Women Detained As Passport Photos Look Different After Plastic Surgery

Source Jian Huahua  Weibo

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

Earlier this week, an incredible photo of three puffy-faced Chinese women apparently stuck at a South Korean airport after plastic surgery left them unrecognizable took the Chinese internet by storm and was promptly picked up by numerous worldwide media outlets to boot.

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

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.

One onlooker, Chinese TV presenter Jian Huahua, posted a photo of the women to her Weibo social media account and joked that even their mothers would be unable to recognise them. Jian captioned that these women were detained and questioned by the immigration authorities after they could not be identified from photos on their passports even after they displaying their tickets and various documents.

According to Jian, the trio looked so different from their passport photos that airport security barred them from boarding the flight.

South Korea has a booming and cheap plastic-surgery industry complete with travel packages that include cosmetic treatments followed by safari trips in Africa, where people can heal - if they can make it past airport officials. Many foreigners, especially from China, fly to South Korea specifically for plastic surgery. The people of the country believe that getting the surgery done leads to better employment prospects and a happier life, says news.com.au.

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