Beware of fake plastic surgeons in S. Korea


  • Nation
  • Wednesday, 25 Mar 2015

Compiled by D. KANYAKUMARI, BEH YUEN HUI and R. ARAVINTHAN

WOMEN planning to reshape their facial features have been warned to be wary of bogus and unqualified cosmetic surgeons in South Korea.

Major Chinese dailies reported that the country had become the world’s third largest market for cosmetic surgery, with a lucrative profit of RM221.3bil in 2013.

However, many people fell victim to unqualified doctors, with some even being allegedly used as guinea pigs for housemen practising their skills.

Sin Chew Daily quoted a South Korean news article which claimed that only 10% of the 15,000 cosmetic surgeons in the country were professionals.

It reported that a Chinese woman, whose operation went awry, complained that her cosmetic surgeon was actually a dentist.

Another victim, a 25-year-old woman from China, fell into a coma during a breast enhancement surgery.

> Nanyang Siang Pau reported that a woman without limbs in Taiwan was going on a cycling challenge around the country in 18 days.

Guo Wei Qi, 21, who started her journey from Taipei in a modified four-wheel bicycle on Sunday, said she wanted to prove that she was no different from other people.

> Major Chinese dailies reported that South Korean heartthrob Lee Min-ho was dating Suzy, a member of the Korean all-girl pop group Miss A.

The couple was photographed during a three-day holiday in London last week.

Earlier on March 10, they were seen leaving South Korea, with Suzy going to London for a photo shoot and Lee heading to Paris.

After completing his work in France, Lee met up with his girlfriend in London where they enjoyed their vacation.

Both their management agencies confirmed the news, saying that Lee and Suzy’s relationship was serious since taking off a month ago.

> Found in translation is compiled from the vernacular newspapers (Bahasa Malaysia, Chinese and Tamil dailies). As such, stories are grouped according to the respective language/medium. Where a paragraph begins with a >, it denotes a separate news item.


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