Three Chinese women were detained in South Korea after their puffy-post-plastic-surgery faces looked nothing like their passport photos, according to The New York Post.
The unidentified women flew last week to the nip-and-tuck top destination during China’s Golden Week, a national holiday in which residents are encouraged to take paid vacations, Asia Wire reported.
The group, who appear to be in their 20s, went under the knife and emerged with mugs so badly swollen that they looked like completely different people.
The women — wrapped chin-to-dome in bandages — were barred from boarding a flight home at an airport in South Korea, detained and grilled by immigration officers.
They showed officials their tickets and travel documents but still could not prove they were the same people in their passport photos.
An image of the travellers – which shows them pouting, passports in hand — went viral.
It was unclear whether the women had returned to their home country on October 9.
South Korea has a booming and inexpensive plastic-surgery industry complete with travel packages that include cosmetic treatments followed by safari trips in Africa, where people can heal — if they can make it past airport officials.