The three women travelled from China to South Korea to have plastic surgery
The three women travelled from China to South Korea to have plastic surgery on their faces.
But their plan backfired when they were detained by immigration officers as they tried to return home.
The travellers’ faces had swollen up so much from their procedures that they were completely unrecognisable.
Officers could not confirm they were the same people in their passport pictures because the two looked nothing alike, according to AsiaWire.
An image of the three women sitting down at the airport with their passports in hands has gone viral since it was shared online.
Passport news: Three women were detained at South Korea airport after having plastic surgery
They wore big white bandages over their heads after their surgeries.
The photo has been liked over 51,000 times and shared by thousands of people.
It’s unclear whether the women have been allowed to return home.
They had flown to South Korea during China’s Golden Week, a national holiday which encourages residents to go on vacation.
Passport news: The women had travelled to South Korea from China to have their procedures
South Korea is becoming increasingly popular for its cheap plastic surgery industry.
Some companies offer cosmetic procedure holiday packages which include safari trips to Africa after the operation.
While these women were stopped for using their own passports, a British man recently flew to Germany on someone else’s.
EasyJet passenger Michael Randall said he flew from London Gatwick to Berlin using his girlfriend’s passport, despite looking nothing like the blonde woman.
Passport news: The women no longer looked like the photos on their travel documents
Passport news: South Korea is becoming increasingly popular for plastic surgery holiday packages
The 23-year-old made his way through security at Gatwick Airport without his own travel document.
He said he accidentally picked up his 34-year-old girlfriend Charlotte Bull’s passport when he left for his early morning flight.
Despite being a different gender, age and having brunette hair compared to his girlfriend’s blonde locks, Mr Randall was allowed to board the easyJet plane.
It wasn’t until he arrived in Germany that the passenger claims he was pulled up.