With an influx of Chinese women seeking plastic surgery outside of China, a Shenzhen-based medical group has taken to cheating to lure the rich and affluent Chinese women into a ‘plastic surgery tour’.
Hong Kong-based tabloid Apple Daily reported that the medical group offering the group of Chinese women, a mix of housewives, socialites and businesswomen, a tour where they will be given ‘professional’ cosmetic procedure, has turned out to be a scam.
Participants of the tour were promised a five day four night tour at five-star hotels and also an evening cruise, where they would be treated to drinks, music and modelling shows by muscular male models.
The itinerary for the tour consisted of a hotel stay on the first day and attending a medical talk the following day before hopping onto the cruise along Hong Kong’s Victoria Harbour that evening. The cosmetic procedures would commence on the third day as the hotel rooms were to be transformed into operation rooms where the women received Botox, Hyaluronic acid and hormone injections.
However, the procedures were not only performed by fake doctors, but illicit drugs were also used during the procedures. During the tour, these self-proclaimed “experts” would also persuade the women to buy more treatments.
Some women were reportedly lured into spending as much as three million yuan (S$654,000). But some women suffered worse consequences of bruises or red rashes on their faces and bodies after going for the tour.
The ‘professional’ cosmetic surgery clinic has been organising this tour since Sep last year, with each tour package costing 38,000 yuan each.
According to Apple Daily, at least eight tours have been organised, and the company has earned about nine million yuan in tour fees per month.
With such unethical businesses around us, it is important that we find an experienced and medically certified professional before considering any procedures done to avoid suffering unnecessary and potentially fatal consequences.
[Image credits: Sina Weibo, Apple Daily]