Asians’ unhealthy obsession with beauty has continued unabated. While North America and Europe used to dominate the global plastic surgery industry, now more women in Asia have plastic surgery than any other regions in the world. In fact, one in five South Korean women have had some form of cosmetic surgery, compared to around one in 20 in the United States. China and India are following closely behind.
The preoccupation with beauty is all-consuming in Asia, ranging from South Korea’s painstakingly elaborate 10 products or more skincare routines to Chinese parents gifting their children plastic surgery upon graduation.