Posted by : KPopRanter July 04, 2013
It's a fact--South Korea is the leading country in cosmetic prodecures, in 2008 alone, a whopping one in every five women in South Korea went under the knife, while in 2010, three out of twenty men went under the knife (thought nearly one in two men considered taking the procedure). Of course, since that time those numbers already increased significantly, more and more "hopefuls" pressing their luck and wishing for a bigger and better future with the new accessory of bigger and better eyes or a bigger (higher) and better nose tip, not thinking of the risks or the consequences however, just thinking of "[becoming] more beautiful".
And when they finally become more 'beautiful' and go under the knife, their families finally become able to say their child is pretty, their employers finally find a reason to hire the employee, their salesperson finally gives them discounts at stores and finally presents them with a better attitude... but is it really worth it?
"I like Girls Generation," said Korean schoolgirl Kim RyeoGyeong. "They have double eyelid and a small face; a round forehead -- from an implant. They say they didn't do any surgery, but I know they did."
Sure, in the morning, you get to look at yourself in the mirror, feeling unnatural but with the feeling what seems like a ton of weight removed from your shoulders because you no longer have to dread over that one small, hideous aspect that has been haunting you for ages.
Moreover, there's numerous upsides and downsides to cosmetic surgery, the positives being the:
•As stated above, you can get love from families
•and discounts from stores and respect.
•Plastic Surgery can arguably boost your self-esteem.
•And you can get a job easier because apparently:
27 percent of Korean college graduate job seekers blamed a failed interview on their looks. 28 percent of job seekers have already undergone plastic surgery (or plan to), in order to correct this 'error'.
And the negatives being the:
•You can never go back to the way it was no matter how bad your surgery screwed up.
•There's always a chance something can go wrong. You're basically putting your life in the hands of people who care little to nothing about you. Perhaps the doctor is having a bad day... he can screw up your surgery. Perhaps all the electricity goes off in the surgeon's office and he cuts into your face... and screws up your surgery. Perhaps the anesthesiologist overdoses you with anesthesia... your surgery is screwed and so is your life.
•All that money is being used on something that can be easily covered up with make-up.
•Arguably, you can acquire a lower self-esteem. For example, people hound plastic celebrities like 2NE1's Park Bom and T-ara's Boram with 'plastic monster'... also, it's common when you go to the surgeon's office, looking to get only one procedure done, they pick out flaws and recommend you to fix your whole face because of course, you're an ugly ogre when it comes to money in the surgeon's pocket.
•There are FOREIGN OBJECTS inside you depending on the surgery you get.
•If you get too much surgery, your face can get frozen... forever.