Capital of Plastic Surgery

South Korea is the world's plastic surgery capital. Various statistics put the number of South Koreans who went under the knife to be roughly one in five women and one in ten men. These rates are several times higher than those of the next highest country. Plastic surgeries are so popular in this East Asian country that there are commercial districts with nothing but plastic surgery clinics. One neighborhood in Seoul is reported to have as many as 500 clinics. 

Cosmetic procedures have become parts of the mainstream. People in South Korea are not afraid to talk about plastic surgeries. Cosmetic operations are popular graduation gifts in this country. The popularity of K-drama exports the Korean obsession for plastic surgeries to other Asian countries. There are clinics in countries like Vietnam that offer their clients an opportunity to have K-pop stars’ exact look.