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Specialized Comprehensive Medical Testing

BANOBAGI’s preparations for your safety

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Accurate checking of the body conditions is the fundamental safety precaution

BANOBAGI is fully equipped with various equipment and facilities that can provide our patients with comprehensive medical testing.

You may question why a plastic surgery clinic needs to provide comprehensive medical testing. However, more thoroughly examining the patients’ body conditions before any surgery can preemptively identify possible complication-creating illnesses and allows for safer anesthesia or surgery. The point is to prevent unforeseen accidents. In this sense, BANOBAGI’s specialized comprehensive medical testing is an embodiment of our patient-first philosophy and a precaution to ensure safety: a basic responsibility of any medical provider.

Specialized Comprehensive Medical Testing: Benefits
  • + Can identify any complication-creating illness and determine whether the body can undergo surgery

  • + Can prevent complications and accidents during surgery or anesthesia

  • + Allows selection of optimal surgical method for the individual

  • + Can be used as a general comprehensive medical testing

  • Basic Test

    Tests basic items such as blood pressure, height, weight, obesity, etc.

    Basic Test

    Blood pressure: It refers to the in-vein pressure when the heart sends oxygen and nutrition throughout the body via the blood. High or low blood pressure can mean danger during surgery, so blood pressure must be checked.

    Height and weight: body mass index is used to determine obesity. Male standard weight = height (m)2 × 22 Female standard weight = height (m)2 × 21

    Obesity test: actual weight divided by standard weight

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  • Blood Test

    The patient undergoes blood transfusion crossmatching, cell blood count test,
    and blood coagulation test (PT/PTT).

    Blood Test

    Blood transfusion crossmatching
    Blood of the receiver and the donors is cross-checked for coagulation, preparing for any blood transfusion needs.

    Cell blood count test
    The patient is checked for anemia from red blood cell shape and stainability, as well as average hemoglobin concentration.

    Blood coagulation test (PT/PTT)
    Before the surgery, the patient is checked for thrombocyte and coagulation factors, preparing for any risk involved with bleeding.

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  • Cancer Detection

    Signs of cancer can be detected early on through blood test by checking for tumor marker,
    a product of cancer cells.

    Cancer Detection

    Tumor marker is a cancer-alerting matter that allows us to determine the presence of cancer and monitor the progress after cancer treatment: testing for tumor marker is a clinical way of early cancer detection. Cancer detection test can determine whether the patient can undergo surgery.

    There are various cancer factors, but they mostly fall under four rough categories:
    ① Physical factors (e.g., UV light, burns, radioactivity, etc.)
    ② Chemical factors (e.g., preservatives, artificial flavoring, heavy metal, etc.)
    ③ Virus (e.g., hepatitis B and C, HPV, etc.)
    ④ Innate factors (e.g., genetics, family history, etc.)

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  • Heavy Metal Testing

    Once introduced to our system, heavy metal is not expelled and cause poisoning,
    which creates anomalies in the nervous or gastrointestinal systems.

    Heavy Metal Testing
    ※ Heavy metal testing results are returned in roughly six days.
    This test is optional.

    Heavy metal testing is carried out using urine, hair, or blood. The amount of harmful heavy metal and essential minerals within the hair is analyzed to determine heavy metal contamination and nutrition, creating a personalized diet plan that can prevent illnesses.

    Symptoms of heavy metal poisoning are as follows:
    · Mercury (Hg): chronic fatigue, insomnia, arthritis, depression, anxiety, loss of appetite, etc.
    · Aluminum (Al): decreased kidney function, memory loss, linguistic difficulties, lowered immunity, etc.
    · Lead (Pb): stomach troubles, dental cavities, muscle pain, anxiety, inability to focus, premature childbirth, etc.

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  • Sonogram

    Sonogram is often conducted before breast surgery to determine the presence of breast illnesses
    and whether the patient can undergo surgery.


    Ultrasound imaging can check the breast tissues and the implants real-time, as well as identifying any cyst, benign, or malignant tumor. Our resident breast surgery specialist first-handedly examines the breasts, and if any tumor is found, we can safely remove them.

    If needed, mammography can be added to provide a safer and more professional surgery.

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  • Stress Test

    Stress is a feeling of anxiety and intimidation that arises when a person is exposed to a situation that is difficult to handle: both physically and psychologically. The term “stress” is the most commonly used loanword in Korea: showing how close we are to stress in our modern lifestyle.

    Stress Test

    Can be measured through active oxygen and antioxidant level within the blood.

    The results are returned within 7 min, and the test needs no more than a few drops of blood.

    Based on the results, necessary fluid therapy for treatment can be identified.

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  • X-Ray

    X-ray imaging can show the facial structure, shape, and dental alignment.


    Finger and knee joints are checked for growth plate openness to determine whether the patient can undergo osteotomy.

    X-Ray imaging is not limited to the frontal view: the body is imaged under a variety of angles (e.g., sides, panorama, etc.) to allow for a three-dimensional prediction of the surgery area.

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  • 3D-CAT Scan

    The facial bone structure is imaged with 3D-CAT scan device.

    3D-CAT Scan

    The three-dimensional imaging can determine the density difference between various facial bone tissues and identify the nerve paths: it is a test necessary before surgery.

    This plays a critical role in making a diagnosis on the musculoskeletal system, determining the surgical approach, and predicting surgery results.

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  • Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ) Exam

    TMJ location and deformities are identified through X-ray imaging and muscle exams around the joint.

    Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ) Exam

    The temporomandibular joint is the only bilateral joint in our body and is one of the most-used joints during our lifetime.

    The joint may undergo a change from the habitual consumption of hard-to-chew food, unhealthy posture, or stress; and an injury in the joint can cause facial asymmetry and even destroy the balance of our entire body.

    TMJ test can identify asymmetries: correcting and treating them can create a more beautiful face.

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  • Electrocardiogram (ECG)

    ECG graphs the heart activity caused by heartbeats: it can identify irregular heart conditions
    (e.g., arrhythmia, cardiomyopathy, heartbeat anomalies, etc.).

    Electrocardiogram (ECG)

    The heart—unlike skeletal muscles that need motor-nerve stimuli to contract—is an involuntary muscle that automatically and regularly creates electrical stimuli within the heart tissue. Therefore, the heart is prone to various malfunctions, including tachycardia, spasms or premature arterial beating, etc.

    Because maintaining heartbeat and rhythm during general anesthesia is critical in surgical safety, it is a necessary test.

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  • Bone Density Test

    The test measures the amount of bone within a given area.

    Bone Density Test

    The test checks for a decrease in bone density by comparing the results to a normal bone density level.

    For a stable recovery after osteotomy (e.g., in cheekbones or double-chin surgeries), whether the patient is maintaining normal bone density level must be checked.

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  • Urine Test

    A physical and biochemical test using urine.

    Urine Test

    Urine is waste created by the kidney after blood filtering: it includes a variety of metabolism byproducts: this tells us much about internal secretion and metabolism health.

    This is a basic test given to every patient before surgery, but it is nonetheless important.

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  • Kidney Function Test

    It is a blanket term for many biochemical tests used to determine kidney conditions.

    Kidney Function Test

    The kidney controls body fluid, electrolyte, acidity, and salinity: it also has the critical role of removing waste from the blood. This kidney function may decrease because of side effects from various illnesses or the kidney itself failing. Before any surgery, damage to kidney function must be determined to properly adjust the drug levels.

    Test categories
    ① Physical factors (e.g., UV light, burns, radioactivity, etc.)
    ② Chemical factors (e.g., preservatives, artificial flavoring, heavy metal, etc.)
    ③ Virus (e.g., hepatitis B and C, HPV, etc.)
    ④ Innate factors (e.g., genetics, family history, etc.)

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  • Comprehensive Liver Test

    Once introduced to our system, heavy metal is not expelled and causes poisoning,
    which creates anomalies in the nervous or gastrointestinal system.

    Comprehensive Liver Test

    The liver is one of the essential organs that sustain life: it is in charge of protein synthesis, glucose/carbohydrate metabolism, nucleic acid metabolism, lipid metabolism, drug metabolism, etc.

    If the liver is not functioning normally, drug metabolism becomes limited, posing a danger. The liver must be treated first, and any drug that can affect the liver adversely should be avoided.

    Test categories:
    T. protein, albumin, T. bilirubin, GOT, GPT, r-GPT, LDG, ALT, T. Cholesterol, HBsAG, anti-HBs, AFP

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  • Diabetes Test

    Diabetes is a metabolic illness in which insulin is insufficiently produced or does not perform normally.

    Diabetes Test

    Symptoms include hyperglycemia—raised blood glucose level—and a variety of other symptoms caused by it: glucose can be detected within the urine.

    Diabetes is detected through a blood test. If the blood glucose level after at least 8 hr of fasting is over 126 mg/dL or over 200 mg/dL 2 hr after an oral glucose tolerance test, the patient is considered diabetic. Diabetic patients hydrate more, urinate more, and lose weight. Moreover, whenever a patient’s blood glucose level exceeds 200 mg/dL regardless of meal intake, it can be considered diabetes as well.

    If diabetic, pre-surgery glucose control is needed, as well as in-surgery insulin preparations.

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  • Cardiovascular Illness Test

    The cardiovascular system delivers nutrition to the heart and oxygen throughout the body.

    Cardiovascular Illness Test

    If a patient undergoes surgery while blood circulation is limited because of cholesterol, arteriosclerosis, myocardial infarction, coronary arterial diseases or other illnesses, he or she will experience heart malfunctions that can lead to catastrophic results.

    Test categories:
    T. cholesterol, triglyceride, HDL-cholesterol, LDL-cholesterol, CK-MB, lipoprotein, etc.

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  • Heart Function Test

    Heart plays a core role in life sustenance, and its functions must be protected
    at all costs during surgery.

    Heart Function Test

    Cholesterol and high-sensitivity creactive protein tests can predict heart diseases, and muscle enzyme level can be checked for recent heart damage: these various tests allow for safer surgery.

    Test categories:
    GOT, GPT, LDH, CPK, CK-MB, troponin-T (TNT), Hs-CRP, T-cholesterol, triglyceride, HDL-cholesterol, etc.

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  • Muscle and Bone Illness Test

    The test checks for arthritis in the jaw joint or the cervical vertebrae and for muscle inflammation.

    Muscle and Bone Illness Test

    If arthritis is present in the jaw joint or the cervical vertebrae, tube insertion through the throat for anesthesia can be difficult. Moreover, the medicine may interfere with recovery and may increase inflammation after surgery if the patient is taking medication for rheumatoid arthritis or gout: control is necessary.

    Other than arthritis or gout, the patient is comprehensively checked for liver function and nutrition as well.

    Test categories:
    Uric acid, ALP, Ca, P, RA, CRP, T. protein, albumin, creatinine, etc.

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  • Thyroid Function Test

    Thyroid hormone controls various metabolism within the body, ensuring proper energy consumption.

    Thyroid Function Test

    The thyroid is a butterfly-shaped internal secretion organ located just under the Adam’s apple and is often 15–20 g in weight. Thyroid disease is a hormonal malfunction: something that a physician must treat.

    Excess or insufficient thyroid hormone can have negative effects on the cardiovascular system: pre-surgery test/treatment and in-surgery precaution are necessary.

    Test categories:
    T3, T4, TSH, FT4

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  • Infectious Disease Test

    A test for various bacterial or viral infections.

    Infectious Disease Test

    The patient is checked and treated for various infectious diseases (e.g., syphilis, AIDS, hepatitis A and B, etc.) before the surgery. The test also allows the clinic to prepare for any in-surgery infection.

    Test categories:
    HBsAG, anti-HBs, anti-HCV, AIDS, VDRL, TPHA, FTA-ABS IgG, FTA-ABS IgM, RA, CRP, anti-Hbe, etc.

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