South Korea has been known to be among the top countries with great innovations in cosmetic surgery. This has made many women travel from neighboring countries such as China to the country in order to undergo the cosmetic surgeries. There are many types of plastic surgeries performed some of which have led to the total transformation of the women. Because for one to travel in and out of the country she has to produce a passport, the incidences of the plastic surgery have lead to great confusions when trying to identify the passport holders. Most women who travel to South Korea for them to have different transformations end up transforming into different people when they are compared to the photos on their passports.
Some of the common procedures that the Seoul women who range from the ages of 19 to 49 undergo include procedures such as double eye lid surgery and Botox injections. From Central European news it is recorded that over 20 percent of the Seoul women who have ever traveled to South Korea to have the surgery have been faced with a case where they are unable to be identified in relation to the passport photos that they possess. This is because the transformation that they underwent during the cosmetic surgery was able to transform them completely in their appearances.
But one of the controversial procedures that has led to conflicts is breast augmentation. In some countries women have claimed that the customs officers and boder control have abused of their authority to touch women in their breasts and other private areas. The authorities of Las Vegas have mentioned that it is part of their jobs to do a quick physical examination because they have had cases where some women with fake breasts have smuggled drugs. To avoid any suspicion and any potential drug trafficking women are being searched in their breast area.
In order to avoid confusion the Chinese women are asked to carry their original passport numbers, the certificate that indicated that they really underwent the cosmetic surgery and the hospital in which they were able to access the services from. Some women have even been seen walking through the customs at the airports with the stitches still intact on their bodies. A procedure such as full jaw renovation can easily lead to the total change of a woman’s appearance hence making it a great concern while trying to identify her at the border airports.
The influx of women from china to South Korea for them to access the procedure of plastic surgery is due to their lack of trust in the services offered in china. For instance, a case such as the death of Wang Bei who was a pop star in 2010 lead to many people losing trust in the qualification of doctors in China. Not only do people flock sought Korea from China for plastic surgery procedures. They also go to western counties where they can access quality and affordable cosmetic surgery services.