More Singapore women going under the knife in Korea

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It's a craze that is sweeping across Asia – now it looks like its reached Singapore. Models, bloggers, celebrities and ordinary women are all rushing to get their K-Pop facelifts…but is it such a good idea? We also reveal some unbelievable plastic surgery before and after photos that are sure to cause a stir.

SIngapore women having surgery in Korea

Under the knife: more Singapore women are having plastic surgery in Korea

The number of Singaporean women who are seeking plastic surgery in Korea is on the rise. According to My Paper, the Korea Tourism Organization said that the number of patients coming from Singapore for cosmetic work almost doubled, from 239 in 2010 to 468 in 2011.

Why Korea for plastic surgery?

So what is it about Korea that draws women in? It could well be a combination of factors that persuades women to make the trip.

The first factor is price. According to, you can get a nose job for as little as $2,500 compared to nearly $7,500 in Singapore. A boob job is around half the price in Korea and a whole face lift can be done for as little as $12,500, compared to $20,000 in Singapore.

Quality is another draw in. Like every country that performs surgical procedures, Korea does have the odd botched-job. However, surgeons in the country are gradually building a reputation for high quality.

Finally, it is hard for anyone in Asia, especially young women, to ignore the Korean pop music craze. The vast majority of K-pop stars have had noticeable aesthetic work done and their faces are constantly plastered on our TV screens and over the internet.

Plastic surgery before and after pics – Korea

Natural Asian beauty transformed into generic doll? Or average girl transformed into superstar? Take a look at the plastic surgery before and after photos to see what you think.

Plastic surgery before and after photos

Worth the difference? Korean surgery before and after. (Credit: The Young Turks Youtube)

Korean plastic surgery before and after

A big difference…but is it too fake?

Check out pictures of celebrities under the knife

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