Elementary school students in South Korea have started to conduct “self-shaping” cosmetic surgery in order to change the shape of their faces, according to Yahoo.jp.
Self-cosmetic surgery — a series of beauty practices meant to mould their faces to societal standards of attractiveness — is a bit of a misnomer, as no actual surgery is involved. Many of the children who start this “surgery,” however, seem to think that “the younger they are able to get plastic surgery the better,” Asian news blog RocketNews24 reports.
Among the beauty tools gaining popularity in the elementary schools are a set of eyeglasses meant to create a double eyelid, a mould that claims to sharpen and straighten a person’s nose, and a chin mould “made to ‘correct’ the contours of one’s face.
This behaviour may have dangerous effects on the elementary school children as they grow up. According to one child development specialist, external stresses could have a negative impact on a child’s growth.
Business Insider recently looked at the phenomenon of plastic surgery in South Korea, where apparently one in five women has had some type of procedure.
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