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Translators provided or need to hire one?
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July 5, 2015
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When browsing through the packages, I see that it says that a "Trained Medical Translator" will be provided. I would like to know more about that. 

1. Is the agency (Seoul Touchup) providing the translator, or is the translator coming from the agreed upon clinic?

2. In what circumstances will the translator be accompanying me? (Consultations?, post-op care?, post-op check-ups?,etc.)

3. If I have to hire a translator myself, are there ways to find one that specialises in accompanying plastic surgery tourists? I've heard that some of them are not always professional...

I just want to avoid all miscommunication since we're talking about medical procedures.

Thank you! 

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July 5, 2015
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July 5, 2015
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Thank you for the tip! @Seoul TouchUp 

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July 8, 2015
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Based off of my experience using Seoul TouchUp,

1). Seoul TouchUp provides the translator. Once you fill out a Get Started form, a coordinator will contact you and consult with you the details regarding your trip. Once you're in Korea, s/he will serve as your translator.

2). My coordinator/translator accompanied me to any situation that needed medical translation.

3). You could always look for your own translator, but be advised that they may not always have your best interests in mind, so be careful!

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July 9, 2015
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Thank you for the answer!

Since I am still looking at all options (including preparing the trip all by myself instead of an agency), I get worried about possible problems for translation. I know some clinics provide their own and that you can hire one (like you said, perhaps they don't have your best interest in mind which worries me) but it's good to know that Seoul TouchUp provides their own. Definitely less worrying !!

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Ëvaa said
Thank you for the answer!

Since I am still looking at all options (including preparing the trip all by myself instead of an agency), I get worried about possible problems for translation. I know some clinics provide their own and that you can hire one (like you said, perhaps they don't have your best interest in mind which worries me) but it's good to know that Seoul TouchUp provides their own. Definitely less worrying !!

I know what you mean! I was really nervous while planning the whole trip and even considered hiring my own personal translator for a bit, especially since I saw that people on other forums were doing so. I kinda strayed away from that path though when I noticed that certain translators favoured certain clinics even with different patients, which made me think that they probably don't have their clients' best interests in mind and may even be working in cahoots with the clinics themselves.

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July 12, 2015
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I know what you mean! I was really nervous while planning the whole trip and even considered hiring my own personal translator for a bit, especially since I saw that people on other forums were doing so. I kinda strayed away from that path though when I noticed that certain translators favoured certain clinics even with different patients, which made me think that they probably don't have their clients' best interests in mind and may even be working in cahoots with the clinics themselves.

That's what I heard as well. I was also considering that perhaps I should only use the clinics' english staff directly, but after some research I realised only a few popular ones have them, so I would really limit my choices if I did that. 

Also, when you mentionned that you were accompanied for all medical situation that needed translation, what exactly does that entail? I'm curious!

July 12, 2015
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Thank you for continuing to contribute to the forum, @dnice ! Do you mind if I ask also how you communicated with Seoul TouchUp? I've been asked to provide an SNS account but I was wondering if email was still able to be used..?

P.S. How's your recovery going? x

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dnice said

I know what you mean! I was really nervous while planning the whole trip and even considered hiring my own personal translator for a bit, especially since I saw that people on other forums were doing so. I kinda strayed away from that path though when I noticed that certain translators favoured certain clinics even with different patients, which made me think that they probably don't have their clients' best interests in mind and may even be working in cahoots with the clinics themselves.

That's what I heard as well. I was also considering that perhaps I should only use the clinics' english staff directly, but after some research I realised only a few popular ones have them, so I would really limit my choices if I did that. 

Also, when you mentionned that you were accompanied for all medical situation that needed translation, what exactly does that entail? I'm curious!

All medical situations, such as consultation, pre-op check up, surgery day, post-op check ups/stitch removal days, etc. :) 

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Thank you for continuing to contribute to the forum, @dnice ! Do you mind if I ask also how you communicated with Seoul TouchUp? I've been asked to provide an SNS account but I was wondering if email was still able to be used..?

P.S. How's your recovery going? x

No problem, @ames3j ! :) I communicated via messaging apps (i.e. WhatsApp / Viber) and when Seoul TouchUp called me, they used Skype phone calls! It doesn't use your minutes or charge as an international call/text since you are using your wifi/cellular data. :p 

Recovery's good! Swelling went away, and I'm pleased with the results. As far as Korea in general though, I do want to go back to visit, since I feel that I wasn't able to explore as much as I'd like when I was there (too short of a stay).

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