The Latest Asian Smile Surgery Trend: Has Cosmetic Surgery Gone Too Far?
One of the latest plastic surgery trends in Korea right now is a sort of Asian smile surgery; the perma-smile. It is simply a surgery that lifts the corners of the lips so that a person will have a seemingly permanent smile on their face.
News sources claim that a disturbing new surgery trend creates Joker-style grins for South Korean women! They are referring to this particular trend. Personally, while I for one am not interested in getting this procedure - I think that outright calling it a Joker-style grin is just plain silly.
Now that we are onto this subject, plastic surgery in itself has already been a no-go for many people already. The question arises: are cosmetic procedures a sensible investment? In this case, is getting a permanent smile, a sensible investment? While it may seem like a terrible and crazy idea to many people, it can be an appealing idea for a number of reasons.At the workplace, sometimes a person’s facial expression is judged and for those who are unfortunate enough to be suffering from “bitchy resting face” – they are judged by co-workers and perhaps even their boss. Sometimes we can’t help but compartmentalize our lives and not mix interpersonal relationships with work. If we have problems at home, we don’t always reveal it at the workplace as we fear from being judged and vulnerable around others. People can be careless with one another, unintentionally so. Perhaps this is one reason why this new trend is appealing to some women.
That said, there will often enough be criticism wherever you go and in whatever you do. Korean breast surgery and double eyelid surgery are two very common plastic surgery procedures right now and still, there are people who criticize others who opt for these surgeries. Now is this new trend an absolute catastrophe? Has the world of cosmetic surgery gone too far now? My personal philosophy has usually been that, “You’ll be damned if you do and damned if you don’t – so why not just go ahead with your own take on the matter?”
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