A South Korean plastic surgeon faces a fine after building "bone towers'' in his Gangnam district clinic filled with jawbone shards from hundreds of patients, a local official said Thursday.
The clinic specialises in jaw procedures, which are very popular in South Korea, especially among women aspiring to a thinner facial look with a V-shaped chin.
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
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