Korean Woman Gets Plastic Surgery to Look Like Miranda Kerr

A Korean woman has admitted getting a series of plastic surgery in an attempt to look like her celebrity idol Miranda Kerr who is known as one of Victoria Secret’s popular angels.  While now that she looks like the model’s long-lost twin sister, some people still think that her “inspiration” to go under the knife is an unhealthy one.

Hong Yuh Reum, who is now a budding model, has appeared on a Japanese TV show that tackles the issue of extreme plastic surgery and told the audience that seeing Kerr for the first time in a magazine inspired her to undergo surgical enhancements.


“I knew I wanted to be like her,” the Korean model said, referring to Kerr’s “baby face and sultry body.”

In a separate interview, Hong’s said the Australian model was the only one who captivated her attention despite the presence of other beautiful supermodels while watching Victoria Secret’s runway show, which she saw in TV.

During the show, Hong’s “before” plastic surgery photos were presented that revealed that she was attractive even prior to her surgical enhancements.

Hong has admitted that some people discouraged her to go under the knife, telling her that she would look like a “plastic surgery monster.”  But since she sparingly and carefully used surgical enhancements, no one can deny that she looks naturally pretty.

But despite her seemingly successful surgical enhancements, even some plastic surgeons have expressed their concern that her “goals” are not that healthy.

In US, the vast majority of patients only ask for “ subtle improvements” rather than “complete overhaul,” a trend which is the exact opposite in many Asian countries where extreme plastic surgeries have almost become the social norm.

For instance, in Korea and China invasive procedures that can significantly change the shape of the face—such as jaw reduction and cheek shaving—are quite common these days.

Woman Undergoes Plastic Surgery to Avoid Arrest

It is increasingly becoming a common news: fugitives undergoing extensive plastic surgery to avoid arrests, with some of them even resorting to do-it-yourself procedure such as the story of one Japanese man who cut his own lips.

According to local news in China, a woman has changed her appearance through eyelid surgery and rhinoplasty (nose job) in an attempt to evade police authorities who were looking after her.


It has been reported that the 21-year-old fugitive and two of her accomplice were under police surveillance over a report that they were engaged in blackmailing a victim of the so-called “badger game” wherein the male target was tricked into some kind of compromising situation.

While the woman evaded the police for more than a year with her new look, it backfired when airport security staff saw the great disparity between her passport photo and her current appearance, and took her into custody.

During interrogation, the fugitive admitted stealing the identity of her cousin after realizing that she resembled her following the cosmetic procedures.

But surprisingly, it was not her nose or eye that made the staff at passport control suspicious of her.  Instead, the suspicion was based on the fugitive’s ears that did not match her photos.

Several years ago, a fugitive has done the same thing.  Daniel Barrera, who was the most wanted drug lord at that time of his arrest in Venezuela, underwent countless of plastic surgery procedures to evade authorities.  He was only captured when he used a public payphone.

Because a growing number of criminals—from lowly crooks to the most wanted fugitives—are changing their appearance through surgical enhancement, a team of scientists has developed facial recognition software that is designed to match individual facial features of a person rather than his entire face, resulting in a more accurate comparison.

What’s the Fuss About Vampire Facelift?

Now that vampire-themed movies and television series are the in thing, a new type of facial rejuvenation procedure called vampire facelift is getting a lot of attention these days, with some Hollywood celebrities even swearing by it.

But what really is a vampire facelift?  Does it deserve the media hype, or is it nothing but a misnomer?


Despite its namesake, a vampire facelift is different from the traditional facelift surgery in which the goal is to lift and reshape the skin and deeper tissue in an attempt to minimize the appearance of facial aging, e.g., wrinkles and saggy skin.

The basic idea behind the procedure is to take a sample of the patient’s blood, process it in order to collect the platelet rich plasma or PRP, and then inject it to the face, together with traditional dermal fillers such as Juvederm and Restylane.  Initially, this was only given to patients with certain health problems such as those involving the bone.

Proponents of vampire facelift are even bold enough to claim that PRP is the new “fountain of youth,” with an additional bonus that it is au naturel.

But amidst the media hype, there is much controversy surrounding the intrinsic effectiveness of the vampire facelift, in addition to its rather misleading name.  While the traditional dermal fillers have a long track record of safety and benefits, a procedure that combines it with PRP has no comprehensive data showing its “purported” advantage.

In fact, even with dermal fillers alone one could achieve good results if the only concern is loss of facial volume or fat.

If one really desires an all-natural approach to correct loss of facial volume, most doctors would agree that fat transfer—also referred to as fat graft—is a better approach because of its long track record suggesting its reasonable safety and effectiveness if the right techniques are used.

Fat graft to create more facial volume involves collecting a small amount of excess fat from the body—preferably the tummy or buttocks—with the use of syringe or gentle liposuction.  The fat is then purified to remove blood and other biomaterials that could affect its survival rate in its new location.

However, it is important to mention that fat graft works better in correcting loss of facial volume, while traditional fillers such as collagen and hyaluronic acid are more ideal in treating deep wrinkles such as the nasolabial folds or the lines between the nose and mouth.

Round Head Plastic Surgery Attracts More South Koreans

While South Koreans have long been known as the most ardent patrons of cosmetic plastic surgery, outsiders may still find it surprising that a procedure in which the shape of the head is “enhanced” and turned into a rounder shape is gaining popularity in the country.

Called as the round head plastic surgery, the aim is to correct the flat or “deflated” back of the head through the use of a small discreet incision that will allow surgeons to attach a type of bone cement, which weighs 20 to 80 grams.  Some patients requesting for the procedure has a condition called plagiocephaly or “flat head syndrome,” which is often corrected with the use of helmet for a few months as the child grows.


According to one clinic in South Korea, most patients who asked for the round head surgery, which is not yet a mainstream procedure, were ridiculed for the shape of their head.

(Image from Kotaku.com) For most Westerners, the procedure would most likely appear as too excessive especially when their culture does not favor a particular head shape—or simply put—they really don’t care about the appearance of other people’s head.

But South Koreans are not the only ones who are asking for weird plastic surgeries (from the perspective of most Westerners).  For instance, a growing number of Chinese are asking for dermal fillers to enlarge their earlobes, which are believed to attract more luck, while Japanese are asking for palm surgery in an attempt to change their fate.

However, over the past several years South Koreans have still ranked as the most surgically enhanced people in the world.  According to a recent study, about 20 percent of women aged 19 and 49 living in the capital Seoul had some form of cosmetic enhancement.

Plastic Surgery for Perma-Smile—A New Trend in Korea

Why would anyone want to undergo a plastic surgery procedure in which the goal is to plaster a permanent smile on her face?

Apparently, some women in Korea, which is dubbed as the plastic surgery capital of the world, are even asking for the procedure called the “smile surgery” that lifts the corners of their mouths.  According to previous reports, most patients requested for it after receiving criticism from work because of their “unfriendly” expression.


While a vast majority of patients are women in their 20s and 30s, a growing number of men are also persuaded to undergo the procedure.

One clinic that offers the procedure, Aone Plastic & Aesthetic Surgery, has been under controversy in recent weeks after posting before-and-after pictures online of patients who had the smile surgery.  Some people commented that the “result” resembled the appearance of Joker, a fictional character from the Batman series.

But despite some criticism, the Korean doctors who perform the procedure have recently released a statement saying that their patients with “naturally” downturned lips had been “emotionally and psychologically” scarred from hurtful remarks about their appearance.

The cosmetic surgeons of Aone said most of their patients asking for the smile surgery are working in the service industry (e.g., flight attendants and consultants) where a “friendly” appearance is important to attract and “appease” customers.

In the West, the procedure is typically only reserved for older patients with downturned lips asking for facelift surgery to rejuvenate the face; it is not generally used to create a permanent smile on the face over concern that it may not look natural and at the same time impede with facial expression.

The smile surgery is performed by removing some muscle tissue located at the lip’s corners, a technique that was initially developed as part of facelift surgery.

According to report, the average cost of smile surgery is $2,000 and requires up to six months of recovery.

In terms of the number of plastic surgery patients per capita, South Korea is in the number one spot, according to a survey released by the Internal Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons.

In Seoul, one survey has suggested that one out of five women aged between 19 and 49 have had undergone some of plastic surgery.

Man Pays Ex’s Breast Implants, Wants Reimbursement

As outrageous as it may sound, a man is suing his former girlfriend in an effort to reimburse the $8,000 he spent for her breast implants after his “investment” allegedly broke up with him after the surgery, according to a news story published by the breakingworldnewstoday.com.

Molovik Lukasz, the disgruntled ex-lover, said he wants immediate reimbursement for the money he paid for the breast augmentation of his former girlfriend, Patricia Pajak, 24.


Pajak, who is a model, is aghast over the lawsuit, claiming that it was her ex boyfriend who pressured her into getting breast implants to achieve the double D.  Allegedly, she acquiesced from his constant bickering and “unsolicited” reminder that his previous lovers have large breasts unlike her.

Meanwhile, the ex girlfriend claims she broke up with the man following the surgery after realizing that “he was more in love with her breasts” than her.

It seems that Pajak has always been right about Lukasz’s real object of affection as he was quoted saying that he wants reimbursement because he did not spend huge sums of money just for the other men to ogle her larger, augmented breasts.

Perhaps Lukasz, who is currently working as a police officer, haven’t heard the term “unsecured investment,” which applies in romantic and frivolous relationships.

Japanese Woman Transforms Herself Into a French Doll with Plastic Surgery

A Japanese woman has spent more than $100,000 in plastic surgery procedures in an attempt to look like a French doll, a goal that started when she was young and being bullied because of her appearance.

In an interview with Watashi no Nani ga Ikenai no? (Is There Something Wrong with Me?), Vanilla Chamu said she works as a hostess to save money and spend it on the expensive plastic surgery procedures, with the aim to look like a French doll, which has always been popular in Japan.


Chamu is not the first person who has used plastic surgery to transform herself to look like anime characters or “inanimate” objects like dolls.  Ukrainian model Valeria Lukyonova, 21, has become popular with her stark resemblance with Barbie, while American Justin Jedlica, 32, had about 100 cosmetic enhancements so he could transform himself into a living Ken doll.

Chamu said she started having plastic surgery after experiencing bullying and name-calling from other children.  When she confided to her father, he said she has no choice but to accept such treatment because she was “ugly.”

The woman said she was traumatized by the bullying and her father’s comment, prompting her to decide that she wanted to look like a French doll.  Right after she graduated from college, she had plastic surgery for the first time, followed by three dozens procedures to complete her transformation.

While Chamu seemed satisfied with her transformation, the show’s panel expressed their concern over her “addiction” to surgical enhancements that involve rhinoplasty (nose job), double eyelid surgery, breast implants, liposuction, just to name a few.

Chamu added she would only be fully contented after achieving the perfect look of a French doll.

Glamour Model Wants Bigger Breast Implants to Break the World Record

Glamour Model Lacey Wildd’s motto “go big or go home” applies to every facet of her life, including breast implants.  In a recent interview with Daily Mail, the 44-year-old mother said she is planning another operation to increase her LLL cup into MMM, making her on the top five list of women with the biggest augmented breasts in the world.

The mother of six has had 12 breast surgeries that allowed her to have the seventh largest augmented breasts in the world.  And despite suffering from discomfort and two torn vertebrae, and being unable to perform even the simplest exercise, she is willing to take more risks just to achieve her dreams.

Wildd, who is currently living in Miami, Florida, said her breasts weigh about 21 lbs. that makes it difficult to sleep comfortably that she has to lie on her side while hugging a large pillow.  The excessive weight of the implants has also required her to have an internal bra made of pig skin and have her own muscles implanted into her torso.

The former waitress adamantly defends her decision saying that having the world’s largest breasts can help increase her income and provide her children a better life.  However, her eldest daughter Tori does not support her plans over fears that her mother may experience serious complications.

But despite her daughter’s concern, the Glamour model said she is set to visit a plastic surgeon who is probably from abroad as breast implant size in the US is limited to not larger than 800 cubic centimeter.

Wildd’s obsession with plastic surgery started when she first had breast augmentation at the age of 21, turning her A cup into D cup.  She said her curvier figure increased her self-confidence as more people were noticing her, prompting her to go even bigger when she turned 26.

Three years after, she underwent another breast augmentation that gave her a triple D.  She had nine more operations that resulted to an LLL cup.

While Wildd is happy with the result, her children said they are being teased at school because of their mother’s appearance.

The model gets her plastic surgery funds from fans who donate thousands of dollars through the Internet, although she has other sources of income as a tattoo artist and veterinarian assistant.

Aside from breast augmentations, Wildd also had liposuctions, buttock implants, tummy tucks, abdominal etching, and lip augmentation.

Court Finds Egyptian MP Guilty of Plastic Surgery Lie

In Egypt, politics and plastic surgery don’t go hand in hand.  One lawmaker found it the hard way when he was forced to lie about his rhinoplasty, aka nose job, but was later found guilty by the court.

Anwar al-Bilkimy, who was a member of the ultra conservative Islamist al-Nour party, has been recently slapped with a three-month suspended prison sentence for “filing a false complain, obstruction of justice, and forgery.”

According to previous reports, in February the lawmaker pretended that he had been car-jacked, robbed, and attacked by a gang of unidentified men so he could hide the fact he had plastic surgery and required bandages around his face.  At first the public sympathized with him and even called for more policemen to patrol the city and to contain the civil unrest following the ouster of then President Hosni Mubarak.

But Bilkimy’s doctor and his medical staff publicly refute the politician’s claim, saying that he had a rhinoplasty surgery to make his nose smaller.  This allegation has a significant impact on his reputation as he was a member of a conservative Islamist party that prohibits plastic surgery believing that it somewhat “meddles with God’s work.”

Because Bilkimy’s party believes that it is wrong to interfere “with what God has created,” they immediately expelled him.  They even went further by going to the hospital where his plastic surgery was conducted to interview the doctors and medical staff who all claimed they saw the lawmaker.

Rumors of the politician’s nose job started when local media showed his photos with bandages covering his forehead, nose, and chin, and cited that plastic surgery may be the cause of bruises and swelling rather than the works of robbers and gangs.

Perhaps Bilkimy could have saved himself from all the trouble by simply admitting that he had plastic surgery and added some “white lies” like he needed it to correct his breathing problems.

Liposuction Fats to Power Your Car

Sustainable sources of energy are making raves these days.  From hydroelectric cars to solar-powered buildings and houses, it seems that scientists and inventors have a plethora of ideas when it comes to cost-efficient supply of electricity.

But it seems like a California plastic surgeon has gone to far in terms of finding a sustainable source of energy.  Dr. Alan Bittner claimed that the fatty tissues he collected from liposuction, a cosmetic surgery that removes the unwanted body fats, was used to power his car.

While the doctor’s idea may sound good particularly to environmentalists, the California’s state medical authorities were not happy with doctor’s discovery.  In fact, they conducted an investigation in 2008, forcing the surgeon to close down his clinic, shut down his website, and allegedly moved to South America.

Apparently, it is illegal to use any human parts or human medical waste to power vehicles.

The authorities haven’t figured out how the doctor turned the liposuction fat into fuel, although according to Forbes a gallon of fats can produce the same amount of fuel that drivers will get the same amount of mileage comparable to regular diesel.

Meanwhile, the plastic surgeon posted on his website, which has been shut down since 2008, that he used “lipofuel” to power his Ford Explorer and his girlfriend’s Lincoln Navigator.

Whether he used liposuction fats as an alternative to regular diesel or he was just making up stories to stir controversy, his idea is not far from impossible.  In fact, about half of bio-diesel in the US comes from beef and pig products, in addition to vegetable and corn oils.

Vegetable and animal fats contain triglycerides which can be extracted and converted into diesel.