South Korea Plastic Surgery: The Pain of Recovery
A few decades ago, the Asian culture can be said to be more conservative, shying away from taboo subjects and ‘vain’ endeavours. Now, it’s a different story. The latest plastic surgery statistics show that South Korea ranks first, in terms of the most number of procedures done (per 1,000 population). Also, the country’s fellow Asian counterpart, Chinese tourists are flocking towards South Korea for plastic surgery vacations.
In 2012, more than 32,000 tourists had hailed from China alone.
But what about surgery trends? The answer has also been found: when it comes to South Korea plastic surgery, while many requested procedures fall under “skin and hair”, facial reconstructing is near the top of the list, as well.
Beauty ideals fluctuate and change within the years, but some things never change; neotenous features in women are seen as highly desirable by both men and women. The Asian beauty ideal that everyone seems to gravitate towards is that of having big, distinctively lidded eyes, fair skin, a defined nose, a slim body and a smaller jawline. Not surprisingly, those traits are aligned with neotenous features!
Unfortunately, all this comes at a price. A lot of pain, a whole lot of pain. You can watch the video of an Asian women, Jessica Choi as she shares her journey, here: the pain of recovery.
Whoever said beauty is pain, well, they’re right. Would you undergo extreme surgery for the sake of beauty? Comment below, we’d love to hear your thoughts.