Ryu Han-na consults WooAhIn Plastic Surgery Clinic director Park Cheol-woo before undergoing cosmetic surgery on her nose in Seoul last month. Photo: Reuters Ryu Han-na consults WooAhIn Plastic Surgery Clinic director Park Cheol-woo before undergoing cosmetic surgery on her nose in Seoul last month. Photo: Reuters
Ryu Han-na consults WooAhIn Plastic Surgery Clinic director Park Cheol-woo before undergoing cosmetic surgery on her nose in Seoul last month. Photo: Reuters
South Korea

South Koreans scramble for cosmetic surgery as end to pandemic mask-wearing nears

  • Surgeons say patients have been spending government stimulus payments on altering their faces – and not just the parts that can be easily hidden
  • Some US$1.37 billion in cash handouts has been used in the country’s hospitals and pharmacies, government data shows

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Ryu Han-na consults WooAhIn Plastic Surgery Clinic director Park Cheol-woo before undergoing cosmetic surgery on her nose in Seoul last month. Photo: Reuters Ryu Han-na consults WooAhIn Plastic Surgery Clinic director Park Cheol-woo before undergoing cosmetic surgery on her nose in Seoul last month. Photo: Reuters
Ryu Han-na consults WooAhIn Plastic Surgery Clinic director Park Cheol-woo before undergoing cosmetic surgery on her nose in Seoul last month. Photo: Reuters
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