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Plastic surgery has become an integral part of Korea's beauty-obsessed culture, and a startling collection of photographs have captured the bruises and scars women endure as they strive to attain perfection.

In her series 'Beauty Recovery Room,' Ji Yeo uses the wounded faces and bodies of women who have recently undergone cosmetic enhancements to shine a light on the physical cost of this burgeoning industry.

'It is a culture where men are judged on their financial balance sheet and women by their beauty,' the photographer, who is based in Brooklyn and Seoul, explains.

Plastic surgery has become an integral part of Korea's beauty-obsessed culture, according to photographer Ji Yeo




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Going under the knife has now become an integral step for many women as they adhere to the social pressures of their generation.
The bruises, scaring and pain of recovery, captured in the eye-opening post-op images, are no longer considered risky or extravagant but necessary and most women are already planning their next procedures as they recover from the last, Yeo says.

Yeo's startling collection of photographs have captured the bruises and scars women endure as they strive to attain perfection




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In her series 'Beauty Recovery Room,' Yeo uses the wounded faces and bodies of women who have recently undergone cosmetic enhancements



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Through the images, she shines a light on the physical cost of this burgeoning industry


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'It is a culture where men are judged on their financial balance sheet and women by their beauty,' the photographer, who is based in Brooklyn and Seoul, explains

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South Korea has the world's highest per capita rate of cosmetic plastic surgery, according to the latest data from the International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery

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Yeo says the male-dominated media endlessly reinforces its model of the ideal woman


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