Alphabetical Body Shape Ideals: Asian V-line Surgery and More
Body shape ideals are now a dime a dozen; from V-line to S-line to X-line to Y-line. There’s many more where that came from! But when you hear “V-line”, you’d probably think of Asian V-line surgery or double jaw surgery; it is better known as a type of facial contouring surgery .
Still, there is a V-line body shape ideal that has nothing to do with jawlines; we’re talking about the ideal “V-line” for breasts.
Is It Possible To Achieve?
So, these days, there are so many alphabetical body shape ideals. That much, we know of, but are they actually possible to achieve?
When it comes to double eyelid surgery, the procedure itself is pretty straight-forward in the sense that there is a clear end-result in sight. However, to achieve a “body shape ideal”, that is another matter altogether that involves much more tweaking.
Take the X-line for instance. The X-line is a new obsession for young women; it is an ideal that cannot be achieved through mere exercise and dieting alone. To be of an X-line shape, this includes having ample breasts, wider hips, a slim waist and a flat stomach. Exercise and dieting can only do so much. For one thing, diet and exercise cannot change the shape and size of the breasts.
Not a “New” Trend
Still, no matter how hard it is to achieve said body shape ideal, the culture of Korean Plastic Surgery procedures have made it possible. It does come at a price, though, as the hardship that women and men go through to obtain the ideal shape still exists.
In the not so distant past, women used to starve themselves in order to achieve the stick-thin model look. This ideal body shape business has been going on for a long time now, as old as the time where corsets were produced. You know that garment that is used to slim the figure?
This preoccupation with the ideal body shape could not have been better explained than in ‘An Intimate Affair: Women, Lingerie, and Sexuality’, a major contribution to the history of fashion and of women.
To quote from the book, “Forsaking glamour is like forsaking my identity. It’s an image I've worked too hard to attain and preserve.” and “The career of Jane Russell, another film actress whose celebrity was galvanized by attention to her breasts, further illustrates the connection between glamour and women’s breasts.”
In general, this is nothing new! Society’s engagement with the ideal body shape has been around for a long time now -- it’s not merely a Korean thing or an Asian thing at all.