517 Nonhyeon-Ro, Gangnam-Gu, Seoul, South Korea
I had facial contour and rhinoplasty surgery with Banobagi Clinic in December 2016 to treat my severely asymmetrical jaw and short, upturned nose. I am very happy with my surgery results and with my care in Banobagi.
The clinic itself is located very close to Yeoksam station, about a 5 minute walk so it was very convenient. They also have a separate dermatology department which was less than 1 minute away.
The facilities were very modern and clean. The equipment used for CT scans and X rays were located in the building itself and done by a professional radiographer. When I went, there were always a lot of patients there. The wait for appointments did not take long at all however.
The staff were always very friendly and caring. I really liked my translator/coordinator Devon and she stayed with me the whole day of my surgery. The translators are in-house so there is no need to hire someone.
For facial contouring, my doctor was Dr. Chang- Hyeon Oh who is a director of Banobagi. He was incredibly professional and spoke fluently to me in English, so there was no need for an interpreter at all. My impression of him was that he was very experienced and skilled as well as realistic about the results he could achieve for me. The results he gave me were natural, but definitely noticeable. Before I was discharged from the clinic, he came and checked up on me during his ward round and he said that he had done his absolute best for me to give me a symmetrical and beautiful face. This was very reassuring and helped me during my recovery- especially the first few swollen days! The surgery he performed on me was angular jaw reduction, zygoma reduction and genioplasty. For my genioplasty, he did not use an implant but my own jaw bone which gave me amazing results!
For my rhinoplasty, my doctor was Dr. Dr. Hyeon-Taek Lee who is also a director of the hospital. I originally wanted eyelid surgery because people say my eyes are really small, but during the face-to-face consultation, he actually told me that my eyes have a pretty shape and he did not recommend any surgery for the eyes. He is very honest.
For rhinoplasty, Dr. Lee said that I had a very short and upturned nose which would become even more noticeable after my facial contouring procedure. He drew the nose he wanted to give me on my photos that were taken by the clinic. I love my new nose and my friends and family have praised it too ^^
Overall, I feel that my experience at Banobagi Clinic has been really amazing. I feel that the clinic has very high standards and definitely prioritises the care of their patients. The doctors and staff are professional and well-qualified with lots of experience. I would highly recommend them.
Trina Yau | Thursday, February 23, 2017