Women Who Got Extreme Plastic Surgery Look So Different It's Scary (PHOTOS)

extremem south korean plastic surgeryPlastic surgery has grown so extreme, it's made even routine things like travel difficult. Don't get me wrong. There's nothing wrong, in my humble estimation, with getting a little nip or a tuck as the years go by. I haven't had any plastic surgery, but should I have the money and think it might make me feel better about myself, then I think that should be my prerogative. But there's a line that just shouldn't be crossed.

Plastic surgery is enjoying such a boom that something truly problematic is happening. Folks traveling internationally after surgery? They are being turned away. Because they don't look anything like their passport photos! The solution to this seems obvious to me: Cut back on the face cutting! Plastic surgeons have another idea; they are handing out certificates to their patients to show officials who need more proof of their identity. *slaps forehead*

This is a massive problem in South Korea. I was scratching my head about just how big the changes could be to cause such an impact. Then I saw them. Then one of my coworkers stopped by to scrape my jaw up off of the floor.

It's no wonder that 'plastic surgery certificates' are becoming a thing! I have a hard time believing that the women in these after photos are the same women from the before shots which accompany them. It's scary.

To me plastic surgery in its best form exists to help people who have been disfigured or to boost the slightly flagging confidence of an individual. These extreme surgeries take it to another place. They throw out an old identity and replace it with a new one. That's devastating. Clearly there are a lot of psychological factors brewing that have been overlooked.

Though these forms are by no means a legal necessity, they have become more and more common. Doctors pass them off to the patients, complete with their patient's name, passport number, and a description of what has been changed on their face. I can't imagine having to present that to an official. I wonder how many of them regret making this decision.

Would you ever consider getting plastic surgery?


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smjon... smjones85

I don't usually bash the writer but really??!! These women look better after the surgery. I was expecting someone to look like the human barbie or some of our celebrities who take it too far. It seems to me that these women were really unhappy and used as a means to help them feel better. 

Rebec... Rebecca7708

Or they could just go get new passport pictures done.

TheSi... TheSilence

Wow, this post made me feel sick. These women obviously felt that these surgeries where important to them and it's pretty crappy to judge them just because they don't fall into your narrow idea of what is acceptable.

nonmember avatar kassie

I lived in South Korea and its crazy how many advertisements there are everywhere. South Korea is also the number 1 country for plastic surgery. I've been to the Samsung medical hospital in seoul, and just walking from one appointment to the next, every other person you'd see would have bandages over their eyes from having the eye widening surgery. A lot of it from the influence of KPop.

Amber Lee

I think the "afters" look GREAT! Our American plastic surgeons need to take note on what these South Korean surgeons are doing. These are what plastic surgery outcomes are suppose to be. Amazing how well they were done.

nonmember avatar Angela

Well if I ever have the money or wanted plastic surgery for that matter... I would be going to south korea!! I mean omgwow!!! :")

nonmember avatar Amber

Who are you to judge? I bet they don't regret it. Maybe they got tormented their whole damn life about their looks, and they look beautiful now. Sounds like you're just a little jelly. Ps: fuck you for making it seem like they're doing anything wrong.

croneasm croneasm

VERY pretty but I imagine it was painful. 

thefi... thefiregoddess

They all look great and it's their choice. Keep your opinions to yourself.

Oh and korean eyes aren't just a look, they can make it genuinely hard to see well.

loves... lovesouldoula

My college professor told my class a story about a beautiful Korean woman who got married and then got pregnant and when she had the baby her husband divorced her because the baby was so ugly and he was in disbelief that it could be his baby. The woman admitted that she had previously had extreme plastic surgery and he still divorced her bcuz of her dishonesty. For that reason I think this is wrong. Sure if you want to change the way you look, more power to you but at least have the decency to show your partner how you looked before so they know what their kids will look like.

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