Battlepanda: Ain't nothing but a lid thing?


Always trying to figure things out with the minimum of bullshit and the maximum of belligerence.

Wednesday, December 13, 2006

Ain't nothing but a lid thing?

"Double eyelid" surgeries are getting even more popular and losing their stigma among Asian women. In a trend led by Koreans, but of course.

As far as plastic surgeries go, blepharoplasties are relatively benign. A crease is created in the eyelid surgically. The stigma arise because caucasian eyes are naturally creased while most asian eyes are not, leading to the assumption that those who get the surgery must be trying to make themselves look more western. Which is nonsense.

Still, one has to wonder about beauty standards that require a significant proportion of the population to go under the knife. At least it seems less of a bummer than shaving off part of your mandibles to achieve a slimmer-looking face.