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Dr. Park is a Charlatan
whitecat's Review of: Dr. HyunCheol Park

Rating: 1.90 (out of 10)
Review Date:
March 10, 2011, 10:01 am

Doctor Name:   Dr. HyunCheol Park (My Profile)
State:   (*)
Country:   South Korea
Reviewer:   whitecat (Contact Me)
View My Before/After Photo Album(s):   None available
Did you get any procedure(s) done by this doctor?   Yes
Date of your procedure(s):   June 15, 2007
Procedure(s) I had done:   None


I needed to correct for asymmetry from a botched double eyelid surgery. Dr. Park was promulgated on another forum. Park was glorified by the Administrator of that forum in such a way that his skill and ability seemed superb. I now realise that this was a ploy used by Park to self-promote his clinic.

Relying on such, I went to him for an eyelid revision.

During our consultation, I asked that asymmetry be corrected and in particular an issue regarding the shape of the left eyelid line. He indicated that the left eye was a difficult procedure but that it would be addressed. He did not tell me that he planned to create large double eyelid folds apparent to Caucasians. I did not ask for it, he didn't ask me and we did not discuss it.

He then suggested that I get epicanthoplasty. I did not know what epi was and trusted and relied on his judgment. Park neglected to inform me that epi would drastically alter my appearance and in what manner and that it was permanent. No other dr. that I've consulted with ever suggested that I get epi. My facial features do not support big, wide eyes.

Park did not correct for the asymmetry. He made the asymmetry much worse. He created an irregular incision line resulting in a very high medial point and sharp decline downwards; so much so that my vision is slightly impaired when I look to the side. Dr. Park caused ptosis in 1 eye. I cannot comfortably and fully open it without straining and frowning. Park did not correct the shape of the eyelid line as discussed. In fact, he didn't do anything at all to it. Not even an attempt as if it were just forgotten or disregarded. After the surgery, when I asked why nothing had been done to it, incredulously, he recommended that I get another surgery for that eye for another $1,000. He made the eyelids so big that they are always droopy and half-open as if one were sleepy. The worst part is the epi. It completely changed my expression. It has changed my soft appearance to one that is fierce and immediately noticeable was that I looked several years older. The epi is not a reversible procedure in that reversal surgery can only mitigate the bad results but cannot fully restore your eyes to its original state. This experience has left me in a state of depression and anxiety; avoiding social contact out of discomfort and embarrassment.

To earn an extra $1,000 for the epi, a procedure that was not needed nor that would enhance my appearance, Park has effectively disfigured my face and afflicted my well-being. My once Asian appearance has now become foreign, unnatural and uncomfortable to look at. To further make some earnings, Park then recommended that I get a nose job to accommodate my new alien look.

Dr. Park is unscrupulous and he has no skills.

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