Double Eyelid Surgery
A woman in China is unable to close her eyes after undergoing two botched double eyelid surgeries.
Li, from Heifei, China, spent 12,800 yuan ($1,807) on her double eyelid operation.
In 2016, a research report from HSBC projected that blepharoplasty, more commonly known as the double-eyelid surgery, would balloon to a whopping 800 billion yuan ($118.8 billion) market in 2019 — and that’s only in China.
The cosmetic procedure, popular among East Asians, has arguably gone beyond a subject of local taboo to international controversy, especially in the realm of South Korean entertainment, where many actors and K-Pop idols have admitted to undergoing it.
A pet owner in Nanjing, China has sparked outrage after getting double eyelid surgery performed on her cat.
Double eyelid surgery is on the rise in Asia and they usually involve humans, but a cat named Feifei (meaning Fatty in Chinese) has gone viral after it underwent a procedure to correct its abnormal eyelids.
“My friend’s vet clinic just helped a stray cat that could barely open its eyes because its eyelids folded inwards,” the person who posted before and after photos wrote on Chinese social media site Weibo, according to South China Morning Post. “But after ‘double eyelid surgery’ it looks like a different cat.”
A popular K-pop artist is facing criticisms from fans after apparently having undergone double eyelid surgery.
Spotted at a recent public appearance, Yoojin of talented Korean girl group CLC now sports outer double eyelids.