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Brazilian man goes under the knife to look Korean

By KH디지털2

Published : May 28, 2014 - 16:40

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A Brazilian man has had plastic surgery in order to look more Oriental, a local media outlet reported.

Cosmetic procedures, such as silicone implants, lip surgery or other augmentations, are nothing unusual in Brazil. But the 25-year-old man went a step further to transform himself into Asian-looking man by making alterations to his eyes.

Xiahn, who asked not to be named to protect his family from Internet scrutiny, underwent 10 surgical procedures on his eyes, along with other less-invasive procedures, which cost him around $3,100. He also began wearing contact lenses to change his eye color. 

Originally blue-eyed with blonde hair, he became interested in having plastic surgery after spending some time as an exchange student in Korea. He was inspired by how common plastic surgery is here.

“Koreans have many surgeries to modify the shape of their eyes and become more like Westerners. It was easy to tell when one of them had done it, walking on the street wearing sunglasses and a surgical mask,” he said.

People think that all Asian eyes look the same, but he is just happy that he got the right look. “I have no regrets, and I don’t intend to have any more procedures,” he concluded.

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