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Resource ID: #18053
Subject: Medicine
Source: Wall Street Journal (New York)
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Date: 21-Feb

Description

The Wall Street Journal looks at the controversies that result from some regularly performed extreme operations in "cosmetic-surgery-crazed" South Korea. The reporter describes how women "tired of their thick calves ... find surgical solution" kill nerves or cut muscle." The main finding is that even though some doctors claim that leg operations are safe, others admit the possibility for "too much bleeding" and "suspect results."

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