Unrecognisable After Plastic Surgery, Chinese Women Detained At Airport


Customs officers at the airport could not identify the women and were forced to detain them for clarifications, Shanghaiist reports.

In the picture - which appears to have been removed from her account, but not before going viral - the women sit, passports in hand, faces swollen from the surgery and heavily bandaged.

The unidentified women flew last week to the nip-and-tuck top destination during China's Golden Week, a national holiday in which residents are encouraged to take paid vacations, Asia Wire reported.

The women were left stranded at an unnamed airport in the country after surgery had changed their faces so radically that the authorities were unable to confirm their identity.

It was unclear whether the women had returned to their home country on October 9.

Chinese women detained at South Korean airport after plastic surgery

The photo racked up 51,000 likes and 23,000 shares on social media, according to the report.

Swelling after facial plastic surgery, in particular rhinoplasty, is an inevitable element of the postoperative period, which also includes bandages, bruises and the need to breathe through the mouth.

South Korea is being recognized as the plastic surgery capital of the world and is regarded as "natural and harmless". Almost half of women in Seoul under the age of 30 are estimated to use plastic surgeries to enhance their facial features. Men are believed to make up about 15 per cent of the cosmetic surgery market.

The three women were completely unrecognisable after plastic surgery.

It was reported that the British and Brazilian TV personality's face no longer matched his passport photo. Alves told reporters at the time of the incident.