This post is on this website because it is a well-known fact that ulzzangs often undergo a great number of surgeries to look as camera-ready as they are. Sorry to break the perfect illusion, but it’s unfortunately true. Where I live, America, the idea of undergoing plastic surgery is looked down upon, but in South Korea, it’s not. And here’s why:
To South Koreans, it’s a natural part of life. A Korean hearing “I’m getting double eyelid surgery tomorrow” is very much like and American hearing “I’m getting my eyebrows threaded tomorrow.” It’s not done by everyone, but it’s not strange. In Korea, plastic surgery is not called ‘plastic’ and instead translates to something along the lines of ‘reforming surgery,’ which brings a much better connotation. It’s more of a caterpillar -> butterfly feeling. In English, though, ‘plastic’ gives off a synthetic/evil/fake feeling.
Plastic surgery is much more common in Korea than it is in Western countries. Clinics and ads are everywhere, and parents will often reward their son/daughter with surgery. “You aced that important exam? Here’s some double eyelid surgery!” “If you win that competition, you can get your jaw shaved!” It’s sounds crazy, but this stuff happens.
Of course, plastic surgery is often more than just a means to become more attractive- people with medical conditions may need certain surgeries that will change their appearances, for example. However, plastic surgery purely meant for beauty enhancement is something that is readily accepted in Korea.
That’s your little tidbit today, readers! Comment below on how you feel about plastic surgery! And always, thanks for reading.