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Cosmetic procedures non-Koreans might find weird

By AllK_Maknae   Friday, October 7, 2016   216,855   947   135



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We are all well aware of the nose jobs, double eyelid surgeries and the whole lot that plague Korea's beauty standards. But there are some surgeries that are even stranger and go unnoticed by many.

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Although these other procedures were possibly drowned out by the constant attention drawn to eye surgeries, did you ever think of having armpit surgery or even changing the shape of your lips? If not, you're in for a treat as this list will shock you with some of these weird cosmetic procedures!

Armpit Botox

Ever wondered what it would be like to never sweat again? Well you can put the dream to rest and make it a reality in Korea. Doctors inject botox into the underarms and it clogs the cells that produce sweat. No deodorant for 2 months sounds nice.

Hybrid breast filler ("boob shots")

"If you don't want fans thinking you got surgery but really want to push out your assets during those lengthy promotions, this might be the shot for you," said the sketchy surgeon. As you expected, these shots, aka hybrid breast fillers, will pump up your melons into watermelons for a limited time.

Leg Shots

For all the Barbie girls, living in a Barbie world, this is an essential cosmetic enhancement. Doll legs, although it may sound weird, are commonly done too. It keeps the legs free of wrinkles, strong, thin and ready for the stage. Just add some oil for a little shine.  Allegedly, Girls' Generation and f(x)'s Krystal are fans of this enhancement.

Aegyo Sal

Aegyo Sal, which stands for the cute bit of baby fat under one's eyes, is a common procedure done in Korea. Doctors inject fillers under the eye in order to create that adorable, puffy look. It also prevents those nasty crows feet.

Smile Lift 

While it may come off as a bit... creepy, in Korea it is important to put a smile on that pretty face. People are cutting and lifting the corners of their mouth in order to have a more "natural" looking smile. Creepy Joker smile or just a cute addition to one's features? It is rumored that Shin Min Ah had the surgery done.

Hairline correction 

Hairline correction isn't just for balding, old ahjushis anymore. If you have a receding forehead line, want more room for your bangs, or just want a prettier hairline, you would get this simple procedure. Although this isn't plastic surgery, this is still considered cosmetic enhancement. Some people use laser to remove the hair while others, who want a smaller forehead, would even tattoo their hairline. Suzy of miss A is one of many idols accused of getting this done for that perfect hairline.

Forehead Augmentation

These are implants that are added to the forehead to either make it appear larger, smaller, rounder, and even smoother. Actresses like Kim Tae Hee were suspected of getting this done.

Rib Cage Shaving

As horrifying as it may sound, shaving your rib cage is a thing! Forget the waist corsets and slimming shirts, just go the extra mile and remove it entirely. C.I.V.A's Lee Soo Min revealed on an episode of 'Taxi' that she was accused of undergoing this surgery by many fans.

Ab Etching 

Women aren't the only one's going the distance in their cosmetic enhancements, men are right behind them. If you chocolate abs simply look like chocolate flab, there are plenty of ab etching surgeons in Korea who can make you into a ab-tastic fantasy. 

Double Jaw Surgery

Although this does not happen only in South Korea but also other countries, usually it is only allowed for medical reasons elsewhere, whereas in South Korea, this can be done for purely cosmetic reasons. It's a very dangerous procedure in which they take out your whole jaw, cut out chunks of it, then bind your jaw back together for a slimmer look. YoonA was suspected of getting this work done. 

One clinic collected the parts of the jaws they took out from their patients and made... a Tower of Bones... to show how many successful procedures they did.  Mind you, this is a pretty dangerous procedure, so guess it's... a way to show off...

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    rollikeabuffalox Friday, October 14, 2016

    I kind of think that Suho got the ab one done bc his abs kind of look like that

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    Rosie1140 Sunday, October 9, 2016

    oh big news

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    kpopisthebest55 Sunday, October 9, 2016

    How about the 6 to 1 year process where you can have your skin tone be 2 or 3 shades lighter??????

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    Madant Saturday, October 8, 2016

    If anyone come at me with that creepy smile I might punch them in the face!! Reminds me of a clown

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    ebilfairy Saturday, October 8, 2016

    Wow I think I'll just stay happy with what I was born with. Don't care if I get "nasty crows feet" as you called them, I'm 34 I don't want to look like a teenager.

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    KateKo Saturday, October 8, 2016

    Freaking scary... Ppl, love yourself the way you was created.

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    woojiji Saturday, October 8, 2016

    the double jaw one is just disturbing

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    gabbsdoramafreak woojiji Saturday, October 8, 2016

    but sometimes it's necessary or it could cause health problems

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    totallylily Saturday, October 8, 2016

    is anyone else as creeped out by those 'tower of bones' as i am?

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    karebearsays totallylily Saturday, October 8, 2016

    yeah thats more of a way to repel customers rather than attract then

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    totallylily karebearsays Saturday, October 8, 2016

    i know right! it reminds me of all those like crime/csi shows where the killers collect parts of their victims bodies,it is not reassuring to me in any way lol

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    neoncolors_0 Saturday, October 8, 2016

    I'm just disappointed that these idols pay to look a certain way, then pretend it's the natural way. The are creating ideals that simply cannot be attained by the vast majority of the human population. This is why so many people today have issues with their body + face. I have no respect for any of them period.. if you can't put your true self out there without hiding behind an idealistic mask, then you are nothing more than a coward, and an ugly one. Fight me.

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    Junghyun_OI neoncolors_0 Wednesday, October 12, 2016

    You must be so cool (Sarcasm intended)

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    RAS33 Saturday, October 8, 2016

    they get fillers for bags under their eyes??

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