Cosmetic surgery seems to be the debate of the year. Half our readers believe that we should all just accept our physical appearance while the other half believe people should not be judged for their decisions.
Regardless of where you stand on this issue, plastic surgery rates are growing fast in Asia. After all, a double eyelid procedure is a common graduation gift given to high school girls. As you can imagine, we’ve seen quite a bit of instances where people alter their looks to better fit society’s standard of beauty, but some cases are more intense than others. The following are the top 5 most extreme cases of cosmetic surgery that we’ve come across.
1) Woman gets surgery to look like Miranda Kerr.
“On a recent episode of Martian X-Files, a Korean reality TV show that spotlights eccentric and unique non-celebrities, one of the guests was a woman who underwent plastic surgery to look like Australian model Miranda Kerr.” (Read the full story here)
2) Twins sisters look unrecognizable after appearing on plastic surgery show.
“The purpose of this show is to “help those with special circumstances or people who are too ugly to feel confident in their life.” The participant facing “special circumstances” will have their plastic surgery sponsored by the television program and audiences follow along during the transformation.” (Read the full story here)
3) “Hand lifts” for engagement ring selfies.
Note: We realize that this is invasive surgery and not plastic surgery, but it makes it onto the list since hand selfies qualify as an extreme justification for cosmetic alteration. (Read the full story here)
4) Television show reverses excessive surgery… with more surgery.
“Back to My Face features contestants who have had 10 or more procedures done and may have some regrets about their decisions.” (Read the full story here)
5) A Brazilian man gets plastic surgery to look Korean
“A 25-year-old model has had 10 surgical procedures on his eyes to achieve an Asian appearance. Originally blonde and blue-eyed, the man who goes by “Xiahn” became fascinated by plastic surgery while studying in South Korea as a foreign exchange student.” (Read the full story here)