Three women, reported to be Chinese, arrived at an airport in South Korea with swollen faces and bandages faces. Unfortunately, their plastic surgery ended up causing some unforeseen issues with their returning flights.
The three women were said to be stuck at an airport in South Korea because they looked too different from their passport pictures. The trio were said to be from China Photo: Daily Mail
Three women who had travelled to South Korea to undergo plastic surgery were reportedly stuck at the airport on their return journey because they looked too different from their passport pictures.
The trio, said to be from China, were recovering from their operations, resulting in swollen faces and head bandages.
They were said to look nothing like their passport photos and stopped from flying home, according to reports on Chinese-language media.
It's believed that the three women, who remain unidentified, had taken advantage of 'Golden Week' and travelled to neighbouring South Korea to undergo plastic surgery.
South Korea has become a top plastic surgery destination for Chinese women in the past decade and a half. Photo: Internets
It is currently unclear if and when the women were allowed to return to China. South Korea has become a top plastic surgery destination for Chinese women in the past decade and a half.
Chinese tourists make dedicated trips to South Korea under the 'Medical Tourists' visa to make themselves look more westernised. In China, women with double eyelids, wider eyes and a higher nose bridge are considered beautiful.
According to Ctrip, one of China's largest travel service providers, over 500,000 Chinese tourists made overseas medical trips in 2016. Among them, 99,000 were said to have gone to South Korea.
The figure is said to be a third of the inbound medical tourists South Korea received worldwide.
It's said that 99,000 Chinese tourists went to South Korea to undergo plastic surgery in 2016. In the file photo, a plastic surgeon checks a patient's post-operation condition in a consultation room at the clinic in Seoul, South Korea Photo: Daily Mail