The Most Common Surgeries Among K-Pop Idols



The Most Common Surgeries Among K-Pop Idols


The K-pop industry has become renowned not only for its catchy music and captivating performances but also for the visually stunning appearances of its idols. While talent and hard work are the backbone of their success, it is no secret that many K-Pop idols have undergone various cosmetic procedures to enhance their features and conform to societal beauty standards. In this post, we will delve into the world of plastic surgery in the K-Pop industry and explore the most common surgeries sought after by idols to achieve their desired look.

Double Eyelid Surgery 

Double eyelid surgery is one of the most prevalent cosmetic procedures among K-pop idols. The eye is said to be the window to the soul. It is one of the first things people look at during first impressions. In Korea, many people are born with Monolids, which can give off a fierce or cold image. In Korean society, and especially in K-pop idols, the pursuit of a wider-eyed, doe-like appearance aligns with the notion of attractiveness and beauty standards. 

Double eyelid surgery involves creating an additional fold in the eyelid to make the eyes appear larger and rounder. Double eyelids are often considered more attractive in Korean society, as they are believed to make the eyes appear brighter and more expressive. This surgery has become almost a rite of passage for many idols, as it helps to create a more youthful and captivating appearance.


The nose plays an important role in an idol's overall appearance because it is at the center of the face. 

Rhinoplasty, or a nose job, is another commonly sought-after procedure in the K-Pop industry. Idols may undergo rhinoplasty to refine and reshape their noses to achieve a more symmetrical and balanced look. The procedure can involve various modifications, such as reducing the size of the nose, reshaping the bridge or tip, or adjusting the nostrils. A well-proportioned and harmonious nose is believed to enhance an idol's facial aesthetics and contribute to a more charismatic image on stage and in the media. Moreover, rhinoplasty is one of the most common procedures in male K-pop idols. Male K-pop idols are also subject to societal standards of beauty that often prioritize certain facial features, including a well-defined nose. 

With the normalization of plastic surgery in females in South Korea, more and more males are also considering getting cosmetic procedures. You can see this in male K-pop idols, whether it is to address their insecurities or improve their self-confidence. Aesthetic enhancements can empower individuals to feel more comfortable in their skin and project a positive self-image to fans and the public. 


V-line Surgery 

V-line surgery, also known as jawline surgery, is highly sought after by K-pop idols. This procedure involves contouring the jawline to create a more slim and defined appearance. Some idols may undergo jawline reduction surgery to achieve a softer, more feminine look, while others may opt for jawline augmentation to enhance the angles and structure of their faces. A well-defined jawline is considered desirable in the K-Pop industry, as it contributes to a more aesthetically pleasing overall facial appearance.


Lip Augmentation

Lip augmentation is another popular procedure among K-pop idols. Plumper and more defined lips are believed to enhance an idol's facial symmetry and contribute to a youthful and attractive look. This procedure can create a poutier or pronounced lip shape, which is often associated with a more alluring image. However, in Korea, the amount of thickness of the lips is more subtle than in other Western countries’ ideal beauty standards. Most people will opt for 1~2 cc of filler, and the corners of the lips are raised with filler. (Also known as 입꼬리 필러). 

Lip augmentation can help idols achieve a signature look and enhance their visual appeal during performances and promotional activities.

acial Contouring

Facial contouring, also an aspect of V-line surgery, includes other procedures as well, including cheekbone reduction, chin augmentation, and square jaw reduction. These surgeries aim to create a more balanced and harmonious facial structure by modifying the shape and size of the face. 

Some idols may opt for cheekbone reduction to achieve a softer and more feminine appearance, while others may choose augmentation to enhance their facial angles and create a more sculpted look. Facial contouring procedures can significantly impact an idol's overall facial proportions and contribute to a more visually appealing image.

Botox and Filler

In addition to surgical procedures, many K-pop idols utilize non-surgical treatments such as Botox, dermal fillers, and different skin procedures to enhance their facial appearance. 

1. Botox

Botox is a neurotoxin that temporarily paralyzes or weakens the muscle when injected. It is primarily used to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines caused by repetitive facial movements, such as frowning or squinting. Common areas treated with Botox are:

- Forehead: Horizontal lines that form across the forehead due to muscle movement.

- Crow’s feet: Fine lines and wrinkles that develop at the outer corners of the eyes

- Jaws: Jaw muscles that are too developed

- Note: to relax the overactive muscles and reduce bunny lines

2. Filler

Fillers are injectable gels used to add volume, smooth wrinkles, and enhance facial contours. Unlike Botox, which targets muscles, fillers work by replenishing lost volume and stimulating collagen production. Common areas treated with fillers are:

- Cheeks: can restore volume lost in the cheeks, creating a youthful and lifted appearance

- Lips: Enhance lip volume and correct asymmetry

- Nasolabial Folds: soften the smile lines that run from the sides of the nose to the corners of the mouth

- Marionette Lines: improve the appearance of the lines that run from the corner of the mouth downwards

These injectable treatments can address concerns such as fine lines, wrinkles, and volume loss, helping idols maintain a youthful and refreshed look. Botox is commonly used to relax facial muscles and reduce wrinkles, while filler adds volume to areas such as the cheeks, under the eyes, forehead, and lips. 

While the decision to undergo cosmetic procedures ultimately lies with each individual, it is undeniable that plastic surgery plays a significant role in the transformation of many K-pop idols. Double eyelid surgery, rhinoplasty, jawline surgery, lip augmentation, and facial contouring are among the most common procedures sought after to achieve the desired visual transformations.

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