Korean Plastic Surgeries Have Gotten So Extreme Surgeons Are Issuing Special Certificates to Prove People Are Who They Say They Are
South Korean plastic surgeons are among the best in the world . In fact they are so good that people from other countries like China and Japan are really in trouble back home .
Of that really touched , but it is true . When most people get a nose job or lip job , they just look like ' enhanced' versions of their own . But people coming from a plastic surgery holiday in South Korea is truly transformed . You would have to look very close to the 'before ' and ' after ' photos , and even then , it is good to make a connection . So I suppose you can not really blame the officials of the airport for the cessation of tourists from returning home .
Thankfully , Korean hospitals saw a way to work around the issue . They are now handing out ' plastic surgery certificate ' at the request of the patient to another country . The certificate include passport number of patients , the duration of the stay, the name and address of the hospital and the official seal of the hospital 's . Travelers can use the certificate to help convince the immigration officer the return trip home .
In a strange occurrence , the total of 23 women were recently held back on Chinese immigration . They were between the ages of 36 and 54 , and had a bigger eyes, higher noses and slimmer chins than presented their passports . " Then they took off their huge hats and big sunglasses following our request , we saw them looking different, with bandages and stiches here and there , " said Chen Tao , a Shanghai Hongqiao Airport Officer . " We had to compare their uncorrected parts with their photos very well . "
While the average photo - verification process in the human takes about 45 seconds , officials had to spend a few minutes to identify each woman . " They told officers that they were friends and that they had lost to South Korea together to have cosmetic surgery , " said Chen . " After they passed the identification , we asked them all to immediately renew their passports . "
In 2011 , about 2,500 medical tourists visited South Korea . The number increased ten fold last year , a whopping 25,176 visitors . Interestingly , a majority of the tourists were from China . While the Chinese are getting in plenty , they do not seem to trust their doctors today . According to plastic surgeon Park Byong - choon , " Chinese parents even go to Korea for the birth . , The death of a young singer under a Chinese knife cosmetic surgeon several years ago makes people think twice about doing it at home . "