Plastic surgery has come a long way! Men and women now have the option to have dimples surgically created on their face to increase their calves or butt size with implants. I guess beauty is in the eye of the beholder and there is a price to pay for beauty. So what price do you pay besides the obvious discomfort, enormous price tag or possibility of a botched job?
In Korea the new price includes not being able to be identified. Yes you heard that right! Patients who have had plastic surgery leave the hospital looking so different that they can’t be identified by using their passport. Scary, right?! Well, don’t take our word for it, view the photo below.
So what’s an outpatient going to do to get home after surgery? Easy, get a certificate from their hospital where the surgery took place. The certificates include: patients passport number, name of the hospital where they were treated and the length of their visit in Korea. According to The Daily Mail, “In 2009, 23 Chinese women are said to have struggled to return to China from South Korea after undergoing surgery.” Most of the women appeared to look more Western.
With a country that is now boasting 777 people a year getting plastic surgery it’s quickly becoming a booming industry and we think we will see more of this. So what do you think of this craziness called plastic surgery in South Korea? Is it wrong to want to be something you aren’t, to the point of being unrecognizable or just the price you pay to attain beauty? Sound off, we want to hear what you have to say.