Inside South Korea's Growing Obsession With Plastic Surgery

Christina Lim, 19, is just one of many young Koreans going under the knife as a “kind of investment in their future.”
2:06 | 06/20/14

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Christina Lamb Weston -- jaw bones first plumber baseline and reshape her -- They changed hopefully would make him look more attractive on TV. A career this nineteen year old is pursuing. Plastic -- so common -- in -- that one out of five women goes under the knife. Parents often give their girls and increasingly more -- nowadays plastic surgeries as high school graduation gifts. There breaking -- to change their face or body. There are considering -- it. Kind of investment for their future. In this highly populated competitive society there's -- pressure to be physically attractive he says the -- investment comes with a price. Three days after the surgery Christina is in good spirits but in pain. -- Heard flew home on his club under -- said. -- too much to handle. Looks have become so crucial in this society that people come to TV shows like his -- let me and in hopes for a new life through plastic surgery. This woman she claims was a social outcast because of her masculine features. And five month project. And another -- here. Changed -- ice nose chin cheekbones and more for 62000. Dollars. The cost -- off for Christina three months after the surgery attitude -- life has taken a positive turn. My -- is it true that -- so. I just have a lot of confidence in meeting new people or hanging out more but -- -- The growing obsession over beauty has made come -- where I am sending the Mecca of plastic surgery. -- and a half million Reuters have traveled here to get there weren't that -- with they're great at that time -- -- big pockets brushing can. The outlook for the industry -- hotter than ever do you tell ABC news -- South Korea.

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