A, B, C…
Have you ever heard of the alphabet defining our body? Crazy as it sounds this is the latest Korean trend to classify the Asian body against the backdrop of the alphabet!
Today in South Korea it is commonplace to hear such terms as S-line and V-line being advertised on television. Even the male gender is roped in on this: the M-line, meaning males with well-defined abdominals.
Although deemed as a clever marketing gimmick – the truth is many Koreans appreciate the subtle manner in which the body is described. Some observers however point out that this is another way to get the young Korean population to critically evaluate their bodies and go after surgery to fit into an idealized shape.
In a country heavily populated with well-groomed individuals and where beauty personifies success and confidence – cosmetic surgery has become a practical issue. Here, the ‘right look’ makes a difference between success and failure.
Liposuction for a Contoured & Sculptured Body
Just as in the West where celebrities set the tone for looks and fashion – the Korean people have grown comfortable with the idea of cosmetic surgery. Correcting facial flaws and having ‘the best face’ or eoljjang is nowadays not enough. The trick is to stand out in the crowd and be the envy of others.
Body contouring and body sculpturing are increasingly popular in Asia. Individuals seeking svelte and contoured body shapes are getting liposuction cosmetic surgery as way to complete the beautification process.
While Asian ladies are generally the least obese in the world, there is a tendency for Asian women to have flabby arms and rounded abdomen (similar to a pouch).
Liposuction is useful and has become a common procedure to remove localized fats that are stubborn and resistant to exercise and dieting. Other parts where liposuction may prove useful is the inner and outer thighs, the back and the calves.
Travelling to South Korea for Cosmetic Refinement
Whatever transpires in the Korean beauty industry (cosmetics, K-pop, Korean drama), the trend inevitably spreads throughout Asia Pacific.
Plastic surgery clinics in Korea are renowned for their skillful surgeons and their comprehensive range of surgically advanced cosmetic procedures.
Pride in patient safety and after-care service have also helped project South Korea ahead of other Asian countries as the most revered country to go to for cosmetic surgery.