Apparently, many South Koreans are taking that to... the
knife. Smile surgeries, such as the Smile-Lipt, are one of the latest
fads in Seoul surgery. For a mere $2,000, you, too, can smile forever.
I always wanted to look more Korean (I live in Alaska, most people think I'm Alaska Native), but it seems that Koreans want to look less Korean? Eyelid surgery was always known to us; Mema had double eyelid surgery. Make-up tattoos have been known of for a while; Mema said she wanted to "always wake up looking beautiful". These were things known, but never spoken of. Double eyelid surgery is, allegedly, so commonplace now that they don't even refer to it as surgery anymore. And it's not just for women! South Korea has the HIGHEST number of plastic surgeries per capita. There's even one of those tumblr pages dedicated to it. Is K-pop to blame?