Hang Mioku, now 50, had her first plastic surgery procedure when she was 28. She soon became extremely addicted. Following operation after operation, her face was eventually left enlarged and disfigured, but she would still look at herself in the mirror and consider herself as beautiful. Eventually the surgeons she visited refused to carry out any more work on her and one suggested that her obsession could be a sign of a psychological disorder.
When the possibility that Hang had a mental disorder was raised and she started treatment however, the correct treatment was too expensive for her to keep up, so she soon fell back into old ways. Shockingly, she found a doctor who was willing to give her silicone injects. He then gave her a syringe and silicone of her own so she could self-inject. When her supply of silicone ran out, Hang resorted to injecting cooking oil into her face. Her face became so shockingly large that she was called “standing fan” by children in her neighborhood, because she had her large face and small body. As Hang’s notoriety spread she was featured on Korean TV. Viewers seeing the report took mercy on her and sent in enough donations to enable her to have surgery to reduce the size of her face.