All posts tagged "cosmetic"

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    New S. Korean law lures more tourists seeking plastic surgery

    By Lee Kyung-min The government will improve safety for foreign medical tourists and help hospitals invite more patients from overseas after the National Assembly agreed to pass a related bill. The Ministry of Health and Welfare said...

    • Posted December 2, 2015
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  • Seen here is an advertisement for a plastic surgery clinic on the main street of Apgujeong in Seoul, the center of South Korea's plastic surgery services. Such clinics are thriving as their world-class techniques attract foreigners from throughout the world. Medical expenditure by foreign medical tourists seeking plastic surgery and checkups exceeded US$100 million in 2011, according to the Bank of Korea. (Yonhap)
    One-third of S. Korea’s plastic surgery patients ‘unsatisfied’

    By Lee Ji-hye Korea is known for its high rate of plastic surgery as well as the accessibility of such procedures. However, a recent consumer study shows that around one-third of those who go under the knife...

    • Posted December 4, 2014
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  • A cluster of plastic surgery clinics in Apgujeong-dong, southern Seoul. Doctors stress that jaw realignment should not be considered as a cosmetic surgery procedure. (Korea Times file)
    [NPR] The Many Stories Behind Double-Eyelid Surgery

      A lot of assumptions are made about why people undergo double-eyelid surgery. Assumptions like: They wanted to look more white, or they wanted to look less Asian. But individual stories reveal more minute, more complicated...

    • Posted November 19, 2014
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