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American Women Want Angelina Jolie’s Jawline, Korean Women Say “No Thanks”

American Women Want Angelina Jolie’s Jawline, Korean Women Say “No Thanks”

SEOUL, Nov. 11 (Korea Bizwire) — While the desire to attain physical beauty is a universal theme found across all cultures, which features are considered to be desirable often differ. The varying preferences for what constitutes beauty became a topic of discussion at the 75th academic conference hosted by the Korea Academy of Cosmetic Surgery [...]

Microsoft Korea and Liposuction Hospital 365mc Develop AI Surgery Assistant

Microsoft Korea and Liposuction Hospital 365mc Develop AI Surgery Assistant

SEOUL, Sept. 13 (Korea Bizwire) – An AI-based surgery assistant jointly developed by liposuction hospital 365mc and Microsoft Korea and christened M.A.I.L. System (Motion Capture and Artificial Intelligence assisted Liposuction System) was officially unveiled on September 12.  As its name suggests, the system uses motion capture technology to record surgical procedures and stores them in [...]

Gangnam Uses Mystery Shoppers to Gauge Customer Service at Plastic Surgery Clinics

Gangnam Uses Mystery Shoppers to Gauge Customer Service at Plastic Surgery Clinics

SEOUL, Aug. 28 (Korea Bizwire) — For the past two months, Gangnam district has inspected around 50 cosmetic surgery facilities within its boundaries by sending out mystery shoppers. The aim of its covert operation was to “objectively measure the quality of the medical services offered and identify any problems and improve them in order to [...]

Labiaplasty Is the World’s Fastest Growing Cosmetic Surgery Procedure, International Study Reports

Labiaplasty Is the World’s Fastest Growing Cosmetic Surgery Procedure, International Study Reports

NEW YORK, Jul. 11 (Korea Bizwire) — The results of an international study recently released by the International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ISAPS), that surveyed cosmetic procedures in 106 countries, shows significant growth in a surprising area of cosmetic surgery: labiaplasty. Labiaplasty is a procedure that reduces the length of the labia minora, when [...]

1 in 3 Plastic Surgery Reviews is Fake, Watchdog Warns

1 in 3 Plastic Surgery Reviews is Fake, Watchdog Warns

SEOUL, April 7 (Korea Bizwire) – Beware of suspicious online reviews of plastic surgery clinics that sound too positive, South Korea’s advertisement watchdog warns. A report published by the Korea Internet Advertising Foundation (KIAF) yesterday revealed nearly one in three positive reviews on the Internet about plastic surgery is thought to be fake, reviews which [...]

Korean Cosmetic Surgery Price Guide to be Published for Uninformed Foreigners

Korean Cosmetic Surgery Price Guide to be Published for Uninformed Foreigners

SEOUL, May 28 (Korea Bizwire) — The Ministry of Health and Welfare has disclosed prices and details of cosmetic surgery practices in Korea to prevent foreigners from getting ripped-off by clinics or brokers. The ministry said on May 27 that it would publish a multi-language online guide about typical prices for 45 types of cosmetic [...]

Smugglers Who Offered Cosmetic Filler and Botox Treatments Arrested

Smugglers Who Offered Cosmetic Filler and Botox Treatments Arrested

SEOUL, Jan. 03 (Korea Bizwire) – As public acceptance of simple cosmetic treatments, such as procedures involving cosmetic fillers and botox, has become pervasive, related criminal activity – namely the smuggling of devices and materials from mainland China – has become big business, leading to more and more instances of police intervention.   According to [...]

In Another Warning Sign, S. Korean Woman Dies after 4-Hour Plastic Surgery

In Another Warning Sign, S. Korean Woman Dies after 4-Hour Plastic Surgery

SEOUL, Dec. 22 (Korea Bizwire) — Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. In South Korea, however, desire for increasingly “standardized beauty” leads to a plastic surgery boom and this phenomenon entails expensive price, costing a life in some cases. According to Seoul Metropolitan Police Agency, a woman in her twenties died on December [...]