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S Korea's plastic surgery boom faces backlash

Complaints about botched procedures and dodgy doctors double in a year

It was only when the bandages came off after Ms Kim's botched plastic surgery that she found out her doctor was not a plastic surgeon.


KIM Bok Soon disliked her nose and fantasised about getting it fixed after learning of the Korean superstition that an upturned nose makes it harder to hold on to riches. While waiting in a hair salon, she saw a magazine advertisement for a plastic surgery clinic and decided to go...

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