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Botched Jobs in South Korea’s Plastic Surgery - 03 Nov 2014 
The boom in South Korea’s $5 billion plastic surgery industry - that's a quarter of the global market according to the country's antitrust watchdog - is facing a backlash, with formal complaints about botched procedures and dodgy doctors doubling in 2013 from a year earlier. 
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November 02, 2014 
Kim Bok-soon poses during an interview with Reuters at her home in Seoul October 14, 2014. In South Korea,... 
Seoul, South Korea 
Kim Bok-soon poses during an interview with Reuters at her home in Seoul 
Kim Bok-soon poses during an interview with Reuters at her home in Seoul October 14, 2014. In South Korea, where physical perfection is seen as a way to improve the quality of life, including job and marriage prospects, plastic surgery procedures can seem as commonplace as haircuts. Kim's doctor said he could turn her into a celebrity lookalike, and Kim decided to take the plunge, taking loans and spending 30 million won ($28,000) for 15 surgeries on her face over the course of a day. When the bandages came off and she looked in the mirror, she knew something had gone horribly wrong. Only later did Kim find out her doctor was not a plastic surgery specialist. Picture taken on October 14. To match story SOUTHKOREA-SURGERY/ REUTERS/Kim Hong-Ji 
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November 02, 2014 
Kim Bok-soon stands on a street as she waits for a social worker outside her home in Seoul October 14,... 
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Kim Bok-soon stands on a street as she waits for a social worker outside her home in Seoul 
Kim Bok-soon stands on a street as she waits for a social worker outside her home in Seoul October 14, 2014. In South Korea, where physical perfection is seen as a way to improve the quality of life, including job and marriage prospects, plastic surgery procedures can seem as commonplace as haircuts. Kim's doctor said he could turn her into a celebrity lookalike, and Kim decided to take the plunge, taking loans and spending 30 million won ($28,000) for 15 surgeries on her face over the course of a day. When the bandages came off and she looked in the mirror, she knew something had gone horribly wrong. Only later did Kim find out her doctor was not a plastic surgery specialist. Picture taken on October 14. To match story SOUTHKOREA-SURGERY/ REUTERS/Kim Hong-Ji 
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November 02, 2014 
Kim Bok-soon walks on a street as she waits for a social worker in Seoul October 14, 2014. In South Korea,... 
Seoul, South Korea 
Kim Bok-soon walks on a street as she waits for a social worker in Seoul 
Kim Bok-soon walks on a street as she waits for a social worker in Seoul October 14, 2014. In South Korea, where physical perfection is seen as a way to improve the quality of life, including job and marriage prospects, plastic surgery procedures can seem as commonplace as haircuts. Kim's doctor said he could turn her into a celebrity lookalike, and Kim decided to take the plunge, taking loans and spending 30 million won ($28,000) for 15 surgeries on her face over the course of a day. When the bandages came off and she looked in the mirror, she knew something had gone horribly wrong. Only later did Kim find out her doctor was not a plastic surgery specialist. Picture taken on October 14. To match story SOUTHKOREA-SURGERY/ REUTERS/Kim Hong-Ji 
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November 02, 2014 
Kim Bok-soon cries during an interview with Reuters at her home in Seoul October 14, 2014. In South Korea,... 
Seoul, South Korea 
Kim Bok-soon cries during an interview with Reuters at her home in Seoul 
Kim Bok-soon cries during an interview with Reuters at her home in Seoul October 14, 2014. In South Korea, where physical perfection is seen as a way to improve the quality of life, including job and marriage prospects, plastic surgery procedures can seem as commonplace as haircuts. Kim's doctor said he could turn her into a celebrity lookalike, and Kim decided to take the plunge, taking loans and spending 30 million won ($28,000) for 15 surgeries on her face over the course of a day. When the bandages came off and she looked in the mirror, she knew something had gone horribly wrong. Only later did Kim find out her doctor was not a plastic surgery specialist. Picture taken on October 14. To match story SOUTHKOREA-SURGERY/ REUTERS/Kim Hong-Ji 
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November 02, 2014 
Kim Bok-soon cries during an interview with Reuters at her home in Seoul October 14, 2014. In South Korea,... 
Seoul, South Korea 
Kim Bok-soon cries during an interview with Reuters at her home in Seoul 
Kim Bok-soon cries during an interview with Reuters at her home in Seoul October 14, 2014. In South Korea, where physical perfection is seen as a way to improve the quality of life, including job and marriage prospects, plastic surgery procedures can seem as commonplace as haircuts. Kim's doctor said he could turn her into a celebrity lookalike, and Kim decided to take the plunge, taking loans and spending 30 million won ($28,000) for 15 surgeries on her face over the course of a day. When the bandages came off and she looked in the mirror, she knew something had gone horribly wrong. Only later did Kim find out her doctor was not a plastic surgery specialist. Picture taken on October 14. To match story SOUTHKOREA-SURGERY/ REUTERS/Kim Hong-Ji 
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