Hong Kong - A disgusted husband in northern China divorced his wife and sued her for deceit after discovering that she had had plastic surgery before they met, a news report said on Wednesday.

Jian Feng became suspicious when the beautiful woman he married two years earlier gave birth to an ugly daughter last year, according to the Hong Kong edition of the China Daily.

Jian, from Hegang, Heilongjiang province, demanded to know if she had been unfaithful to him and to prove her fidelity. His wife then showed him a photograph of herself taken before her cosmetic surgery.

The woman had travelled to South Korea before they met and paid more than $100 000 (almost R675 000) for surgery to make her better looking, the newspaper said.

Horrified at the picture, Jian divorced his wife and successfully sued for compensation of $120 000. - Sapa-dpa