Perturbing pictures of a 15-year-old girl who had a major plastic surgery (cosmetic) are being circulated on Chinese social media. The teenager, native of Henan province in central China, has been dubbed ‘too beautiful too look at’. Lee Hee Danae has a whopping 400,000 followers on her Weibo account – a Chinese social media platform – which states her birthday is May, 1999.
Furthermore, the underage girl has more than 24,000 likes on Chinese internet portal Tencent, as reported by the Shangaiist. According to Chinese website cbg.cn, the girl underwent the procedures to win over an ex boyfriend. Some online media channels have however hinted the pictures may not be real or are digitally enhanced. Lee’s also nicknamed as ‘snake spirit’, relating to a Chinese folk tale, owing to her pale skin.
Nonetheless, plastic surgery – specially operations like double eyelid surgery and rhinoplasty – are increasingly popular in China.
Scores of women undergo surgery to give the jawline a more narrow heart-shape and make their faces look more like the shape of a V, looked on as a mark of beauty in China. With the help of these popular procedures women get wide eyes and narrow faces with pointed chins.
These looks are got through facial contouring – a highly invasive procedure that involves changing the shape of the face by shaving off bone from the cheeks, jaw and chin. Others adopt for double jaw realignment surgery.
Lat year tons of Chinese women visited South Korea to have plastic surgery because of the number of surgeons there and the popularity of South Korean celebrities. After undergoing the procedures some women were rendered almost unrecognisable and hospitals resorted to handing out plastic surgery certificates, which had their names and passport numbers printed on them, so they could re-enter China.
Plastic surgery is a lucrative business in South Korea, so many illegal clinics are mushrooming here. Few months back a 50-year-old Chinese woman was declared brain dead after visiting a clinic in Seoul, which had previously been warned for carrying out activities that violated the country’s health regulations.
Surgeries to slim faces and improve the size of noses are routine in China, while women as well seek to have excess skin on their eyelids removed for the sake of making their eyes appear larger.
A year back a man underwent several procedures to look like Lei Feng, a Chinese soldier who became the face of communist party propaganda in the 1960s. (Source)