Korean plastic surgeon removes towering jars of excised jawbones after fine

A Gangnam, Seoul plastic surgeon who did a roaring trade in excising womens' jawbones to give them V-shaped chins was forced to remove the towering jars of thousands of jawbone fragments with which he decorated his office. Photos of the jars spread online, resulting in a visit from a local official, who fined the surgeon about $3000 and ordered the display removed.

A photo of the "bone towers'' posted on the clinic's website was removed after it went viral online, drawing a storm of online criticism.

"This is the most gross, disgusting image I've seen in recent memory,'' tweeted dadaibadi.

The local official said it also contravened regulations requiring the disposal and incineration of body parts removed in medical procedures.

"We visited the clinic after some people filed complaints and plan to slap a fine of three million won ($3171),'' said the official, who declined to be identified.

"Plus it does look unseemly,'' said the official, who added that the clinic had now removed the twin structures.

Plastic surgeon builds glass 'jawbone tower' filled with patients' removed jaws [News.com.au]

(via Neatorama)

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  1. I used to teach in a Korean school; there were middle schoolers getting the operation.

  2. I can tell I've spent too much time with my head in a postapocalyptic wasteland lately. I thought those towers looked kinda cool.

  3. jimh says:

    So he has to get rid of it, but if it was made by Damien Hirst it would sell for millions.

  4. Spence says:

    I bet that would be exceptionally comfortable.
    Like sleeping on a giant boob.

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