Realising Dreams & Building Confidence

Choi Hang Seok, MD

Board Certified Plastic Surgeon


Founded in 1998 & helmed by its founder Dr. Joo Kwon, JK Plastic Surgery Center has grown to be one of the renowned & leading plastic surgery centres in Gangnam, South Korea.

Centring their values in improving their patients’ lives, JK Plastic Surgery Center seeks not only to improve their patients’ aesthetic features, but also the quality of life, personal confidence & overall well-being of every patient that walks through their door. Boasting their “Zero Accident” track record, the plastic surgery centre’s “Safety is non-Negotiable” policy has proven to be the commitment of every surgeon & staff in the centre.

Choosing a career in this field is no easy task but for Dr Choi Hang Seok, one of the surgeons in JK Plastic, he has breezed through it while creating a name for himself as one of the top plastic surgeons in the centre.

This Korean plastic surgeon has always wanted to be a plastic surgeon due to his fascination with the transformations performed by surgeons in this field. “It is very interesting to see how part of the skin from one body part can be used to heal another damaged body part. I find it almost miraculous and beyond any of my imagination,” he said.

He may not have liked to study much but the fascination with the miracle of plastic surgery spurred him on and today, he is one of the longest serving plastic surgeons in JK Plastic. “It is after joining JK that I develop a strong and firm vision to help people with my skills,” he said. Dr Choi became a certified surgeon in 1995 and has been with JK for 14 years.

Though the surgeon is 48 years old, his appearance was one that was unlined and smooth, in which he admitted was due to some of the treatments that he tried on himself. “I try most of the treatments on myself so that I will know the complications and side effects and be able to advise my clients appropriately,” he said.

This plastic surgery centre, which was the first medical institution to receive certification to accept foreign patients back in 2009, is the best in the medical tourism field in Korea. Dr Choi said they have been awarded the best medical institution for four years in a row. The centre sees more than 5,000 patients from all over the world each year and it currently has eight plastic surgeons including Dr Choi.

JK Plastic is also the first and only medical centre approved to use stem cell treatment and it is also the only hospital to use stem cell treatment for cosmetic use. “We are the only one to have developed a skill to use stem cell for cosmetic surgery and the first try was on a burn scar,” he said.

2014072317550931_hosImg.jpgUnder the banner of “New Face New Dream”, JK Plastic’s charity program was launched with the mission to better the lives of the deserving, underprivileged patients from around the world.

With most of the programme recipients being victims of domestic violence & poverty, the programme seeks not just to restore the victim’s appearance, but also to ensure the overall mental health & well-being of the victims.

One of the more well known patients under JK Plastic’s “New Face New Dream” programme is Penangite Tan Hui Linn whose face and upper torso was badly burnt during an acid attack in 2009. Tan underwent numerous treatments under Dr Choi and has now regained her confidence and a new face. The spunky girl is not only grateful to JK Plastic and Dr Choi but is also strongly touched by their personal and warm approach towards her. “They don’t treat me like a patient. They were so warm, nice and friendly that I felt like they are family and Dr Choi treats me like a sister,” she spoke of her experience with them. Her treatment is far from over as Dr Choi said she still needs to go back for more treatments.

As for now, Dr Choi is happy to continue building confidence in his customers with his skills so that he can establish schools for underprivileged children in poverty-stricken countries.

“It is very interesting to see how part of a skin from one part can be used to heal another part that was damaged. I find it almost miraculous and almost beyond my imagination.”

Under the banner of “New Face New Dream”, JK Plastic’s charity program was launched with the mission to better the lives of the deserving, underprivileged patients from around the world.

With most of the programme recipients being victims of domestic violence & poverty, the programme seeks not just to restore the victim’s appearance, but also to ensure the overall mental health & well-being of the victims.

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One of the more well known patients under JK Plastic’s “New Face New Dream” programme is Penangite Tan Hui Linn whose face and upper torso was badly burnt during an acid attack in 2009. Tan underwent numerous treatments under Dr Choi and has now regained her confidence and a new face. The spunky girl is not only grateful to JK Plastic and Dr Choi but is also strongly touched by their personal and warm approach towards her. “They don’t treat me like a patient. They were so warm, nice and friendly that I felt like they are family and Dr Choi treats me like a sister,” she spoke of her experience with them. Her treatment is far from over as Dr Choi said she still needs to go back for more treatments.

“We are the only one to have developed a skill to use stem cell for cosmetic surgery and the first try was on a burn scar.”

As for now, Dr Choi is happy to continue building confidence in his customers with his skills so that he can establish schools for underprivileged children in poverty-stricken countries. “It is a dream that I hope to be achieved soon. I may even hire Hui Linn, my ‘sister’, as a teacher in one of the schools,” he said with a laugh.


Contact us for consultation appointment & more information

+6 04-210 1188     jkplastic.com/en/    http://www.facebook.com/jk.malaysia/

87E, Leandros Lane, 10250, Georgetown, Penang, Malaysia.

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