Chinese mother threatens on TV to disown ‘cosmetic-surgery addicted’ daughter

A 61-year-old woman told her daughter that she felt heartbroken by her ever-changing face, reported South China Morning Post.
A 61-year-old woman told her daughter that she felt heartbroken by her ever-changing face, reported South China Morning Post. PHOTO: ST FILE

HONG KONG - A Chinese woman said she could hardly recognise her 29-year-old daughter, who had undergone more than 20 cosmetic operations, and threatened during a television programme to disown her if she continued to change her appearance.

During a popular talk show aired on Thursday by Jiangsu Satellite Television, the 61-year-old woman told her daughter that she felt heartbroken by her ever-changing face, reported South China Morning Post.

“Every time I see her, she looks different - I can hardly recognise her even though I’m her mother,” the woman, who was not identified in the programme, told the audience, the report said.

“Now my daughter’s face has been totally reshaped, all her extended family say she looks rather like a monster. How can I not be worried?”

The daughter, identified as Ms Yu Ning, ran a clothing business before falling in love with cosmetic surgery, despite already being regarded by her friends as “a good-looking girl”.

She said in the programme that she aspired to become another Fan Bingbing, a prominent Chinese actress esteemed for her pale skin, big eyes, pointed chin and fine nose.

Ms Yu first had a jaw and nose job in China, before heading to Seoul, the world’s plastic surgery capital, for a more ambitious revamp of her face.

Before long, she had had a nose reconstruction, altered the shape of her eyes and added a double eyelid, as well as a second jaw contouring operation.

This year, she said, she plans to have an operation to make her taller, a procedure that would require the doctor to break her shin bones to insert implants to add several centimetres to her height.

Her remarks made her mother burst into tears immediately, SCMP said. But the younger woman kept smiling, as a recent surgery had curled her lips permanently upwards.