In South Korea, a pair of twins has been transformed. Both agreed to appear on the South Korean show, “Let’s Beauty” a reality series that sponsors cosmetic surgeries to select contestants. A plastic surgeon took over and now the twins have the confidence they claim they always seem to lack.
Feelings of social awkwardness and overall insecurity as a catalyst towards receiving plastic surgery is not limited to the United States. In South Korea, according to a recent survey, an astonishing one in five women in Seoul have had some type of cosmetic surgery procedure.
A large percentage of these surgeries are performed on teenagers. In South Korea, the pressure to conform to certain ideals is a major issue. The cultural emphasis is to maintain excellence intellectually as well as physically. For young people, plastic surgery options avail personal insecurities and improve perceptions of self-worth.
As plastic surgery becomes more popular, the acceptance of cosmetic surgery is becoming more common as well. The stigma that had once been placed on individuals receiving plastic surgery in South Korea has now been replaced with understanding and even acceptance.
These historical attitudes and ideology may seem somewhat remarkable by our American standards but then again, plastic surgery has been widely available in Westernized countries since around the turn of the 20 century. Even once experimental and protracted procedures such Botox injections are now accepted as routine treatments, with minimal downtime required for recovery, and available at beauty spas across the country.
As technology in the field improves, plastic surgery is steadily becoming safer and increasingly cost-efficient. As more celebrities and models reveal their plastic surgeries and treatments, the stigma that once tabooed plastic surgery will slowly give way to support and acceptance.
Plastic surgery is not for everyone, and nobody should feel they have to receive treatments. However, plastic surgery should also remain available for everybody without a person feeling embarrassed or ashamed about receiving consultation and treatment. The choice is up to you.
If you are interested in receiving plastic surgery and would like to know more about your options, contact us one of our representatives. We can arrange for you to meet with a board-certified specialist uniquely qualified to your needs and expectations. Call or contact us today to get started!