South Korea Leads the World in Plastic Surgery Use, No Surprises Here

Published On April 24, 2012 | By Dave | news, wtf

I mean, I’m all for people living their lives the way they want to but damn, stats like this make it seem like Koreans are naturally the ugliest race alive. I don’t know, that’s just me.

The chart is adjusted for the relative population of each country, and based on UN and International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery data as assembled by The Economist, explaining why the USA’s clear lead in absolute numbers (3.3 million procedures in 2010) is overshadowed by the impressive per capita surgery rates some of the more vain nations enjoy.

[via sankakucomplex]


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