CRI Home - Photo- Forums - Talk China - Surf China - About China -  
  Webcast | CRI Today | China | World | Biz | SciTech | Sports | Life | Showbiz | Easy FM | Learn Chinese / English | Weather | Events
 
Home
Lifestyle News
Kaleidoscope
Q&A
Features
Reviews
Modern Living
Weekly Planner
Chinasticast
Pocket Beijing
Podcasts
Contact Us
Send questions to Chinastic@crifm.com Or post questions to China Q&A in Talk China. Or call us at 0086-10-6889 1670.



Chinese Flock to Korea for Dreams of Perfection
2006-05-23 10:28:11    chinanews.cn
"A Chinese woman uses the pretext of tourism, successfully completed plastic surgery in Korea and afterwards found her knight in shining armor." This is a report by Korea's "Cultural Daily".
Whether this report is accurate or not can be set aside for the moment. But one reality is certain, more and more Chinese are flocking to Korea for plastic surgeries and have caught the notice of the Koreans. "Korean Wave" has swept the tide of plastic surgery into China. Korea's technique in plastic surgery is top of the world and its success rate has been widely recognized in China.

One cannot expect to go to Korea to do face lifts and tummy tucks without a substantial pocket book. According to chief surgeon Kim, creating double eyelids alone costs 12,000 RMB (US$1,500) and bulking up one's nose will set one back at least 16,000 RMB. Other more difficult procedures are priced at between 20,000 to 60,000 RMB.

Besides fees for the surgery, travel and lodging expenses can also add up. Dr. Kim told reporters that for the purposes of reducing outlays, certain Chinese tourists follow tour groups to visit Korea and then immediately go to the plastic surgery hospitals upon arrival and then rest a few days after surgery just to catch the tour group to return home. Generally speaking, Korean plastic surgeries cost five to ten times those done in China, but many Chinese still come, drawn by Korea's reputation in this area.

As China's plastic surgery technique improves day by day, and the price is very competitive, more Koreans including some Korean stars choose to take plastic surgery in China. In September 2005, a hospital in central China's Chengdu City performed plastic surgery for Korean film star Park, Uhn-Mee. Analysts believe that this "beauty product" will gradually shift its focus back towards China.
      Talk China    Print     Email     Recommend


CRIENGLISH.com claims the copyright of all material and information produced originally by our staff. All rights reserved. Reproduction of text for non-commercial purposes only is permitted provided that both the source and author are acknowledged and a notifying email is sent to us.

CRIENGLISH.com holds neither liability nor responsibility for materials attributed to any other source. Such information is provided as reportage and dissemination of information but does not necessarily reflect the opinion of or endorsement by CRI.

 Latest
If you are a spicy food fan, you might like to check out Southern Beauty (or Qiao Jiangnan), a chain of 19 restaurants in Beijing and Shanghai that serve Sichuan cuisine.
Moving from the daily grind of Beijing back to the coziness of Kyoto, Mai takes Billy even further for a sweet trip to Cumpa-land, a very special café in the center of town where time stands still...
Forget the pressures of work and enjoy this summer at some great Chinese manors near Beijing.
• False Alarm Sparks Airport Panic
• Elderly Dwarf Finds 5th Wife Via Ad
• Contemporary Arts Exhibition in Nanjing
• A Toy Hospital in Beijing
• Survey Indicates Top 3 Factors to Happiness
• Disabled, Elderly Need Attention
• Horseback Riding Can Help Kids with Cerebral Palsy: Experts
• Golden Foil Roses for Sale in Jinan
• Madame Tussauds Hong Kong Reopens
• Taipei Opened First Park for Dogs
• Chinese Flock to Korea for Dreams of Perfection
• Train China's Own Seeing-eye Dogs
• Seven Banks to Collect ATM Enquiry Fare
• Let the Wedding Ceremony Explains
• Peddlery Penalized for Occupying Blind Track
About Us - Contact Us - Jobs    

Director: Liu Chi    Producer: Duan Lei    Pagemaker: Wang Dandan    Designer: Avida