Wednesday 28 October 2015

[BK Plastic Surgery] Big Beautiful Eyes with A Scalpel - Tages-Anzeiger (Swiss Newspaper)

BK Plastic Surgery was on this biggest and the most popular Swiss Newspaper on October 27th !!! Please read below translated article. Since BK is the main representative plastic surgery hospital in Korea, this influential newspaper company selected BK as a main hospital for this cosmetic surgery issue :) 


Tages-Anzeiger (Swiss Newspaper)

27. October 2015 14:54 Tuesday

Big, Beautiful Eyes - with a scalpel

(Tages-Anzeiger, also abbreviated Tagi or TA, is a Swiss German-language national daily newspaper published in Zurich, Switzerland. )

Many Koreans want to look like a movie star: actress Jeon Do-yeon at Busan International Film Festival in Seoul. Photo: Ahn Young-Joon (Keystone)

So-Yeong got a promise from her father for her plastic surgery. So-Yeong’s father says “If you do double eyelid surgery, you may look prettier with bigger eyes.” In South Korea, this is a typical gift for graduation.
South Korea is now the Mecca of plastic surgery. A quarter of all interventions worldwide are carried out here. In Seoul (capital of Korea) alone, there are more than 500 clinics. With 650,000 annual operations, about half of them are Korean patients and the other half of them are usually female tourists. The industry continues to reach 4.5 billion francs. It is a trend that is supported by the government in Seoul to such happening. From next year, President Park Geun-hye has announced that the VAT on plastic surgery for foreigners is to be abolished.
In Seoul, there are Nonhyeon-dong Furniture Street, Cheongdam-dong luxury district and many beauty clinics. Such beauty clinics concentrated in this Gangnam district have a luxurious external look. Corridors are made of glass and imitation marbles. Many look like the receptions of luxury hotels or private banks.
Above many beauty clinics, we visited BK Plastic Surgery Hospital - BK stands for Beauty of Korea - which is housed in a sleek blue glass skyscraper. Many women enter this BK building very often. Inside of this BK building, you may see a human-size-standing banner with a photo of beautiful lady. There is also an exhibit of the Museum of Plastic Surgery. The exhibition draws a line from the Bolognese physician Gasparo Tagliacozzi, the founder of plastic surgery, to what is happening today in Seoul. There are detailed information about history of plastic surgery from the 16th to the 21st century.

***************Who is Dr. Ralph Millard ??? **********************************

This is a photo of Dr. Ralph Millard (left) with cleft patient in Korea (middle) and unidentified USMC assistant (right). Photo credit, Saving Faces: A Plastic Surgeon's Remarkable Story. 

History of Korean plastic surgery has begun since Korean War especially when a US plastic surgeon came to Korea.  The head of the US Marine surgery, Ralph Millard, operated mutilated war victims to restore their bodies, and one day he operated a double eyelid surgery for a Korean woman, and this issue marked the beginning of eyelid surgery.
As more and more Asians preferred to have bigger eyes, Korean double eyelid surgery became very popular. "It was harmless than visiting a dental clinic" said Hyun-hee, a female Korean student. "In half an hour it was all over.”  In some graduating classes, there can be found about 80 percent of girls have done plastic surgeries in Korea. Double eyelid surgery became a “Trend” not only in Seoul but also in country side and even North Korea.
Besides double eyelid surgery, there are V-line surgery, nose surgery to make a nose bridge higher, forehead surgery to make a forehead more round, liposuction, and breast surgery. Elderly people usually do Botox for an anti-aging procedure. Female patients are in a larger ratio than male patients; however, approximately 15 percent of customers are men.
In East Asia, the external has been a higher priority than in the West. For job applications, the Koreans selected based on the photos while Americans selected based on the written contents. It would therefore be true that cosmetic surgery improves job opportunities in Korea, and the marriage prospects probably.
The activities of this plastic surgery industry now reach far beyond its borders. The cosmetics industry advertises in China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Indonesia, Vietnam and Singapore with vacation packages to Seoul, including surgery. This also benefits the tourism industry. 

 (Article is written by Christoph Neidhart in Seoul)
(Translated, edited by BK Plastic Surgery)

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