Hang Mioku's Plastic Surgery Nightmare
Hang Mioku, now nearing 50, was once a beautiful young South Korean woman, but after countless surgery and an illegal oil injection in her face, she became disfigured. Even after surgeons refused to continue working on her, she still sought out plastic surgery in her home country.
Even after being refused further surgery, she would look in the mirror and think "I'm beautiful." But that still wasn't enough for her as she continued to pursue operations. Her appearance changed so drastically that after returning home, her parents didn't even recognize her as their daughter.
Hang Mioku's drastic change led her parents to take her to be evaluated by a doctor. The doctor determined that she was not in a healthy mental state, concluding she had a severe physiological disorder. After the evaluation, she started treatment for her disorder, however, she concluded these treatments were too expensive and stopped them entirely.
Soon after ending her treatments Hang Mioku began receiving silicone inject, but these also became too expensive to keep up. Later, she found an unlicensed person to give her injections, but these injections were of cooking oil, not silicon. These injections led to her face to become large and more disfigured. The disfigurement was quite bad and she became bullied by people around her, especially children who gave her the nickname "standing fan."
Because of her appearance, she became quite popular on South Korean television, especially daytime talk shows. Sympathy poured in for the woman in the form of monetary donations, which allowed her to seek surgery to fix her appearance.
The surgery was a semi-success. While her face is still puffy and disfigured, it is not nearly as large as it was after the oil injections. Even so, it made her see that all the surgery and anguish she went through to achieve her idea of beauty was in vain; she now sees the damage she has done and wishes to have her original face back.