Rucchi’s mother urged her nine-year-old daughter Micchi to undergo cosmetic surgery.
Plastic surgery for a nine-year-old? It sounds crazy – but it actually happened in Japan. A woman named Rucchi actually took her daughter Micchi to a cosmetic doctor because she didn’t like the girl’s eyes. According to “Vice” magazine, the child had one eyelid. However, in Asian countries, double eyelids would often be considered the ideal of beauty.
In order to spare her own daughter the feeling of “not being pretty”, the mother urged her daughter to undergo surgery. Because she herself suffered a lot from her monolid in her childhood, she says in the article. Her sister had a double lid and therefore always stood in her shadow. Until she underwent surgery herself at the age of 18.
“A girl needs double lids. I’ve never seen a girl with only one eyelid that I found pretty,” says the woman.
“If yes, now”
Although her daughter wanted “natural-looking” eyelids, the mother intervened. “If I pay 2,800 US dollars, we’ll do it right.” Not everything went smoothly during the operation. At first the anesthetic didn’t work and Micchi panicked. What was originally a 20-minute procedure turned into a two-hour operation.
In retrospect, Micchi admits to a “Vice” reporter that nothing has changed in her life since the cosmetic surgery. But her mother then asked her, “Don’t people say you look cute now?” The daughter nods at that. “Yes, they do.
When asked why her child had to go under the knife at such a young age, the mother replies: “When you do it when you’re young, you lose the memory of it being ugly before.” She did not want her child to grow up “with complexes”.
The breasts and nose are also to be operated on
If it’s on the mother, the eyes wouldn’t be the only thing Micchi would have to operate on. “Generally, I let her decide if she wanted to do more plastic surgery. Except for the nose. I would like her to have a nose job,” she says. And the breasts should be bigger too. “But it’s still growing, so we don’t know how big they will be yet. But if she’s worried they’re too small, I’d nudge her.”
Cosmetic surgery on minors is legal in Japan as long as parents agree. Japan is the 4th most popular country in the world for cosmetic surgery. (lrc)