Plastic Surgery On The Rise In The U.S. And South Korea

Modification or augmentation to the face, breasts, butt and hips is increasing in demand in several countries, including the U.S. and South Korea. Face and body modifications are not something to be ashamed of, but the fact that the cosmetic surgery industry is currently booming needs an explanation.


Nicki Minaj


In the US, the “perfect” Instagram model would be someone with Kylie Jenner lips and Kim Kardashian or Nicki Minaj’s butt. The trademark Kylie lips and Kardashian butt has been trending like crazy these past few years and has possibly influenced the rise of lip fillers and butt implantations in the US.


All over American social media, we can see that the most popular beauty or fashion pages depict females with sexy, voluminous lips, tiny waists, well-rounded butts and hips and perfectly sized breasts. This description is the epitome of the American beauty ideal of being “thicc”.

Claudia Alende


On the other side of the world, South Korea is one of the leading countries for plastic surgery. In 2013, the Miss Korea beauty pageant contestants made the headlines of Korean news outlets for all looking the same and having the same plastic surgery look. The contestants were all beautiful, but the extreme measures that some South Korean girls take to achieve their beauty ideals are startling.

Park Min Young

Contrasting to American females, those in South Korea go as far as to even cut parts of their jawbones through surgery to have a smaller, V-shaped chin and jawline. There are several methods for creating bigger eyes for Asian females, which include cutting and re-sewing the eyelid to create a deeper eyelid crease.


Face or body modification is not a considerably good or bad thing because plastic surgery is a personal choice and freedom that anyone can choose to do. If Becky wants to have Kylie lips and a V-shaped chin, let Becky do her thing. The only thing to be wary of is the health risks associated with extreme plastic surgery measures and the healing process.


For additional information about the health risks associated with cosmetic modification, the Forbes website explains in detail some of the dangers of cosmetic surgery.