South Korean plastic surgeons, it appears, are good at their jobs. But they might be too good for some customs officials. Increasingly, people in neighboring countries like China or Japan visit South Korea to have work done. But when they're ready to go home, they might face a problem: Their passport pics.
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Double eyelid surgery is the most popular procedure in Korea. This procedure removes excess fat to achieve the ideal double eyelid in both men and women. The procedure for this surgery includes shaving off part of the mandible to create a slimmer jaw line. A clinic even displayed the shaved jaws in a tower. Many patients will have this surgery done at the same time as double eyelid surgery. Here, the corners of the eyes are cut so the eyes are longer horizontally, making the eyes look bigger and wider.
Written by Chelsea Kim. Posted in Korean Plastic Surgery. Getting cosmetic surgery done is no longer seen as a luxury or a taboo, in some cultures, especially in say, South Korea. While many countries offer the same standard procedures such as liposuction, there are certain methods that only some surgeons can offer.
There's a full-length mirror and a scale on every single floor of the all-girls high school where Julia Lurie works. She's an American teaching English in South Korea, the country with the highest per capita rate of plastic surgery in the world. One in five women in Seoul have undergone some kind of procedure.