Vanity can be a very dangerous thing. A great line from a Harry Potter movie when his professor tries to warn him about the Mirror of Erised (desire spelled backwards) is: “Men have wasted away before it, not knowing if what they have seen is real, or even possible.”
There have been many films and books that explore the topic of vanity, but a former model in Korea, Hang Mioku, had either not seen any of them or she shunned the thought of her obsession with herself. Doctors had performed numerous silicone injections to her face, but refused any further surgery when it appeared that her face was becoming enlarged. But she wouldn’t take no for an answer, obsessed with soft skin, she injected herself, according to the Daily Mail.
Mioku found a black market silicone, purchased it, and began injecting herself. When she couldn’t get anymore of that she then took to injecting her face with cooking oil. The results of her self-injecting with all of these things caused severe disfigurement to her face. She was featured on Korean television and viewers gave donations to help with corrective surgery, but there was too much damage.
“During the first of 10 operations, surgeons removed 60g of silicone, oil and other foreign substances from her face and 200g from her neck.”
Why does plastic surgery become an obsession for so many celebrities and those aspiring to be a celebrity? Read more here.