On April 20, actress Han Ye Seul revealed on her personal Instagram that she experienced a medical accident while undergoing a surgical removal of lipoma, but the hospital has not said anything about compensation.
In response to her post, the CHA Gangnam Medical Center released an official statement to clarify the situation.
The hospital wrote, “Han Ye Seul received lipoma removal surgery on April 2. In order to prevent the operation from leaving a scar, we made an incision (shown at the bottom of her photo) and dug into the lipoma region from there. In the process of using a heated tool to remove the lipoma, a burn occurred on the skin (the oval shape in her photo).
“The area of the burn is located on her torso below the left armpit. We are providing support in hopes of full restoration through plastic surgery.
“We performed a stitching procedure on the skin right after the accident, but a part of the area wouldn’t stitch together. We then contacted a burn specialist to request treatment.
“The burn specialist said it would be best to undergo additional treatment after the wound settles down, so she is currently receiving outpatient treatment. We are also having discussions on further compensation for when she completes treatment.”