Koreans Get Photoshopped With Plastic Surgery Ideals

Written by Vanessa Hojda
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Western beauty standards can be harsh on everyone, but there are places around the world where the bar is set so high that some people feel the only solution is to go into a surgery room. This is the case in South Korea, where plastic surgery is so common that it’s sometimes expected from people in order to be successful in life.

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In a video by Buzzfeed, three people decided to use Photoshop to see what they would look like if they went under the scalpel. They first went through a consultation with a plastic surgeon who told them what he would change about their face. The list of modifications that Dr. Hsu suggested included double-eye surgery (a procedure where the eyes are made bigger), cheek implants for higher cheekbones and jaw sculpting.

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‘Everyone in South Korea talks about beauty constantly,’ said Ashly Perez, who is one quarter Korean, ‘And they tell you straight to your face that you’re ugly or that you need plastic surgery’

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According to the video, in South Korea plastic surgery is sometimes offered as a high school graduation gift. It’s estimated that as of 2012, 20% of women in Seoul spent money in some form of cosmetic surgery.

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‘Everyone in South Korea talks about beauty constantly,’ said Ashly Perez, who is one quarter Korean, ‘And they tell you straight to your face that you’re ugly or that you need plastic surgery’

According to the video, in South Korea plastic surgery is sometimes offered as a high school graduation gift. It’s estimated that as of 2012, 20% of women in Seoul spent money in some form of cosmetic surgery.

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