When people make that decision to go under the knife for plastic surgery, they hope and believe that they will come out of the operating room looking a little bit different and a lot better than they were before. However, they do not anticipate that they will attain a different image altogether that makes it hard for people to recognize them. One of the most fascinating news that has hit the world is South Koreans and Plastic Surgery.
Today, South Korea has risen to be one of the technological echelons when plastic surgery is a case in point. In fact, the mastery with which South Korea’s plastic surgeons conduct the operation is mind blowing. They are so talented that they leave their patients with no problems whatsoever.
Many people who have obtained air tickets and flown directly to South Korea to have their operations done are in most cases, transformed. Therefore, they make it hard for the officials in the passport control to recognize them when they are getting back to their countries, Kotaku reports.
According to South Korean sites Munhwa and Onboa, some hospitals have gone the whole extent of issuing out plastic surgery certificates to their patients to assist them in getting back to their homes. The sites report that these certificates include the name of the hospital that the patient received the operation, the patient’s passport number, as well as the duration of staying in South Korea.
The common theory is that these certificates help in making it easy for these patients to go through the passport control. Although some hospitals were aware of this problem for many years, they had not taken steps to rectify it. However, this issue has increased tremendously for the past few years.
In 2009, about 23 Chinese women were believed to have had some problems with the passport control on their way back to China from South Korea after going under the knife. The officials at the passport control stopped them after noting that they had slimmer chins, higher noses, and bigger eyes than the passport portraits showed, China daily reported.
After careful checks, the officials allowed the women back to China, but not after advising them to have their passports renewed immediately.
“Following our request to have them take off their big sunglasses and huge hats, we noticed that they looked different, with stitches and bandages here and there,” Tao Chen, Shanghai Hongqiao Airport officer, told China Daily.
South Korea is increasingly becoming the save haven for plastic surgery. The boom is largely associated with the rise in the country’s music industry; with many patients asking their surgeons to if, they would look like American superstars.