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Our Patients Most Frequently Asked Questions!

2015-06-24 11:56
Below, we have answered our patients most frequently asked questions. Should you need further clarification on any of the below, please do not hesitate to let us know!! ^^



How do I receive consultation prior to coming to ID Hospital?

There are many ways to receive online consultation prior to visiting ID Hospital.

For online consultation, please either upload front and side photos (passport style, hair tucked behind ears, no makeup) to http://eng.idhospital.com/brd/counsel_lst.asp or email the photos to doctor@idhospital.com.

For virtual simulation, please upload photos at http://eng.idhospital.com/brd/vs_lst.asp?va=A.

Patients can also have real-time consultation via Skype or Kakao (Please add us at idhospitalkorea), WhatsApp (+82-10-3187-5905), or TOC Plus (please access directly through our website http://eng.idhospital.com/).


How soon should I make an appointment for consultation?

We recommend making an appointment at least one month prior to your desired date. During the busy season (July-August and December-February) we recommend making appointments two months in advance to ensure you get the desired date and/or doctor.

How do I make an appointment for consultation and/or surgery?

Please email doctor@idhospital.com to request a consultation form.

Is there an age requirement for surgery?

For non-incision eyelid surgery, the patient must be at least 14 years old
For incision eyelid surgery, the patient must be at least 15 years old
For all other surgeries, the patient must be at least 19 years old. For bone surgeries, a bone density test will be conducted to ensure the patient has reached full maturation. Bone surgeries will NOT be conducted if the patient has not reached full maturation.

Can I schedule surgeries together?

Patients can have multiple surgeries at one time (for example, double-jaw, vline and double eyelid surgery). This is especially convenient for our international patients who have limited time in Korea. The only surgeries that cannot be performed together are double-jaw surgery and rhinoplasty.

Can I schedule surgery on the same day as consultation?

Most surgeries can be done on the same day as consultation (if deposit has been made in advance to ensure the consultation is early in the morning to ensure enough time for surgery and recovery). Forehead implants and double-jaw surgery cannot be done on the same day as consultation.

Coming to Korea:

I cannot speak Korean. Will I have any problems at ID Hospital due to language barrier?

ID Hospital provides translators for your comfort while you are at our hospital. We have English, Chinese, Thai, Japanese, Arabic, and Mongolian translators. Please inquire if you desire translation services in other languages.

Does ID Hospital offer any surgery packages for international travelers? Why am I asked to pay a deposit?

For patients traveling to our hospital from other countries, the surgical journey can be less stressful if a deposit is made in advance to hold the surgery date. That way, the patient can ensure the desired date and/or doctor is available at the desired time.

If a deposit is made to hold the surgery date (this deposit goes toward the total cost of your surgery), services such as airport pickup, CT and/or XRAY (if needed), pre and post-operative exams, translation, medical testing (if needed), after care and hotel booking assistance with our affiliated partner hotels, are provided. Hotels start at approximately 80 USD per night.

I live in a country that requires an invitation letter in order to travel to Korea. How would I obtain an invitation letter?

In order to have an invitation letter issued, the patient must pay a deposit to hold the surgery date. The deposit is 1,000,000 KRW. The deposit is per person so if, for example, the patient is traveling with a companion (requiring two invitation letters) then an additional deposit of 1,000,000 KRW must be made.

Can I choose the doctor for my surgery?

Patients can choose the doctor for their surgery. When filling out the consultation form, please be sure to include the name of the doctor of your choice. If you do not have a specific doctor in mind, please leave the corresponding portion of the form blank and we will recommend the best doctor for each surgery.

What kinds of payment does ID Hospital accept?

We accept cash (Korean Won and US Dollars) and credit cards.

Does ID Hospital have payment or installment plans?

We do not have payment or installment plans.

Length of Time:

How long do I need to stay in Korea for surgery?
The recommend length of time to stay in Korea for surgery depends on the procedure.

V3 Lifting, Acculift: 5-7 days after surgery
Eye Surgery & Rhinoplasty: 5-7 days after surgery
Facial Contouring Surgery: 14 days after surgery
Forehead Implant: 1 week prior to surgery and 1 week after surgery (total of two weeks)
Double Jaw Surgery: 1 week prior to surgery to make the wafer, 4 weeks after surgery (total of 5 weeks)

Will I need to be hospitalized?

Many of the surgeries at ID Hospital, including eye surgery and rhinoplasty, do not require hospitalization. The below surgeries include hospitalization:

Facial Contouring: 1 day hospitalization
Double-Jaw Surgery: 2 days hospitalization

Side Effects:

What are possible side effects after surgery?

The most common side effects after surgery are mild pain, discomfort, swelling and bruising. For rhinoplasty, double-jaw and facial contouring surgery, many patients have discomfort due to stuffy nose and dry throat.


What non-surgical procedures does ID Hospital provide?

ID Hospital has botox and fillers. We also have a dermatology clinic (for whitening, acne scar removal, skin rejuvenation, et al.) as well as a dental clinic.

I want surgery but I’m scared. What minimally invasive surgeries does ID Hospital provide?

Minimally invasive procedures include V3 Lifting, fat graft, Acculift, and non-incision double eyelid surgery.

Can I apply to be on Let Me In?

Patients interested in being featured on Let Me In must contact the show directly. ID Hospital has been featured on the show many times; however you cannot apply to be on the show through our hospital.

What social media accounts does ID Hospital have?

ID Hospital currently connects with our patients in a variety of ways, from having our own blog to having twitter and instagram accounts. Please see below for a list of our official social media accounts:

Webpage : http://eng.idhospital.com
YouTube : http://www.youtube.com/idhospitalkorea
Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/idhospital.eng
Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/idhospitalkorea/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/idhospitalkorea
Instagram: http://instagram.com/idhospitalkorea
Blog: http://idhospital.blogspot.kr/