Japan Cosmetic Surgery

Posted by Danny Choo On Thu 2007/11/01 17:15 JST In Japan
31 178314 ja
Live in Japan for a while and you'll start to notice the emphasis on cosmetic surgery - on the TV, magazines and ads like this one at Shibuya station.

So what are the types of surgery that people get done? Most of if seems to be facial although many do their oppai. "Oppai" [おっぱい] is the new word today which I don't think I've covered before - boobies.

Above: The operation to make the eyes stand out more takes 5 to 15 mins and involves a few cuts n stitches to the eyelid. Can cost anywhere from 52,500 yen to 210,000 yen.
Above: Before and after pics of somebody who's had their oppai done - costs anywhere from 31,500 yen to 2,100,000 yen. Full price list at Jujin Hospital.

I personally dont feel the need to change anything about my appearance although simple surgery can change peoples lives - its true because it was on TV ^^;

Below is a show called Beauty Colosseum where they chooses a not-amazingly-attractive person to go on and explain to a panel why she (its usually a she) would like to get her face done. It usually focuses on how that person has had a horrible life of bullying etc.
If that person manages to convince the panel, the TV show pays for the surgery.

The lady below gets her chin done which changes her life - looks completely different after.

The beginning of both of these clips show what a tough time they've had in life.

Dig how the show plays Frankenstein music when the girl comes on. Another dramatic Before and After. Just skip through the vid if you want to see what she looks like at the end - but check her previous appearance before you do.
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