Seoul is considered, by many economists, the most competitive major city on earth. With over 25 million Seoulites competing for the same jobs, parking space, job title, and even stable marriage mate, you can imagine how early fierce competition must start.
In fact, the Ministry of Education of Korea banned late night studying because children as young as 14 years of age were getting white hair. Due to exhaustion, sleep deprivation and stress, their hair follicles fail to produce pigment. There’s even a name for this phenomenon in Korean. It’s called “sah chee.”
So in this environment, you can understand why parents not only let their daughters get plastic surgery done at the age of 16 years old. But you can understand why many parents even offer a nose job as a reward for getting straight A’s in high-school.
The flip side to this frenetic life style is that even if you want to totally reshape your jaw, go for eye lid surgery or a nose job, the plastic surgeons (via Physician Database) here in Seoul are the best on the planet.