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You Hate Eye Bags? Koreans Don't, And They're Getting Plastic Surgery For It

The puffy-eyed look, called Aegyo Sal, is now a sought after look by Koreans who are even going under the knife to achieve it.

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Puffy Eyes Are Fashionable To Koreans, It's Supposed To Make You Look Younger

Photo of Ghoo Hye Sun with puffy eyes.

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Vlogger Michelle Phan, showing the puffy eye look.

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Photos of a user Tadukhipa showing off the puffy eye look, after surgery.

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Photo of a girl flaunting the puffy eye look, from Sumibunny.

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Photo of Sumi Bunny showing off Aegyo Sal.

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The Term For It Is "Aegyo Sal," Literally Translated To "Charming Fat" In English

Koreans call puffy eyes “aegyo-sal”, which literally means “charming fat”. Though it might sound kind of strange, the aegyo-sal look is actually an easy way to give yourself a more sweet, youthful appearance.

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Puffy Eyes Are Not The Same As Eye Bags, Eye Bags Are Darker Than Your Natural Skin Tone

It’s important to know that puffy eyes are not the same thing as eye bags. Eye bags are usually darker than your natural skin tone and their sagging look can age you.

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Puffy eyes are the opposite – because they are commonly found in children, they’re actually supposed to make you look younger.

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Spot the difference: Korean blogs highlight the difference between eye bags and aegyo sal.

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Photoshopped Photos Of Korean Actresses With And Without Aegyo Sal

Korean actresses with and without Aegyo Sal look.

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Photo illustration of with and without Aegyo Sal.

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Even Men Are Going For The Aegyo Sal Look

As bloggers point out, it isn't just women in Korea who are falling for the charms of the puffed-eye look.

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A K-pop star with the Aegyo Sal look.

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A K-pop star with the Aegyo Sal look.

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A K-pop star with the Aegyo Sal look.

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Many Opt For Surgery To Achieve The Aegyo Sal Look While Others Use Commercial Filler And Fat Grafts

Some women get plastic surgery to achieve the Aegyo Sal look, while others resort to using commercial filler and fat grafts.

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Plastic surgeon Dr Kenneth Kim explains, "Youthful lower eyelid fullness procedure can be done in combination with lower eyelid surgery."

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South Korean plastic surgeon Dr Seo says women are eager to have Caucasian features.

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Another popular method is using Restylane commercial filler or fat grafting, which involves the transferring of one's own fat tissue (usually from the abdomen, thigh, or hip area) to the under-eye to create more volume.

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A Soompi forum user Tadukhipa tells her experience with Aegyo Sal surgery.

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Others Use Sticky Tape To Achieve The Aegyo Sal Look

Weibo provides an online picture tutorial demonstrating how to achieve aegyo sal, the Korean trend for increasing the amount of 'puff' beneath the eye through make-up, sticky tape or plastic surgery.

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Other Bloggers Recommend Make-Up Sticks As An Alternative To Surgery

How to achieve the Aegyo Sal look with a make-up stick.

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The packaging of a product where you where to apply this to create the aegyo sal, also known as the pupply eye look.

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Before And After Photos Of Bloggers

Before and after photos of Aegyo Sal look, from Itsmagu.com.

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Before and after photos of Aegyo Sal look, from XO Vain.

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Beauty Vlogger Michelle Phan's HOW-TO: Aegyo Sal

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