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A new plastic surgery trend in South Korea puts a constant smile on patient’s face.

There is a strange new cosmetic surgery trend in South Korea: mouth corner lifts. According to a poster on Reddit, people in the country are eager to put a Joker-esque smile on their lips.

The procedure, which is meant to combat natural frowns, requires incisions in the corners of the mouth to pull them permanently up in a semi-smile. Business Insider found a plastic surgeon office, Aone Plastic & Aesthetic Surgery, in the city of Yongin, who appears to regularly perform the surgery, which they call a Smile Lipt – as in a Smile Lift + Lip.

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