All three young women traveled from China to South Korea to get plastic surgeries, without imagining that they will become stuck there for days..
The airport security claims all three failed to pass the check-in because they don't look anything like the women from the passports, writes The Sun.
It's not clear if the women have yet been able to confirm their identity, but this incident likely won't do much to help South Korea's falling tourism numbers among Chinese travelers.
In the picture - which appears to have been removed from her account, but not before going viral - the women sit, passports in hand, faces swollen from the surgery and heavily bandaged.
According to Jian, the trio looked so different from their passport photos that airport security barred them from boarding the flight.
The three Chinese women are now stuck in the South Korean airport because the security check refused to grant them the permission to leave the country. Up to half of women under 30 in Seoul are estimated to have had surgery; graphic advertisements of before and after photos are strewn across the metro system billboards, and the chi-chi Gangnam district, where many clinics are based, is known as the "Improvement Quarter".
Almost 500,000 Chinese residents make trips to South Korea for medical purposes in a year.
The country is also known as the plastic surgery capital of the world. South Korea has the most plastic surgeries per capita, with over 980,000 recorded operations in 2014.