You have probably heard about Seoul, the capital of South Korean being the world’s plastic surgery capital. Well, what you’ve heard is true. Only in 2014, South Korea has recorded over 980,000 undergone plastic surgeries. That’s about 2 procedures for 100 people. This number is way higher than the U.S’s with only 1.3 plastic procedures per 100 people. Being the country with the highest number of plastic operations per capita, South Korea, especially Seoul, seem to be unbeatable. No wonder why most of the women and men too, look like living dolls, but in a good way. You see, South Korea, especially Seoul, is perfect if you want to get inspired to create some anime cartoons. Investing money on your appearance is a part of their beauty culture and you can never take it for granted. It’s even considered one of the best gifts you can make to someone. It is translated as a desire to make the other person invest on their beauty and appearance so more doors can be opened to them in the future.
It is reported that over 50% of all Korean women in their 20s have at least something done on their body. 15% of the Korean men have tried plastic surgery too. This brings us to the big truth: Korean see plastic surgery as a worthwhile investment which will change their lives and will make them happier. U.S people see it as a sign of maturity. For Koreans, undergoing a plastic surgery means you are about to prepare yourself to handle the market and society with the best and strongest weapon someone can have, beauty. They want to be as many years as they can in their best version of themselves, that’s why most of the people who undergo plastic surgeries are in their early twenties. Quite the opposites of U.S and European countries which see the use these procedures as something that will help them look younger, especially when people have surpassed their 50’s.
Here is the list of the most popular plastic surgeries in South Korea
This procedure aims to make the “monolid” features of the eyes disappear and achieve the “double eyelid” feature. Monolid eye is when the eye has only one eyelid, with no crease in between. Almost 25% of all Seoul’s women have had their eyes appear with a double-eyelid. By undergoing this procedure, the eyes are supposed to appear bigger and less tired. And they actually do…
Korean women and men too, dedicate a lot of time to their beauty routine. Being one of the most famous countries for maintaining their appearance on the shape and also, involving different methods and procedures in order to achieve certain beauty benefits, is no wonder why Jaw reduction is the second most common plastic surgery Korean people have tried. Considering as a perfect face shape the one with a sharp chin, like the V letter, has made all the women who unfortunately don’t have this type of chin to undergo a V-line Jaw reduction surgery.
Also known as a nose job, this type of plastic surgery is commonly used among Korean people to make their face appear better. We know you’re probably thinking how come Korean people need their nose to be done. Especially since they have the smallest nose U.S and European people can ever dream of. The truth is, they use this procedure to create a bridge in the middle of their nose in order for it to appear more prominent. So, by making it appear a little larger and creating this bridge, their other features will appear softer and more beautiful.
One of the famous plastic surgeries Korean people do is hair transplanting. This is a commonly used surgery, especially above men. It consists of grafting hair follicles on the area where hair has been lost. This might one of the
This is also a very common plastic surgery that many Korean women and men undergo since a young age. It is performed by inserting an implant beneath the skin which makes the patient’s forehead appear rounded and smoother. It also makes the other face features appear more symmetrical and beautiful.