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I Want A Gangnam Style Face: S. Korea's Bizarre Surgery Trend

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Published on Apr 8, 2013

The K-pop effect - South Korea: How South Korea's youth are turning to surgery in an attempt to look like pop stars.

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Viral sensastion 'Gangnam style' sparked imitations worldwide. Yet closer to home, the dream to be like such K-Pop idols is driving young South Koreans to a darker level of imitation: plastic surgery.

"Once people graduate almost all of them get double-eyelid surgery", explains Gina, who recently left high-school. "In Korea they say, 'please make my nose into the style of this star'." In the district that is home to K-Pop's major entertainment companies there are over 300 plastic surgery clinics on a single street. But some fear this growing beauty obsession is threatening young people's sense of identity; "they treat their body as a product. They are losing the meaning of who they are".

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