Chinese plastic surgery patients stuck in Korea airport after their faces no longer match their passports

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Three Chinese women were stranded at a South Korean airport after they showed up looking differently from their passport photos.

Apparently, the women went to South Korea to undergo plastic surgery during the “Golden Week” holiday in China.

But they were denied exit at the immigration counter after showing up with swollen faces and bandages around their head which left them looking nothing like their passport photos, Now News said in its article.

Photos of the three women supposedly detained by South Korean immigration authorities after being unable to prove they are the same person in their travel documents has gone viral on social media after it was posted by Jian Huahua, a Chinese news anchor.

However, Jian has since remove the photo; prompting netizens to question its authenticity.

Nevertheless, the photo has garnered more than 66,000 likes, over 27,000 shares and almost 38,000 comments before it was deleted.

An early report on the plastic surgery trend in South Korea, Asia’s top destination for such kind of operation, states that some hospitals have resorted to issuing ‘plastic surgery certificates’, precisely to address this problem.

These certificates reportedly included important details of patients such as passport number, the name of the hospital they were treated at and the length of their visit to South Korea.

These information, according to reports, should be enough to get them through the airport’s immigration checks.