Extreme Beauty Trends: Double Jaw Surgery

Women everywhere always want what they can’t have. If you’re born with straight hair, you want curly hair. Some women hate their noses, while other women complain about their eyelashes -- the list of bodily complaints goes on and on.

Some women just complain for the sake of complaining, but others actually are deeply bothered by their appearances. Those women are the ones who would go to any length to achieve their own personal sense of beauty. Everyday a strange new beauty treatment comes into fruition, but this one could be much more serious than it seems.

According to the Daily News, there’s a new shocking beauty trend on the rise called double-jaw surgery, which is pretty self-explanatory. The recipient of this procedure undergoes a surgical procedure to realign the upper and lower jawbones, resulting in a dramatically reshaped face.

The Daily News claims that this surgery is on the rise in South Korea after multiple celebrities went on television extolling the surgery as a “turning point” in their lives. There are even advertisements for this surgery throughout the country proclaiming “Everyone but you has done it,” with surgery clinics claiming that they are “The double jaw surgery clinic chosen by the pickiest ladies.”

It’s disgusting that such advertisements even exist considering how dangerous the procedure is. One professor of dentistry was quoted by the paper, saying:

“This surgery alters your look far more dramatically than, say, Botox or a nose job because it changes your entire facial bone structure. But it’s a very complex, potentially dangerous surgery… it’s disturbing to see people with no real dental flaws daring to go through it just to have a small, pretty face.”

So how dangerous can this surgery actually be? Some of the detrimental side effects include paralysis, permanent facial numbness, nerve damage and chronic jaw pain. One study even found that 52 percent of patients experienced sensory problems and in one case a 23 year old committed suicide after the double jaw surgery left her unable to chew food or stop crying from damage to her tear duct.

Embrace your natural beauty and steer clear from extreme procedures -- the price of "perfection" is way too high.

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