Yes! We've got more Korean Actresses plastic surgery before after pictures of Korean actresses who have admitted to surgery, for you!
But before that, I have some thoughts on the matter and maybe you have similar thoughts too.
Each day, as I browse through the internet, it’s becoming more and more obvious that the culture of Korean plastic surgery procedures is being shrouded with dubious ideas. A casual browse through google search engine (or whichever of your favorite search engine) and you’ll see it – news reports titled along the lines of, “Asian women are turning to plastic surgery to look more Caucasian”.
Why Asian Cosmetic Surgery has less to do with ‘Wanting To Look Caucasian’
Now, is this really true? Sure, double eyelid surgery is a very commonly done procedure, but is it right to say that Asians want to look Caucasian? People come to Seoul for “Gangnam plastic surgery” – you know, to get traits like double eyelids, bigger-looking eyes, clear and untanned skin. But, Asians who opt for surgery do not necessarily want to look Caucasian.
Why do I say that these news reports are exaggerating the matter?
- Some Asians are born with double lidded eyes, and some do not. It’s tempting to want what we don’t have, right? Who here hasn't gone through an Asian family gathering with grandma paying extra attention on that cousin of yours? You know, the special snowflake with double lidded eyes.
- In the past, tanned skin can be an indicator of social class; think about the skin of farming communities versus wealthy families who did not have to be under the hot sun, caring for the crops.
- Big eyes and smooth, clear skin indicates good health and youthfulness.
The thing is, double lidded, big eyes, clear and untanned skin are attractive due to the science and cultural significance. When I think about it, the sweeping statement, “These Asian people just want to look Caucasian!” is quite silly and is not true.
Actress Who Have Admitted to Surgery
Actresses Who Might Have Had Surgery
Kim Nam Joo -- maybe? Though, she did admit that she starves herself, to maintain her figure.
Park Chae-rim -- we're not too sure about her. She does look quite similar in this before and after shot.
Do you think these ladies look more Caucasian-like? I don’t think so.
Let us know what you think! Feel free to leave a comment below!
Disclaimer: (The pictures above were derived from the blogosphere and are not associated with Seoul TouchUp)
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