CNN -- Lee Min kyong stretches on the ballet bar in the dance studio. The year old is a little awkward and nervous in front of strangers, until the music begins. Min-kyong moves to the classical tune, springing easily onto her toes, the very picture of childhood grace and poise. But when the music stops, she falls back into an awkward stance. She lacks confidence, explains Min-kyong's mother, a problem she hopes will be solved when her pre-teen undergoes plastic surgery, to westernize her eyes.
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Kat Chow. This is the second half of a look at the history and motivations behind the Asian blepharoplasty, popularly known as "double-eyelid surgery. Today, we'll explore the "why. A lot of assumptions are made about why people undergo double-eyelid surgery. Assumptions like: They wanted to look more white, or they wanted to look less Asian. But individual stories reveal more minute, more complicated motivations: Do people change their eyes in the pursuit of love, like Shima Kito, the Japanese man in Boston who in altered his eyes, nose and lower lip so he could marry his white girlfriend?
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Written by Chelsea Kim. Posted in Korean Eyelid Surgery. As a middle aged Asian woman, I can now feel the effects of those days when I took my skin for granted—particularly the skin surrounding my eyes.
Courtesy of Eliza Houa Vang. She had watched her sister apply it a thousand times before, drawing a thin black line across her upper lash line. She slowly dragged the pencil across her closed left eyelid, but when she opened her eyes, the line disappeared. Frustrated, she began to thicken the line.