Kamis, 22 Januari 2015

Korean Plastic Surgery


The ever popular plastic surgery trend in Asia is yet to die down.

The craze sees millions of people go under the knife each year in order to conform to a particular standard of beauty, with wide eyes, high nose-bridges, narrow faces and pointed chins being coveted features among many Asian women and men.

Ladies and boys in South Korea, Japan and China are regularly partaking in the odd nose job like Lee Min Ho Transformation, eye tuck or botox boost. And, not to forget skin lightening and jaw contouring, too.

In 2010, Chinese talent show finalist Wang Bei died tragically in an operating theatre while undergoing a routine plastic surgery procedure.

Since then, despite dangers of death and unregulated procedures, the surgical show has gone on for many Asian women.

South Korean women lead the way in terms of their devotion to surgery. One in five women in Seoul have had some type of procedure, according to the International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons.

Meanwhile, cosmetic surgery is such a norm amongst South Korean women that it's not uncommon to be asked where you got your chin or nose, according to VICE.

With all of this going on in the background, it's no surprise that photos showing the extremities of plastic surgery are currently doing the rounds on the internet. We have to say, they've raised our eyebrows considerably (no surgery needed).

Procedures that women undergo to look like this include: double eyelid surgery, rhinoplasty using a silicone implant to augment the bridge of the nose and v-line surgery, which is a procedure to contour the jawline and is popular in South Korea.

One source, who preferred not to be named, told VICE: "I don't think I have a single friend who hasn't had some kind of procedure done. At school, everyone is getting prettier and prettier and some parents don't want their child to be the 'ugly' one."

Except in extreme cases, I don't think plastic surgery is a good idea for any human being. But when someone is attractive to begin with—like this South Korean reporter—I just can't comprehend the reasons. Look at the before and after shots.

It seems to me like these operations can't be just capricious acts. There has to be more, some brain processes that modify a human's visual perception in order to deform the idea of him or herself.

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