After Plastic Surgery In South Korea, Chinese Women Detained At Airport

Chinese women plastic surgery

When it comes to passport control, it's usually alright.

Post-surgery swelling and bandages put the three women in a hard situation during passport control, when South Korean officers could not identify the women by their IDs.

The unidentified women were photographed clutching their passports with heavily swollen faces at an unnamed airport in South Korea.

A photo of the trio was taken by Chinese TV Presenter Jian Huahua.

The picture is said to have been taken over the recent Golden Week national holiday in China, an eight-day period when many Chinese - said to be six million this year - travel overseas. Jian claimed that the three had been barred from their flight home, detained and questioned because their post-plastic surgery faces didn't look anything like their passport photos. Almost half of women in Seoul under the age of 30 are estimated to use plastic surgeries to enhance their facial features.


More than 500,000 Chinese residents a year are said to make trips overseas for medical tourism.

The country is also known as the plastic surgery capital of the world.

Although South Korea used to be the top destination for Chinese tourists during Golden Week, according to Shanghaiist, this year's political events have seen numbers drop by 70 per cent, with Thailand becoming the new hotspot.

An incident similar to the one that happened with the three women took place last month with "Human Ken Doll" Rodrigo Alves, when the 34-year-old plastic surgery fanatic faced trouble on arriving at Dubai, where he was detained at the airport due to his passport picture.

The women had travelled to South Korea for facial reconstruction during China's week-long national holiday in October, but struggled to make their way back home.

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