the social conditioning there is quite different than it is here. Plastic surgery to that degree is almost seen like cheating life and genetics here in the usa/canada. Over there, plastic surgery is seen like going to the auto repair shop. If what you've got is "broken" of coarse you go and fix it. That's the sort of attitude you need to imagine when thinking about plastic surgery in south korea i think. Its seen like using your money to fix a broken object, like a car, laptop, phone, etc
I heard of this story (I think it was N Korea) this married couple had a child and the husband sued the wife for having an ugly child. Because she had plastic surgery So the baby looked like her old self
I don't have a problem with this at all. If someone wants and coukd look better which they all do after going through C. S. , i see nothing wrong with that. Do what ever please you with harming society and nature.
It's a bit saddening. Especially the jaw-shaving ones (Korean plastic surgeons are that good). I'm used to being around Asians and the ones who do get plastic surgery are looking more alien-like because it's unnatural, no offence. I have a Korean-American friend who got a lot of beef in Korea for being "fat," when she'd be considered average to us.
For them it is the ideal look. Like MoshingExec saidt, they are inspired by Caucasians traits and wish to have them. There's also the admiration of Kpop idols. They usually look like the right side so they want to look that way in order to feel accepted.
But wow the transformations are pretty intense for my taste. Must cost millions!
I disagree. The photos you have shown are pretty mild transformations. They don't look weird after the surgery but better enhanced. They weren't born with their features properly formed or in the 'right' places. I don't condemn them if they feel stressed out, being always fun for their uneven facial features. It can get depressing if that's all people say all day are negative comments regarding their looks. They can't hide or avoid the taunting forever and they have to deal with the public who values only attractive looks but not for their personality and character. It takes a lot of guys to go through a decision like that and the pain!!! But in the end, they feel good and look good.
They got told by white people that their natural looks are ugly.
"The Americans, upon coming to Korea to “help” the “poor people”, were confronted with a curious looking bunch. One of those Americans, by the name of Dr. Millard, set out to fix such faces in order to “read” the Koreans better. Dr. Millard was a military surgeon who was sent to Korea on a good will mission to reconstruct war-damaged bodies. Dr. Millard, in addition, to reconstructing such “war damaged bodies” became obsessed with making the Korean or “oriental” legible for the American people. He thought the single lid made Koreans look lazy, sneaky, untrustworthy and basically dumb. He became the first white person to create a double-eyelid surgery for the Asian face."