Plastic surgery causes too much trouble for Chinese women at airports

Frederick Owens
October 13, 2017

But three women, said to be Chinese, got into a spot of bother this week after travelling to South Korea to have plastic surgery.

According to Jian, the trio looked so different from their passport photos that airport security barred them from boarding the flight.

But with their faces heavily swollen and covered in bandages, can you really blame the security personnel?

The unidentified women flew last week to the nip-and-tuck top destination during China's Golden Week, a national holiday in which residents are encouraged to take paid vacations, Asia Wire reported.

According to Shanghaiist, the women were detained and questioned by Korean authorities.

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"They look so scary", one Weibo user commented.

It is unknown whether the women have since returned to China. Up to half of women under 30 in Seoul are estimated to have had surgery; graphic advertisements of before and after photos are strewn across the metro system billboards, and the chi-chi Gangnam district, where many clinics are based, is known as the "Improvement Quarter".

In South Korea, plastic surgery has ben extremely popular lately.

Swelling after facial plastic surgery, in particular rhinoplasty, is an inevitable element of the postoperative period, which also includes bandages, bruises and the need to breathe through the mouth. Many foreigners, especially from China, fly to South Korea specifically for plastic surgery. "I landed few hours ago in Dubai and when I reached the counter the immigration officer, after scanning my passport and using a face recognition machine, he politely referred me to an office where I had to sit and wait for 3 hours".

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