According to the tumblr Korean Plastic Surgery, 1 in 5 women in Seoul have had work done, while a Wall Street Journal report says men are increasingly willing to go under the knife as well. Together with China and Japan, it ranks among the top five nations for rhinoplasty, or nose lifts. It is also one of the top nations for laser hair removal. The other top procedures include lipoplasty fat removal , breast augmentation, and blepharoplasty surgical modification of the eyelid. The person who runs the tumblr Korean Plastic Surgery writes: "One of the big reasons Korean women get surgery is not to look white, Koreans and Asians in general not trying to be rude but could care less about being white but want to enhance there [all sic] beauty they can't do that by making there eye's [sic] smaller.
Why Koreans undergo plastic surgery
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More South Korean men want to look like their favourite Kpop or Kdrama idols. Would you consider cosmetic surgery? Photo: rf. Boy bands such as Super Junior, Shinee, Beast and the fashion-forward, albeit unconventionally handsome, eyeliner-wearing members of Big Bang; and the delicate good looks of actors including Song Joong-ki, Hyun Bin and Kim Soo-hyun can be credited for helping popularise this new embodiment of male beauty. In a nation where most celebrities, K-pop stars and even social media influencers are said to have undergone some form of surgery, reality TV shows including Dae-sae Nam or Mainstream Man, featuring dramatic plastic surgery makeovers of male participants are also credited with helping popularise and normalise the pretty boy beauty standard. South korean actor Kim Soo-Hyun can be credited for helping popularise this new embodiment of male beauty.
Plastic Surgery Hugely Popular in South Korea
Lips plumped up during the lunch break, implants for a rounder head: Cosmetic surgery is extremely common in South Korea, even among men. The pressure to look good in the country is immense. Geboren , aufgewachsen in Lissabon und Hamburg.
If you want to feel bad about your looks, spend some time in Seoul. An eerily high number of women there—and men, too—look like anime princesses. Subway riders primp in front of full-length mirrors installed throughout the stations for that purpose.