It’s not just American women that are obsessed with plastic surgery or obtaining the ideal “beautiful face.” Women in South Korea, too, undergo regular plastic surgery, a trend that was highlighted after Redditor “ShentheWise” posted a photo of the 2013 Miss South Korea contestants.
The photo is captioned “Korea's plastic surgery mayhem is finally converging on the same face. Here are the miss korea 2013 contestants,” and shows 20 women’s profile photos side-by-side (see full photo here). The photo instantly went viral on Reddit, with many of the commenters agreeing and lamenting that the plastic surgery epidemic in South Korea is nearing ridiculous.
“I live in Korea, and older women complain how girls don't look Korean anymore because of all the plastic surgery. It's so common to the point if I meet a girl, I just assume she has had something done. Girls here consider eye surgery just like using makeup,” Reddit user forevertraveling wrote.
“Without the plastic surgery, korean women are very diverse looking and easily can be told apart. The surgery takes away their individuality and uniqueness and its sad [sic],” HotBrownie wrote.
According to the Huffington Post, while America does win the prize for most plastic surgeries performed in the world per year, South Korea has the most plastic surgeries per capita. One in five women in Seoul has undergone some sort of procedure, most of which are non-invasive skin and hair surgeries. Eye lid surgeries to make the eyes look more western, or jaw bone surgeries to make the face more V-like are becoming more and more popular as well.