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Jennifer Heisler, RN

Plastic Surgery Story Strains Diplomatic Relations Between North Korea and China

By January 24, 2013

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Kim Jong-un, the leader of North Korea, may have had plastic surgery to look more like his Kim II Sung.  Plastic surgery rumors have flown about Kim Jong-un for some time now, and enough feathers have been ruffled that the North Korean state news agency has been putting out news articles rebutting the plastic surgery allegations.

In the United States, no big deal, we talk about celebrity plastic surgery like it is, well, news.  In China, talking about the whether he had surgery or not can mean that diplomatic relationships with North Korea become very strained.  Especially alleging that the plastic surgery in question may have happened as many as six times.

While most people don't have surgery to look like their grandparents, plastic surgery is on the rise around the world.

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