Perfecting the Face-Lift, Gangnam Style

Asians are flocking to Seoul clinics for cosmetic work
A billboard in a Seoul subway station advertises jaw surgery Photograph by Jung Yeon-Je/AFP/Getty Images

Kylie Vu holds up her iPhone to display a photo of her favorite South Korean actress. “I want a chin like hers,” she tells a beauty consultant at the BK Plastic Surgery clinic in Seoul. Vu, 30, budgeted $10,000 for a chin implant and face-lift and traveled more than 1,600 miles from Vietnam, where she manages five kindergartens.

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