When’s the best time to go under the knife?Posted: June 25, 2007
For regular folks, the perfect time to get your double eye-lid or higher nose or sharper chin is in between high school graduation and college orientation. But for celebs, the optimal time to go under the knife is before one’s debut. Although netizens dig up baby photos, graduation photos, etc to prove that they went under the knife, most people eventually move on, associating the name to the new and improved face.
However, getting additional plastics mid-career can be detrimental to one’s career, mostly because there’s no way to hide from it since their “before” pics are already stored in every-body’s memory and netizen’s hard drives. In addition, this move usually earns the star a lot of criticisms, especially if they were pretty to begin with. Yang Mira, Kang Hae Jung, Jun Hae Bin and late Jung Dabin and U-nee went under the knife mid-career and as a result, they had to endure the criticisms from netizens and sometimes even downturn in their popularity.
Yang Mira, formally known as the “burger girl” is now having a hard time finding a management company that is willing to re-create her career with her new “prettier” face, especially because the public is rather disgusted by the amount of plastics you see in her tiny face. Kang Hae-Jung‘s cosmetic dental surgery cannot be the sole reason for her low box-office ticket sales and low tv ratings, but there’s no doubt that it’s playing a significant role in bringing her down. And we all know of the deadly effect criticisms after plastics can have on celebs as we witnessed Jung Dabin and U-nee suffer from the anti-comments, eventually deciding to end their own life.
There is an exception to this generalized optimal plastics timing. If you were ugly when you debuted and went under the knife mid-career, the audience usually praises you for the hard effort. For example, singers such as Ok Ju Hyun, Bada and Jadu all went under the knife before and after their debut, but their honest confessions and the fact that they look much better actually helped their career instead of becoming a road-block.
So, if you ever decide to become a celeb in Korea, take a close look into the mirror and decide if you want to go under the knife. If you choose to go under the knife, make sure that you get the whole package before you debut because getting additional plastics mid-career can negatively impact your career, unless you look ugly after the first round of plastics.