South Korean women and Korean plastic surgery go hand in hand. In the past several years, there has been a growing phenomenon among Korean men and women artificially enhancing their looks. This, in turn, has led to the country's boom of cosmetic surgeries. The most requested and preferred procedure is the Korean Double Eyelid Surgery.
If you walk through the streets of Seoul, most women seem to have double eyelids. But in fact, only 1 in every 5 Korean females are born with a crease above the eyes. Natural Korean eyes are said to have single lids, also known as the mono-lid. This is due to the fact that most of these women undergo the knife as early as their high school years to have the eyelid surgery done. Even mothers encourage their teenage daughters to get the procedure when they are still young. Korean double eyelid surgery is so common and routine that most people don't even consider it as actual surgery. It has the equivalence of a new designer bag--they acquire it to impress and symbolize their social status.