• The extremes of beauty
Photographer Chen Chang has created a detailed design of the world of plastic surgery. She took pictures of five girls who competed for the title of the fourth "Models of Cosmetic Surgery" in Korea. This competition, sponsored the clinic of the so-called "areas of beauty" - Shinsa area.
With a population of 50 million people and an area of a little more than Ohio, South Korea is fast becoming a world center for cosmetic surgery. In 2009, there were more than 4,000 clinics and 46% of adult women in Seoul once in your life, but come to a plastic surgeon.
Each of the participating girls competition provided plastic surgery cost 15 000 dollars. The prize - an opportunity to get the appearance of which they were dreaming, as well as a chance to tell his story on the Internet.
After several months of operation, which includes the preparation and post-operative recovery, the participants, who, by the way, not everyone was satisfied with the results of operations, appeared before the judges. In the first photo in front of you the winner of the contest, 21-year-old Han Ji-hai.
Han Ji-Hai, 21, a student. Because of its massive jaws Woman often teasing at school and university. But Han Ji-Hai decided to change, taking part in the contest of plastic surgery. She became one of 300 women who applied to participate. After two and a half months, it will make two operations on his chin. "When I'm on the bus or subway, it seems to me that people are only looking to my chin," - says the girl.
Hong Hai-Ching, 21, another finalist. In this photo she do X-rays of the chin, which will also soon undergo surgery.
doctor makes examination jaw Han Ji-hai, to make sure that girls do not have any contraindications to surgery.
19-year-old Si Jae Seo hopes that after the operation she will fotogienichnoy. It wants to reduce the face of that, it believes, will help her become more beautiful. She dreams of becoming an actress.
The nurses prepare 28-year-old violinist Jeong-Gyan Hvya for surgery. She says that she is so unhappy with her face that almost a year suffering from insomnia.
Operation cheeks Jeong-Gyan Hvya in full swing.
The mother of another member Chong Chi-Hai Lee Mi-Sook cries after seeing his daughter shortly after surgery. She secretly from his parents applied for participation in the competition, so as not to disturb them.
The next day after surgery Chong Chi-Hai with his mother left hospital and returned home. On the way to the station, she felt all the painful consequences of the operation.
A person Han Ji-Hai, two weeks after the operation. Though still swollen, her sunken cheeks pushed forward, that visually make her face less.
Two months after surgery Han Ji-Hai won the competition "model of cosmetic surgery." She says that her low self-esteem has risen markedly after the surgery, and she really wants to fall in love.