I don’t know if you’ve heard it said before, but Seoul is one of the plastic surgery capitals of the world. It’s a common high school graduation gift for a kid to have their eyelids ‘fixed’– both boys and girls, let alone all of the other procedures. I don’t know a lot about the statistics but it’s clear that our apartment is right by plastic-surgery-central.
The subways are plastered with ads for various surgeries and clinics, and if you walk along a certain road there are no joke 20+ plastic surgeries in sight at any given time. The ads are also incredibly horrifying, basically saying “you should stop being ugly and inadequate, and come to us! we will make you human for the first time in your life!” (not a literal translation)