Lee Jong Suk

If you saw Lee Jong Suk 10 years ago, you might not think of him as a hot or handsome guy. In fact, the Korean actor himself has downplayed how he looked before he became a huge star.

Lee has admitted that he tried many things to improve his appearance, like tanning his very white complexion. However, he won’t say if he tried plastic surgery and his fans from Only Lee Jong Suk are having a hard time accepting his denials.

In Korea, cosmetic enhancement is common for both celebrities and non-famous people. So the rumors continue to escalate especially now that his appearance has changed so much. He looks a lot more debonaire today.

Jong Suk also said in an interview that he is his own worse critic when it comes to his looks. With this kind of attitude, it’s fair to conclude that he has, at least, considered visiting a cosmetic surgeon for a transformation.

Before & After Photos

Let’s take a look at Lee Jong Suk’s photos before and after he became famous. This should help us figure out what’s real or fake about his physical changes.

Here we go!

Did Lee Jong Suk have a nose job?

Did Lee Jong Suk Have Nose Job?

Fans speculated that the Korean heartthrob got a nose job even before he got his big break in the show business.

In this old photo, Lee Jong Suk’s nose looks quite flat, blunt and wide. Today, however, the Korean star has a thinner and more refined nasal bridge. His possible new nose also has a pointier tip.

I think he may have undergone a procedure to shrink his typical Asian nose to his desired size and shape. The difference here is quite obvious and difficult to deny.

Has Jong Suk had an eye surgery?

Has Lee Jong Suk Had An Eye Surgery?

Most of his fans agree that he had an eye surgery because of the evident transformation of his bigger eye shape. Lee Jong Suk’s eyes used to be small and he had single eyelids then, which is common to South Koreans.

Now, the Korean actor’s eyes look bigger, wider, and brighter. His subtle double eyelids also allow him to look more expressive on camera. As an actor, this cosmetic augmentation will actually be helpful to his career.

So yes, I think it’s very likely that he’s had his eyes done.

Did he get a corrective jaw surgery?

Did Lee Jong Suk Get Jaw Surgery?

Fans, however, disagree that Jong Suk had a jaw reduction surgery. They credit the contouring of his jawline to makeup, photoshop, or just simply knowing how he properly angles himself in photographs.

The Korean actor used to have a rounder face shape, though, as shown in this before photo. His chiseled chin, however, could be the result of weight loss too.

There have been also talks among fans who suspect he had chin implants, thus reshaping and correcting his face contour. However, I can’t see any evidence here.


Lee Jong Suk: Then and Now

Let’s see how the Doctor Strange actor has evolved through the years. We’ll see how his looks and styles have changed with fame, and possibly pick up a few other plastic surgeries along the way.

Childhood Days

Young Lee Jong Suk when he was a child
Source: Pinterest

Little Lee Jong Suk was a cute boy who experienced a huge tragedy in the family at a very young age. He is the eldest of three siblings.

What a handsome-looking child!

Teenager Years

Lee Jong Suk when he was a teenager
Source: Twitter

Teen Jong Suk thought he had an ordinary-looking face.

He said in an interview once that he used to think there was nothing special about his eyes and mouth, and he acknowledged that his teeth needed to be improved. His nose shape was also less than ideal.

Who knew he would become one of Korea’s hottest stars today?

Year 2005

The Korean star began working as a model at 15 and while he didn’t think he had killer looks, he had the height for it. His tall frame and lanky profile made Jongsuk a standout in fashion shows. He possessed a model body that would soon bring him to greater heights.

Year 2008

Lee Jong Suk in 2008
Source: mydreamscapelife.blogspot.com

Aside from gracing magazine covers and walking the runway, Jong Suk also dabbled in piano lessons and improved his body shape with Taekwondo, according to his biography.

Year 2010

Lee Jong Suk in 2010
Source: Pinterest

Jong Suk jumpstarts his TV career with “Prosecutor Princess” and “Secret Garden.” While doing supporting roles, the actor drew recognition for his quirky hairstyle, but some viewers don’t actually like his hair. Fans, however, love his electrifying eyebrows.

At this point, the actor has yet to undergo enhancement to his teeth apart from the noticeable whitening.

Year 2012

Lee Jong Suk in 2012
Source: Facebook

Lee Jong-suk earned box office success while starring in “R2B: Return to Base,” which is loosely based on the 1986 “Top Gun.” from the US featuring the equally handsome Tom Cruise. This was also the year he started wearing curly hair and dyed it to brighter hair color.

His rounder face indicated that he has gained weight here, but his fuller lips had fans suspecting him of getting lip fillers. What do you think?

Year 2014

Lee Jong Suk in 2014
Source: Reddit

As his popularity increased, buzz and rumors about his face surgery also increased. Jong Suk’s transformation became full-blown, with fans speculating he had eyelid surgery. His followers also think he had botox to smoothen his chin and contour his cheeks.

Year 2016

Lee Jong Suk in 2016
Photo Credit: Arena Homme+

Jong Suk’s profile appears in a fashion magazine with a completely improved facial structure and quite the prominent jawbone. He also glowed with his radiant white skin.

The actor credits his milky complexion to good skin care and exercise, which helps with his circulation. He also said he makes green tea part of his diet, as it helps his body detoxify.

Perhaps he got these tips from his rumor girlfriend?

Year 2017

Lee Jong Suk in 2017
Source: Soompi.com

As a VIP in the Korean film scene, Jong Suk went home with a trophy from the SBS Drama Awards. In this photo, the actor appears as if he’s wearing makeup and it’s actually not a well-kept beauty secret since most male Korean superstars rely on cosmetics for their public appearances.

Notice, however, that the actor’s nose looks a lot better than before. If the rumor is true, you’d have to agree that his nose job is really good!

Year 2021

Lee Jong Suk in 2021
Instagram @ jongsuk0206

Wow! Seeing Lee Jong Suk with long hair is so refreshing. I don’t know if I like it but it definitely made him look younger.


More Information about Lee Jong Suk:

Real Name: Lee Jong-suk

Korean Name: 이종석

Birth Place: Suwon, South Korea

Birthday: 14th September 1989

Star Sign: Virgo

Nationality: South Korean

Race / Ethnicity: Korean

Occupation: Actor, Model, Singer

Net Worth: $50 Million

Relationship: Unknown

Children: None

Height: 1.86 m (6′ 1″)

Weight: 65 kg (143 lbs)

Body Built: Slim

Natural Hair Color: Black

Natural Eye Color: Dark Brown



It’s always impressive to see the transformation of Lee Jong Suk from an ordinary looking fellow, based on his own assessment, to one of Korea’s hottest male stars. Alhough he has been private about having cosmetic surgery, the evidence seems to be in the photos.

What Do You Think?

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