South Korea is one of the most prosperous countries in the global cosmetic industry. Driven by huge interests, South Korea's cosmetic industry is also full of chaos and mixed up.
Previously, CCTV finance had reported the phenomenon of "ghost surgery", which was shocking, while the problematic cosmetic filler directly turned beauty into disfigurement.
'problem filler' causes facial skin necrosis in Korean women
A woman in her 20s in South Korea had bruises and even necrosis on her whole face after injection cosmetic filling.
'There are symptoms of skin necrosis on the nose and forehead. ' Korean injection cosmetic filling victims said.
Ms. song, 52, now has swollen face and stiff skin. Five years ago, she spent 1.5 million won (about 8500 yuan) and gradually changed her face after injection beauty surgery.
Although she underwent three foreign body removal operations, the filler still remained in the skin and muscle texture. The doctor said she could not completely restore her former appearance. " My current situation is that my skin is gradually necrotic, and I can't even make a decent expression. Life has been insulated from society. " Ms. Song said.
You didn't discuss the high cost of Korean cosmetic black intermediary pit
In addition to problematic beauty fillers, black intermediaries in the Korean cosmetic market are also what consumers need to pay attention to and beware of.
In the highly competitive Korean cosmetic market, black intermediaries who solicit customers for hospitals and illegally extract high fees are not an individual phenomenon.
In the cosmetic price list of intermediary companies, cosmetic surgery for eyes and nose is priced at 5 million and 7 million won respectively, about 30000 yuan and 42000 yuan, up to five times the actual cost of surgery in South Korea.
This is precisely because the black intermediary that connects cosmetic hospitals and customers has drawn too high fees. In addition, driven by ultra-high interests, unqualified plastic surgery hospitals and unqualified doctors are also mixed.
There was a sad case in 2015. A Chinese female patient in her 50s underwent eye and nose plastic surgery and liposuction at the 'k plastic surgery hospital' in Jiangnan District, Seoul. During the operation, her heart suddenly stopped beating and fell into a state of brain death.
Although the hospital was silent afterwards, Korean media reported that the accident was likely due to excessive use of narcotic drugs, and the hospitals and doctors performing the operation were suspected of "illegal medical practice".
The proportion of cosmetic surgery population in South Korea is the highest in the world
South Korea is a 'big plastic surgery country'. Accidents and disputes also occur when Chinese citizens go to South Korea for cosmetic surgery. What should be paid attention to when they go to South Korea for cosmetic surgery?
Special reporter of financial channel Zhang Xiaojuan:
1. The proportion of cosmetic surgery population in South Korea is the highest in the world
South Korea has the highest proportion of cosmetic surgery population in the world. 13.5 of every 1000 South Koreans have undergone cosmetic surgery, and cosmetic medical accidents occur frequently.
In 2016, Korean college student Quan Daxi died of massive bleeding while undergoing facial contour plastic surgery. After confirming the operation monitoring screen, Quan's family found that the doctor who operated on Quan at that time operated on several patients at the same time. Quan Daxi died because the medical staff failed to take measures such as hemostasis and blood transfusion in time.
After the medical accident, the voice of the South Korean people for the compulsory installation of monitoring in the cosmetic operating room is becoming higher and higher, and the South Korean parliament is also discussing the amendment of the relevant bill. At present, the medical accident is still in the process of litigation.
2. Some medical intermediaries in South Korea charge up to 50% introduction fees
In 2017, the scale of Korean cosmetic market exceeded 5 trillion won (about 30 billion yuan), accounting for a quarter of the global cosmetic market.
According to the data of Korea Health Industry Promotion Institute, about 140000 foreigners went to Korea to receive beauty and plastic surgery related projects last year, accounting for 28.1% of the foreigners who went to Korea to receive medical services, setting a record.
Korean cosmetic hospitals have fierce competition to attract foreign consumers, which provides intermediaries with the opportunity to raise high school fees. Although South Korea stipulates that the maximum medical intermediary fee shall not exceed 30% of the total cost of treatment, many intermediaries charge more than 50%.
3. Experts remind: cosmetic surgery needs to choose formal medical institutions
Including problematic cosmetic fillers, the frequent chaos in recent years has greatly damaged the image of the Korean cosmetic industry. In this regard, the Korean Association of plastic surgeons announced the precautions for safe cosmetic surgery, mainly including that when going to Korea for cosmetic surgery, we must choose a hospital with a foreign medical license issued by the government; At the same time, consumers are advised not to decide on surgery because of discount advertising. The operation cost can refer to the benchmark price list published online by the Ministry of health and welfare of Korea.
In addition, relevant matters before and after the operation must be recorded in writing. In case of medical disputes, they can be used as evidence collection materials. If there are problems, consumers can protect their rights through institutions such as the Korean medical dispute mediation and arbitration court.