asians and plastic surgery

Another article on the rapidly growing trend of minorities getting plastic surgery in the United States: Are Asians Increasingly Undergoing Plastic Surgery to Look White? This is an old topic that's been discussed at length here, elsewhere and all over in the Asian American community. I wouldn't necessarily directly equate getting plastic surgery with wanting to look more "white." It's not that simple. But getting surgery is a means of achieving a certain standard of beauty—whatever aesthetic ideal you've set for yourself. For the most part, what is generally considered beautiful has been historicallly dictated by a white, western ideal. And most people don't even realize it. Thus, yes, getting eyelid surgery could mean wanting to look more white... and maybe you don't even know it. My Asian sisters, I've said it before, and I'll say it again: you are beautiful the way you are. Don't believe the hype.

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