Lift, fill, pull, plump: South Korean parents give gift of plastic surgery
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BEAUTY OBSESSION | South Korean parents pay for their children’s plastic surgery procedures as a way to congratulate their graduation from high school and entering a university. Statistics show that South Korea is the plastic capital of the world, with Brazil and U.S. trailing behind, according to Business Insider. In fact, getting “something done” in South Korea is as normal at shopping for new clothes – at least to those who can afford it.
Data shows that the most common procedure that patients ask for is blepharoplasty, or double eyelid surgery. A surgeon from Seoul explained that because most Koreans don’t have double eyelids, this kind of surgery has become highly requested.
Prettier with bigger eyes
Many Asian people believe that first impression is very important and the most important part of the face is the eyes. So, when they have double eyelid surgery, their eyes become bigger. So, they believe their appearance will me much prettier than before surgery.
Beauty as a weapon
In Korea, where a beautiful face is considered a “weapon” to land jobs or to get ahead in your career, plastic surgery is very important. But more than luxury, it has now become a necessity.
Last updated on: 27 April 2020
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Lift, Fill, Pull, Plump, 2017
Paint marker on cotton,
60 x 50 cm (23,6 x 19,7 inch)
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