Gainesville facelift surgeons at AccentMD perform miraculous procedures on a wide variety of people, giving them a new look and a new sense of confidence.
But giving yourself a new look can have some negative consequences and cause inconvenience if you travel, especially outside the U.S.
This point was hit home recently with 23 Chinese women who traveled to Seoul, South Korea for facial plastic surgery…upon their return to China, they quickly realized their surgeon may have done too good of a job. Their appearance was altered enough that their passport photos didn’t match, causing Chinese customs agents to detain and question them.
According to reports, the border guard asked the women to remove their hats and sunglasses so they could better scrutinize their appearance. After a few minutes, the women were allowed to re-enter their home country but were instructed to have their passports updated at once.
A case like this is of particular concern to us here at our Florida facelift clinic. As you probably know, Gainesville is home to the University of Florida, a top-tier university that attracts students from around the world for advanced studies in science, engineering, business and more.
Some of these students, or perhaps loved ones who come to visit or move here with them, may undergo facial plastic surgery for whatever reason. If they leave the U.S., they could have trouble entering the country they’re traveling to or re-entering the states when and if they return.
Many American citizens living here travel outside the country for business and fun on a regular basis.
Of course, we welcome patients from wherever and are humbled someone from another country would choose us to give them a new look.
Just beware…if you have undergone or plan to get a facelift, be sure you update your driver’s license and passport if the procedure makes considerable alterations to your appearance. You don’t want to be trapped in a foreign country under suspicion of terrorism or some other nefarious activity because your passport doesn’t match what you actually look like.