South Korea Encourages Students’ Education With Plastic Surgery

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Posted August 16, 2022 in Plastic Surgery News, by Dr. Fiorillo

There’s a new plastic surgery trend in South Korea that makes what’s been hitting the news in North America recently seem tame. While many have spoken out in opposition against the show BridalPlasty, a reality contest where the grand prize is cosmetic surgery, in South Korea, something even more extreme than that has been happening. A common trend has been to reward students for taking their University entrance exams by providing them with plastic surgery; now cosmetic surgeons are encouraging this by offering students discounts for their accomplishments.

Students that have yet to even take their entrance tests are signing up to have cosmetic procedures done since many practices are offering large discounts. Procedures that give young Koreans a more “Western” appearance are most common. Other cosmetic surgery offices are offering procedures to parents. It’s believed that parents put a lot of blood, sweat and tears into helping their children reach their goals, and due to this stress, they need assistance in improving their appearance with Botox, for free!

Plastic surgery was once a luxury only available to those that can afford it. Now, it’s being given a way as a prize. Do you think this trend beginning both within the United States and overseas is a positive one?

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