Banobai hair transplant
CategoriesHair Rejuvenation,  Hair Restoration

Hair Transplant for Ladies in South Korea

Hair Transplant is nowadays a common procedure for men, but there are also women that may need a professional like Dr. Lee Kyoung Ku at Banobagi Plastic Surgery, with his skillful technique, and with more than 3,000 successful transplants under his belt. He is always keeping himself up to date on how to obtain the best results in more natural and sophisticated ways.

Incisional vs Non-Incisional Technique

It is important to know the patient’s expectations in order to determine the best suitable method.  The only difference in these two techniques is how the hair is extracted which does not affect the result, because the focus is on how it is transplanted. Individual hair condition, density and thickness are taken into consideration when relocating the hair to créate a natural result.

How is a hair transplant done?

First, the follicles are extracted from the donor área and then separated for implantation in the áreas that are most needed.  Usually, three hairs from one follicle may grow, so the focus is on the number of follicles transplanted, which will be of 2,000-3,000 follicles, depending on your specific needs.

Tax Rebate in South Korea

International patients who had cosmetic surgery are entitled to receive a VAT 10% refund on their medical expenses, and these are the basics:

    • Must be a tourist and not a foreign resident
    • Must have special refund form printed at the Clinic
    • Refund is paid in Korean Won
    • Refund must be made within 3 months

Banobagi Plastic Surgery

Their philosophy is all about “Detail” and they will always refrain from making any recommendations for excessive or unnecessary surgery.  Banobagi is proud to acknowledge patients’ beauty and focus on enhancing the natural looks of women and men, the reason why they are one of the best cosmetic professionals in South Korea.

Taqtik liposuction procedures
CategoriesCosmetic Surgery,  Partners,  VG Plastic Surgery

Body Contouring in Seoul, South Korea

A smooth, slim and firm body without any excess fat is the goal for many women thriving to look beautiful and feel younger. One of the most famous procedures of VG Plastic Surgery is the S Line Liposuction, that creates a natural-looking body shape based on the individual characteristics of each person.

The S Line Liposculpture is a procedure where unnecessary fat tissue underneath the skin or unwanted fat is suctioned out and removed. The goal is not to remove as much fat as possible, but it is to accentuate the beautiful curves of the body, in order to create a balanced and proportionate body shape.

About Accusculpt

The S Line Body Liposculpture at VG Plastic Surgery is performed with Accusculpt. This method is a dual-mode CO2 resurfacing laser that ensures high precisión during surgical procedures and very efficient in dissolving fat cells.

The Benefits of the S Line Liposculpture are:

  1. Overall Size Reduction
  2. Smooth Body without Bumpiness
  3. Minimal swelling and scarring
  4. Minimal damage to the surrounding tissues

Popular Applications Sites are:

  1. Thighs
  2. Abdomen, Love Handles and Other Areas
  3. Arms and Shoulders

This procedure is recommended for individuals who have:

  1. Fat build-up throughout the body
  2. Large amounts of fat in specific áreas such as the abdomen, thighs, calves and arms
  3. Cellulite or who want to re-sculpt their bodies
  4. A hard time losing weight in certain áreas such as love handles, no matter how hard they work out or want to shape their bodies in a short amount of time

Characteristics of the S Line Liposuction:

  • Duration: 30 mins. to 2 hours
  • Anesthesia: Local
  • Hospitalization: Not Required
  • Recovery period: 1 day
  • Suture Removal: 1-week post-surgery

While Visiting South Korea

Enjoy the best of Seoul visiting the Lotte Tower or exploring the Gyeongbok Palace and Temple… Or you can also spend the day at the Everland Theme Park, and later on go to the Nanta Show with culinary experts at the Myeongdong Theatre.   Get ready for an exciting medical journey and a memorable experience with VG Plastic Surgery!


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CategoriesCosmetic Surgery

Personalized 3G Nose Design at VG Plastic Surgery

A common concern about rhinoplasty is that the results will look unnatural. That after surgery you won’t look like yourself anymore, and it will be brazenly obvious that you have had work done. At VG Plastic surgery in South Korea, they use state of the art 3D diagnostic equipment to ensure you end up with the ideal nose for the shape of your face.
Personalized nose design

At VG Plastic Surgery precise analysis are carried out along with diagnosis procedures, using 3D CT Scans prior to surgery.  The 3D CT equipment presents 3D images of the patient based on risks can be minimized, and accuracy enhanced during surgery. 3D imaging can identify problems that can’t be detected through a regular consultation.

Instead of creating the same nose design for every patient, VG Plastic Surgery performs an accurate analysis of each patient’s face shape to create the ideal nose.  Stylish nose shape accentuates attractive features and minimizes aesthetic flaws.

Overview of procedure

A 3D CT scan provides a detailed analysis of the size and shape of the nasal bone, the septal naval cartilage and the degree of curvature of the bone and/or cartilage. The surgeon then checks for enlargement of the inferior nasal concha, presence of implants and determine the implant type and any problems including:

  • Shape and size of septal nasal cartilage- the scan will determine if the patient is a good candidate for a rhinoplasty using the septal nasal cartilage.
  • Septal deviation- if the patient has septal deviation a resection can be performed at the same time as the procedure.
  • Width of the nasal bone- if deemed necessary a nasal bone width revision (nasal bone osteotomy) can be performed at the same time as the procedure.
  • Enlarged interior nasal concha- an enlarged interior nasal concha that causes nasal congestion can be remedied during the procedure.
Why choose a 3D rhinoplasty over regular a rhinoplasty?

More and more plastic surgeons are choosing to use 3D technology because it allows them to more accurately plan for a safer surgery. Patients of 3D technology are seeing better and more natural looking results.

General Medical ConsultationPre Op Analysis3D CT Analysis specifically for Rhinoplasty procedures
Difficult to determine the micro anatomical changes and characteristicsSurgical PlanCan stablish a more accurate surgical plan, based on a precise diagnosis achieved using CT scans
Difficult to carry out the procedure as oneSurgery outcomesEnsures a safe and predictable Rhinoplasty procedure

Difficult to determine the height and state of the implant that was used in the previous surgery

Corrective SurgeryCan determine the state of the implant and the anatomical structures (including presence of nasal septum) in advance for a more accurate operation
VG plastic surgery

The team at VG plastic surgery specializes in procedures for eyes, noses, breasts, facial contouring and anti-aging treatments. They offer a customized system that offers a safe, transparent and total recovery care package. The 3G imaging provided by VG plastic surgery allows for a short recovery period, less swelling and minimal bruising. For more information on 3G imaging contact the VG plastic surgery customer care team, or search for packages on the Taqtik Marketplace.

CategoriesCosmetic Surgery,  Partners

Cosmetic Surgery in South Korea

South Korea has joined the multitude of Asian countries that are fast becoming world leaders in medical tourism.

In a world wide trend quest for health and well being, people everywhere are using cosmetic surgery to obtain the body they want. Across the world 20 somethings are wanting to make the most of their looks while they still have them! Middle aged women are wanting to go back to a time when they felt and looked their best. Everyone striving for the ultimate objective of leading a happy life.

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VG Plastic Surgery, Seoul

VG Plastic Surgery in beautiful Seoul, South Korea, works with the most vanguard techniques and has a medical team of 6 doctors specialized in plastic surgery. Specialties include procedures for breasts, body, eyes, nose, facial contouring and anti-aging.  Their vast training and experience in the field can address any concerns and satisfy the expectations of valued patients.

Clients often return to  VG Plastic Surgery for the professionally customized procedures and skilled doctors. VG staff are able to communicate in five different languages-English, Japanese, Chinese, Russian and Vietnamese. They will also help you with hotel reservations, pick-up service and interpreter.


Dr Youngmim, St Mary’s Hospital, Seoul
Dr. Youngmin is the CEO, board certified plastic surgeon and adjunct professor at St. Mary’s Hospital’s plastic surgery department in Seoul.
Youngmin specializes in many areas including eyes, rhinoplasty, breasts, body, anti aging, and face contouring. The team at St Mary’s aim to provide patients with wonderful experience, and one that they will remember as one of the best choices they’ve ever made. Seoul in South Korea is a superb destination where you can combine your treatment with a relaxing and comfortable vacation.
CategoriesHospital/Clinics,  News

Cosmetic Surgery Tax Refund in South Korea

One of the great benefits of visiting South Korea is the Value-Added Tax Refund (VAT) for foreign tourists. You can get back from 8% to 10% for everything you spend after availing more than KRW $ 30,000 (USD $ 250).

The VAT also applies for Cosmetic Surgery with VG Plastic Surgery, the top specialists in Seoul who can guarantee the best results !  They are awareded by LBMA (Luxury Brand Model Awards) in the Beauty and Plastic Surgery Category, so definitely they are your best choice in Seoul.


You can pick from many different procedures, among others:
– Double Eye Lid (Blepharoplasty)
– Face Lift
– Facial Bone Countouring
– Breast Surgery
– Anti-Aging
– Hair Transplant
– Rhinoplasty
– Liposuction

Is the Refund Process easy ?
1) After receiving the service from VG Plastic Surgery, you will get a receipt.
2) At the airport, show your passport, receipt, and credit card.
3) Get your VAT back in 7-14 days.

Are you eligible for the Cosmetic Surgery Tax Refund ?
1) All people who depart from Korea within 3 months from the date of their cosmetic treatment.
2) Foreign tourists who have stayed for less than six months in the country.

Paying your Cosmetic Procedure in cash
If for any reason, patients refuse to get a tax refund and pay by cash, VG Plastic Surgery can provide you with more discount !

Take advantage of these benefits and make your dreams come true with VG Plastic Surgery  !

CategoriesCosmetic Surgery,  Partners

Benefits of Facial Contouring in South Korea

Facial contouring, also known as facial sculpting, is an elective cosmetic surgical procedure that improves the general appearance of the face. It is an emerging trend and its goals are to improve the proportion of the face and all facial features, as well as make the face generally smaller. It can make a person’s facial features look more balanced as well as improve facial outline.

VG Plastic Surgery’s goal is to make the contours of your face softer and more feminine, enhance your appearance and make you look younger – There are several procedures to choose according to your needs:

Zygoma Reduction Surgery reduces the overall size of the face by removing the protruding cheekbones and soften the facial contours, which helps achieve a youthful appearance.

  • Square Jaw Reduction smoothes out a flat and angular face.  If the jaw bones are well-developed, mandibular ostectomy or cortical osteotomy can be performed to slim down the face
  • The V-Line Chin Surgery involves not only correcting the shape of the chin, but creating a smooth and slim V-line, taking in consideration the overall contours of the face.
  • Volumizing Forehead can help you gain a plump and a three-dimensional-face and the facial features more defined.
  • Short Chin Implant Surgery creates a balanced appearance with a custom-made implant – This procedure is performed if you have a small or retruded chin to créate more volumen.  With a right size implant the facial contours will appear more natural and defined.
  • Front Cheekbone Surgery adds volumen to achieve more youthful and vibrant looks. The área below the eyes and next to the nose is of paramount importance.

  • Paranasal Augmentation creates a secret image transformation !  Implants are inserted into the laugh lines to make the face appear more three-dimensional and youthful with enhanced volume.

Make your dreams come true with facial countouring with VG Plastic Surgery ! If you have any questions about my partner VG Plastic surgery, their procedures please feel free to connect with me on the marketplace. 

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CategoriesCosmetic Surgery,  Partners

Plastic Surgery in South Korea

VG Plastic Surgery is an approved medical institution registered as Ministry of Health and Welfare to promote international patients. They endeavor to provide top-quality and vanguard techniques for Eyes, Nose, Breast, Body Surgery, Facelift and Anti-Aging. Their specialized surgeons have extensive experience and skills who believe that achieving a harmonized beauty is possible, and their main goal is to bring out and enhance this natural beauty.

NoseSurgery with 3D Imaging

3D CT-Scans provide customized design considering overall facial feature and function aspect, so potential results can be viewed. This imaging is a pathway for constructive communication between surgeon and patient, and because the face is the foundation for communications and interactions, it is important the effect any surgery may have on our appearance. Since our nose is the center of the face and the most prominent part, a defined nose is a beautiful nose.

Bling Eye Surgery

This is an integrated eye surgery procedure for beautiful and well-defined eyes, and surgery can be performed to correct the size, creases, etc. that do not seem to match one’s face and image. Eyelid Surgery is the most basic part of creating a beautiful eye-shape and the muscle that lift the eyelids can be corrected to make our eyes appear more awake. Canthoplasty can be performed as well, to widen or lengthen the eyes to make them appear larger and more prominent. When assessing facial attractiveness, the eyes play a major role!

Patient Care

Focused on a safe-surgery system, they derive highly satisfactory results. Patient safety first is an important element of an effective, efficient, and purposeful health care system where quality prevails. Along with a great patient care, they ensure a wonderful experience, that will guarantee a memorable and exciting journey. VG Plastic Surgery is definitely a great choice.


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