitangui Plastic Surgery

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ALICELReview13 Nov 17-100
Pitangui ruined my nose…. Placed medpor which is a material that’s very hard to remove and revise. Dr highly irresponsible and does not care about results. Mine was for a revision and the revision in pitangui made it worse
Nosehttps://forum.purseblog.com/threads/pitangui-clinic-dr-yoo.909770/#post-31821620
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annhatesyou
Review21 May 13100
I have a short nose which shows my flaring nostrils. It’s also flat and wide. So I wanted to get silicone implant, alarplasty and tiplasty.

JW

My appointment was at 2:00 but I was doing lunch with Signalz and Schlok and went in earlier like at 1:00 instead. They still took me. Yumi is no longer there. The new translator is Jacob. He helped me fill out some paper work and then the receptionist girl went to take some pictures of my nose in different angles. After that I got called to go see Dr. Suh. He was very nice, friendly and calm.

I showed him a picture of the nose I wanted. He touched my nose and recommended me to get 3mm silicone implant with alar base reduction and 3mm septal/ear cartilage tip. I told him I don?t want a thick tip or too long of a nose and he drew on my pictures that I took earlier and it looked nice. It would be open rhino and takes about 2.5 hours. Consultation was probably 5 minutes. I didn?t have any questions prepared.

Then I was lead to another room to talk about price. The pricing lady suggested me to get botox for my box face and I kept saying no and she kept saying it would make my face less square. I?m like thanks? but no thanks…She quoted me $6.43mil but she reduced it $5.8mil. I was like whhhhat?! That?s still expensive! I showed them the email for the 3 procedures that said it would be between $4,000 – $5000 and she said that was only based on the picture. Apparently my procedure was not easy because he wasn’t just going to stick ear cartilage on my nose, he had to change the direction of my nose cartilage to make it longer so its a difficult procedure and it’ll cost more. But seeing my picture I’m sure she could see that I had a short nose so why would she not tell me in the email already. Then she changed her story and said she didn’t see the email that’s why I was quoted $4,000-$5,000. Shady….?

I said ok that?s fine since JW has such a good reputation and Dr. Suh would perform my surgery?. Scheduled me for June 3rd at 3:00. I had to go put a deposit down but my bank card was not getting accepted so I couldn?t withdraw any money? so we went to several banks but it was still rejected. I said I come back tomorrow and left.

Pitangui

My appointment was at 5:00. I got there at 5 and we waited about 5 minutes for Nicole. She said Dr. Yoo was finishing a surgery so he should be done in 5 minutes. Waited 5 minutes and we went into the consultation room. I came in and he started to touch my nose and said I needed nose augmentation, tiplasty and alarplasty. His hands smelled like the latex gloves.. at least they weren?t lying about him doing surgery.

He said he would give me a nose that curves up and I was like wait.. hold up.. what!? I don?t like that so I showed him pictures of the nose I wanted and he said no problem. Nicole assured me that the rhinoplasty is customizable so he could do it to however I liked it. He flipped through my pictures and said if I wanted it to be exactly like the picture I would have to do nasal bone narrowing. Great. I totally didn?t even think I needed it but whatever. He also recommended that I should get paranasal augmentation to make my nose look more define cause I have them lines from my big cheeks. Anyways the procedure would be closed rhino and it would take 1.5 hours. In which I thought it was too short and I asked her is it because he’s rushing my procedure?! So she said that its better that its faster because less blood and less anesthesia blah blah and its an easy procedure for him since he has 25+ years of experience.

He didn?t speak any English to me and Nicole translated everything but when I asked her a question he would understand and already answer in Korean… So I had no questions and the doctor left. I asked if I could see some pictures and she only showed me their brochure pictures which were all upturned noses! She told me not to worry about it because that nose is what Koreans want now. She then gave me the price breakdown of the 3 procedures for 3.3 mil if I get the nasal bone narrowing it would be 4.7 mil. I asked for a discount but she said it was already really low which I agree but couldn?t hurt to ask. LOL.

Anyways…. I think I’m leaning more towards Pitangui…. but JW has good reviews for nose and Pitangui has none!! I don’t know.. might check out jewelry, oz, wonjin, and jk…
Nosehttps://forum.purseblog.com/threads/best-plastic-surgery-clinics-in-korea-read-1st-post-before-posting.780226/page-403#post-24652752
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applejax21Review6 Oct 13-100
Hello-
I wanted to share my experience with all of you because I have found this blog to be quite helpful in my own research.

I am post-op day 5 on rhinoplasty, bridge augmentation, osteotomy for septal deviation, and tiplasty with septal cartilage. I am a male and this was my first surgery. I did my surgery with Dr. Hwang at Hyundai Medical Aesthetic clinic.

1. Hyundai: very nice and clean clinic. Same building as Pitangui. The consultant spoke some English, but I had my own translator. I hired Anita’s service and my translators, Yoon and Jason, have been the best people to work with. Dr. Hwang was very professional and patient. He immediately made me feel comfortable and asked me what I wanted. He also touched my face and nose (some doctors did not do this). The consultant and staff also made me feel very welcomed. They asked about me, my goals for surgery, and assured me that Dr. Hwang was the best in the business. My translator also said that Dr. Hwang was one of the best for rhinoplasty. He used to work at ID, Regen, and BK before opening up his own clinic. There are 3 other doctors in the clinic as well. Dr. Hwang has lots of experience with male rhino, which was an important aspect for me as male and female noses are different aesthetics. *there was a famous Thai actor getting surgery done the same day I was there 🙂

2. Rex: this was my second choice clinic. Dr. Chung spoke English very well. We didn’t even need the interpreters. He was a nice man and said he would deliver what I wanted. I did not like the consultant though. She kept trying to upsell me on other procedures and even told me that I looked old for my age! LOL. Rex is a small clinic with only one doctor.

3. JW: this clinic was quite busy. The staff were all running around looking flustered. There were a lot of people in the waiting room as well. The staff looked very pretty and natural. This is the aethestic of JW, “natural beauty”. I consulted with Dr. Sung Hoon. Very nice man. He spoke English. He told me I didn’t need osteotomy for my septal deviation, which he was the only one to say so. Even doctors I’ve consulted in America said I needed osteotomy. Dr. Hoon also mentioned that he would make my nose look “natural”. I wanted a high bridge and he said no. I was also unsure of his experience with male noses as most of his pictures were of female noses. This was the only clinic that took photos of my nose.

4. Pitangui: this was a very fancy clinic. There was a white grand piano in the lobby! The consultant spoke English, but the doctor did not. I consulted with Dr. Cho. Maybe he was tired, but he did not seem interested in what I had to say. He told me what he would do for me and that was it. He never even touched my face. The consultant said that he was very good at noses, but I just didn’t get a good feeling from him. The clinic is very pretty though and the staff were really nice.

5. Jewelry: I did not choose this clinic. My translator thought that I should check them out because they were supposedly good with noses. Upon entering, I immediately noticed that all the staff looked alike: big eyes, big foreheads, slim noses, v-line faces, and super skinny. It was like they came out of a factory. They also seem to not be able to smile. I thought that was pretty funny. The consultant made me wait almost 40mins after my appointment time before I could speak with the doctor. Apparently he was “busy”. I consulted with Dr. Park. He seemed very nervous throughout the interview. He was fidgety and sweating. He also wanted to use ear cartilage and not septal. Even after I told him that I did not want to do ear cartilage, he said that he only uses ear cartilage. After that I decided to cross Jewelry off my list. However, if you like the “Gangnam” style look, then Jewelry is the place for you. Even though they looked alike, the staff were very pretty.

So far I’m pretty happy with my surgery. I’m still a bit swollen and bruised around the eyes and cheeks, but it’s getting better. The prices for my type of rhino ranged from 4mil to 7mil. I paid with credit card so my costs were 10% higher than normal as well. I prefer to pay in credit card because I get mileage points for using it. (so i get more than 10% back in airfare anyway)

My advice would be to come to Seoul and visit the clinics and doctors. Do your research, know what you want, and take the advice from other forumers with a grain of salt. Everyone has their own needs and wants and not every clinic will appeal to you in the same way. I hope this helps some of you in your surgery journeys. Good luck!
Nosehttps://forum.purseblog.com/threads/best-plastic-surgery-clinics-in-korea-read-1st-post-before-posting.780226/page-529#post-25489268
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beautyinnature
Review10 Sep 15-100
I am an Asian Girl originally from North East Asia, andmoved to North America when I was really young.
Due to Asian media especially, where all the girls are nowsporting extra-large looking eyes and wearing enlarged pupil lens and eachlooking like Bratz dolls————> I get to admit, I really want to gounder the knife as well to get these huge looking eyes, to improve my look evenmore (the stupid thing is that, I already know I was pretty, but I want tobecome even more sparkly———– so my greed get the best of me) .
So I went to Corea: And I had a really terrible experienceat Pitangui Medical & Beauty in Seoul, Korea. —————–>This ismy first experience of going under the knife and it turn out to be a nightmare.
I went to Korea just for epicanthoplasty and lateralcanthoplasty on my eyes and the results was a disaster. I have to fly back toKorea six months later to get fix my eyes back to the way it was before at anotherclinic for an epicanthoplasty and lateral canthoplasty reversal. There is alarge hole on each of my outer corner of my two eyes, and large scars on theinner corners!!! Not only did I not getthe results I wanted for my eyes, my eyes were ruined (I don’t want to be a superficialabout my physical appearance, but I am definitely way prettier before mysurgery———–> thus I became really depressed, because not only did myphysical appearance not improve, I now sport two giant holes on my outer cornereyelids. I also have to work in labs with chemicals, so I have to endure for along time where my eyes are so sore and it hurts!!!)!!!
Not only did the main doctor from Pitangui denied that therewas any problem, he told me it was completely nature to have a hole at each ofthe outer corner of my eyes!!! Completely BS!!! First time I visited him, ok hedoes not speak English, I am ok with that because there was a translator. Thesecond I visited him for post-surgery complication, he becomes really unfriendly,rude and not happy in his tone of voice when speaking in Korean, just because Ihad some question about my eye results (my sister and I waited for him for30mins and he only saw us for 2mins max to discuss about the problem, he saidwe have to go after two mins because he have meeting to go too, wtf????). Basically,he completely dismissed us and told us that there is nothing to worry about.
So I went to another clinic for the Reversal Procedure tofix the problem!!!!
Do not go to Pitangui, there service at first is ok and theymight look professional, but if there is a problem they will not help you andwill dismiss you entirely.
I am posting this because I don’t want others to go throughthe same experience as I went through
Note: I have also learned my lesson after this painfulexperience—-> is to never become greedy about anything and your looks is definitelynot the most important!!! Your health and well-being is the most important!
Thx for listening to my rant!
Eyes, Aftercarehttps://forum.purseblog.com/threads/double-eyelid-surgery-epi-lateral-master-thread.856874/page-58#post-29148579
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bellyshiokReview29 Jul 13100
Just consulted Dr Yoo at Pitangui n he certainly is very experienced!1 look at my eyelids n straightaway told me how he can correct them!!! Very straight forward n doesnt suggest unnecessary proceedures! Charges are much lower than wat was quoted at Vip!!!Nicole de consultant is very patient n thorough in explaining.I felt cery comfortable n confident but ll go fir 1 more consult at JW tmr to compare b4 i decide.
Eyeshttps://forum.purseblog.com/threads/has-anybody-tried-pitangui.803826/page-18#post-25071876
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bellyshiokRumor1 Aug 13100
Today i requested a 2nd consult with Dr Yoo at Pitangui n Nicole kindly arranged.

I went with a Korean lady whose guest hse i stayed.Apparently her daughter got her eyelids revision done aft 3 failed surgeries.Dr Yoo successfully corrected them,though dats 15 yrs ago.He may be older than most PS but i believe in his great ecperiences.He kindly went through n told my Korean friend how he is going to correct my eyes n facelifting.He described plastic surgery as a skilful art.He didnt suggest unnecessary proceedures!Most drs wan to fill u w fats grafted fr yr body but instead he told me he will not cos he didnt think i need.As for pricing i think they re less then JW n VIP dat i ve consulted! N in all fairness,even after my 2nd consult Nicole didnt press me for deposit or commitment! I told her frankly i m doing 2nd rds of consult before i decide n she just told me she understands n just email if i ve reached a decision.Honestly I felt de most comfortable with Dr.Yoo! No what, I am going tmr to put deposit, n my trust in Dr.Yoo!My Korean friend also support my decision. Her 1st was JW but aft our 2nd consult at JW n Pitangui she said she ll go with Dr.Yoo.AND my anointed master monk also agreed Dr.Yoo is a gd choice!
Eyeshttps://forum.purseblog.com/threads/has-anybody-tried-pitangui.803826/page-18#post-25093103
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Blueblood444
Rumor27 Sep 14-100
Hi! My cousins are aware of Pitangui as it’s one of the oldest plastic surgery clinics in Korea. However, they don’t have a great reputation amongst locals. My cousins don’t recommend it at all.

I paid 1 200 000 KRW for non-incision DES called “double embedding” at Banobagi. The doctor recommended this procedure as I wanted a quick recovery and natural-looking eyelids. The surgery only took 20 minutes! It’s technically non-incision, but he explained to me that the hold is much more permanent than the standard non-incision technique.

I’m not sure if Opera provides airport pickup. They don’t seem that foreigner-friendly but I’m sure it’s negotiable if you’re paying for multiple procedures! If you can speak Mandarin, you will definitely have an easier time communicating with their consultant.

With regards to your other questions, the other ladies provided really helpful information! It’s definitely the cheapest to take a bus from the airport to Gangnam. If you want the best exchange rate, you’ll have to venture to Nandaemun Market, where you’ll find old ajummas sitting on wads of cash who offer the best rates by far. They keep thousands of dollars in various currencies (dollars, yuan, yen, etc.) so you can exchange as much or as little as you want. However, I would caution you against travelling with too much cash as pickpockets are a common problem in Korea. If you want a safer option, most ATMs from major Korean banks (Hana, Uri, KEB) will accept foreign debit cards. Make sure to look for the “global” symbol before you insert your card.

For shopping, I would recommend Dongdaemun Night Market in Gangbuk! More specifically, a multi-story building called “Doota” (short for Doosan Tower). You’ll find the latest trends, and the quality of products being sold there is amazing considering the price. It is always PACKED with Chinese tourists, so most merchants can speak passable English and Mandarin. Don’t bother bargaining as strict rules have been enforced in recent years to discourage that practice. Rather, ask for “service”, which is essentially free stuff like an extra keychain, etc. The only downsides are that you can’t try on the clothes beforehand, and if you’re a size 6US or higher, it may be difficult to find clothes that fit. Luckily, the current trend is baggy and loose so I was able to find shirts that fit me, but I gave up on pants 🙁 go there at night, because that’s when it really lights up.

If you’re interested in buying Korean name brands or skincare/makeup, don’t bother shopping at Myeongdong. Myeongdong is fun to walk around in, but it’s a tourist trap and many vendors will blatantly raise prices for tourists. Instead, wake up early and head to the Lotte Duty Free in Jamsil, next to Lotte World, by 10ish. Take the subway, line 2, and get off at Jamsil. If you go there later in the day, you will suffocate from all the other tourists – I’m not exaggerating, I nearly had a mental breakdown. The prices are the best and you can buy in bulk. The great thing about duty free in Korea is that they let you take home your purchases immediately IF IT’S A KOREAN BRAND. They have everything from Amore Pacific and Sulhwasoo, which are more high end, to cheaper brands like Nature Republic and Etude House – all of which you can take with you on site. Remember to bring your plane ticket and passport!

If you’re into high end clothing, visit Garosugil, SSG, and the Galleria Department Store. Personally, I wouldn’t buy international designer labels in Korea as it’s much more expensive than back home, but these places are fun for people-watching. Generally speaking, everyone looks very beautiful and if you’re lucky you might even spot a celebrity. The underground food court at Galleria is to die for! My mum is a professional chef, and we both enjoyed the Korean food there.

Other than shopping, I really, REALLY recommend that you visit Samcheongdong and Gahoedong in Gangbuk. You can see both together as the two districts are located next to each other. My family used to live in Gahoedong, which is the traditional village with all the old homes. Our old house, 177-4 Gahoedong, Jongno-gu, was turned into a book cafe after it was sold. The area has has gotten busier in recent years, but it’s still nice to have a walk around. Samcheongdong also has nice shopping areas for jewelry and cute souvenirs.

For cheap shopping, definitely head over to Idae, which is the shopping area near Ehwa Women’s University. The prices are so cheap, and the options are endless. Hongdae is also fun, but I wouldn’t recommend going there alone at night as it can get a bit crazy.

Good luck ?
Otherhttps://forum.purseblog.com/threads/double-eyelid-surgery-epi-lateral-master-thread.856874/page-14#post-27452208
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cheonRumor5 May 13100
Diddo! You are the first person I heard of using the tail bone for rhinoplasty. Maybe the surgeon was scared of puncturing her lung and got it somewhere else? I dunno. Did she have documentation to show that she had her implants from down there?

I haven’t done my nose yet. I am hopefully going to go get it done by the end of this month. Haven’t changed the clinics I plan to consult with and I still favor Pitangui over the others just because my friend went there but it will all still depend on how it goes during the actual consultation.
Otherhttps://forum.purseblog.com/threads/asian-nose-job-3.731363/page-210#post-24550445
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Cix123Review8 May 14100
Hey guys! If you guys read the earlier pages in this thread, I have mentioned that I will be going to Pitangui for a nose revision (June 2013.) Well, I’m like a year late with my review. Anyway, here’s some bg info.

I got my first nose job with VIP and it came out like a typical VIP nose, very bulbous looking. I decided to go with Pitangui because this is the only clinic I can afford. I honestly forgot the cost because it’s been that long, but it was somewhere around the lines of 2k.

Pitangui offers pickup service from the airport, which is good. As soon as I got to Pitangui, I noticed the grand looking interior. They have a big piano located in the lobby. I got to meet Nicole (and she reminds me of Noeul from K-pop girl group, Rainbow) and I discussed with her in person what I wanted, which was not much. All I wanted was a smaller tip. Before I went to do my surgery, I wanted to take a shower because I haven’t showered in like almost 24 hours (yuck). Unlike VIP, Pitangui does not have shower stalls anywhere in the building. She offered me another option in which she described was like “going in a sauna”. She said it’s originally $200 but she’ll charge me $50. Even $50 was a freaking rip off. As soon as I got to that “sauna” place thing, I took off my clothes and I literally just laid down for 10 minutes while water was splashing on me. No soap. But a worker did come to wash my hair. So I paid $50 to get my hair washed. I honestly felt like the table machine I was laying on felt soooo dirty.

Anyway, after the “shower”, I went up to the guest room they have right by the operation room. Honestly, the guest room looked a bit dirty too.. and the bathroom did not have soap. Soon after, the doctor came in to look at my nose. We talked for about 5 minutes and then I went to the operating room. Honestly, I don’t remember anything bad about it. The nurses were friendly and the surgery took less than an hour. Even after the surgery, my nose did not feel HORRIBLY PAINFUL, but just a little stuffy with slight pain. And honestly, I can’t comment too much on the doctor’s skills because my surgery was like a simple surgery. Also, the difference isn’t an obvious change since like I said, it was a small and simple surgery, but I do feel better about myself.

So, overall, the only bad thing I can say is that it’s a bit dirty and that they don’t have shower stalls. I am so sure many people go straight to Pitangui from the airport… Anyway, they don’t offer a ride when you leave Korea so you will have to take the taxi yourself. They charge you a certain amount I forgot, for the personal driver of theirs to drive you to the airport, but take the taxi. It was like $20 cheaper than the amount they quoted. Oh yeah, and most of the girl workers in Pitangui were very natural looking. There was only 1, that I recall who worked at the front desk, that looked like she had many procedures done.
Nosehttps://forum.purseblog.com/threads/has-anybody-tried-pitangui.803826/page-43#post-26720385
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cleftmaleReview28 Dec 16100
I had just finished my appointment with Pitangui’s Dr. Yoo facilitated by Mandy (the clinic consultant).

Not at all pushy if anything they were very conservative, wanting to maintain their reputation.

I feel safe in their hands because they were trying to avoid this and that. Effectively cutting my surgery list by half and Mandy said that Dr. Yoo has been doing plastic surgery for 30 years or so., he have enough patients and so the motivation will not be the money anymore because he gets by just fine.

The major consideration factor here is that he don’t want to do my nose because it was done previously with a rib cartilage and the nose bulbous tip is due to the big cartilage that the Kaohsiung Doctor chose. If it were a foreign object, the revisional rhinoplasty will be clear cut.

I will recommend the clinic to anyone who want to be safe because the doctor is rather conservative. You are in good hands!

I will continue looking because I have a complicated profile to fix.
Otherhttps://forum.purseblog.com/threads/facial-contouring-for-cleft-individuals-research-planning-for-ps-in-korea.954397/page-2#post-30924138
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cookiechipmunk
Review25 Nov 13100
Hi sundaelove,
I’m currently at day 3 after my opt and all I can say is pitangui is really really great.
The post opt care is good and the nurses really take good care of you when you’re in the recovery room. I read about the loss of valuables but it didn’t occur to me that they would because they’re really helpful! They even guided me to some restaurant that serves porridge to help with my swelling. All I can say was the nurses are great!

One thing to mention was Dr Yoo is slightly less chatty and friendly (maybe he was tired from surgery or simply because he is reputable) I didn’t really ask many questions but he did touch my body and touch my face while giving suggestions. To be honest I think he is really good because from the way he talks I know that he know what he is doing and what he offer is the best for his patients.
I did arm lipo, hip and inner thigh. He said my hip was more of the concern than my thigh or my arm. I would say that the pain tolerance level for the arm till this date is 3/10? The hip is way more painful compared to the arm.
I did chin fatgraft, Botox jaw and skin Botox. I wanted to do accusculpt but he didn’t recommend it because he said accusculpt may cause sunken cheeks when we age. Skin Botox is a special procedure that he created to reduce fats and lift up your skin under the cheeks to have a fuller cheek and less flabby skin below the cheeks.
Having done Botox for quite some time already and doing it again with the skin Botox and the chin fat graft really help me in achieving a similar effect as V line but in a more natural look.

It was a very happy experience doing it and I didn’t felt that I had any concern on getting a bad surgery with them.

I’ll provide before after either here or by PM but currently I’ll enjoy shopping here first because I walked a lot after the surgery already. (Shopping helps a lot!)

All the best regardless which clinic you’re heading! 😉
Liposuction, Fat Graft, Botox
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cookiechipmunk
Review25 Nov 13100
Oh! To add on, Dr Yoo showed quite a number of before after pictures during consultation so that you can have an idea of how you’ll look like after the surgery! My surgery was 1.5 hours right after consult since I paid the deposit!

Nicole insisted that I have a complementary pick up service from the airport too! She wasn’t really pushy about the procedures and she offers about 10% discount for multiple procedures! 😉

Hope it helps and good luck!
Otherhttps://forum.purseblog.com/threads/has-anybody-tried-pitangui.803826/page-27#post-25756530
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daytona289Review25 Nov 13100
I agree with you that dr yoo doesn’t talk a lot nor does he recommend u unnecessary surgery. He will ask what’s your concern area and then give his best shot. Nicole is super nice and she too, doesn’t push u into the surgery. In term of service, they are best in class. I can’t comment on the skill and my result as yet as i’m only 3 weeks post ops.
Aftercarehttps://forum.purseblog.com/threads/has-anybody-tried-pitangui.803826/page-27#post-25756692
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daytona289Review11 Jul 14-100
I did lower blep last nov and also experienced darker circle and inner corner after the surgery. 🙁 It’s already 8 months post op for me.
Eyeshttps://forum.purseblog.com/threads/aone-review.874259/#post-27073751
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dyn582Review20 Apr 16100
Ok I’m 2 months out. Bottom line: if I could go back, I would still do it, but it’s not as good as I expected.

I somewhat naively believed after facial liposuction of the cheeks, I would have that male model look, with hollow cheeks, and the skin looking tight and shrink-wrapped over the jaw and cheekbone. It’s not like that. My cheek size has definitely been reduced, and I’m happy about that, but it’s not a very dramatic change.

Anyways, like I said before, check out other clinics. Pitangui did mine for 1.3 million won. If you have chubby cheeks, this will help, but be realistic about the results. It wasn’t a huge reduction. But for things on the face, even millimeters help, right? Oh yeah, keep in mind that you’ll look horrendous for about a month. People asked if I was okay, specifically pointing out my cheeks.

By the way, from what I’m reading in this long thread, I would NOT go to pitangui for nosejobs or eye related stuff. Dr. Yoo really doesn’t seem to listen very carefully or have long consultations. He’s the longest practicing plastic surgeon in korea, so I feel like he just nods along and tries to speed up the consultation like “yeah uh huh yeah I’ve heard it all before. Don’t worry I’ve done this a million times” kind of attitude.

Also, the clinic is called Pitangui (a really strange name in korean) because Dr. Yoo studied under Dr. Pitanguy, a famous plastic surgeon in brazil. While South Korea is the world’s capitol for face plastic surgery, Brazil is pretty much known as the world’s capitol for body plastic surgery. I don’t know if that makes Dr. Yoo good, but what I’m trying to say is that I would feel a LITTLE more confident about Dr. Yoo’s abilities for things like boob jobs and liposuction. I would guess that unlike eyes and noses (which can be done 20 different ways, and requires you to listen carefully to what the patient wants) things like liposuction can only really be done one way.

So yeah mentally, I thought “okay (1) liposuction can only be done one way, (2) hes very experienced at it, and (3) trained to do it in a place where they’re known for it… and (4) the price is the best I’ve received…”.

I just wish I could find more reviews of people who got this procedure done. It’s so rare. I don’t know if anyone gets this done and says “wow! I love it! what a great choice!” or if they all come out like me thinking “Yeah this was kinda helpful, but not by much”
Liposuctionhttps://forum.purseblog.com/threads/has-anybody-tried-pitangui.803826/page-49#post-31267271
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eskimo90Review24 Jun 14100
Hi everybody, I just got my surgery at Pitangui yesterday Monday the 23rd. I came all the way from the US by myself and was really nervous traveling around a foreign country that I didn’t even know the language at all (i’m Vietnamese). They picked me up at the airport and drove me directly to my hotel at Lex, which was like an hour away. My whole flight actually got cancelled and I was nervous they wouldn’t read my email in time to know my flight has changed, but they were there still waiting there when I got off the plane to pick me up. I did the consult with Dr. Yoo at 10:30 and my surgery was at 11:30. The consult was very brief maybe like 5-10 minutes and I had consulted to get incisional double eyelid with ptosis correction; dorsal augmentation, lengthening and tip projection for my nose, eye bag repositioning, chin implant, and fat grafting to my cheeks and eyes. The price they gave me was good for all the stuff I was gonna get, but I even bargained down a little bit more. The place looked very elegant and the surgery room wasn’t as dirty as I had thought it was gonna be based on previous reviews. I went through surgery for about 3-4 hours. It was a little bit scary at first because they gave me medicine to supposedly put me to sleep twice, but I could not fall asleep either time so was awake the whole time under twilight sedation. It felt like I was really drunk but was still aware of all the things that are happening. I heard everything as well although I didn’t dare to open my eyes. I felt lots of pressure and at times I would feel some pain, but he would give me more anesthesia. He did my nose first, then my eyes (which hurt the most), then my chin and then the fat grafting. Overall, it was a bit scary because I knew everything tbat was going on, but after I was well rested for an hour in the guest room and was able to look in the mirror, I was already happy with my results and don’t regret a thing. My eyes were finally symmetrical (as it was uneven before the surgery because I had more ptosis on one eye than the other). My nose was definitely more defined as he told me he was going to remove some of the excess connective tissues on the sides as well to make it look smaller without reducing the alar base. My chin was a little pointier, which for some reason made my lips look more shaped. I have no idea how that happened, but I love my lip shape the way they are right now and don’t know if its just the anesthesia making it numb and different or what. I’m also returning in a few days to get my lips color tattooed hopefully. The post-op instructions were good. They gave me all these medicines (painkillers and antibiotics) and told me what I should and should not do. I’m returning today to get antibiotic injections and tomorrow as well. I’m not in any pain at all, but my eyes are a little tearing and blurry so I can’t see as clearly. Some bleeding still occurs around my eyes but I’m constantly cleaning it with a q-tip with hydrogen peroxide that I brought myself. The girls were really nice. They made sure I was fully conscious before they let me go. And when I said i was gonna walk back to my hotel, which was like around the corner they were even worried for me, but I was OK and just wanted to go back to the hotel. Overall, the experience was good, except the being awake part (for some reason I didn’t get knocked out as I had hoped). Oh also the girls told me that if I wasn’t satisfied with ANY of my procedures I can get a revision for free within one year. At first I thought that they must make lots of mistakes, but after the surgery I was already happy with my results and having the option of revision is like a “warranty” for me. I definitely recommend this clinic to anyone. I like that it’s small and there’s only one doctor that works on you instead of being juggled around to 10 different doctors. I can give anyone more details about my experience if you like. Ok that’s all for now.
Eyes, Nose, Fat Graft, Chin, Aftercare
https://forum.purseblog.com/threads/has-anybody-tried-pitangui.803826/page-44#post-26975590
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eskimo90Review27 Jun 14100
I’m posting up an update picture of my eyes from before, immediately after surgery, one day after, and two days after. You can see I have severe ptosis on one of my eyes and a little less on the other. This makes my head tilt towards the weak side unconcsciously as you can see in this picture. The ptosis was corrected right after the surgery and you can see my head doesn’t tilt anymore and you can see that my eyes are more symmetrical. I also got fat grafted on my upper eyelids as you can see the “hollow”, which can make one look older and also fat removed from my lower eyelids (fat repositioning) to remove the darkness underneathe. PLEASE RESPECT MY PRIVACY AND DO NOT POST THIS OR COPY THIS ANYWHERE ELSE. I’m posting this so people on this forum after me can make a more confident and informed decision. I know it was hard to find post-surgical reviews, comments and pictures as it was for me during my long research so I’m just trying to help you all out.
To answer your question about the lip tattoo, I’m not sure what she is but they called her “doctor” and she was the only one performing all the procedures and seems like everyone else were just assistants or nurses. She’s the same women you see on the website. I didn’t know you have to be a doctor to do these cosmetic procedures, but she might have some special degree I dunno. She was alright, not too friendly, but not mean either. I was shocked she didn’t ask me what color I wanted however, and my lips and throat were so numb that I could barely talk or swallow to say anything. She just asked the translator that I wanted a “natural pink color right because my lips are too brown?” and all I can say was yes. It’s beginning to fade but still wayyyy tooo red for me. I wanted something natural so hope her expertise is good or else I’d be an upset client, since I thought it was rather kinda expensive.
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eskimo90Rumor7 January 14100
Hey Thuy Trang, I’m Vietnamese also and is going in June. Which clinic did you choose? I heard of pitangui and a local friend has found out that it does mostly celebrities and they quoted me for very cheap for my eyes and nose. If you’d like to travel together that’d be nice. ALso, I’ve heard your post about a translator for surgery name sophia shin. Is she good and reliable? Have you met her personally and talk to her yet? I want to know before I make arrangements with her.
Otherhttps://forum.purseblog.com/threads/best-plastic-surgery-clinics-in-korea-read-1st-post-before-posting.780226/page-579#post-25975673
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glorygcReview21 Jan 13100
hello there, I got my double eyelids and rhinoplasty done at Pitangui medical&beauty. I got recommended by my korean friend and she said that it is the oldest plastic surgery clinic in Korea. I asked Dr. Yoo, the medical director. He opened his clinic in 1988. Before I went to Korea, I sent emails to many clinics and shortlisted two for the face to face consultations. I didn’t want to go to so many because i would get confused. I sent emails to pitangui, bk, grand, dream, vip and teium. And I chose pitangui and bk in the end because pitangui gave me the most info with simulation images and i heard a lot about bk so I wanted to try. And they are actually located almost right next to each other. my surgery went well i think. I am still recovering tho. I got incision double eyelids and ptosis correction so the crease is a bit still red but my eyes got a lot bigger and pupils are showing much more than before. I used a silicone implant and ear cartilage for the nose tip. I really wanted a natural look for my nose but slightly higher. I think it looks a bit higher than I expected that Dr. Yoo said it will get slightly lower when the whole swelling is gone. I got my surgeries in mid december.
Eyes, Nosehttps://forum.purseblog.com/threads/best-plastic-surgery-clinics-in-korea-read-1st-post-before-posting.780226/page-240#post-23789856
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HyenRumor10 Nov 13100
Thank you for your warning . Btw i have friend who has her nose done at Pitangui and i have to say that she is really satisfied with her result and i didn’t see any bad review on them yet .
Otherhttps://forum.purseblog.com/threads/asian-nose-job-3.731363/page-261#post-25673564
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Icy CReview15 May 14-100
Hi all! Its been just over 5 weeks since I’ve had my eyes and nose done. I want to share my experience here because PF has helped me a lot with my research and I’d like to contribute something back to this forum.

CONSULTATION
I arrived in Seoul on a Sunday staying at Ephaphatha Residence for 12 nights and went straight to Pitangui with a few other pf members for a consultation. I knew before I came that I would not be choosing them from some bad reviews I’ve read but I still went there because it doesn’t hurt to consult with them to get a vibe of how it all works. The consultation wasn’t very good because Dr Yoo didn’t even touch my face. He suggested I get ear cartilage to fill a dent in my nose (I have no idea), nose bridge + tip augmentation, deviated septum correction, incisional double eyelid and fat graft for upper cheek. We talked about the price afterwards with Nicole (English speaking consultant) the price after bargaining came up to 5.8 mil won, so I decided to use that to bargain with other clinics.

The next day we went to DA for consultation. We were greeted by Katie the in-house translator with some forms to fill in, she was so polite. I went with Mindy and my sister for the consultation, whilst we waited we flipped through their before and after book and I thought the transformations were really pretty. I was then taken to a room where they took my photos.

After some waiting we got to see Dr Anh, during my consultation (for the nose) he noticed my deviated bridge and septum right away he even asked me if I had been in an accident which I don’t think I have. He told me he can only correct about 80% which I thought was really honest of him, he would perform osteotomy to improve the deviated bridge (I didn’t ask how so I actually don’t know what the procedure involves). He also said he will use soft silicone for my bridge (he will decide which implant size is suitable when he opens up the nose) and septal cartilage for the tip, if there isn’t enough then he would use the ear cartilage instead. There was also a small hump on my nose so he will shave it. I said I wanted a natural result so I let him decide what nose would suit me best and I agreed with what he suggested. Next I saw Dr Lee, he had a metal eye thing and prodded my eyelids and I was instructed to open and close my eyes. He said I have ptosis so it’s best to get it corrected and because I have sagging skin I should get incisional. I asked what type of crease will suit me and he said small/medium in-out fold, and that a big fold wouldn’t suit me because of my eye shape. I went with what he suggested too.

Afterwards we sat down with the consultant and discussed the price, with some bargaining we managed to get the price we budgeted for.

We left and was on our way to View but changed our minds as we were happy with DA so we kakaod them to confirm the surgeries and went back there to pay the deposit and get the blood work and x-ray done. The surgery was scheduled for next morning.

SURGERY
Me and my sister arrived in the morning, and was told to change into their surgical clothes. My sister is first (she’s only doing her eyes). I was waiting in the consultation room for a while then got moved to the patient’s room to wait, so I slept a bit. When I woke up my sister had already finished her surgery and I got to see her before I went in for mine, she told me it didn’t hurt at all apart from when they put the IV needle in. I had mine put it and it did really hurt!! Katie walked me to the surgery room, I went on the operating bed and they strapped me down, I was shivering due to nerves and was a bit cold so the nurse put 2 blankets on me. I could also see my photos on the wall. Dr Lee came in and drew on my eyes then I went to sleep, I woke up in a dreamy state, and he told me to open and close eyes a few times, next thing I knew it was finished. Somebody came in soon after and gave me the general anesthesia. I woke up again but feeling very weak, I was helped to the recovery room then about an hour later I went back into the patient’s room. My sister was waiting in the room for me for about 5 hours, the nurse said I should lay down for another hour and I’ll be set to go. My head was spinning and I had a terrible migraine, I also felt really sick, it was the worst thing ever. They said I should stay another hour or so to see if I get any better but it didn’t so I stayed over night with the nurses taking care of me. Katie was so kind, before she went home she told the nurses to call her if I need anything. but I couldn’t get any sleep as I kept throwing up and I couldn’t breathe through my nose because of the cotton stuffed inside. It made my mouth so dry my tongue felt like a rock.

POST OP
I felt better in the morning so I went back to the residence and stayed in and drank my pumpkin juice, manuka honey and vitamin c. I had to take the medication and apply the ice pack 3 times a day. Katie is so sweet, she came by to visit because she was worried about me but I missed her because I was asleep. Swelling and bruising was the worst on Day 2 and 3, I started going out from day 4. The only people that looked at me in a funny way were the Chinese tourists, I even overheard 2 ladies speaking in Cantonese gossiping about me saying I looked ugly 🙁 so I told them yeah and so what? Haha their faces looked shocked. Cotton was taken out of my nose on day 3 and the nose splint and stitches were taken out day 7. When they took the stitches out it felt like when you accidentally grab your skin with tweezers. With the nose splint it felt like my nose was going to come off with it. I was so excited to finally see what it looks like, and I was pleased with the result. Afterwards we got a complimentary deswelling treatment and saw the Drs for checkup and questions. Dr Anh told me he used a 4mm implant and that my nose looks good. Dr Lee said that that the small extra crease line in my left eye will go away eventually when the swelling goes down.

I flew back home 10 days post op, and back to work 14 days post op. My family, friends and colleagues all knew that I went to do plastic surgery so I didn’t have to explain to them. Now I am 36 days post op and the height of my nose has slightly decreased due to reduced swelling but I still like it. My eyes are still a bit swollen especially when I wake up in the morning, my left eye looks like it has ptosis with a larger crease than my left, but I have to wait it out because it could be due to the swelling. If anyone can give me some insight on this I’d be really grateful.

Excuse my bad skin, here are my before and afters(taken day 35 post op):

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Eyes, Nosehttps://forum.purseblog.com/threads/daprs.863085/page-10#post-26755654
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jessiieReview17 Jan 14-100
Hi everyone! Just my little input on Pitangui. I had plastic surgery done at Pitangui in October 2013. I had my eyes revised, rhino revision, fat graft and magic thread lift for my laugh lines. I have to say their clinic is very nice when first entering. Nicole and the girls were all very nice. I was told that I will be able to speak to him right before surgery to go through any other details I was concerned about. I went in for the consultation and paid for it all in cash about 8,000USD, which I think is a pretty great deal! I booked my procedures for the same day at 5pm. I went in and they took me into the recovery rooms to change etc.. went into the surgery room to take pictures and take IV. The recovery rooms were not nice, felt like an insane asylum. The surgery room was even worst. It was smaller than my bathroom. I’m not exaggerating. If anyone had surgery here I think they can agree. It did not seem professional at all. Something in my stomach said this isn’t right..But I already paid and there was no turning back. As I laid on the surgery table waiting for the chief surgeon, I could hear him working on another patient next door ( doors were paper thin), I can hear a little screaming a little moaning, drilling and what not. I waited about 30-45 minutes before he came in. As soon as he came in, I wanted to say something because they said I would be able to but he immediately started pumping me with meds and before I knew it, I awoke to him telling me to look straight because he was working on my nose. It was REDICULOUSLY PAINFUL. THE WHOLE PROCEDURE. I was crying and telling them give me more meds but they were all just trying to calm me down. I wasn’t being a cry baby, I had my eyes and nose done in the US prior to this and it was nothing like this. I felt like I was in a horror movie. After the agony was over, I was taken to the recovery room where I literally laid for 10 minutes before you hurried me out, told me here is my cab and turned back. WTF?! I’m a foreigner, alone, after having 4 procedures doped up on meds.. you just left me there with the cab driver that doesn’t speak english? ok..

Anyways that was beyond the point but to conclude, my experience with Pitangui was not pleasant. I had high hopes for this place. I did a lot of research with other places and also went for different consultations at BK, DR OZ, GRAND.. I went with pitangui because the they were around the longest, the surgeon was very thoroughly and knowledgeable about everything we talked about. sighhhhh -______-

As for the outcome, my nose is not all how I wanted it to be. The tip is very bulbous, my bridge is not entered and is too low. I initially asked for a facelift and they said no, it was unnecessary and offered the magic thread lift only. I regret taking their advice because it didn’t provide the dramatic change I had hoped for. It’s been 3 months since my surgeries, I contacted Pitangui about my problems and they offered to fix my nose free of charge. I am coming back to Seoul in April to touch up my fat graft. Should I let them revise my nose or should I opt to go elsewhere? Any thoughts?
Nose, Liftshttps://forum.purseblog.com/threads/has-anybody-tried-pitangui.803826/page-34#post-26034684
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jessiieReview17 Jan 14100
Hi everyone! Just my little input on Pitangui. I had plastic surgery done at Pitangui in October 2013. I had my eyes revised, rhino revision, fat graft and magic thread lift for my laugh lines. I have to say their clinic is very nice when first entering. Nicole and the girls were all very nice. I was told that I will be able to speak to him right before surgery to go through any other details I was concerned about. I went in for the consultation and paid for it all in cash about 8,000USD, which I think is a pretty great deal! I booked my procedures for the same day at 5pm. I went in and they took me into the recovery rooms to change etc.. went into the surgery room to take pictures and take IV. The recovery rooms were not nice, felt like an insane asylum. The surgery room was even worst. It was smaller than my bathroom. I’m not exaggerating. If anyone had surgery here I think they can agree. It did not seem professional at all. Something in my stomach said this isn’t right..But I already paid and there was no turning back. As I laid on the surgery table waiting for the chief surgeon, I could hear him working on another patient next door ( doors were paper thin), I can hear a little screaming a little moaning, drilling and what not. I waited about 30-45 minutes before he came in. As soon as he came in, I wanted to say something because they said I would be able to but he immediately started pumping me with meds and before I knew it, I awoke to him telling me to look straight because he was working on my nose. It was REDICULOUSLY PAINFUL. THE WHOLE PROCEDURE. I was crying and telling them give me more meds but they were all just trying to calm me down. I wasn’t being a cry baby, I had my eyes and nose done in the US prior to this and it was nothing like this. I felt like I was in a horror movie. After the agony was over, I was taken to the recovery room where I literally laid for 10 minutes before you hurried me out, told me here is my cab and turned back. WTF?! I’m a foreigner, alone, after having 4 procedures doped up on meds.. you just left me there with the cab driver that doesn’t speak english? ok..

Anyways that was beyond the point but to conclude, my experience with Pitangui was not pleasant. I had high hopes for this place. I did a lot of research with other places and also went for different consultations at BK, DR OZ, GRAND.. I went with pitangui because the they were around the longest, the surgeon was very thoroughly and knowledgeable about everything we talked about. sighhhhh -______-

As for the outcome, my nose is not all how I wanted it to be. The tip is very bulbous, my bridge is not entered and is too low. I initially asked for a facelift and they said no, it was unnecessary and offered the magic thread lift only. I regret taking their advice because it didn’t provide the dramatic change I had hoped for. It’s been 3 months since my surgeries, I contacted Pitangui about my problems and they offered to fix my nose free of charge. I am coming back to Seoul in April to touch up my fat graft. Should I let them revise my nose or should I opt to go elsewhere? Any thoughts?
Eyeshttps://forum.purseblog.com/threads/has-anybody-tried-pitangui.803826/page-34#post-26034684
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jessiieReview17 Jan 14100
Fat Graft, Aftercare
https://forum.purseblog.com/threads/has-anybody-tried-pitangui.803826/page-34#post-26034684
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kkpeobeeReview15 Sep 17-100
I used these forums heavily when I was researching clinic/surgery options so I figured this is the least I could do to return the favour by giving a review of my experience. Hopefully it’s helpful to someone! Just a warning, this is very, very long and detailed! Good luck getting through it all

I’m currently 7 months post op for Rhino and Blepharoplasty (undereye) but I started the process almost 1 year ago now! I originally went in just wanting to have rhinoplasty, my nose was deviated and aquiline so I wanted a hump removal and deviation correction but decided last minute to add the undereye too.

STEP 1 – Online consults:

I contacted many clinics for online consults to get an idea of price and general consensus on what the clinics thought was the best course of action. I won’t bother going into lots of detail about them as you most likely don’t care but will list the quotes for those interested:

TL: 6,000 USD
April 31: 7,900 USD
View: 4,300 USD (they only quoted the deviation correction, not the hump removal or tip refinement hence the cheap price)
Pintangui: 5,000,000 KWR
Line: 7,450,000 KRW
Migo: 5-6,000,000 KWR
DAU: 6,000 USD
Banobagi: 6,050,000 KRW.
Dream: 6,000,000 KRW.
ID: 5,000 USD

It’s worth noting that the quotes that you get online vary greatly from those you get in face to face consults. For me it was just a means of getting an indicative price range as well as a general consensus of the recommended changes/procedural information. In my experience, the price is not the best indication of quality of the surgeon/clinic so I wouldn’t recommend booking places purely based on price.


STEP 2 – Booking consults:
So originally I booked consults through email with JW (Dr Suh), Pintangui, Banobagi and DAU. I only know about Dr Suh from the reviews on this forum, DAU was recommended by a Korean friend and didn’t have much information on the rest of the clinics expect what was in this forum. I paid a $500 deposit with JW to secure a surgery time as the English speaking consultant made it sound like if it didn’t, I wouldn’t be able to have the surgery…

I had booked to stay in an Airbnb in the centre of Gangnam and the host turned out to be really, really amazingly helpful. His entire family worked in the medical field in Korea so he was on first name basis with a lot of surgeons and was able to give me amazing feedback. This is more or less what he told me:

Regarding English speaking consultants at clinics and PS consultancy agencies:
It is a part of their job description to secure deposits. If they ask you for one prior to a face to face consult, DO NOT pay. It’s simply a means of increasing the likelihood of you choosing their clinic/surgeon for the surgery (as you are already financially invested in them. It’s normally not just a small amount either, I would have lost $250 USD had I cancelled 2 days before and $450 USD 1 day before at JW. It was sheer luck that my Airbnb host was able to call them and get 90% of the $500 back 3 days before (this is something they never bothered to tell me…).

Clinics/agents will use the excuse of having incredibly limited surgery times available to pressure you into paying, these are normally lies. They do not ask koeans for deposits after an online consult. As a foreigner, they will happily move local patients around as the profit margin is greater.

Should you later choose to go with the clinic that you paid the deposit with, your bargaining power is also reduced. Your bargaining power is at its highest post face to face consolation, at the last moment before making the final decision. At least one to two days should be given to complete face to face consults and make the final decision to avoid any regrets.


Regarding clinics:
JW (Dr Suh) – Okay. Relatively mid-range, slightly above average skills. JW clinic in general isn’t the best but it’s okay.

Pintangui (Dr Yoo) – The first generation of PS clinic to open in SK, the head Dr of the clinic studied in medicine in Mexico and later named the clinic after his professor’s name.
For me, the fact that he did not study in South Korea (or even America would have been okay) made me really uncomfortable, I chose South Korea because of the high medical standards and did not want to risk a Dr who trained in Mexico working on my face, (this is just my personal opinion, I’m sure Mexico has some great surgeons but I had already decided on Korea…)

Banobagi – Big hospital so results very dependent on the surgeon; the chief rhinoplasty surgeon is very good. Generally well respected hospital.

DAU: Very small clinic, only has 2 Dr’s. Both quite well regarded but no real established reputation to speak of as still quite young.

After this I cancelled Pintangui completely as I just wasn’t comfortable with the Dr’s training there. I also cancelled all the consults I had booked and had my Airbnb host rebook them at more convinient times (I had originally had some consults booked for 7pm at night (JW…) which he has able to change to 2pm for me).

My Airbnb host also recommend I have consults at Ruby (Dr L Wooyong) and Idea (Dr J-D Kwon) as they were both had Dr’s that were well regarded for rhino. I wanted to see 5 clinics in total and though it would be good to try a local’s recommendation.

Purseblog only allows 1000 words per post, please see next post in tread for the remainder of the review…
Nosehttps://forum.purseblog.com/threads/rhino-undereye-surgery-review-at-idea-b-a-pic-includes-consult-reviews-of-jw-bano-ruby-and-dau.972325/
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LacryssaReview23 Apr 13-100
Hi everyone, I finally got around to finish writing about my plastic surgery experience in South Korea. I landed on 31st March and flew back on 16th April. Before flying off, I booked a consultation with Pitangui, Oz, Grand and Banobagi. However, I did not show up for my consultation with Banobagi since I decided they were a bit out of my final budget of $6mil won. I was also getting lazy by the end from moving around too much so I just stayed around Apgujeong Station to walk into other clinics. There were plenty to choose from on that street anyway hahahaha.

I was fortunate to be meeting my boyfriend there during his work vacation. He works as a Korean-English interpreter/translator with a KEPCO branch in UAE and took great care of me throughout my consultations, surgery and recovery. He?s wonderful, I couldn?t have asked for a more perfect companion! It?s a shame he is not based in South Korea or he could offer his interpreting/translating services as a part-time job. I won?t be able to express how grateful and how much I appreciate his support throughout the entire trip.

Procedures:
Nose
Bridge augmentation with I-shape silicone
Tip-plasty
Alar reduction
Eyes
Non-incisional double eyelid
Epicanthoplasty (Only recommended at Pitangui and Grand)

Consultations Day (2nd April 2013)

10 a.m: Pitangui ($5mil won)
Clinic
The building is barely a minute walk away from Sinsa Station Exit 1 (if I remember correctly) and on your right. Although the sign is a little small, it?s still easy and convenient to locate for first-timers. The main lobby is on the 3rd floor so we took an elevator. It brought us right into the clinic when the elevator opens and we were greeted with a clinic as grand as the photos promised. You can have a look at photos of the clinic on their website or Facebook page. It?s the grandest plastic surgery clinic I?ve ever seen (though I haven?t seen that much). My boyfriend even told me they could change their line of business to interior design hahahah. Although it?s very posh, we were honestly a little intimidated at first. There?s even a white grand piano in the centre of the lobby. Maybe it?s just the nerves since it?s my first consultation.

Consultation
I went up to the desk and my boyfriend gave them my name and our scheduled appointment time. Nicole, their interpreter, greeted me and led me to their sofa. She came back shortly with an application form and helped me fill it in. We waited for a bit and went into a consultation room with a consultant and Nicole shortly afterwards. My boyfriend mentioned that it is not necessary for Nicole to be present since he can do the interpreting for me but it was disregarded. They said something about it being a procedure so we let it slide, thinking nothing much of it.

The consultant asked me the usual questions, such as which part of my face I am interested in changing. My boyfriend did most of the talking without my interjection since he knows by heart what I want anyway. Nicole was sitting by the side the entire time and explained the mentioned procedures to me while my boyfriend discussed with the consultant. Nicole left the room for a while and after 15 minutes or so, Doctor Yoo was ready to see me. Nicole came back to fetch me and I stood up, expecting my boyfriend to tag along. However, he was asked to stay behind and wait at the consultation room.

On the way to the doctor?s office, Nicole asked me in a hushed tone if my boyfriend is an interpreter which I hired. I was a bit surprised, said no and attempted to ask if he is allowed to accompany me during my consultation. However, I was quickly ushered into the office so I just let it slide. In retrospect, perhaps I should have insisted more. This turn of events made me feel uncomfortable, insecure and disturbed.

Dr Yoo asked me which aspect of my face I am not satisfied with and recommended appropriate procedures for me. I did not plan to have epicanthoplasty but he recommended it as an option if I want to have it done with my double eyelids. While he did look hard and very carefully at my face during our consultation, he did not touch my facial features throughout the entire session. I regret to say the consultation barely lasted 10 minutes since I was affected by Nicole?s behavior towards my boyfriend. I expected him to be there to assist me because I tend to be forgetful. Needless to say, I was nervous and insecure to be in there alone and it made me feel like I was just being led on by Nicole.

I went back to the consultation room and we discussed which procedure we will be having. The consultant listed each price individually and gave us a total of $5mil won. We tried our luck and haggled but it was unsuccessful. The price is reasonable though, we didn?t have problems with it. My boyfriend was prepared to pay for the deposit but I subtly hinted to him that I need more time to consider (uneasy gut feeling) and we left. I believe we would have gone ahead with Pitangui if Nicole had been more welcoming towards my boyfriend and did not forbid him from accompanying him. Besides that, everything else was great.

Receptionists
Not much to say about them since I did not get to interact with them. Nicole and the consultant took over pretty soon after I gave them my name. They look friendly and were chatting together in a corner behind the desk when I walked in. My boyfriend noted that they were a little loud though, I didn?t really notice. Understandable since it was just 10am and the clinic just opened for the day.

Consultant
She was a very sweet and helpful lady. Although she was nice, she wasn?t being overbearing and we felt comfortable talking to her. She answered all our questions patiently and thoroughly. We had a very nice talk with her and she made us feel welcomed.

Interpreter/Translator
I corresponded with Nicole for a while through e-mails prior to the consultation. I was impressed at the speed and content of her replies. It was very professional and clear. She greeted me with enthusiasm but disregarded my boyfriend the entire time. I found it weird at first but didn?t really think much about it until I found out it?s because she thought he was a hired interpreter. She was very nice to me and tried to help me interpret but it felt forced after we mentioned that it was not necessary. That came off as being a little pushy and overbearing. I understand that her intentions were good and she?s only trying to help though.
However, it put us off after she assumed that my boyfriend is a hired interpreter and forbade him from accompanying me into the doctor?s office. That gave me a bad feeling and I started having second thoughts about Pitangui. It is not related with the skills of the surgeon though. I just did not like the way my boyfriend was treated since he will be with me throughout my surgery and checkups. I just want him to be treated well during my stay too. I feel that it was unprofessional for her to act that way towards him, even if he was a hired interpreter in a hypothetical situation. Say that he is, I should be the one to decide if he gets to follow or not since I would be the one paying for his services and time.

Dr Yoo
Not much to say about him either. He was really warm and smiley throughout the consultation and listened carefully to me. The only downside is he did not touch my facial features so I found it a bit odd.

(continued in next post)
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LacryssaRumor27 Mar 13100
I will book my surgery within 1~3 days after the consultation. Would like to have a bit of fun walking around and eating before I spend the remainder of my trip all bandaged up and swollen hahaha!

If the consultation goes well with Pitangui, I’d take up the offer straight away since I don’t see myself going again anytime soon. To be honest, the lack of English/foreign reviews was a bit unsettling but my boyfriend managed to find some on Naver cafe. He read about 10+ positive experiences from locals who went with them and also found out a couple of celebrities had work done there. Guess there’s nothing much to worry about now. :yahoo:
I also browsed through their Naver blog and found a series of videos where Dr Yoo talked with 2 hosts.. Haven’t showed them to my bf so I am not sure what it’s about yet.

Luckily my return tickets are flexible so I am able to change the date/time of my return flight. Just 1 week left until my visit to Pitangui! I am getting more and more excited about it.
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lautanReview9 Oct 13100
I finally have photos! I had trouble locating a “before” photo that wasn’t entirely covered up, so sorry it took longer than expected.

I don’t think I mentioned before, but I am male, so I didn’t try for “dramatic dolly eye” or even a very high crease, I just aimed to look more awake and attentive.

The left photo was taken in 2011 and the right photo is 45 days after

It’s hard to tell in the photo left because it was taken with a nintendo DS and therefore very blurry, but the actual fold sits about 2.5mm above my eyelash line. It’s almost fully matured and is usually partially or completely hidden behind my eyelashes

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MaiQRumor3 Mar 14100
They are different. Pitangui in Korea is opened by Dr. Yoo, I watched one of his videos on Youtube and he said the reasons why he named his clinic Pitangui is because he is a close student and follower of the legendary Dr. Pitanguy in Brazil. Dr Yoo studied his cosmetic surgery degree in Brazil (and I think for that reason Pitanguy allowed Dr Yoo to use his name) plus he can speak fluent Portuguese also.
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makeoverReview8 Sep 14-100
Procedures: Breast augmentation,rhinoplasty, lip reduction, fat graft(temples and beneath cheeks), botox to jawline(needed after vline because of sagging)

Date: September 3,2014
Consultations: Pitangui, View, TLPS,DAPRS

Pitangui:
What a horrible experience, I was hopeful about this place because i’ve been corresponding with Nicole for months working out pricing and the details of what I wanted. I Ieft the consultation in a jiffy because this was not the place for me. I wanted Pitangui because someone on here had a nose job there and loved it so much she blogged about it. So I show up at my consult at 9am and it was like they were rushing me and I didn’t feel comfortable. SO I talked with Nicole briefly then met with the doc,I never got his name and honestly I dont really care. He had no idea what I wanted and when I mention I wanted lip reduction his response was I don’t need it, that’s the last thing I want to hear from a surgeon. I also asked him if there are any risks or complications for a nose job an this man said with the utmost certainty NO. Anyway he was passive and I ended up rushing out of there because I was late for my appointment at View and Nicole told me $12,000 by email and when I mentioned it in front of the doctor she just gave me a look and said we have to negotiate the price. (Btw that one doctor would have done all the procedures and I wasnt comfortable with that and also they never ran any tests or did any xrays)

View:
I was pretty much in tears when I got to View because I dint know what price they were gonna throw at me and everything was just overwhelming. I was homesick and sobbing at the consult, lol I looked like a big baby but I did the x rays and explained what I wanted to the consultant but I was kinda being a b**** because I didn’t want the consultant,I wanted the doctor and I just wanted the experience over fast. Consultations take forever,they can run between 1 and a half to 2 hours. So I met with the doc and he said I don’t need fat graft and there was a limit to how much I can reduce on my lips. I wasn’t quite sold on him and I just wanted to go so they quoted me around $35,000usd for all procedures

TLPS:
I was heated by the time I got here, lol because Pitangui was the only place I discussed having a discount with. but the consultation went great,they did xrays and I spoke to the consultants and doctor and I was pleased with what they had to say. Now when it came to pricing, before they even opened their mouths I said i was willing to be a model if they let me pay $12,000 usd flat for all procedures(lol im a hustler), and they agreed so yay but the bad news is they didn’t have an opening until the midweek after so that was a bomb beause im here for only two weeks and that was enough time for me so I told them ill think about it,lol they wante the money upfront but at this point I know how to play the game.

DAPRS
I was halfway between DA and TL when I got a call from TL that I can have the surgery the very next morning if I turned around and made my deposit by 7pm that night. Again I said to them that I wanted to see what DA said first even though I was sold on what TL had to say. Now I’ve always loved DA ever since the first time I set foot in their place when I went there earlier this year so I was willing to give them another chance. I show up there and everyone is so freaking hot I was just in awe all over again. We did the xrays and the talk with the consults and doctors(now it’s a big deal for me that I have more than 1 person operating on me because it means they have different doctors that specialize in different areas). I loved everything they had to say and I was eating it all up. Now pricing, before they even mentioned a price they asked me what TL offered and I said $12,000 usd for everything only I didn’t mention the modelling so (here comes the good part) they offered to match the price and have my surgeries the very next morning. Yay it was a win win. I paid right then and there $12,000 usd in cash and the rest was a breeze from there.
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maritadottReview17 Feb 14100
I did full stomach, love handles and full back liposuction at pitangui a little over a week ago. I don’t really got any complains. All the staff were kind to me and I always felt welcomed (went there 6 times total, 2 times before surgery, surgeryday and 3 times after surgery). I want to go back and fix my boobs later, but right now I’m a poor student after I spent all my money on lipo. And maybe I were lucky, my operation room was big, not small ?
Liposuctionhttps://forum.purseblog.com/threads/has-anybody-tried-pitangui.803826/page-41#post-26235634
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maritadottReview23 Feb 14100
Hey again 🙂
I got before photoes I can send. But I cannot send private messages because under 10 posts. If you got kakotalk or email I can show you 🙂
My body pre-op : quite flabby belly, but I weight only 55 kg. But I lost alot of weight, 20-30 kg but my stomach would not get flat.

Yeah, when I looked online I could not find any reviews about plastic surgery either. So I blogged about it myself. You can take a look if your are curious. I wrote about it because I could not find myself before my operation.
Thank you! (you an add a comment on my blog with your contact info if you dont wanna add it here)
Before surgery entry (no pictures but info) http://maritainseoul.blogspot.kr/2014/01/plastic-surgery-part-1.html

Surgery day: http://maritainseoul.blogspot.kr/2014/02/plastic-surgery-part-2.html

Lipo update 1 day after: http://maritainseoul.blogspot.kr/2014/02/lipo-update.html

Hope it help you ?
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maritadottReview23 Feb 14100
I paid 5 million won for the lipo. I went for a big change! 🙂 The doctor is good at lipo, been doing lipo in brazil etc so he told me its what he is best at. Not sure about the final result yet because its still swollen, but right after surgey I was suprised how great it looked 🙂
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meliwaaReview15 Jun 13-100
Right now it’s 9AM and I will be going to Chungdam U at 2 to have my nose cleaned. Since I have a few hours to burn I’ll try to write all about the clinics I went to first. It’s been a while and there’s a lot information so I’ll try to recall as much as I can.

Oh I highly recommend you guys get a T-Money card and download the seoul subway app on your phone. Me and my mom arrived at Apgujeong at about 10:20 though we were supposed to meet Nicole at 9:50 because we got lost on the subway. Dream is very close to the exit, maybe about a five minute walk.

Forgot to mention at the beginning I for sure wanted tipplasty and and alar reduction for bulbous nose. Possibly zygoma reduction. My bridge isn’t that low, but it looks that way from the front view and glasses tend to slide off my face, so I didn’t think fixing it was necessary BUT.

Dream
They’re on the second floor of a building, fairly large classy reception area with large windows overlooking the main Apgujeong street. We waited for about 20 minutes before a consultant led us to a private room to talk. She was really friendly and cheerful. I asked about zygoma reduction also but she said I actually had fairly small cheekbones so I decided to drop the case from then on. She drew what they would do to my nose on a clipboard and explained the process. Then she left and we waited for the doctor. It was cold so after a while she led us back to the reception. She also mentioned the doctor would be conferences for two weeks so if I didn’t book the next day the soonest I would get to see him is June 24 and then gave us the business card with her number to call her. Maybe 10 minutes later we met with the doctor. He spoke some English. I asked about alar reduction and he and the consultant did not recommend it for me. Just raising the tip would dramatically change the shape. They would be using septum and silicone I think. For lateral canthoplasty, tipplasty, and rhinoplasty it was 5,000k won without bargaining.

Pitangui
Fairly close to Dream, really extravagant reception. They had a white grand piano there and I think a girl who just did surgery was also waiting. I could see she did eyes but she looked rougher than I do today. The consultant arrived and though she was nice, she looked rather…alien. Her nose was rather small for her face and her eyes were really long. She said lateral would not do much for my eyes because the bone was close, so I should also cut downward to make them rounder and more feminine. She said alar reduction was fine too. When we met the doctor he explained again all the processes. I think they said they would use ear cartilage in the tip and a piece of septum in the area between the nostrils (can’t remember what it’s called) to prevent it from drooping. I can’t remember if he mentioned bridge but eyes and nose would be 3800k won.

View
View was farther away so we had to take a taxi. It’s on multiple floors of a building. There were many girls waiting in the reception area, which was smaller than the other two. I looked through View’s B&A books and there were many dramatic changes, Nicole said they were good for facial contouring. I can’t really recall the consultant but the doctor was the most well-spoken in English. He asked me where I was from and said he would do his best. He didn’t recommend I do alar nor lateral. I THINK he said he’d put ear cartilage in the tip and reinforce with septum to prevent it from drooping (different from Pitangui though), silicone for bridge. Rhinoplasty + tipplasty was 3300k won I think.

Chungdam U
We also took a Taxi there, it was harder to find because it’s off the main road. We arrived early so we looked through their B&A books while we waited. There was something Laser V-Line, which Nicole said she would recommend to her future customers. Our consultant was maybe in her 40’s. Since Chungdam U has had a dermatology floor downstairs, we asked about freckle removal for my mom first. There were two types of lasers,the primary one that would remove the freckles is called CO2, after they fell off in 5-7 days she could use another one for skin whitening and reducing the little bumps on her skin. Time was a constraint so we just paid for the primary one first which would be 800k. Then we got to me and she flat out said that lateral would not be worth the money in my case. She touched my face a lot and it felt more personal than the other clinics. She didn’t think alar would be necessary either. The tip would use layers of car cartilage in a sideways C position on the top of inside of the nostrils. which she drew in a diagram. There were many plastic implant models in a clear box. I inquired about the Laser-Vline and she touched my jaw and asked me to clench my teeth. She said we should put botox in it to reduce the size but after hearing how young I was, instead said I should go for the less invasive V-line, which would reduce muscle and then they would pull the skin back. My mom refused however. When we met the doctor, he spoke English but slower and repeated what the consultation told us. He asked if I had a nose in mind; I didn’t because I just wanted one that was natural and would fit me. I asked about the nose drooping later on because they weren’t using any septum but he said the way they layered ear cartilage would prevent that from happening. He also picked up an implant model and laid it on my nose and let me see how it would look like in a mirror. It was straight with and slightly curved at the end, very natural. The implant would be silicone and would fix the very slight bump I on my nose. He said he would let me see my nose right after the operation to make sure I was satisfied and less chance of revision. After that we got into a room with the consultant and after much debating it was decided 4300k for nose, 700k for my TRM laser, and 800k for my mom’s freckle removal. Nicole said she reduced the price of laser so she couldn’t lower the nose. Oh and the V-Line would be 2500k.

Overall
Out of these clinics, there’s not one that I wouldn’t recommend you go see if you like them. My personal ranking would Chungdam U > View > Dream > Pitangui. Chungdam felt more personal and I really liked that they told me the truth about lateral and alar reduction; I mean they’re not just out to make a buck right? Though they’re more expensive, they really stood out with the plastic models. I’ve known and liked View for the longest time and they didn’t disappoint. I felt most comfortable with that doctor, the price was really good, and I also liked that he told me no lateral or alar. Dream was good also, though a little more expensive. Now that I look back on it, I think Pitangui tried to push more procedures on me. I think if you’re not careful you might end up with “Gangnam Girl” face. They’re not bad, you just have to keep your feet planted on the ground.

Woo and I am finished an hour later. I’m really lazy right now so please excuse any grammar mistakes lol unless they are really bad/confusing (please tell me so). Also after I paid Chungdam me and my mom went down to the dermatology floor for the laser treatments. Our skin isn’t finished so I can’t tell you the results, but I’d be happy to tell about the actual procedure if anyone’s interested. I’ll try to type up the operation experience at Chungdam soon…
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mindy89Rumor14 Apr 14100
I didn’t choose Pitangui as the clinic to do my surgeries at but I had a consult there and my review (abeit short review) is posted here if you guys are interested.

I met one girl who just got her eyes, nose and cheeks done at Pitangui a few days ago, she says she’s been happy with them so far and she felt taken care of. She can’t tell the results at the moment but she thinks her nose height is good =)
Eyes, Cheeks, Nose
https://forum.purseblog.com/threads/has-anybody-tried-pitangui.803826/page-43#post-26583820
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missmaeReview22 Apr 13100
Finally doing a write up of my experience since I’m at the two week point! To start I had incisional on both eyes and ptosis correction in one eye to correct heavy lids and uneven eyes and I am Caucasian.

Surgery Day:
Arrived early in the morning, not too nervous thankfully. Paid for the procedure and went to the surgery floor. Nicole lead me to my post-op room and had me change (for eyes you can keep your bottoms on) then to the bathroom where I washed my face and off to the operation room. Nothing too much to say about that, very clean, 3 nurses assisted in the beginning. I never felt pain! They gave me a little bit of anesthesia through my arm before they did the local which I was happy about because I’ve heard local can be quite painful and cause a lot of bruising if you move.

Throughout the surgery Dr. Yoo asked me to open and close my eyes maybe 10-15 times and had me sit up twice to check how they looked. If I ever moved or fluttered my eyes he would ask if I was feeling any pain (feels weird when the string runs across your face :p). After I felt completely fine, they walked me to my room where I lied down for about an hour and held a cold eye mask on for a half an hour. I was then free to go! Just popped on my sunglasses and took the subway home!

Day 2-5:
No pain! Eyes looked completely messed up but not nearly as bad as I expected. Stopped by the clinic for a cleaning and to disinfect the wounds, took about 5 minutes. Day 3 same, yellow bruising appeared by was gone by day 4. The bulk of the swelling went down on day 5, I made sure to eat very minimal amounts of salt/sleep upright/etc (might as well help it heal as quick as possible). On day 5 went to the clinic to have the stitches removed; super quick, again no pain, briefly consulted with Dr.Yoo and was told I could start washing my face the next day. Woo hoo!

Day 6-14:
Since I received ptosis correction in only one eye they looked quite uneven in the beginning but they have been evening out as the swelling goes down (still a little off but I’m not too worried, not even noticeable beyond zoomed in pictures). The ptosis correction also pulled my eyelashes up but the lash line is starting to calm down. There is a little dent when I look down because the sutures have not fully dissolved (I’ll only start to worry if it’s there in a another couple of weeks :biggrin:)

On to part 2—–?
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missmaeReview22 Apr 13100
Part 2: Pictures!

I put together a little mix of days. Ptosis correction side is on the left obviously but most of my swelling is actually on the right eye as you can see looking down but it varies day by day. The incision line is very clean and smooth, Dr. Yoo cut into my natural double fold and removed excess skin from above.

I mentioned the eyelash and dent in part 1, again not very worried everything is evening out day by day and the dent is slowly fading away 🙂

Feel free to ask any questions. I’ll post a 3 week update/make up in a week!
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mliaousReview19 October 14-100
Hi Blueblood,


I think they will quote me higher for sure. Don’t worried i can negotiate.

BTW
I told Pitangui I will no longer consultation and perform my surgery there. Instantly, they lower down the price by 2K.
Kinda of silly actually. But, I feel like a piece of meat.
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moomoo84Review18 Apr 13100
Hi!

I had incisional double eyelid surgery at Pitangui about three weeks ago. This was my second surgery as I had previously had the non-incisional procedure + epi at Grand Clinic about five years ago. I posted a while back about how my right eye would sometimes morph into a triple fold that was very high and just plain ugly. Even though it only lasted a couple minutes at a time, it seriously stressed me out so I decided to go to Korea and get it redone via the incisional method. I actually found out at my consultation that the reason that would happen to my eye is because the thread had become loosened and my double eyelid was coming undone.

I don’t know if this is really gonna provide you guys with a fair assessment of Pitangui clinic because it was the only clinic I went to. My aunt is good friends with the head surgeon’s relative and so my cousin and I were able to get a deal and had our surgeries on the same day at the same time, about two hours after our initial consultations.

The first time I had my surgery, I was really picky about what I wanted and made sure to tell the doctor at Grand how I wanted my eyes to turn out. Unfortunately, I don’t have any before pictures that really show case how my eyes turned out, but I wasn’t really happy with them. The surgeon at Grand cut my corners was too sharply and my double eyelids didn’t start right at the corner of my eyes but a little above so that it made the corners of my eyes look crooked..instead of being a straight line (i really hope I’m making sense here). Although I’m not 100% satisfied with how my inner corners turned out as a result of my first surgery, I opted not to have them fixed and just chose to go ahead with the incisional double eyelid surgery at Pitangui. I know there’s always a huge risk with any revision surgery and I really just didn’t wanna risk it by fixing two things at once. Maybe somewhere down the road I will but knowing the risks and complications that could potentially arise, I’m pretty sure that I’m just gonna live with what I have right now.

So the day of surgery (I wasn’t even expecting to have the surgery that day) I went for a consultation with my cousin. I was only in Korea for about 9 days so I asked if I could get the surgery as soon as possible and we were told we could have it done that day. I washed my face and put on a robe that they provided. I met with the doctor right after his surgery very briefly. He looked at my eyes and that was that. My surgery was done by the head doctor or won-jang-neem. He was friendly and we talked a bit during my surgery. The worst part was definitely the needles they injected into my eyes O_O..was totally not expecting that as my first surgery was through an IV. In any case, he mentioned that my eyes were bleeding a lot during the surgery and that can result in a not so pretty end result..but I mean..there really wasn’t anything I could do to not bleed!

My cousin and I went back the next day to get our eyes cleaned. I have to say day two was the WORST! I didn’t have any bruising on day one but when I woke up the next day..BAM! Angry purple bruises around both eyes. -_- Everyone who saw my eyes said they definitely looked much better than the first time and I’m hoping that once they settle I’ll be able to see what they mean. Right now I can’t go out without dark-rimmed glasses to somewhat cover my swollen and extremely high double eyelids!

I’m currently at week three and the swelling is going down slowly but surely. I wanted to post progress pictures but I’m not really sure how to do that. If anyone wants me to email pics just let me know!

Sorry for rambling and I hope my post was somewhat helpful :S
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moomoo84Review20 Apr 13100
Thanks Kian! Here are some pictures:
Day 2 (aka the WORST day!), about two weeks after and three weeks after with makeup!
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muppetsReview31 Jan 13-100
Hey jesiie,

I don’t feel very comfortable with sharing my photos sorry, I hope you understand! But I can show you a picture of the stitches from the alarplasty that was performed last year with them… To think that I was happy with it at that time because I thought this was how stitches normally look like, but NO. After seeing how neatly my alars were stitched up with the clinic I have just gone to for revision (I’m only 4 days post-op, so am taking pains here not to name the clinic until my splint comes off and I can recommend it with confidence) I realise just how clumsily my first surgery was performed… I may have brought it upon myself by being really whiny during consultation, but still.. (btw the black things are stitches not dried blood)
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muppetsReview4 Jan 14-100
I agree with ladybugz. As someone who has had surgery performed with them I would say that their attitudes are coolly dismissive at best and post-op care virtually non-existent. Having said that I am going for a revision soon and expensive airfares mean that I may still end up going back to them, so I’ll reserve any comments till after I’ve decided on my clinic…
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muppetsReview3 Feb 14-100
Hi everyone,

I am back! And really really pleased with this trip! I don’t think anyone remembers me here, so here’s a short history: I did my first tip and alarplasty at Pitangui, which while not a disaster was pretty bad. I thought i looked better, but realised that my nose had, in fact, not changed at all while clicking through my photos.

At that time my priority was price, but this time round I realised that bar those clinics which cater to international patients, most clinics’ pricing for rhino were about the same, give or take. This meant that I shortlisted my clinics more easily because I didn’t have to wait for price quotes from consultants. Second, from reading this forum I realised that I needed to take note of the surgeons too (eg Dr Lee, who’s quite famous, was at View but has set up his own clinic, but he doesn’t perform rhinoplasty (it’s a Dr Ahn whom I didn’t manage to find information on)). I shortlisted View, Laforet (from one of the bna photos shinyglittery collated), wannabe (although I changed my mind afterwards- have you seen how protruding the nose on their model is?? And they are actively recruiting for real-life stories so I wasn’t very sure whether reviews I read on forums could be trusted..), Life, Item, JK, Braun (they did this Chinese model and this is a clinic recommended by Koreans) and Chungdam U (apparently does a lot of ulzzangs). I dropped JK and Braun because even though I liked them they were really expensive and Chungdam U because I think they practise discriminatory pricing (I really hate this) and are expensive too…

In the end I scheduled appointments with Life, Item and View, but went to Life first and decided on them straightaway. I already had a favourable impression of Life because their consultant was very prompt in replying (I had to call Item and View up to make appointments, and communication in English was a problem) and the email advice they gave was comprehensive- I wasn’t pushed to do more procedures and they refused to do some of the procedures I wanted. The consultant also offered to arrange for transport and accommodation but by then I had already reserved my hotel so didn’t take this option.

I also liked Life because there was just one surgeon (no switching) who was previously from Grand (experience, and probably pretty damn good), and I’d searched for him and his name showed up on Naver etc (made an assumption here that surgeons have to be really good to be mentioned on Naver hehe..). There are quite a few horror stories about Grand though so I thought his experience could either be a good or bad thing and had reservations.

Consultation:
I spoke with the consultant first, and then with the surgeon, Dr Rhee. I thought he was really cute and earnest!! The moment he came in he gave me this whack/encouraging squeeze on the shoulder which really reassured me, and then he took the time to explain everything to me all over again. The consultant was there acting as translator but Dr Rhee actually understands English well- I asked a question and before the consultant had translated he was already moving to check and measure my face, and to answer the question. I was to have a I-shaped soft-silicon implant, open rhino because it was a revision, alarplasty and septal cartilage for tipplasty. The implant was what I wanted (in short- I didn’t want the L-shaped because it = sharper tip but more risk of protrusion, and soft silicon > goretex which may cause complications because skin grows into the pores and makes it harder to remove) and the type of tipplasty I wanted (I wanted septal last year because it is less intrusive than ear cartilage removal but for some reason Dr Yoo said I didn’t have enough cartilage?). I decided on them straight after because it just. Felt right. i felt like the people in charge of me were people I could trust to do a good job. I had a huge problem with the payment though, but which was solved.

Second consultation:
Right before the surgery i had another consultation. This time round I brought along some photos to show Dr Rhee what I wanted/didn’t want. I found it really touching that he spent a really really long time trying to figure out what exactly I wanted (yes I was slightly overkeen and showed like tons of photos). After he’d drawn on my face, he was still repeating what I wanted to himself when he left the room :biggrin::biggrin::biggrin:.

I was then led into a room to take ‘before’ photos.

Surgery:
This was whoa. The nurses knew what they were doing- they were so efficient! I was strapped down and had heavy blankets piled on me. The consultant was there to pass on instructions. The surgeon checked and measured my face again, and then I went out like a light.

When I woke up I found myself in another room on a reclining chair. Which is weird because I cannot for my life remember waking up at all?? If anyone can explain this I’m interested to know. Was quite glad for being so dead though since I had had nightmares about waking up mid-surgery (see post on previous op). The consultant was there and brought me antibiotics etc.

Post-Op Care
I am impressed with the post-op care too. The nurse was seriously damn efficient in cleaning my nose, but damn did it hurt! Especially when the nurse pulled the cotton swabs out from my nostrils.

Taking out the stitches hurt too. A freaking lot. The consultant was so sweet though- she sat by me and held my hand throughout. They didn’t remove the stitches inside my nose though. Guys, remember that stitches inside the nose are taken out two weeks after surgery, so plan accordingly or you’ll have to go to a clinic back home to take them out.

Random- I am quite curious to know if the nurses moved over to Life from Grand too.

After this I was taken to see Dr Rhee again. Dr Rhee checked my nose and was happy with it (choayo?). He also gave me feedback on what happened to my nose the first time round. Apparently, when he opened my nose up, my ear cartilage was chopped up and in weird positions. Nothing had been done too to make the nose less bulbous. Dr Yoo had also cut out some of my septal cartilage which screwed up the structure of my tip.

And then.. that was it. 🙂


What I didn’t like about the trip/could have done:
I stayed in Nonhyeon-dong and the clinic was in Apgujeong, which isn’t very near for walking but too near for some taxi drivers. I had quite a hard time trying to find cabs willing to take me, and even when I did some drivers took the longer route so I was charged thrice the price. Which was really annoying since I couldn’t see at all without my glasses and had to rely on cabs.

Life is one entire building (was subconsciously thinking dayum Dr Rhee must be damn rich.. :p) and is right in front of the Apgujeong tube entrance. I don’t know about you guys but I still get quite awkward about being seen going into a clinic, so this was quite uncomfortable for me…

I was also quite ditzy and didn’t ask enough questions about what kinds of procedures would be performed. So I had as you would guess quite a shock when I realised that I’d had a 4.5mm implant. 😆 It doesn’t look very high though..

Conclusion? I think that Life are really professional and will recommend them in a heartbeat. I have only had surgery experience with one other clinic though which may have set the bar slightly too low, but I still think this clinic knows what it’s doing. Ultimately though what is most important is the feel- I may be putting too much stock into this but I seriously think this is what works best. In retrospect I probably could have researched more or went for other consultations first, but there was something that just said this was the right clinic. Although I am pretty sure I annoyed some of the consultants (there was this consultant who was giving me the death glare lol.. well I am sorry if I am so ugly that I offend your senses, but whatever) the two consultants helping international patients (Yaebeen and this really cute Korean lady…can’t remember her name though her surname’s ee?) are more than enough. Yaebeen was in touch with me and keeping me company right to the end, which really helped since I don’t spek Korean. heh. And I love my nose now and that’s all I care about :smile:.

And.. that’s all. Ask away! Although I value my privacy so no photos, sorry. They have a before and after album on the first floor though so if you’re going for consultations go flip through that (I didn’t do this till when I removed my stitches.. which in retrospect is also quite silly..)
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nitekoalaReview24 Mar 16-100
Just did my incisional DES with pitangui recently, by now 2 weeks post op. Everything seems good so far.

Like many who commented before, they do have the standard after op dressings but I didn’t meet with the doctor Dr Yoo after my op, and they also don’t give some of the extra things like pumpkin juice, antiseptic ointment (I did asked for this but the lady said there’s no need for it). I ended up trying to look for pumpkin juice at the lotte marts and failing to lol, settled for pumpkin porridge and other fruit juices instead.

All in all it’s reasonably priced, and rather no-frills.

3rd floor is for consultation & dressings while 4th is for dressing & surgery room / resting area. I actually overheard e lady telling another person that the doc told her that she is okay to leave now to further rest at home.
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nitekoalaReview24 Mar 16100
Just did my incisional DES with pitangui recently, by now 2 weeks post op. Everything seems good so far.

Like many who commented before, they do have the standard after op dressings but I didn’t meet with the doctor Dr Yoo after my op, and they also don’t give some of the extra things like pumpkin juice, antiseptic ointment (I did asked for this but the lady said there’s no need for it). I ended up trying to look for pumpkin juice at the lotte marts and failing to lol, settled for pumpkin porridge and other fruit juices instead.

All in all it’s reasonably priced, and rather no-frills.

3rd floor is for consultation & dressings while 4th is for dressing & surgery room / resting area. I actually overheard e lady telling another person that the doc told her that she is okay to leave now to further rest at home.
Eyeshttps://forum.purseblog.com/threads/has-anybody-tried-pitangui.803826/page-47#post-30002741
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peterpan88Review12 Jan 14100
My experience with Pitangui:

Consultation:

I booked the consultation on Sunday, and went to the clinic at 10AM. It?s very easy to find. When you get out of Sinsa Station, take exit 1, and the building is on your right. Inside the building, there are several floors with different services offered by Pitangui. You want to go to the 3rd floor. Don?t make the same mistake as I did: going to the 5th floor where the dental clinic is, and then asking for a nose job. You should have seen the way people at the dental clinic were looking at me. LOL.

When I arrived, I liked the way the clinic looked: very chic, with a white piano in the middle, and the staffs are well-dressed. But then again, all PS clinics probably look that way, right? They cater to people with money who care about appearance; you can?t have a PS clinic that looks like the Secret Chamber of Harry Potter. (Although that would be way cool)

One minus I gave Pitangui was their tardiness. My appointment was at 10AM and they made me wait for two hours. Two whole freaking hours! The excuse Nicole gave me was: Doctor Yoo was performing some surgery and the patient came late so the surgery was prolonged. I guess, in a way, that?s acceptable ? I wouldn?t want a surgeon who ran out in the middle of a surgery to greet new clients (and then shake my hands in his bloody gloves). So I kind of forgave them (assuming the excuse was actually genuine).

Then came the appointment. Doctor Yoo really didn?t talk much at first. I guess he?s an established surgeon so he has that aura/self-important attitude around him. But I showed him I?m no ordinary patient when I started asking about using ear cartilage, nose septum, and/or rib cartilage versus using silicone. I even printed out a chart with all the chemical ingredients of artificial implants such as Gortex, Silicone, and my conclusion that all artificial implants are inferior to using my own body?s cartilage. After that humble little speech, he started to take me more seriously and explained more medical implications to me. I wasn?t really trying to impress him, but I was more worried about the medical repercussions of the procedure. I mean, this is something I will live with for the rest of my life, so I can?t really slack off. I?m Asian, and my bridge is pretty sunken in (as Doctor Yoo duly noticed). He said to augment my bridge, they would need to put a soft silicone graft on top of my nose bridge. For that reason, I was afraid that over time, my bridge would not support it, especially considering that the Asian nasal bone isn?t as strong as Western people?s. But Doctor Yoo reassured me that Soft silicone is a safe material that all the clinics in Korea use. He agreed with me about Gortex being a no-no, but said Soft Silicone should be the best alternative because it is easy to remove if anything goes wrong. (As soon as I heard the word ?wrong?, a loud beep went off in my head). Then I asked him if I could use rib cartilage or ear cartilage instead of soft silicone, and that I would be willing to pay more for those natural methods. He said the Asian nose septum is very weak, thus, it?s better to leave it where it is, so as not to disturb the supporting foundation. About the rib cartilage, he said it?s a very complicated procedure because he would have to carve out my rib to make it into an implant. Plus, it?s a natural material so there is a risk that my body will absorb it later on, causing the nose to become crooked. So these two methods are out of the question. To be honest, I was having the feeling that he wanted me to use the soft silicone, i.e. the default method. So the consultation wasn?t so much an intellectual and scientific discussion about which method is better. It was more like a persuasion brief trying to get me on board.

Throughout the whole consultation, Nicole was sitting next to me, and she talked more than the doctor. As a foreign patient, I found it difficult because of the language barriers. So most of the communication had to go through Nicole, and honestly, I came there to talk to the Doctor, not the saleswoman. Nicole was nice and friendly, and I have nothing against her. It?s just that I understand her job is to book clients. And so it?s natural for her to try to allay my fears and get me to sign on to the procedure. But I didn?t come there to have my fears allayed. My goal was to confront them and find better solutions.

One plus I gave them was that neither Nicole nor Doctor Yoo tried to push me into procedures I didn?t want. For example, during the consultation, Doctor Yoo felt out my face and said I needed these procedures: a height augmentation for my depressed nose bridge, an alar base reduction, a bulbous nose tip reduction (tiplasty), and a middle nasal bone narrowing. I told them I was ok with the first three procedures ? but for the last one, I don?t want any nasal bone narrowing. I said I don?t want to have my bone cut, trimmed, or broken in any way because it would be dangerous. Doctor Yoo said that if I don?t do the narrowing, it wouldn?t come out as slim as I wanted. But I restated my reluctance to getting the fourth procedure. And he didn?t push any further. I actually had two reasons against middle nasal bone narrowing: first, cutting bone is way more dangerous than inserting some implants. Second, I actually love my strong middle nasal bone. Yes, it?s not slim, but I think it?s manly to have a rugged middle nasal bone. This is the main difference between Western and Eastern standard of beauty. Whereas in Korea and many other Asian countries, it?s desirable to have everything slim — slim nose, slim thighs, slim lips? In America and Europe, men are supposed to have angular features, and so a big middle nasal bone is a good thing. Why would I want to get rid of that? And don?t get me started on those cheekbone reduction girls. Have you looked at high fashion models? See how high their cheekbones are? Why do Asian girls want to reduce their cheekbones? I will never understand. My Mom told me that in Asia, a woman with high cheekbones is believed to be bad luck for the husband (somehow their husbands will die because of their cheekbones). Unless they pull their bone out of their cheeks and stick it in their husband?s throat, I don?t see how their husbands could die because of their high cheekbones. Total rubbish superstition. (By the way, that image was inspired by Glenn in the Walking Dead).

Ok, enough digression. Back at the clinic, I told Doctor Yoo that I do not want to reduce my alar base too much, and do not make my tip too pointed. I showed him a picture of Michael Jackson and said really loudly: ?No No No?. He laughed (he must have thought I was retarded). Then he said he had another patient waiting for a consultation so I needed to F-off. (That wasn?t the term he used though. I was just a bit annoyed because after making me wait for two hours, the least he could do was to give me some extra minutes). But time really did fly by: I didn?t realize I was already in there for half an hour. One tip for you guys: save the questions about logistics (like timing of procedure, finance?) for Nicole later, and just focus on the medical questions with Doctor Yoo. Then Nicole took me to a room and told me to wait for her to come back so we can talk money. I said yes, and by the way, could I please use the restroom? She showed me the way and I took my first dump in Korea. It was my biggest one in months. Sorry Pitangui, but I had a lot of bulgogi last night.

When Nicole came back, she saw a much more satisfied me. We began to talk money. She pulled out her pen and started writing number 3, followed by a lot of zeros. From reading this forum, I know it is possible to bargain down. But to be honest, I didn?t want to treat my nose like some second-hand clothing at Namdaemun market to bargain for. ?Hey, give me a new nose for 2k instead of 3k yeah? Buy one nose get another one for free?? Besides, I was afraid that if I bargained down the price, they may use some sub-standard materials on me to save cost. So it?s better to spend an extra thousand dollars than to regret it for the rest of my life. The final price Nicole gave me for all three procedures was 3.5k. I didn?t bargain at all and just nodded my head. She told me if I decided to do the procedure, I would need to put down 10% deposit, and their office would close at 6PM so I need to put down the money soon. (a little pushy eh?). Anyway, I told her I still had to go to Grand, Regen, Jewelry, Girin, and TLPS before I could decide. As soon as she heard the names of those competitors, her face switched to that hunting mode. She began to make adjustments, and I told her: ?No no, I?m ok with the price. I just want to see all my options.? Then she saw me off.

To conclude, I didn?t do the procedure at Pitangui, so I don?t know what the result would be. But from the patients I observed in the waiting room, their results are pretty natural. If you want a dramatic change, Pitangui isn?t for you. If you?re one of those seeking a moderate improvement while being on the safe side, you may like this place. The reason I didn?t choose Pitangui had nothing to do with them. I just found a better clinic and a more experienced doctor. It doesn?t mean Pitangui is bad. It just means I like another more. Yes, we men are fickle that way.;
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peterpan88Rumor12 Jan 14100
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Oh and while I was waiting in the consultation room (Doctor Yoo’s office), I managed to take a photo of his diploma without getting noticed. It’s in Portuguese (apparently, he used to practice in Brazil).
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peterpan88Rumor26 Jan 14-100
I can attest to this, as some of my friends went to Pitangui and came out with somewhat bulbous nose tips (even after they requested a tiplasty to reduce/sharpen their bulbous tips).

This may come from the fact that Doctor Yoo likes to keep things mild and natural. So for those of you looking for a sharp nose tip or dramatic change, this clinic is definitely not for you.

I’m not plotting against or for any clinic. Just giving my experience based on personal encounters, plus real stories from my own friends whom I trust and whose results I saw with my own eyes.
Nosehttps://forum.purseblog.com/threads/has-anybody-tried-pitangui.803826/page-39#post-26089234
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peterpan88Rumor25 Feb 14100
I have what you may call a “second hand experience” at Pitangui. My friend did her nose there and I followed her throughout her process.

What I can say is: Doctor Yoo has many years of experience so you will be in safe hand. But their aftercare isn’t very good. They seem kinda cold once you pay up the money.
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petiteminime
Review25 Feb 14100
I don’t think Pitangui is unlicensed, it’s quite impossible. They have been around for so many years, if they are unlicensed, they would have already shut down a long time ago.

I’m not speaking up for them just because I am happy with my surgeries i had there but speaking from my own point of view and experience i had with them, it’s really not as bad as what some others have posted. Before going there, I have been reading this forum alot and heard many bad things about other clinics including Pitangui, i got so confused and afraid but i thought for a very long time… there are always pros and cons to something and if i continue to read more, i would be even more confused.

Hence, i went ahead and visited Pitangui, bottom line was i liked what i saw and who i spoke to (staff, nurses, doctor) i was comfortable there and i just went with my gut feelings. I’m not saying this is completely right, it is actually very important to do a lot of research and know what you will be doing and what you want to do. Another very important thing is to go with an open mind 🙂

Also, someone ever mentioned in this forum that Pitangui has a very scary operating room which is as small as her bathroom, her reviews about the operating room was very negative. I actually also read this comment before i visited Pitangui and was rather wary about this too.

However, when i went there in person, the operating room was totally not like how she described it. I can back this up with pictures. The pictures will be posted in my blog. I took pictures not because i am advertising for them and they are not paying me to do this, but because i am a blogger since many years ago and i like to share information not only about this but about many other stuff on the internet. and another reason is the staff and consultant at Pitangui treated me very well and was always there for me when i was there in Korea, so i think its very unfair to have negative comments which are not true about them.

Another clinic which has many bad reviews is Grand. The week when i was in Korea, there was news that someone died during surgery at Grand. During that period, i actually happened to walk past Grand and there were still alot of people there seeking consultation and having surgeries there. Why? Feel free to share opinions on this.

For me, i think Grand has some very good and reputable surgeons and thats why many people still think they are reliable. I’m sure many people have good results and experiences with Grand too, thats why they are still able to retain customers. Therefore, my personal opinion is that reviews about these clinics need to be backed up by evidence like true pictures or your own reliable sources because certain reviews may be posted by competitors just to discredit the clinics and many of these reviews are merely words.

My two cents, feel free to correct me if you think i’m wrong ?
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petiteminime
Review25 Feb 14100
I finally did it!!

After many months of consideration and intensive research…

I stepped foot in korea on 6th Feb and went consultation at Pitangui.
Had my surgeries on 7th Feb.

these are the surgeries they performed on me:

1) RHINOPLASTY
– Bridge Augmentation: Building up the bridge/profile line of my nose. Silicon will be implanted for my case.
– Tip Reduction and Tip Plasty: Manipulation of the arched lower lateral cartilages to increase the projection of the tip. Ear cartiledge (my own) will be used for my nose tip to make it more defined.
– Alarplasty: Reducing the width of the nostrils using closed incisions (stitches will be done on the insides of the nostrils rather than the outside so that there will be no visible scars)

2) Incisional double eyelid and lazy eye correction
An incision is made at the proposed height and skin is removed according to pre-existing anatomical conditions.

3) Fats graft to smile lines also known as paranasal augmentation
a method to inflate depression
above the upper jaw from the nostrils to the corners of the mouth.
Adding volume to these areas straightens nasolabial folds,
achieving younger appearance in general. This is a semi- permanent surgery as fats will dissolve over the months and only about 40% will remain.

4) Chin augmentation via fats graft
To lengthen my chin making it more proportioned and defined. Using fats graft here would be more natural than silicon implant and same as above, this is also a semi-permanent surgery as fats will dissolve over the months leaving only about 40% surviving.

Some before and after pictures.

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After surgery pics:
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Day 14.

These 2 latest pics are taken with make up =)

I’m still recovering, today is my 18th day post op, will continue to post and update this thread regarding my recovery
Travel, food, beauty blog: Plastic surgery http://ilovedawn00.blogspot.sg:smile::smile:
Eyes, Nose, Fat Graft
https://forum.purseblog.com/threads/my-plastic-surgery-adventure-in-seoul-korea.857004/
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petiteminime
Review27 Feb 14100Latest update:

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petiteminime
Review27 Feb 14100
One more thing i really need to mention which i strongly believed played a very big part in my fast recovery was PURTIER. My best friend kept asking me to take a bottle of it for one month immediately after surgery because it accelerates the recovery of cells using the stem cell technology, honestly i read about this product and even my mum says it’s good. I didn’t want to take it initially cuz it was quite costly.

However, on the 2nd day post surgery, I was very frustrated with the fact that i cannot breathe and was practically choking on my own mucus, i couldn’t sleep and couldn’t bathe and wash my hair, i felt terrible, i couldn’t stand it anymore and wanted this terrible feeling to disappear ASAP so i asked for Purtier (as i didn’t have any pills that aided healing or deswelling with me) and my best friend who brought it over to Korea gave me some. I started taking it from then until now.

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Check out my swelling especially around my eyes, i just took Purtier for 2 days (i took 2 pills a day) and the swelling subsided so much, I am amazed myself too. However, after taking 2 pills a day for about 5 days, i stopped and cut down to 1 pill a day only. (cuz i can’t bear to finish it so fast and i felt that the hardest period was over and the following days were so much easier to deal with)
I did not edit the above picture at all and did not use any filters. These pics are taken with natural lighting.
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petiteminime
Review4 Mar 14100
Hi MaiQ,
Sorry for the late reply, i just saw your messages 🙂
I didn’t ask for additional discount cuz they already gave me discount which was within my budget so i agreed.

I got Purtier in Singapore from the direct distributors. I don’t think they have it in the UK yet though.

I found my own accomodation which was not near Gangnam area, it was nearer to Myeong Dong as i wanted to be near the shopping so that I could walk around whenever I was well enough. And i walked around A LOT. In fact, I was already outside having dinner for about 3-4 hours on the first night after my surgery. I only stayed indoors on the 2nd day and on the night of the 3rd day post surgery, i went out again and took a flight to Jeju on the 4th day. I wasn’t bedridden and i didn’t stick to a liquid diet and my friends were pretty amused as i didn’t behave like someone who just did surgeries, lol!!

There were some nurses inside the surgery room attending to me and Dr Yoo of course. I was given IV sedation and i fell asleep shortly after. I woke up i think about 2 hours later and they were operating on my eyes, i could feel him sewing my eyelids, and he asked me to open and close my eyes various times to check the sewing. I couldn’t feel any pain at all.

So if you asked me if its a guarantee that he is the one personally doing the surgeries, i would say, well, i was sedated when the surgery barely started and i really wouldn’t know… but i can guarantee he did my eyes cuz i woke up and witnessed that, hee hee. He also did my fats graft to my chin and smile lines. These were done after he did my eyes 🙂
Eyeshttps://forum.purseblog.com/threads/best-plastic-surgery-clinics-in-korea-read-1st-post-before-posting.780226/page-634#post-26335978
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petiteminime
Review9 Mar 14100
4th week post op pics.

i can smile more naturally showing my teeth now, the area around my mouth is not as ‘tight’ as before already.

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Eyes, Nose, Fat Graft
https://forum.purseblog.com/threads/my-plastic-surgery-adventure-in-seoul-korea.857004/page-2#post-26368048
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petiteminime
Review18 Mar 14-100
Hi there,
Yes I must say I am pretty satisfied with my surgery, though I expected my nose to be slightly smaller. My chin augmentation looks natural now, I guess some of the fats have died off already. IMO, Pitangui has very good customer service and offers natural results ?
Nosehttps://forum.purseblog.com/threads/my-plastic-surgery-adventure-in-seoul-korea.857004/page-3#post-26422537
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petiteminime
Review18 Mar 14100
Hi there,
Yes I must say I am pretty satisfied with my surgery, though I expected my nose to be slightly smaller. My chin augmentation looks natural now, I guess some of the fats have died off already. IMO, Pitangui has very good customer service and offers natural results ?
Fat Grafthttps://forum.purseblog.com/threads/my-plastic-surgery-adventure-in-seoul-korea.857004/page-3#post-26422537
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pinkyshopper
Review3 Jan 14-100
Hello everyone.

I am here to post a review about Pitangui. I have done my double eyelid surgery, lateral canthoplasty and slanted eye corner correction with them in early november 2014 and IT WAS THE WORST DECISION I EVER MADE.

please do not go to this clinic as Dr Yoo had totally destroyed my eye. my non incisonal eyelid turned out asymmetrical, one eye super swollen. my lateral corners were the worst. one side developed hypertrophic scar and the other side it wasn’t sewn properly. and Dr Yoo cut my lateral corners too much that it is exposing too much of mucosal. I have to book another appointment with another doctor in Korea to do lateral reversal.

I totally regret to go Pitangui and entrusted my eyes to them.
Dr Yoo is really an evil person and ignored your enquiries after the operation.
DONT BE VICTIMISED BY THEM.
TRUST ME.

you can email me at for more pics.
Eyeshttps://forum.purseblog.com/threads/has-anybody-tried-pitangui.803826/page-47#post-27857434
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pinkyshopper
Review30 Apr 17-100
hello everyone

i am here to post my experiences for my double eyelid surgery.

https://forum.purseblog.com/threads/has-anybody-tried-pitangui.803826/page-47

please refer to the above for my first double eyelid surgery at pitangui.

after pitangui botching my eye job, i was really depressed and hid myself from the world for 6 months before going for my next revision. i didn’t go back to pitangui to fight for the entitlement of the free revision because i am afraid that they might worsen my eye condition and another reason was that i lost my faith in them. through some online reviews and contacts, i found DR CHUNG from EVE plastic and consulted him regarding my eye revision. at that time my eye lids were asymmetrical, had a hypertrophic scar at one side of my eye and the other eye with exposed mucosal. Dr chung advised me that he can do lateral canthoplasty reversal for me by sewing the corners of my eyes back to its original length and doing a one side eyelid revision for me. as for the hypertrophic scar, he will only be able to revise the scar on my second revision because some surgeries cant be done together.

thus i went back to korea on april 2015 for my first revision and the results were pretty decent. Dr chung is a very reliable doctor as he told me what to expect for my results before the surgery and does not overpromise anything. before my trip to korea, whenever i had doubts about the surgery procedure, i would kakao him and he will always reply me back which is why i trust this doctor. even after my surgery wherever i felt that my recovery wasn’t going well, i would send pictures to him and he would advise me what to do and assuring me that everything is normal. i was really thankful for him. (and FYI, he can speak and write in english so its really easy to converse with him without a translator) And so, i went back korea AGAIN last year nov 2016 for my scar revision and dr chung managed to revise 70% of my hypertrophic scar which for me was a good result. although there is still a small scar at my outer corner but i think i will manage to accept it as it is impossible to remove the entire scar.

For now, i think i will end my PS journey here by writing down my experiences/reviews to those who need it. Please choose your surgeon carefully and always remember to read reviews about them and their skills. For me, i guess it was **** luck that i met DR YOO FROM PITANGUI who turned my life to turmoil and very thankful that i met DR CHUNG from EVE plastic surgery who managed to save me. i am not trying to pull some business for DR CHUNG here but to write a very truthful review in hoping that it might help some of you all out there who might have suffered the same fate as me and is very helpless right now. good luck to all of you out there!
Eyeshttps://forum.purseblog.com/threads/revisional-double-eyelids-surgery.647083/page-114#post-31297785
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PippalalReview26 Jan 14-100
I’ve always wanted to give people here an update about the result of my surgeries because I know how I relied on this forum posters before I went to Korea. However, I didn’t want to post any thing right after the surgery since I won’t be able to tell the real results than. (It’s good to know what happened before, during and right after the operation, but this post’s purpose is to let people know the final results)

It’s been almost 6 weeks that I had my surgery done at Pitangui. Although I was told I may not see the final result till 3-6 month, I think I am in a lot better position to tell now. I did upper eye lid revision, under eye fat repositioning, forehead fat grafting, rhino revision, chin implant and Paranasal Augmentation implants.

I’m not healing very well, maybe I had too many procedures done at the same time or maybe I’m not in my twenties any more. Either way, My mid face is still swollen quite a bit. Here’s what I think for each of the procedure I did at Pitangui:
– upper eyelid revision: the result of both eyes are different, he did a better job on the right eye, I can see the cut was nice and sooth and the left eye not so much. But I think it will eventually be the same since the incision is hidden.

– under eye fat repositioning: similar to above but this time he did a better job for my left eye than right eye. I almost couldn’t see any scare for my left eye when they took the stitches out, I was amassed by it. However, my right eye still have very visible scare up until now. My Under eye area is the most swollen area I have so far so I can’t tell you the final result yet but it’s definitely improved.

– forehead fat grafting: so far so good, very nature, Chang is visible but not drastic just the way I liked. Not sure about the retention rate. I’ll remember to update in 6 month.

– rhino revision: all I wanted to do was to reduce the tip of my nose for a little bit but they recommended me to do a bridge revision since I did it long time ago and they said it was not a good job so I agreed. I used silicon implant to replace the old one. I know a lot of people here don’t like silicon but I had it for twenty years never had any problem with it. And it was very easy to be replaced or taken out when ever you change your mind vs using your own tissue. So far my nose looks good, still swollen, the change is very subtle, I can hardly see it from the front, it’s more visible from the side.

– chin implant: I had a slightly recline chin so my profile looked really ugly. Now my profile changed a lot, I really like the result. However, my chin didn’t get any bigger or longer because the doctor said it won’t look good on me. So even though I wanted a bit Longer chin, I guess I won’t have it, maybe it’s for the better. The amassing thing is I didn’t swollen much for this procedure and I recovered really fast from it.

– Paranasal Augmentation: I’m still not sure whether I should have done this procedure or not. My mid face swollen is definitely cause by it and I think the doctor put the implants a little higher than they should be. I didn’t even know you could do this before I went to Korea. A lesson learned no impulse decisions when it comes to your face. They are not as bad as right after the operation so I feel a lot better now. ( I asked them to take them out when I was still in Korea and they persuaded me to keep them. Said if I still don’t like it in 6 month I can get them out in my country easily)

My overall impression about the clinic:
It’s a very well decorated place, staffs are nice specially Nicole. The prices were even lower from what they had coded me on line. The prices were also very competitive compared with others. My procedures are very common in Korea, practically every trained doctor could do it, they are all very experienced given the fact that how many patients they see each day. Like people here mentioned before the longer the doctors are in this field the more experiences they have and sadly the less care the doctors are in most cases. Dr Y has been in this industry for over 30 years, he knew what he was doing and he thinks he knew what’s better for you than yourself. I think some cases, he’s right, some times not. I didn’t spend much time with him before or after. Nicole did the talking most of the time. He didn’t confirm on what I wanted before the operation as others did. He didn’t even arrange another post op meeting with him. I happened to meet him one day during my post op visit, he looked at me for few seconds and told me how wonderful I looked when I was swollen like a pig’s face.

In terms of post op care, I went there once to get my hair washed and Bonny told me I had to pay for it, although Nicole waved the charge later. In addition, I had one deswollen facial done which I liked a lot for free. Other than those two I didn’t get much of the post op care rather than the regular check ups.

I think Pitangui is a overall good place. The doctor can preform beautifully, my left ender eye and right upper can can prove it. But it’s not been pro formed equally. I guess that largely depend on you luck. I met a girl who went to ID which I heard a lot bad things about here but her result was wonderful. They actually switched a less known doctor on her for one procedure but it still came out perfect.

I try to write this post as impartial as I can. I wish my comment helps and good luck to everyone!
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PippalalReview26 Jan 14100
I’ve always wanted to give people here an update about the result of my surgeries because I know how I relied on this forum posters before I went to Korea. However, I didn’t want to post any thing right after the surgery since I won’t be able to tell the real results than. (It’s good to know what happened before, during and right after the operation, but this post’s purpose is to let people know the final results)

It’s been almost 6 weeks that I had my surgery done at Pitangui. Although I was told I may not see the final result till 3-6 month, I think I am in a lot better position to tell now. I did upper eye lid revision, under eye fat repositioning, forehead fat grafting, rhino revision, chin implant and Paranasal Augmentation implants.

I’m not healing very well, maybe I had too many procedures done at the same time or maybe I’m not in my twenties any more. Either way, My mid face is still swollen quite a bit. Here’s what I think for each of the procedure I did at Pitangui:
– upper eyelid revision: the result of both eyes are different, he did a better job on the right eye, I can see the cut was nice and sooth and the left eye not so much. But I think it will eventually be the same since the incision is hidden.

– under eye fat repositioning: similar to above but this time he did a better job for my left eye than right eye. I almost couldn’t see any scare for my left eye when they took the stitches out, I was amassed by it. However, my right eye still have very visible scare up until now. My Under eye area is the most swollen area I have so far so I can’t tell you the final result yet but it’s definitely improved.

– forehead fat grafting: so far so good, very nature, Chang is visible but not drastic just the way I liked. Not sure about the retention rate. I’ll remember to update in 6 month.

– rhino revision: all I wanted to do was to reduce the tip of my nose for a little bit but they recommended me to do a bridge revision since I did it long time ago and they said it was not a good job so I agreed. I used silicon implant to replace the old one. I know a lot of people here don’t like silicon but I had it for twenty years never had any problem with it. And it was very easy to be replaced or taken out when ever you change your mind vs using your own tissue. So far my nose looks good, still swollen, the change is very subtle, I can hardly see it from the front, it’s more visible from the side.

– chin implant: I had a slightly recline chin so my profile looked really ugly. Now my profile changed a lot, I really like the result. However, my chin didn’t get any bigger or longer because the doctor said it won’t look good on me. So even though I wanted a bit Longer chin, I guess I won’t have it, maybe it’s for the better. The amassing thing is I didn’t swollen much for this procedure and I recovered really fast from it.

– Paranasal Augmentation: I’m still not sure whether I should have done this procedure or not. My mid face swollen is definitely cause by it and I think the doctor put the implants a little higher than they should be. I didn’t even know you could do this before I went to Korea. A lesson learned no impulse decisions when it comes to your face. They are not as bad as right after the operation so I feel a lot better now. ( I asked them to take them out when I was still in Korea and they persuaded me to keep them. Said if I still don’t like it in 6 month I can get them out in my country easily)

My overall impression about the clinic:
It’s a very well decorated place, staffs are nice specially Nicole. The prices were even lower from what they had coded me on line. The prices were also very competitive compared with others. My procedures are very common in Korea, practically every trained doctor could do it, they are all very experienced given the fact that how many patients they see each day. Like people here mentioned before the longer the doctors are in this field the more experiences they have and sadly the less care the doctors are in most cases. Dr Y has been in this industry for over 30 years, he knew what he was doing and he thinks he knew what’s better for you than yourself. I think some cases, he’s right, some times not. I didn’t spend much time with him before or after. Nicole did the talking most of the time. He didn’t confirm on what I wanted before the operation as others did. He didn’t even arrange another post op meeting with him. I happened to meet him one day during my post op visit, he looked at me for few seconds and told me how wonderful I looked when I was swollen like a pig’s face.

In terms of post op care, I went there once to get my hair washed and Bonny told me I had to pay for it, although Nicole waved the charge later. In addition, I had one deswollen facial done which I liked a lot for free. Other than those two I didn’t get much of the post op care rather than the regular check ups.

I think Pitangui is a overall good place. The doctor can preform beautifully, my left ender eye and right upper can can prove it. But it’s not been pro formed equally. I guess that largely depend on you luck. I met a girl who went to ID which I heard a lot bad things about here but her result was wonderful. They actually switched a less known doctor on her for one procedure but it still came out perfect.

I try to write this post as impartial as I can. I wish my comment helps and good luck to everyone!
Fat Graft, Nose, Chin
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PippalalReview27 Jan 14100
I was not too strong on insisting what I wanted so I’m not sure what would Dr. Y do if I did. The reasons were because first I thought he probably would know better since he is the professional for the stuff I wasn’t sure about. Like my nose, I wasn’t clear on how exactly what I wanted I. Just told him I wanted a smaller tip. Like sad cupcake mentioned the change is hardly noticeable from the front, but I can see from the side.The result is nature, although I would like my tip a bit smaller, I’m ok with my nose overall.

The second reason I didn’t insist on my own opinion is because I didn’t think I need to. It’s my face, it’s my decision. I wanted to have a little longer chin and fix my chin recline as well. he put the implant in the front so it did fix the recline problem but my chin wasn’t ant longer. Dr. Y didn’t seem to listen at the consultation nor before the surgery, he didn’t give me a chance to talk before the operation at all.

I’m not sure what would happen if I did insist on exactly what I want, so you can try it maybe he will act differently. However, I have a feeling that he is the old fashioned Korean man, very proud, authoritative.

From my personal experience, he is conservative, most changes are subtle, so if you want to see obvious changes you may need to strongly insist on what you want or go else where. I’m a conservative person my self so I think my overall result is far from perfect but it is good enough. However, I kind of want too see more changes after I spend all that money and go through all the trouble.
Chin, Nose, Chin
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PippalalReview28 Jan 14-100
The surgery room seems fine to me. Some of the staffs were definitely inexperienced and not professional. During my post op care, I needed to go back for antibiotics and cleaning the nurse had a cold, a running nose and kept coughing. However, she wasn’t even wearing a mask that made me nerviose because the weather was really cold and the last thing I needed at the time was to get sick, especially from them.
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PSPRumor20 Nov 13100
Hi Cookie,

I pray for success for your surgery in Pitangui.

U will be in the good hand of Dr Yoo bcoz of his 30yr experiences. & Dr Yoo is kinda vain himself (he also underwent PS recently) so he will understand the need to mk us pretty :biggrin:

Btw, to boost your confidence, Dr Yoo is a registered member of International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery ISAPS www.isaps.org

please remember to post your reviews n result after your surgery to help us to select good clinic

God bless you abundantly
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puffz87Review25 May 16-100
Hi,

I had my cheekbone reduction and chin implant done with them. Still can’t comment much about the chin surgery. But their cheekbone is horrible.

The shaving of both cheekbones were uneven and the right side has a serious indent. The frontal was reduce too but it creates a more tired look especially in the dark as the shadows cast on the face makes it seems like the emoticon haggard look.

It has been a year after the surgery so I suppose all is stable by now and that there should not be anymore drastic changes
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QueenOfBlades
Review24 May 16100
Clinic Consultationn – Pitangui

The decor of the clinic was amazing, very posh and luxurious. Even though I was a walk in customer, I was lucky enough to consult with a medical director, Dr Yoon, almost straight away. He palpated my nose and made the following recommendations:

1) nose implant too high – to lower it

2) nose bridge too broad – he wants to break the nasal bones to make it narrower

3) perform tip refinement and extension. When I told him my primary rhinoplasty doctor told me my skin couldn’t stretch and my cartilages were too soft to use, he scoffed. Through the translator, he said he doesn’t know what kind of clinic will tell me this kind of wrong information.

4) Alars too wide – perform alar incision but not cutting outside wall tissue but from inside.

Overall, I felt this doctor was confident in his manner, and could give drastic results if one desired the narrow kind of nose. The quote was also surprisingly reasonable despite the posh decor. I duly noted down all his opinions before I went on to my next appointment.
Nosehttps://forum.purseblog.com/threads/my-plastic-surgery-experience-with-april-31.942912/#post-30254433
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Quick2014Rumor26 Feb 14-100
Be careful with Pitangui – too many bad jobs with horrible post care. I mean when you have a problem or infection. That is it!!
When you are done -out the door!! It depend on your luck. Cheap for a reason. VIP – with free acct , also need to know where: in the hospital room/ motel/hotels??? One cozy cot mentioned that some accomt is under ground- no light- no wifi-it’s scared, anything free… ASK!!
It’s too good to be true.
Some clinics get discount from hotels, then I’m ok with that.
Please read this forum- cozy cot – soompi… On Korean plastic (nose/eyes..)
Other, Aftercare
https://forum.purseblog.com/threads/best-plastic-surgery-clinics-in-korea-read-1st-post-before-posting.780226/page-627#post-26289242
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RevolerReview14 Jul 14100
Hello everyone, I have been a lurker on this forum for a very long time and have used it to gather the experience I needed to do my plastic surgery in korea, so I thought I would share my own experience to maybe help someone else.

I have always been self-conscious about my looks, my biggest worry have been that I looked angry or mad when my facial expression is relaxed. My brows were sagging, I had a roman nose and my lips were big but sagging, so it was not very attractive. I did not feel that my personality fitted how I looked physically. I did not necessarily want to look like the standard form of beauty, I just wanted a kind expression.

2012:

My very first surgery was with JW, I did a rhinoplasty and an eyelid operation to collect my trifolds into one. I knew that I wanted to have surgery at JW because a friend of mine had great results there and I really connected with the doctor, he is so nice and really listened to all my questions, there are plenty of locals in the waiting area and the staff is very kind and sweet.

I did wake up during the eyelid surgery, he told me to open and close my eye to make sure that he did not remove too much skin. Dr. Suh used only my own cartilage for the surgery. It was a big point for me to not use silicone or implants because I knew the complications that comes with that.

I was very happy with the clinic and the result turned out great. JW is in the mid range when in comes to prices, but when it comes to your face, pick the clinic you like regardless of the prices and then try to bargain to get it cheaper. Usually if you just ask you can get a quite good discount.

The result still looks great after two years

2013:

I went back to korea to do a V-line. I had a very wide jaw and it dominated my face. I consulted a few clinics. ID was ridiculous, I completely agree with everyone saying that this is a scam. It seems like their image is falling apart, its a common fact that they are big on the doctor switch there.

I decided to do it at JW because of my last experience there. Today I might would have gone with another clinic that specializes in bones, but the surgery went fine. I will warn people about this though. It might have been the hardest experience of my life. The post op is so uncomfertable and you just look at yourself and think: “why did I do this to myself?”. It took me 1 week till I could eat normally, 2 weeks before I could speak sentences and 1 month to look allright. Be prepared if you want to do a jaw surgery, I don´t think I would have done it again, and if I did, I would have made sure to have a good support system.

I was also very concerned with a doctor swap at this point so they set up a camera during the surgery so I could watch it after and see that the doctor I was consulting was the one doing the surgery.

2014:

This year I went back to Korea again, I wanted a couple of things done:
fat graft
lip argumentation
eyebrow lift

At this point I am also dealing with the fact that with plastic surgery you have to stop at one point, there is that time where you just have to say: I am not perfect, but this is an improvement and I can live with this. Also I think sometimes we think that “it´s just a small change” but the surgery is actually pretty invasive and the recovery time takes a lot longer than what you would have expected.

I consulted a few clinics for my surgery:

JK: Very pretty facility and kind staff, they showed me around the building, the recovery room, the surgery rooms, but the doctor was very young and did not seem experienced.

The Line: This clinic was very beautiful, but they seemed very unserious to me. They asked for “my budget” instead of quoting me and told me that the surgery had to be done tomorrow, that there was no other days avaliable. When I told them that I could not have surgery the next day, they said well..they might have an opening on thursday, and I knew that I would not chose this clinic by now, so just to be a little cheeky, I told them that thursday was also not a good fit, but what about friday? and they sure could fit me in there as well. Not to mention that there were no other people waiting in the waiting room area.

Dream: I liked this clinic, nice staff, many locals, but the doctor was not a good fit, he was actually pretty rude, told me that I needed this and this done, so I ended up not going here.

Aone: Aone is located pretty far away from all the other clinics, it takes about one hour and a half with the subway to get there. The doctor is very polite and kind and speaks good english. I know there are some users here that have been happy with his procedures and some that are not satisfyed, but at the time I was there about 10 people stayed over night. I got to meet some patiens before I decided wether to do the brow lift and lip argumentation and all of them looked so good, therefor I decided to book with Aone.

The staff was allright, the english translator is so sweet, I really liked her, but the nurses did not know how to speak english which was somewhat of a problem. The surgery went allright. I told him that I did not want my brows that much elevated and he just did his own thing, which really frusterated me and I had to ask him the day after to lower them a little. Now they look great, but he should have listnened to me in the first place. The lip work looks great, I really love the result, such a big difference.

Petangui: I did my fat graft with Petangui because a friend had done hers there and she looks awesome. The clinic is beautiful, the nurses are the nicest ones I´ve ever come across and the doctor is pretty good with what he does. I did not like the fact that I waked up before he was finished, that was kinda creepy, even if I could not feel anything. The recovery room is also not that great.


There you have it, my full plastic surgery adventure in Korea. Honestly it is such a scary thing, I traveled alone all the times and it is not fun. The recovery is so tough and I´ve cried and had really dark thoughts and it´s been painfull. In the end I am happy with the results, but it has been such a hard ride and I am ready to jump off because I know this is the time to stop, I am happy that I´ve done it, but I´m not sure if I would have gone through this again.

Before/after:
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Fat Grafthttps://forum.purseblog.com/threads/my-plastic-surgery-adventure-in-korea.874893/
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RevolerReview18 Jul 14100
Thanks guys, i will go back to petangui for check up, but other than that, I’m good (-:

I have no complications with JW

I paid 5000 usd for the v-line, but i got a discount because of my friend and because it was “off season”
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sadcupcakeReview26 Jan 14100
I had surgery at Pitangui with Dr. Yoo about 15 weeks so so I think I can somewhat accurately reply to this. I had rhinoplasty, chin augmentation, as well as fat grafting.

The fat grafting I had no problems with, so far so good and I like the result. The rhinoplasty I cannot recommend based on my experience. I wanted my nose to project more, and have a defined, pointy tip. My nose is still quite bulbous and the change is hardly noticeable. I was pretty clear with Dr. Yoo, bringing in several photos however I did not get to see him before being put to sleep. So I guess even if you ask something and bring him photos he still does what he wants?

I also really hate my chin shape. We talked about chin augmentation briefly, but Nicole said that he would make the decision during surgery as he decides what’s best for your face. I asked about deswelling treatments also, but she said that they were not very effective, and if my swelling was very bad then they would do it.

It’s a really quiet clinic, no one was there besides me every time I came in. The lobby is super grand, but the operating room and surgery floor was another story.
Fat Grafthttps://forum.purseblog.com/threads/has-anybody-tried-pitangui.803826/page-39#post-26094001
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sadcupcakeReview27 Jan 14-100
It really affected someone I think when it’s a virgin/primary procedure, as you know if you go anywhere else next time a revision case will be more difficult and surely more expensive. Add in flights around the world and accommodations is just another cost.

Snooker, are you still around? How are your results now? I must say I’m really surprised at your aftercare as they were really dismissive of me after my surgery, and there’s no way they would have given me anything.

Regarding the surgery room, did anyone else find it to be a dimly lit room with a steel table and no one around but the anesthesiologist? No fancy looking machines, anything. Kinda almost like a movie, and not a good one…

As far as the girls being sweet, I think that’s almost like a Korean thing. Everything in Seoul seemed kinda cutesy and polite.
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sadcupcakeReview30 Jan 14-100
That’s super close to Pitangui! No I had a bad experience there and wish I never went there at all. The doctor didn’t ask me beforehand what size chin implant I wanted, Nicole said that he would decide based on what was best for my face and now I hate it. It’s huge, manly, and I can’t wait to take it out.

What bugs me the most though is that his tipwork isn’t very defined at all. My tip is still bulbous and kinda flat. 🙁 Those things together with bad post-op care, I cannot recommend!
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secretpignose
Review15 May 17-100
I used to be silent but now I no longer am. I hope I serve some hope and justice for foreigners like us when doing plastic surgery in overseas.

5-6 years ago, I did a incision double eyelid surgery in Singapore Novena and it is not very good as the doctor did not do ptosis correction with the surgery together. My double eyelid look weak. I also did epicanthloplasty in Singapore at another clinic (Gleneagles) but the method was traditional so it leave some scarring.

I went Taiwan to do my first rhinoplasty with Dr Kao. He used to be with a hospital. Now he has his own clinic. He put ear cartilage in my nose tip. My nose tip doesn’t look nice as I expected.

After 2 to 3 years, my nose start to droop so I decide to fly to Korea to do revisional eyelid and rhinoplasty again with Pitangui. Dr Yoo put a silicon in my nose bridge to balance my side profile and reduce my ear cartilage in my nose tip.

Now I am facing infection and extrusion of ear cartilage in the right side of my nose inside. My nose columella is also red. I am seeking online consultation and hope any of your experienced input can help me too! I have to go though research again as the few years research I have done before don’t seem to be of use – those clinics are black listed or have negative reviews now.

I also hope my input can help all of the readers !
Nosehttps://forum.purseblog.com/threads/asian-nose-job-3.731363/page-438#post-31342039
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Skim3Review23 Oct 13100
Hi, I just had surgery done with Dr. Yoo at Pitangui. I got so much information from this site that I feel I should give back to it.

The trip was unexpected. I emailed 1 week prior to arriving and Nicole arranges for a car to pick my father, brother, and me up and go directly to the clinic for my consultation(you pay 75000 KRW which is deducted from your surgical bill, I forgot to ask for it back though!). I thought I needed alar reduction, bridge implant, lateral osteotomy and tip-pasty. I was quoted a little over $5000 I think it was $5200. The hard part was trying to find a hotel so late as all the ones I recommended on this site were full or my brother saw the pics and said “no way”! I did find Nox Boutique Hotel which was really hard to find. It was 1.2 miles away from Pitangui (5000KRW taxi). Small but functional rooms. Tons of complimentary toiletries and large bathroom! Booking.com

At the consultation Nicole was very respectful to my dad but very much on a schedule. She could predict the questions but I feel that since she has answered them a million times before she probably doesn’t realize that she cuts off my question with her answer. It didnt really bother me, but I could see how that might irritate others. Dr. Yoo used her to translate, although I think he knows enough English to respond to my questions in Korean before she had translated it. In the end he said that he didnt really feel like fixing my nose because proportionally it fit my face well. Yes I have a big face 🙂 . Anyway, he said maybe alar reduction and bridge augmentation for a natural look if I really didnt like my nose. $2400. He recommended lower eye fat pad repositioning bc my bridge would be higher and the hollows under my eye would look worse. I’m not sure if these are the “love bands” that people talk about. In total $3500. He said the rest could be done but he didnt recommend it as it would look markedly different for very little gain. Then he said in clear English to my dad, “But you need surgery before your daughter”. Dad has developed really droopy eyelids and bags with time. But that’s a different story 🙂

The only part of the surgery I didn’t like is that they woke me up before the surgery was over. I think I was awake for the last 15 minutes. Although the pain was only mild, all the pulling and tugging and such was very disconcerting. At one point it felt like they were trying to pull something big out of a small hole. It was the only time I raised my hand a little. Dr. Yoo barked out something, but I think it was at the anesthesiologist for waking me up too soon.

My entire face as swollen day 2-4 and I thought I made a big mistake. It didnt help the my dad insisted that I see my relatives and they looked horrified and were Korean blunt. My nose was quite turned up and with the facial swelling I looked like a pig. Now day 5 I can see the contours of my face and 70%of my nose. I hope my nostrils continue to trend down as I would rather they not be seen when looked straight on. Although on TV I’ve seen them both ways. It does look very natural. I even understand the fat pad under eye thing even though I didn’t think this was an issue before. It’s mainly my profile that has changed. My ala is still rounded, but smaller especially when I smile. It will be interesting to see if anyone notices. I did this surgery for me and I got what I asked for. I didn’t want a dramatic difference. I think Dr. Yoo really respects the uniqueness of a face. In that was he is an artist by keeping harmony.

So if you are looking for more drastic changes maybe not the right doctor for you, although I encourage everyone to have a consultation with him. Tell him what you want and he will give his opinion which I believe will be a very natural look and then base other consultation on what he has said.

Ok gotta go, my thumbs hurt.
Nose, Fat Grafthttps://forum.purseblog.com/threads/has-anybody-tried-pitangui.803826/page-23#post-25572222
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Skim3Review29 Oct 13100
Hi, guys,
Just an update. At day 6-7 other than the bruising and stitches, you could hardly tell I had surgery! When the stitches came out and with concealer no one new I met noticed. Now I’m day. 10 and there is no bruising. Minor nose swelling.

I misquoted the price. It was $3000 for alar reduction, silicone bridge, and under eye fatpad adjustment. Don’t know if it was the meds, pumpkin juice, or sinnech that helped with early healing.
Fat Grafthttps://forum.purseblog.com/threads/has-anybody-tried-pitangui.803826/page-24#post-25603978
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Skim3Review1 November 13100
Vian,

I did do my rhinoplasty at Pitangui. Dr. Yoo did it. He does before but no after pictures. If you PM me I can see what I can do about pics. I’m vacationing and I am by myself now. I liked the shape of my nose before except how large my ala was and the absence of a bridge. My ala is smaller although still widens when I smile (he said its supposed too otherwise the smile is unnatural). The bridge shape is great. Still curved and natural. My friends who have seen me after the swelling went down tells me that my ski. Looks great and I look rested, but they haven’t clued into the nose! When looking straight on, there is subtle definition. My profile is much improved. Over all my face doesn’t look as flat and static.
Nosehttps://forum.purseblog.com/threads/has-anybody-tried-pitangui.803826/page-24#post-25621923
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Skim3Review29 November 13100
Cookiechipmunk!

Congratulations! And thank you for all the information! Oh it sounds painful and I never heard of low back fat liposuction. But I’m with you, I think Dr. Yoo has a good eye for things and I like how he gives his opinion on how he grades the importance of the different procedures. I’m thinking about getting the arm lipo done next year.
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smileofheaven
Review23 Aug 13100
I got double eyelid surgery about 2 1/2 months ago in Korea and I thought I’d share my experience. I apologize if I start to ramble… A lot happened… hahaha
MY EXPERIENCE:First of all, I’d like to point out that I am Korean. Thus, the topic of plastic surgery was brought up multiple times pretty casually during my childhood and teenage years by my parents and other extended family. However, since I was raised in America, I was thrown a bit off by the topic of plastic surgery. My older cousin had gotten it and I’d be lying if I said that I didn’t view her as “fake.” Nevertheless, the surgery interested me. Makeup was always difficult and my eye were actually really small. There are Asians with double eyelid that have big eyes. But no. My eyes were small all around. They weren’t small in terms of height, but also in terms of width. Also, many Asians have even the slightest crease. I had none. I had excessive skin on my eyelids. How I decided to get the surgery was actually pretty impulsive. I was going to go to Korea over the summer after I graduated from high school. I knew that IF I were to get the surgery, that summer would be the most optimal time. So basically, two weeks before I went to Korea, I asked my dad to schedule an appointment. I didn’t do much research and do much soul searching on why I wanted it done. Part of the reason for this may be because, it is not seen as that big of a deal in the Korean culture as it is seen in the American culture.The clinic I went to was Pitangui (http://www.pitanguiplasticsurgery.com/clinic/eye/eye01.html). Basically, I got in very quickly due to connections. My dad’s sunbae was very close cousins with the wife of the Chief Plastic Surgeon and the Chairman of Pitangui. So my dad talked to his sunbae, who then talked to his cousin (who is also the director of Pitangui).I was staying in Gangwon-do, so it was about an hour and a half drive to Seoul Apgujong. I have to say that the clinic is very beautiful. There is a white piano in the middle and all the walls are mirrors. My consultation took place in the chief plastic surgeon’s office. I’ll shorten some things here. The wife/director came in and talked to us. Then the doctor came in. Basically, he wanted me to fix everything (jawline, nose, volume in face, etc.). Now, this isn’t just so he can earn more money. I will admit that my features are not quite the best. But at the very least, he wanted to add some volume to my cheeks (because I have the very flat asian face) and do my eyes. But we agreed to just do my eyes. He suggested the 360 degrees eye surgery (which they also called “barbie eye surgery”). Basically this is the double eyelid, the inner corner cut, the outer corner cut, and something about the bottom of the eye (I still don’t quite understand this part). And I completely agreed. When he suggested how big of a crease I should get, my dad thought it was too big. But I just went with the doctor, because he probably knew best. After he left, the nurse came to do some paperwork and then said that we could schedule the surgery for 3 days later. But the wife/director treated us well and fit me in for an appointment that very day because she didn’t want us to try another hour and a half back.After wandering the streets of Seoul, I came back after a few hours for the surgery. The nurse gave me a gown and then told me to wash my face and take my earrings out. She then led me to the upper level, where the surgery would take place. We walked in the room and there were at least 4 more nurses in there. One of them took a before picture of me before telling me to lie on the table. They put a blanket over me and covered my face except for my eyes. Now I know that many people get shots of anesthesia in their eyelids. But I didn’t get that. I got the controlled anesthesia (probably because I was get the 360 surgery) that has the needle going into your hand. After they put the needle in, they told me to go to sleep. It was the weirdest experience. I guess I did go to sleep and then I thought I was dreaming. It was like I was in a tunnel (like at a waterpark) and going very fast. There were also great colors and lights. And then I started to wake up and realized that the surgery was happening. Now the actual surgery: When I woke up, I felt wetness on my eyelids (probably from the blood). As the surgery went on, I guess I started to get a bit nervous? It didn’t really hurt but I guess I was just worried. The surgeon could tell because my blood pressure (which they kept checking constantly) was getting high and I was bleeding a lot. He kept asking me if I was nervous and told me to relax and that I was bleeding a lot. He told me that patients bleed excessively on the table when they get nervous. I didn’t think that I was nervous, but I guess I was. After he told me that I was bleeding a lot, that made me even more nervous! He even asked me if I was on my period (I guess our it has something to do with our hormones), and said I wasn’t (I really wasn’t, but my period did come five days later…) He kept telling me that it won’t turn out pretty if I bleed a lot and that I’ll get the “sausage eyes.” Anyway, the surgery didn’t really hurt. What stung was him burning off the blood. It smelled like burning hair and was just a bit hot on my eyelids. One thing that I remember during the operation was the one nurse that held onto my hand during the whole operation. I didn’t see who it was, but I squeezed her hand when I got nervous or when I felt the burning on my eyelids. It was very comforting. Also, people talk about the bright light that shines into their eyes. I didn’t have that. Once in a while, he would have me sit up and tell me to open my eyes. At this time, they turned off the light and helped me get up so the doctor could check how it was looking when my eyes were open. Other than that, I had my eyes clothes the whole time, so the light didn’t bother me.After the operation, they had me get up and led me into another room. Oh man, the anesthesia totally had me feeling like I was drunk. She gave me an icepack for my eyes and had me lie down in a bed. She turned the lights off and I stayed in there for about 30 minutes. When she came back in the room, she turned the lights on and asked if I wanted to see my eyes. Oh man, I was scared. I had seen pictures of patients post-op and they were scary! But I eventually did look, and wow…. they were scary.The nurse led me to my parents and we scheduled 4 appointments. The next day, I was to come back to get my eyes cleaned and sanitized. 3 days later, I would come back to get my double eyelid stitches taken out. 5 days later, I would get my outer corner stitches taken out. 10 days later, I would get my inner corner stitches taken out.The car ride back was the most painful. The anesthesia was wearing off and I had the most horrible headache and nausea. I took some painkillers (the director said that I could) and the pain went away. They also gave me a long strip of pills that I would take for 5 days. I would take 4 pills, twice a day, for five days.
Now I DID NOT take any pictures of me with my stitches in. I was too scary looking. I had strings coming from the inside of the eyes, the outside of my eyes, and on the double eyelid line. My eyes got REALLY swollen. More swollen than the normal patient. I’ll just talk about the big points now.For the next two weeks after the surgery, I was crying 24/7. The nurses said that this was natural. Especially after the first week, I was dabbing by eyes pretty much every thirty seconds. My eyes just kept watering. But it wasn’t just a clear liquid coming from my eyes. It was yellow. Also, the nurses said that I could bleed in the next 5 days, and I did bleed on the second day. It was scary. I was dabbing by eyes, like I had done constantly. But I looked down at my tissue, and I saw blood. I didn’t rub my eyes at all. I just dabbed them. But again, the nurses said that this could happen. Also, because I had really long eyelashes, I could hardly open my eyes when I woke up. I guess the liquid that came from eyes, still came out when I was sleeping and made my eyelashes sticky. My eyelashes then literally stuck to the skin right under my eyes and I had to pull then off to open my eyes. Man, my eyelashes were really gross. But the nurses cleaned them off at every appointment.The cleaning appointment (the one the day after the surgery) was very refreshing! Now, people say that getting your stitches out it the most painful part. Getting my double eyelid stitches out didn’t hurt that much. Only when it started to get towards the inner corners. But it was just like a little pinch. I was talking to the nurse and she did say that getting the outer and inner corner stitches out did hurt a bit… ( and I mean a LOT). So I was really nervous for those appointments. I got my period the morning of my appointment and was getting really bad cramps. So I took some ibuprofen. Getting my outer corner stitches out didn’t hurt! I mean, I did ask the nurse to do it carefully and slowly. But it hurt less than getting the double eyelid one out. So I’m not sure if it was because of the ibuprofen or because I had a skilled nurse, but I wasn’t going to take my chances for the next appointment! So I took some ibuprofen again and getting my inner corner stitches didn’t hurt either!SWELLING: So I swelled A LOT!! You can look at some pictures online, and those people look completely fine after a few days. I couldn’t take my sunglasses off for 3 weeks. If only the skin part of the eyes were swollen, that’d be okay. But the insides of my eyes were completely swollen. They were both red. But also whites of my eyes were swollen. The whites of my eyes were yellow and actually stuck out. You could see that my eyeballs weren’t rounds, because the whites of my eyes had like another layer on them. The whites were so swollen that part of it covered my eyeball. I’m having a hard time explaining, so I found some pictures on the internet. My eyes were like the yellowness of this: http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_IGcSB2wHG9o/TA24VyKrWXI/AAAAAAAABiI/43eTMkjvD8I/s800/IMG_1750.JPG. But imagine that all over the whites of your eyes and three times thicker!! I think that’s how my tears became yellow. But the swelling was definitely worse on my left eye. It’s been 10 weeks since the surgery and I still feel a tear coming out sometimes. Maybe just twice a day at night when I’m laying in bed. I don’t even realize it until I feel the tear on my skin. The swelling on the insides of my eyes fell after 2 to 3 weeks. But this doesn’t mean that the insides of your eyes will be as worse as mine. The nurses said that this happens to those who get the 360degrees/barbie eye surgery. Also, they said that my eyes were swollen a bit more than other people’s eyes. This might also be because I bled a lot during the operation. Maybe my body had a harder time accepting the change. Also, I iced my eyes 24/7 for the 5 days after my surgery. Not only for the swelling, but because my eyes were just uncomfortable. They were heavy, hurt, and just annoying!
Now, 10 weeks later, I am satisfied with how the operation turned out. My eyelids are still a bit swollen (the double eyelid crease is a bit high), but I can tell that it’s just the skin that is still swollen and I know that it will go down with time. And also, because my left eye had more swelling, the crease is higher on my left eye (for now). You can see a bit of scarring on the inner corners. But my eyes have gotten significantly bigger. They aren’t huge, but they are pretty big compared to the small eyes I had before. Makeup is so much easier to apply. I take less time and use less product. And overall, I am satisfied.
My surgery was 3,000,000 Won (approx. $3000). This was VERY discounted because the director was nice to us. I mean, technically I had 4 surgeries (the double eyelid, the inside, the outside, and the bottom).
Overall, I had a great experience. I would very much recommend this clinic to anyone interested in having plastic surgery done in Korea. If I were to get another procedure done (maybe the dimple surgery) or had any other aethetic issues (skin problem, teeth whitening), I would definitely go back to that clinic. They aren’t as well known internationally like BK or some other clinics, but this clinic is very foreigner-friendly. When we were waiting, I saw a Filipino, a Japanese, and a Chinese patient. They were all very well guided by the receptionists. The receptionists there are trained in many different languages that they can help you guys with the information and paperwork. You can browse the site (http://www.pitanguiplasticsurgery.com/index.html). There are many other procedures that they offer and the the website provides great info!Also, my surgeon: http://www.pitanguiplasticsurgery.com/about/doctor.html
I think that’s all I think of for now! I hope I didn’t bore you. But it was quite the experience. I know that I didn’t mention everything, so if you have any questions, just ask! I’d be happy to answer.
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SnookerReview19 Jan 14100
I have just had my surgery done at Pitangui and so far I am very happy with them. I got a face to face consultation with them on the day I arrived and then to met with Dr. Yoo, told him my areas of concern. He told me what he would do and why which was different from what Nicole, a fabulous translator, suggested while conversing online.

I did not want to use any translator as I found out that they normally get a commission from the clinic once we decide to go ahead with the operation. The commission is in the range of 20-30% and that is huge!! I came to Seoul alone with enough cash I believe would cover those procedures I wanted, believing that I would get a much better price than paying with credit card and I was right.

I have just got the following procedures done on Jan 15th: a Zygoma reduction by shaving, QMC Facelift, upper blepharospasty, lateral cantho, slanty eye correction, and fat graft to my forehead, temples, and laugh lines.

Now I am recovering at Lex Tourist Hotel which I booked at Booking.com and I saved 20% off of the rate given by the clinic. I will be here for ten more days and will try my best to give info on things I have experienced if I could be of any help to anyone here ?
Cheeks, Lifts, Eyes, Fat Graft
https://forum.purseblog.com/threads/best-plastic-surgery-clinics-in-korea-read-1st-post-before-posting.780226/page-589#post-26049264
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SnookerReview24 Jan 14100
Yes I can see why people get skeptical and how easy it is indeed to post as anything. I believe reading a lot of posts would give you some general ideas about how some posts make sense and some post don’t. I have a real name and email address that people who have PM’ed me would get told my private information. I am not an agent, nor do I work for the clinic. I am a paying patient who is recovering post op at the near by hotel who has plenty of time and good intention for all.

My experience at Pitangui is absolutely wonderful so far and I don’t know how to put it otherwise. I get a personal treatment when I step into the clinic for stitch removal or a hair wash or whatever, the receptionists would greet me by my first name every time. Today I had a fantastic facial and light treatment for de-swelling. It was so relaxing, I nodded off for about half an hour. I, in fact have gone into the clinic almost every day for this and that treatment. I’m going again tomorrow to have my stitches removed.

I don’t know how and why some have had some bad experience at Pitangui. It seems berserk. Almost like a Jackal and Hyde?!? How could it be such bipolar and how that is possible, I’m so curios.

The more of you going to Pitangui doesn’t make me richer. It is your face and your money, make a wise decision. I share my experience so if anyone chooses to use it to apply at Pitangui or elsewhere, it is up to you, I think Pitangui is a good and reputable clinic that offers world class services at a very reasonable price, compared to their peers of the same standard.

Believing this, I give you my accurate and detailed experience with them so you may look into it with an open mind and maybe you would feel the way I feel about it. I do hope you do. I do not get paid a dime to say all of the above.

I will continue to share more info if anything new develops. If not, I will now fade away from this forum as I don’t think it is worth my time having to explain myself.

There is much more to my life than plastic surgery. It is 5:39 am in Seoul, I better get some sleep before the sun comes up. Have a great day guys ?
Aftercarehttps://forum.purseblog.com/threads/has-anybody-tried-pitangui.803826/page-38#post-26077882
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SnookerReview9 Feb 14100
Hello,

I have just had all the stitches removed yesterday, yes, three and a half weeks after the operation! The top of my left ear doesn’t heal properly and the nurse had to nipped the rotten flesh away but thank god that did not require any stitching up, I now have to go to the hospital to get my wound disinfected everyday for five to seven days.

Swelling has subsided painfully slow but just took up the speed in the past three days. I look like myself now but there are still hills and valleys along the outline of the face and some of the fat grafted areas have disappointingly come down from the preferred curves, especially in the forehead. But I think fat grafting helps harmonise the features. I wish I had done it sooner as my face looks a lot softer and more feminine.

In a week time I should be able to tell if I like the results or not. It has been less than four weeks post op and it is too soon to say anything. My eyes are natural but the whites of the eyes are still red but are being treated with ointment and anti-inflammatory eye drop.

Results so far are good but come with a few small issues ie incision not healing, jelly eyes, red eyes, severe swelling etc. I would feel so free to recommend this clinic if the doctor has an attitude adjustment. I feel as though it is too tough to get through to him, so I haven’t even tried. Most post op questions I have, I googled. This is their main weakness.

However, doc is highly skilled and price is competitive and negotiable. Although Nicole is knowledgable with extensive experience in the field, she did not operate on me or was she in the operating room observing everything. One must weigh if the frustration of not having a caring doctor post op is worth the savings.
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SnookerReview4 Mar 14100
Hello there,

From what I was told, Dr. Yoo only performs three procedures a day. The Pitangui Dental clinic is on a completely different floor. The plastic surgery is on 3rd floor and I believe the dental clinic is on 4th. So it isn’t possible for anyone to hear teeth drilling noises from the operating room.

I’m six weeks post op and so far am quite satisfied with the result. There is still some swelling but people who don’t know me wouldn’t know anything. I just look a bit chubby with a very round face.
Cheeks, Lifts, Eyes, Fat Graft
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sweetfrockReview19 Feb 15-100
Hi QQ27, I too had an infection on my nose, about 2 weeks after my closed primary rhino with Pitangui back in December 2014. I’m not sure how it came about as I was already unhappy with my nose job prior to the infection, cos it was reddish, then got hit in the nose tip 12 days post op by my baby nephew and the infection (swelling and pus) set in. So it was either from the surgery or from baby hitting my nose.

I’m glad you’re feeling better and healing nicely after the removal.

I haven’t posted much since the infection, but I’d like to pen it down here. It was a difficult time, taking the 2 week course of Levofloxacin (Cravit). During that period, I went from sad that I had to remove the implant, to being adamant that removal was the only way forward (also because the nose job was not an aesthetically nice one, my bulbous tip is huge – almost fought with my ENT specialist to have the removal surgery), to accepting that maybe the infection will go away and I can keep this implant until my revision.

So basically within a month of my primary rhino, I came to accept that a revision job would be on the cards soon. It’s been almost a month since the infection went away, and my nose is less swollen, but my nostrils are uneven, my columella not well-supported, and I’ve also learned that infection will always be at the back of my mind, and could possibly re-occur throughout the lifespan of your rhinoplasty. The odds of it reoccurring is around 5-10%.

This nose job has taught me some, and KCouture has also taught me loads. She responded to my infection post here to get Levofloxacin from my GP which I did! If not for her, I would have gone absolutely mental. Thanks so much K!! 🙂

It seems that infection is quite common. I know of another person who had her surgery in November and is now fighting infection too. So between QQ27, myself and this other girl, it makes the 3 of us!

This morning during the CNY visitations, my mom commented that my nose looks very natural now. She doesn’t know I’ll be back in Seoul in June for my revision? I’m looking forward to that day!

Problems with my primary at Pitangui:
bulbous tip tissue never exercised (even though I requested for it)
uneven nostrils (left is circular, right is triangular)
weak columella (it’s also higher than my alars)
uneven alars (left is lower than my right)
radix too low (I don’t look like I have a high nose bridge from the front, my implant starts under my eyebrows)

What I’d like for my revision:
Higher Radix (slightly)
smaller tip
even nostrils
columella straightened

My revision will be closed since it was closed the first time around and I will be going to Dream!! Counting the weeks down!!
Nosehttps://forum.purseblog.com/threads/asian-nose-job-3.731363/page-391#post-28106654
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sweetfrockReview25 May 16-100
Hi QueenOfBlades,

Thank you for sharing your research and experience with us. I’m happy to hear that you’re recovering well.

However, I cannot be more glad that you did not go with Pitangui. When I read that you’d consulted them as well, my heart skipped a beat. I did my primary rhinoplasty with them a year and half ago, which was not done properly, and I will be flying to Seoul tonight to begin a round of consultations for my secondary. I would never ever recommend Pitangui to anyone.

Regarding the part where Dr. Kim found the infected tissue around the implant; did your nose ever look slightly pink? Because my nose looks perpetually pink compared to the rest of my face, it’s like the pink flush post a round of exercise.

Wishing you speedy recovery!
Nosehttps://forum.purseblog.com/threads/my-plastic-surgery-experience-with-april-31.942912/page-2#post-30259042
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TaRaUnnieRumor21 Oct 14-100
I don’t know about Izien and Wannabe (sorry ;-; ) but I have heard (from information collected from social media websites like naver and weibo as well as forums, they had information collected and put into a chart, it’s on this forum somewhere but I can’t find it 🙁 Also people have reviewed them on here as well for consults mostly but some surgeries) that:

DAPS, Banobagi and EverM~ are good for facial contouring and other jaw surgeries.

Pitangui~ can be a bit hit and miss! the doctor is quite rude and arrogant apparently. Read the Pitangui thread also, one or two forumers on here had a terrible experience there.

SMPS~ I don’t know much personally because no one I have heard of has been to there yet, only thinking. They have, however, been the centre of a number of deceitful posts though, with a couple of their staff posing as people who have had surgery there and were promoting the clinic and their results. (Be really careful~)

Wannabe is new to me but I think it looks good, I have been watching the videos on their YouTube channel cause they are really informative. Btw what surgeries were you thinking if getting?

Hope you have a nice day~
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TaytoReview2 Dec 16100
Hi guys African Parisian girl here ! Also bout to get breast plastic surgery with Pitangui I went to the consultation this morning and I really had a great impression and feeling I will be doing around March I’ve been checkin a lot things on the forum and thank god i went this morning the doctor I saw there was really nice and helpful answering my questions and then I had a consultations with the lady I have a good feeling about them and honestly that’s why I register on this forum, to let people know I don’t want to speak to fast tho but I have a good feeling about them and my future breast augmentation, they advices me to go for tea drop implants which was what I was looking for since it’s seems and feel more natural, and he will do it through the armpit so the scar will be not so visible jeez I can’t wait to go through it !
Breasts Augmentation
https://forum.purseblog.com/threads/blacks-and-plastic-surgery.934742/page-2#post-30853561
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Thinkpink17Review27 May 13-100
I just met up with Dr. Kang from IOU as he was going to be my #1 surgeon that I planned on seeing. My heart feels like he is the best for revisional surgery and told me that there is a 95% chance that it will be successful. He was spot on telling me my crease is 6.5 mm and would look best at 5mm. I consulted with allooooottttttt of surgeons and Dr. Kang seems the most honest. You can just tell he cares for you and will do his best. Every surgeon I had a consult with told me my case is VERY VERY difficult for eyelid revision, but Dr. Kang assured me my surgery will be what im looking for and he will fix my overly swollen sausage lids. If anyone is looking for a revision Dr…. Dr. Kang is the guy. Ive been researching for a whole year and have only heard positive things about him. Other Dr.’s know who he is too, hes very famous. When I came to Korea I was expecting the price to be aloooott higher then what I was quoted at. Yea its on the high side, but not compared to what people are paying on purseforum. I had my cousin (local Korean) with me who did all the talking. They really do charge you more if you’re a “foreigner” because they want to make money off of you. I really did get mine for cheap with Dr. Kang. I also stopped at Pintagui which is across the street, my heart didn’t feel that Dr. would perform a good revision surgery and tried pushing lateral canthoplasty, lower bleph, and other things I didn’t need. I wouldn’t recommend going there.
Eyeshttps://forum.purseblog.com/threads/revisional-double-eyelids-surgery.647083/page-55#post-24689247
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TrishsulReview17 Jan 14-100
Hi all.. I’m in Seoul right now, just wanna share my experience with Pitangui…

I had an appointment at 1PM yesterday, but when i came, they told me to wait and until 1.45PM (after i insisted because i was having another appointment at other clinics), nicole came and told me that dr yoo is still in surgery and it’ll take another 1 or 2 hours… Nicole was nice at first, but I was appalled by the staffs (receptionists) there…


After that I came back at 3.30PM and same thing happened all over again… Luckily this time dr yoo is available after 15 minutes…


Although there was nothing wrong with the consultation, I just feel like pitangui is not the clinic for me… The price quoted was not cheap as well in my opinion.. And from the consultation I can tell that their result is really subtle… So in the end I didn’t choose Pitangui for my surgeries…


By the way, if you’re in Seoul right now, please contact me!! Let’s meet up and give support for each other!!
Otherhttps://forum.purseblog.com/threads/has-anybody-tried-pitangui.803826/page-34#post-26038607
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Vampire_Knight
Rumor22 Apr 13100
Hi ms.rochelle!

I have to agree with kkim120 here. You should definitely read the bios of the doctors. ^^
Based on my research so far I know that Dr. Yoo of Pitangui (Brazil etc.), Dr. Yoo of Dream (Germany, Duesseldorf), Dr, Kim of Belita (US), Dr. Han of FaceHan (Germany) etc.
I think you asked for those who trained in countries with Caucasian population and not nations like Japan or China, hehe.
Again, research in what kind of procedures the doctor specializes!

I don´t know about such a thread, sorry. ^^

Regards
Otherhttps://forum.purseblog.com/threads/best-plastic-surgery-clinics-in-korea-read-1st-post-before-posting.780226/page-374#post-24462992
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Vanilla Creme
Review8 Sep 14-100
Hi all readers here.

Finally I want to write about my experience with Pitangui on Feb this year. Pardon my poor grammar and vocab. Hope I can expressed well enough what I wanted to write with my fair English. Please forgive me.

On Feb this year, I booked my trip to Seoul for the 3rd time to have my first consultation with Pitangui. After having some research here, I exchanged many emails with their English consultant, Nicole. She seems nice and always prompt with follow up to all my inquiries. This made it kinda of ensuring for me.

Although I’ve read through some bad reviews about them on the thread. But I’d just decide to go ahead and see for myself. On the day when I arrived, after leaving my luggage at the hostel. I made my way straight there. Nicole was there to welcome me. She was a nice lady and quite accommodating. I was brought to room where they did 3D scan for me. After that they arranged me to meet Dr Yoo, with Nicole by my side to do the translating.

My first impression of Dr Yoo wasn’t that kind of pleasant. He came in and sat down promptly like he’s been out from some kind of surgery. He touched my nose tip, pinched my chin and then talked hastily in korean to Nicole. I cannot understand what he’s trying to say but I can somehow figured out he’s quite an aggressive person from the way he speaks.

Nicole translated what he said to me. And then, I tried to ask some else technical. But he seems to be in a hurry to go off and seemingly impatience. And everything was wrapped up like under 10 minutes! He stood up and walk off! Man… I still have so much to ask him. Sorry, by the way…. I’m aiming to do a nose tip surgery, fat graft on my smile lines and cheeks and my chin shorten.

I agreed totally on what ryry0322 have mentioned here. It’s either he’s cocky or he just didn’t want to care about what we wanted. He just seem like the kind who will not listen to what you want.

Somehow I know the vibe was not there for this doctor. But having known he’s one with many years of experience and the clinic have been around for the longest time. So I decide to place my bet on him. Yes, I guessed I haven’t think much the consequences etc. Cause the only thing on my mind was my “budget”. They’re able to quote me based on my budget. And so I decided on them…. the rest is up to God.

I had my surgery with them the next day. Drr Yoo shaved my chin bone and a bit on the side. And fixed my nose tip with ear cartilage and also fat graft on my cheeks and smile lines. To cut my story short, on the day when my nose splint was removed. I can literally tell my nose tip will not turn out nice. Somehow you just will know it. And I cannot tell about my chin until time goes by. After returning to my country, everyday I was like living in depression. I can see how my nose didn’t turn up “desirably” the way I wanted it. And the tightness and numbness on my chin didn’t go away till today. Everyday I waited and I’ve been emailing them to and fro many times about the problems and worrys I had. Hoping they’ll not ignored me.

Aug is my 6th month post surgery. My right chin was not shaved properly, resulting in unevenness as compared to my left which was slightly smoother. My right profile on below chin, I can see a bit sagging and the slight uneven. People can’t really tell if they look at me on the front. But from the side profile, you can see if you have “plastic surgery eyes”. My nose tip turn up badly done. The angle of the tip was weird. And suddenly my implant looks obvious from the side, although my previous implant was not touched.

Much as I do not wish to made another trip to Seoul again. I’d to do so. Forking out another part of my saving to make another trip here again to fix my problem. I really regret my choice for choosing Pitangui. It was a wrong move. I should have followed my gut feeling that day! I’d never spent my money in a way like this in my life! I only wanted to fix a problem, now I’d to spent more to fix another! Only God knows what I mean……

On my return trip on end Aug. I went straight to Pitangui to ask about my condition. I knew after that 6 months. Nicole is no longer that nice lady as before. When she first saw me in the clinic when I visited that day, she was not there. She only “came in” same time with Dr Yoo to talk about my case. And her expression everything was FAKE, she was like … “Oh, Hi Trxxx, how’re you?” And then sat down next to me with Dr Yoo.

This time round, Dr Yoo was more impatience. He blah blah blah in korean nonstop to Nicole and hell knows whether what she translated what actually what he said!! He purposely told me now due to my budget which I had. Chin shortening by bone shaving will not give me that kind of smooth look on the chin. Reason because if you can pictured this, if you cut at two corners, one corner might came out smoother than the other or both will not balance equally. That’s the excuse he gave! And that what I need now is to smooth out the chin line with skin lifting. OMG… I will not have all that money now to fix all these again!

Without showing any concern to help fix my problem and my nose tip which was badly done. They said they didn’t move my implant and said nothing about it either.

I was totally disappointed with the way they handled me. Out of the 3 surgeries which I did, 2 didn’t came out good. Although it’s not really botched, but still can’t stand to live with that for now. I will go back to them for my fat graft touch up on Wednesday.

If there’s anyone who can offer me some advice what can be done for my chin, I would really appreciated that. I’m still recuperating from my surgeries and my mood has been rather down due to the extremely slow healing process. I’m still bruising and swelling on 12th day, so I took some time to write these out.

My last word… Do not choose Pitangui!
Nose, Chinhttps://forum.purseblog.com/threads/has-anybody-tried-pitangui.803826/page-45#post-27365295
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Vanilla Creme
Review8 Sep 14100
Hi all readers here.

Finally I want to write about my experience with Pitangui on Feb this year. Pardon my poor grammar and vocab. Hope I can expressed well enough what I wanted to write with my fair English. Please forgive me.

On Feb this year, I booked my trip to Seoul for the 3rd time to have my first consultation with Pitangui. After having some research here, I exchanged many emails with their English consultant, Nicole. She seems nice and always prompt with follow up to all my inquiries. This made it kinda of ensuring for me.

Although I’ve read through some bad reviews about them on the thread. But I’d just decide to go ahead and see for myself. On the day when I arrived, after leaving my luggage at the hostel. I made my way straight there. Nicole was there to welcome me. She was a nice lady and quite accommodating. I was brought to room where they did 3D scan for me. After that they arranged me to meet Dr Yoo, with Nicole by my side to do the translating.

My first impression of Dr Yoo wasn’t that kind of pleasant. He came in and sat down promptly like he’s been out from some kind of surgery. He touched my nose tip, pinched my chin and then talked hastily in korean to Nicole. I cannot understand what he’s trying to say but I can somehow figured out he’s quite an aggressive person from the way he speaks.

Nicole translated what he said to me. And then, I tried to ask some else technical. But he seems to be in a hurry to go off and seemingly impatience. And everything was wrapped up like under 10 minutes! He stood up and walk off! Man… I still have so much to ask him. Sorry, by the way…. I’m aiming to do a nose tip surgery, fat graft on my smile lines and cheeks and my chin shorten.

I agreed totally on what ryry0322 have mentioned here. It’s either he’s cocky or he just didn’t want to care about what we wanted. He just seem like the kind who will not listen to what you want.

Somehow I know the vibe was not there for this doctor. But having known he’s one with many years of experience and the clinic have been around for the longest time. So I decide to place my bet on him. Yes, I guessed I haven’t think much the consequences etc. Cause the only thing on my mind was my “budget”. They’re able to quote me based on my budget. And so I decided on them…. the rest is up to God.

I had my surgery with them the next day. Drr Yoo shaved my chin bone and a bit on the side. And fixed my nose tip with ear cartilage and also fat graft on my cheeks and smile lines. To cut my story short, on the day when my nose splint was removed. I can literally tell my nose tip will not turn out nice. Somehow you just will know it. And I cannot tell about my chin until time goes by. After returning to my country, everyday I was like living in depression. I can see how my nose didn’t turn up “desirably” the way I wanted it. And the tightness and numbness on my chin didn’t go away till today. Everyday I waited and I’ve been emailing them to and fro many times about the problems and worrys I had. Hoping they’ll not ignored me.

Aug is my 6th month post surgery. My right chin was not shaved properly, resulting in unevenness as compared to my left which was slightly smoother. My right profile on below chin, I can see a bit sagging and the slight uneven. People can’t really tell if they look at me on the front. But from the side profile, you can see if you have “plastic surgery eyes”. My nose tip turn up badly done. The angle of the tip was weird. And suddenly my implant looks obvious from the side, although my previous implant was not touched.

Much as I do not wish to made another trip to Seoul again. I’d to do so. Forking out another part of my saving to make another trip here again to fix my problem. I really regret my choice for choosing Pitangui. It was a wrong move. I should have followed my gut feeling that day! I’d never spent my money in a way like this in my life! I only wanted to fix a problem, now I’d to spent more to fix another! Only God knows what I mean……

On my return trip on end Aug. I went straight to Pitangui to ask about my condition. I knew after that 6 months. Nicole is no longer that nice lady as before. When she first saw me in the clinic when I visited that day, she was not there. She only “came in” same time with Dr Yoo to talk about my case. And her expression everything was FAKE, she was like … “Oh, Hi Trxxx, how’re you?” And then sat down next to me with Dr Yoo.

This time round, Dr Yoo was more impatience. He blah blah blah in korean nonstop to Nicole and hell knows whether what she translated what actually what he said!! He purposely told me now due to my budget which I had. Chin shortening by bone shaving will not give me that kind of smooth look on the chin. Reason because if you can pictured this, if you cut at two corners, one corner might came out smoother than the other or both will not balance equally. That’s the excuse he gave! And that what I need now is to smooth out the chin line with skin lifting. OMG… I will not have all that money now to fix all these again!

Without showing any concern to help fix my problem and my nose tip which was badly done. They said they didn’t move my implant and said nothing about it either.

I was totally disappointed with the way they handled me. Out of the 3 surgeries which I did, 2 didn’t came out good. Although it’s not really botched, but still can’t stand to live with that for now. I will go back to them for my fat graft touch up on Wednesday.

If there’s anyone who can offer me some advice what can be done for my chin, I would really appreciated that. I’m still recuperating from my surgeries and my mood has been rather down due to the extremely slow healing process. I’m still bruising and swelling on 12th day, so I took some time to write these out.

My last word… Do not choose Pitangui!
Fat Grafthttps://forum.purseblog.com/threads/has-anybody-tried-pitangui.803826/page-45#post-27365295
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Vanilla Creme
Review22 September 14-100
Follow up on my previous post…

I’ve really got to pen this down!! Pitangui sucks to the max and made my blood boiling….

On 10 Sep, I did my fat graft touch with them. My appointment time supposed to be 1 pm. OK, i waited….then they said need 30 mins, OK, I waited….and waited, who the hell knows 30 mins become almost 4 hours of waiting!

I didn’t blow my top while the ****ty Dr Yoo came in. Almost 5 pm, came my turn. No comments on their fat graft. But what made me really angry is the fact that his skill totally CANNOT MAKE IT!! When I went to back for my review (please read my previous post), all I get is his ARROGANCE and couldn’t care less attitude telling the damn consultant Nicole about the area where he didn’t do a proper job (Area below my chin and the nose tip)

All he gave were lots of excuses here and there, but just WOULDN’T admit that his skill was just NOT GOOD enough. He didn’t even care to explain what can help to salvage my condition.

Today I went back for my fat graft review. Waited one hour again this time. Only to see Dr Yoo walking in with his arrogance air, standing and asking the consultant do I have any questions?

…..uh…I felt tight my upper lips and smile lines i said. He replied oh…it’s normal, it’s very ok, now it’s still swelling. I said uh..ok..what else? I wouldn’t wanna ask him anything else, i mean what else can I ask him now. Anyway, after what he did and no answer. Should I be “thankful” to him my look still is decent and not botched!!!???

I’m pissing off and one hour of waiting, I only get 1 min of reply. When he’s about to leave, the most ironic part is he asked … did I redo my nose? I said YES (but not with him this time). He said ” it’s deviated”!!

I got shock for awhile. Anyway, next I made a trip to visit the other doctor who did my nose. He said my nose is totally fine, it’s not deviated at all.

Please readers, Dr Yoo from Pitangui is a wicked doctor. He knew he screwed up my nose tip and my chin. YET he can come up with this kind of stupid and childish way to scare me just because I didn’t redo my nose with him. Only he himself knows what he means! He’s just plain wicked.

My experience with Pitangui was really bad. If anyone happened to wanna choose Pitangui, by all means. If only I hadn’t visit them on Feb. I might not be here again to fix up this month! It doubled up on my expenses. And this doctor I went to suggest to re-shave my slight protruding bone again.

See for yourself, it’s him not doing a proper job! Do not be mislead by his pics or whatever. They were all photoshop. Those who are happy with him is because they appeared to be sponsored!

Do not be cheated into believing they’re the OLDEST clinic around and with a doctor full of many years experience. That was what I believed at first. It’s all WRONG!

My last word, choose Pitangui at your own risk!
Aftercarehttps://forum.purseblog.com/threads/has-anybody-tried-pitangui.803826/page-46#post-27430461
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visualkenoReview8 Jul 13100
Pitangui came off as heavily salesmany to me too, but I ended up having two surgeries there: lateral canthoplasty and nose tip reduction.

I originally came in for lateral canthoplasty only, but the doctor also recommended nose tip reduction. I was game, so it was added. During the consultation, Nicole did a thing where she would write down the standard price of the surgery, then cross it out and write a new price below it. This along with other posts makes me think the standard price is artificially inflated so she can make steep cuts later on.

I had the surgeries done the same day as the consultation. The clinic seemed very eager to get it done asap. They didn’t say anything about fasting, but it could be because I didn’t go under general anesthesia. Everything moved very quickly.

The surgery itself was weirdly pleasant at first. Whatever pain-killing thing they used put me in this state of dreamlike semi-sleep, so I could feel tugging at my face and was vaguely aware of music. One of the nurses was singing along to the radio. I wanted to tell her how much I liked her singing, but I couldn’t muster control of my body, and the one goal of “MUST TELL HER I LIKE HER SINGING” became paramount as I lay in the bottom of my drug-haze. I started to cry because it meant so much to me and I couldn’t tell her, and they must have thought I was scared/in pain because I kept hearing “don’t cry” in lightly accented English and someone held my hand, which was immensely comforting. Then I cried because I couldn’t tell whoever was holding my hand what a pal she was. Anyway, total emotion-warping drug trip.

I’m now 6 days post-op and still look a mess. The whites of my eyes are dingy orange and swollen, so they kind of bulge out of the boundaries of my skin like jello globules. My tear ducts are squished inward by the swelling, making hard for moisture to drain, so I have rando tears spilling over my face from time to time. Single, silent tears while I watch Beverly Hills Cop II and do the most mundane things. Look up “subconjunctival hemorrhage” for an idea of what my eyes looked like a couple days ago. My nose is looking bruised but fairly good.

I also had V-line surgery done at EverM the next day. I have nothing bad to say about them, but the recovery for lateral canthoplasty and nose surgery is a breeze compared to jaw surgery. If anyone here is considering V-line, the first day post-op is agony and tedium.
Eyes, Nosehttps://forum.purseblog.com/threads/has-anybody-tried-pitangui.803826/page-16#post-24939640

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