It’s known all over the world. South Korean plastic surgery is the best ever and none will be able to compare.
In fact, some South Korean surgeons are so skilled, it’s causing their patients problems.
South Korea has become the cosmetic surgery capital of the world, and a large number of clients pop over for a little makeover from neighbouring China and Japan.
The problem occurs when these surgery customers try returning home to their country of origin.
Some of the transformations are so extreme, the patients no longer resemble their passport photos at all.
In 2009, 23 women had problems getting back into the country.
A border official explained, “After they took off their huge hats and big sunglasses following our request, we saw them looking differently, with bandages and stitches here and there.”
“We had to compare their uncorrected parts with their photos very carefully with our eyes and machines.”
This problem is only getting worse.
Kotaku has reported that this issue is now so common, some South Korean hospitals have started providing “plastic surgery certificates” so patients can prove they are who they say they are.
We’re not surprised though. Some of these surgeries really are dramatic.