More people are visiting South Korea to have their cosmetic surgey | Bangkok Post: business

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Pursuit of perfection fuels a cosmetic surgery and medical tourism boom in South Korea.

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  • Writer: Nithi Kaveevivitchai
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Imagine a place where changing the shape of your nose or eyes is as common as getting braces. Where parents give their daughters cosmetic surgery as a graduation gift before they go to college. Where a nip here and a tuck there become like tattoos: once you have one you want another. 

Before-and-after images in subway advertisements promote some of the estimated 300 cosmetic surgery clinics in Seoul's Gangnam district.

Looking for a place where beauty and a superstar appearance are just another product that you can shop for? Welcome to South Korea.

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