South Korea has the highest worldwide per capita rate of plastic surgery. 1 out of 5 women in Seoul has undergone some kind of procedure, but many men have had surgery too. The most popular operations include eyelid surgery, to make the eyes appear larger, and getting one’s jawbone shaved or chiseled down for a more V-shaped look. In a country with the highest rate of plastic surgery worldwide, anything you want to change is possible — including eyes.
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. Most popular: Eyelid surgery, to make the eyes “more Western,” and getting your jawbone shaved or chiseled down for a less-square and more V-shaped look.
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