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Many Chinese medical tourists who go to South Korea for inexpensive and high quality plastic surgery have difficulty re-entering China due to their passports photos not matching their new face post op.

How South Korean Plastic Surgeons Make Passport Photos Worthless

South Korean plastic surgeons, it appears, are good at their jobs. But they might be too good for some customs officials.

Increasingly, people in neighboring countries like China or Japan visit South Korea to have work done. But when they’re ready to go home, they might face a problem: Their passport pics.

According to Korean sites Onboa and Munhwa (via tipster Sang), some Korean hospitals are now issuing a “plastic surgery certificate” at the request of overseas visitors. Customs officials, of course, are strict about making sure people match the mugs in their passports. These certificates can supposedly help make clearing immigration go smoother so officials don’t have to call hospitals to confirm procedures.

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