What everybody ought to know about Plastic Surgery Trends
Across the world, there has been a glaringly obvious difference between the Eastern and Western culture’s perception of what constitutes as ideal beauty - even more so when plastic surgery is involved. While sexiness is a trait highly sought after in Los Angeles, America, in Korea – a feminine and child-like appearance is much more prevalent. In recent times, there has been a claim that goes along the lines of, “Korean women want to appear more like their Western counterparts.” However, how true is this statement, really?
Despite the fact that double eyelid surgery is considered a highly emphasized procedure for many in Asia, Caucasians may not even realize what a double eyelid is! This is a true story; in fact, I have questioned a number of my Caucasian friends who responded to my question with only but a blank stare. “What is the Korean Double Eyelid Surgery?” they would ask. I would then proceed to tell them in a dead-pan fashion that many of Asian descent decide to painfully tear their eyelids through surgical means in order to achieve what so many Westerners deem ordinary.
That said, there has been peculiar trends going on lately – from women opting for surgery to get Michelle Obama’s arms to the supposedly dangerous new Korean Plastic Surgery fad, double jaw surgery. Despite a desirable smaller and pointier looking jaw that comes with the procedure, risks range from facial numbness and onto the extreme end of nerve damage. What everybody ought to know about Double Jaw Surgery is that it comes with potentially life-threatening risks such as nerve damage – that takes a whole lot of risk-taking and courage to go with such a decision. It might make sense for someone with a deformed jaw-line to op for such a surgery, what have they got to lose, right? But if you had a perfectly functional although ordinary-looking facial structure – would you go for it? Sometimes, it may indeed be tempting to follow plastic surgery trends! But how far is going too far? I mean, look at it this way - what if Michelle Obama’s arm just does not look good with your overall appearance? It’s rather similar to picking out clothes that look good on you, pick procedures that may give you your own look.
It may be argued that a person’s self-image greatly affects his or her emotional well-being - and is just as significant as a physically deformed individual’s woes. While there certainly are other alternatives for some situations such as baldness where a wig can be used as a cheaper and less threatening solution – once alternative solutions have been exhausted, opting for plastic surgery does make sense. In some parts of the world, Korea is seen as a country with a plastic surgery obsession while in many parts of Asia – it is considered as the number one hotspot for plastic surgery purposes. It would really depend on whether you are for or against plastic surgery! That said, Korean plastic surgery and its best practices are often sought after in all of Asia, and this fact is reflected by easily found statistics on the World Wide Web!