Plastic Surgery

A woman passes a billboard in Seoul advertising double-jaw surgery for cosmetic purposes. "Everyone but you has done it," some of the posters claim. Photo: AFP

Risky double-jaw surgery South Korea's latest cosmetic fad

South Korea's obsession with plastic surgery is moving on from standard eye and nose jobs to embrace a radical surgical procedure that requires months of often painful recovery. A stream of celebrities boast on TV shows how it gave them a "new life", while advertisements extolling its cosmetic benefits are everywhere from street billboards to subway stations, magazines and popular internet sites.