All members of K-pop outfit SixBomb went through extensive plastic surgery, from nose jobs to breast implants, before releasing their new single on March 16. Cosmetic surgery is becoming more popular among young people. Photo: AFP

China’s cosmetic surgery boom doesn’t look pretty when it comes to profits

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All members of K-pop outfit SixBomb went through extensive plastic surgery, from nose jobs to breast implants, before releasing their new single on March 16. Cosmetic surgery is becoming more popular among young people. Photo: AFP
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Laura He

Laura He

Before joining the Post, Laura worked for MarketWatch and The Wall Street Journal Digital Network in San Francisco and Hong Kong. She has also worked for Forbes in San Francisco and had stints at Xinhua News Agency as economics editor, anchor and financial correspondent in both Beijing and Hong Kong. She has an MA degree in digital journalism from Stanford University and passed CFA exams.