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PHOTOS: Plastic Surgery Is So Extreme in South Korea That People Need New IDs

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Just how good are plastic surgeons in South Korea? Well for starters, South Korean media outlets Onboa and Munhwa have reported that many people now need plastic surgery certificates to prove they actually are who they say they are.

As a nation that boasts highest rates of plastic surgery of any country in the world,  recent boom in plastic surgery tourism from nearby countries like China and Japan means many of these foreigners now need hard proof of their surgeries to get past customs in their homeland.

One of the most common procedures is blepharoplasty, which gives the eye a more rounded, western look, and it’s made it making it harder for authorities to identify people based on their pre-op photos on their passports and other forms of ID.  With such unbelievable transformations, it’s hard to blame them.

Follow the slides to see some of the more extreme cases we’ve seen.

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While South Koreans may need to take a good hard look at the mirror when it comes to it’s growing obsession with plastic surgery, there are places where it can do some good beyond the superficial. Operation Smile is an international children’s medical charity that help’s provide safe surgical care for cleft palate treatment, helping heal children’s smiles forever.  Click the Action Box above this story to learn more, share this story and Become the News!

 

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