After listening to the Baron of Botox, I wondered where else plastic surgery was common. Upon further research, I realized that in South Korea, Plastic surgery had become a lucrative business, and became a highly important status symbol amongst Koreans as well as a part of beauty culture.
One of the reasons that makes South Korea is practically plastic surgery capital. One of the most important values that South Korean media has is on beauty. This creates a demand for plastic surgeons and allows for South Korean doctors to meet this demand. Plastic surgeons make tons of cash, which further spurs this demand and supply in South Korea.
After researching this, I produced a few questions to bring up in a discussion if there were any.
-How did plastic surgery become so common and became the norm for the South Korean people?
-Does undertaking the “needle” a sustainble life style for Korean citizens when taking surgery? (Economically, socially etc…)
-If plastic surgery were more common place in a non-Asian country and in the Western countries, what are some pros and cons?