The women flew to South Korea during China's annual Golden Week holiday to go under the knife. But upon return, the women couldn't prove their identity to immigration officers at the airport as they looked nothing like their passport photos.
But with their faces heavily swollen and covered in bandages, can you really blame the security personnel?
Images of the bandaged women sitting at the airport with passports in hand went viral after a Chinese news anchor posted it on China's Twitter-equivalent Weibo.
According to Shanghaiist, the women were detained and questioned by Korean authorities. It's not clear if the women were eventually allowed to travel back to China.
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