Do Koreans Believe Double-Eyelid Surgery Counts As Plastic Surgery?

Netizens discuss whether double eyelid procedure is considered getting plastic surgery or not

In South Korea, plastic surgery is considered a common practice. Although the majority of the people tend to not get plastic surgery, South Korea remains as a country with the highest plastic surgery turnout in the world. Out of all procedures, double eyelid surgery and nose job are the most common procedures. But do Korean people consider these common procedures as surgery?

Originally posted on Pann, netizens discuss whether common procedure of double eyelids is considered surgery.

Titled “Do You Think Double Eyelid Procedures Is Surgery?” here is the direct translation of the post and comments below.

“I didn’t get plastic surgery first of all.

But half of the friends around me already has..

There are many people who get it before going to college..

So it really doesn’t seem like surgery at all.

I guess I can’t deny it but

What do you all think??

Press thumbs up if you think it is surgery

and press thumbs down if you think it isn’t surgery.

I’ve read the comments but

I guess I asked such an obvious question..

I meant to ask if it is okay rather than asking if it is surgery or not… I wanted to ask that..

I don’t even know how to explain myself..

I’m not trying to stir a fight between people who got surgery and didn’t.

Why would I do such a thing

I apologize if anybody was offended.”

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Koreaboo has collected reactions from Netizens who commented on the original article from our Korean source. The below comments are the most popular comments at the time of this article being published.

[ +177 / -2] How can it not be surgery when you have to go to the hospital to get it done and get stitches? I hate men and women who try to justify themselves after getting the surgeries

[ +164 / -1] It is called double eyelid ‘surgery.’ Surgery man.

[ +148 / 0] Even if it is a common procedure, plastic surgery is plastic surgery

Source: Pann