Whether you think cosmetic procedures are ethical or not, it is not a hidden fact that South Korea is the world capital of plastic surgery. One in five women in South Korea admit to have gone under the knife, and instead of people asking where you got that new handbag, they’ll be asking you where you got your nose job done. Since it is such a common thing to undergo cosmetic surgery, here is a list of the top five most common procedures that Koreans choose to receive.
Warning: The links to the surgery keywords include some graphic pictures of actual surgical procedures.
- Double Eyelid Surgery (Blepharoplasty)
This procedure is the most common in Korea. In fact, it is so common that it is basically the equivalent of getting braces. Many Koreans are born with “monolids”, which means they do not have an outer crease on their eyelids. And because having a crease would make the eyes look bigger, many Koreans get this done. Those who are naturally born with “double eyelids” are very lucky.
- Nose Job (Rhinoplasty)
Koreans tend to have small noses with a low bridge. Hence, they undergo this procedure to make their noses more prominent by heightening the bridge a bit. Sometimes, a chin augmentation procedure accompanies this to balance out the facial features.
- V-Line Jaw Reduction
The latest facial shape trend in Korea is the “v-line” face: the face is a bit angular at the bottom with a v-shaped chin. It makes the face look a lot smaller and slimmer.
- Eye-Widening Surgery (Epicanthoplasty)
Most patients who undergo the double eyelid surgery also undergo this one as a pair. The eye-widening surgery cuts the corners of the eyelids to make the eyes seem wider.
- Forehead Augmentation
This surgical procedure involves inserting an implant beneath the skin of the forehead, which makes the forehead seem rounder and fuller. This procedure only takes about an hour to complete.
After all these procedures, maybe you’ll be able to look like this model!