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Lee Min Ho, Before and After

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If you think Lee Min Ho is one of the most handsome actors in South Korea, you may be correct! But is he a natural-born pretty face or is there more to him than what meets the eye?

Ever since he shot to fame with his award-winning performance in “Boys Over Flowers”, there have been many Lee Min Ho plastic surgery rumors spreading around the country. Some fans believe he’s got a nose job while others think he’s had more cosmetic works done to his face including his eyes, lips, and jaws.

There’s no denying that this Korean man has amazing talents as he has shown continuously in both his acting and singing career. He’s currently one of the most recognized faces in Korean dramas today.

But as we all know, the filming and TV industry in Korea can be very competitive, so unless you have a really unique personality and style, chances are…you’re gonna need help from a cosmetic surgeon to stand out.

So the question here is..did he?

Let’s find out!

Before & After Photos

In order to find evidence, we’ll go through some of his past and present photos. This should give us a good idea as to the type of enhancements he’s done to his face and body.

Year 2006

Lee Min Ho 2006

This was the year Lee Min Ho made his debut in an EBS Korean drama series, “Secret Campus”, taking on the role of Park Du-Hyeon. As you can see from this photo, his face shape was wider back then and his chin definitely wasn’t as sharp as now. This may be our first clue as to whether Min Ho has had a face reshaping surgery.

Year 2007

Lee Min Ho 2007

After recovering from a serious car accident back in 2006 when his debuted series first aired, he received another call up for a leading role in the high-school drama, Mackerel Run. Lee has lost quite a bit of weight here, his skin appears to be whiter and his jawline seems sharper, so perhaps he did not have a jaw reduction procedure after all.

Year 2009

Lee Min Ho 2009

This was the breakthrough year for Lee Min Ho after he won the lead role of Gu Jun-pyo starring in the KBS series, ‘Boys Over Flowers’. He’s gained some weight on his face here, it’s almost like he’s got fillers or implants in his cheekbones. His skin looks really good though so you have to wonder what skin care he uses.

Year 2011

Lee Min Ho 2011

Here is a modeling photoshoot that he’s done for the 2011 Trugen catalog. At the point in time, we have yet to notice any differences to Lee Min Ho’s nose, so there have been no signs of rhinoplasty up until this year.

Year 2012

Lee Min Ho 2012
Source: kpopstarz.com

After starring in the widely successful action drama, City Hunter, Lee continued to pull in fans and audiences from all around the world including China, Japan, the Philippines, and Europe. This is the first time we’ve seen some subtle changes to the shape of his nose. His nose bridge appears to be thinner and his ala is more noticeable.

Year 2013

Lee Min Ho 2013

Here he was attending the 2013 SBS Drama Awards at the Sangam-dong, Mapo District in South Korea. Lee has a beautiful ear shape and his eyes are actually quite big for Asians, especially Korean. It’s no wonder why so many women think he’s handsome and charming because it’s not often you see double eyelids like this in the South Korean entertainment industry unless of course they are altered through eyelid surgery or blepharoplasty.

Year 2015

Lee Min Ho 2015

Many people say Min Ho has a rather big nose and it’s not too difficult to see why. Thankfully he does have nice and thick eyebrows, as well as plump lips, so this allows his audience to shift their focus onto other areas on his face.

Year 2016

Lee Min Ho 2016

After taking on his first leading role in an action film, Gangnam Blues, Lee co-starred in another action comedy movie, Bounty Hunters, which topped the box office charts on its first release date, grossing over US$29 million in China alone.

This was the year we noticed his nose becoming more narrow. Many of his fans reckon he had a nose job but some say it’s simply the result of good makeup and lighting.

Year 2017

Lee Min Ho 2017
Photo Credit: soompi.com

Here’s a side view shot of Lee and you can clearly see how smooth and tight his skin is. Whatever skincare cream and beauty products he’s been using surely have worked wonders. Judging from this neck area, it doesn’t look like he needs any Botox, facelift, or neck lift treatment anytime soon.

Year 2022

Lee Min Ho 2022
Instagram / actorleeminho

Fast forward a few years, Lee is now 34 years old but I would believe you if you told me he was 20. I’m serious!

More Information About Lee Min Ho:

Real Name: Lee Min-Ho

Korean Name: 이민호

Birth Place: Heukseok-dong, Dongjak District, South Korea

Birthday: 22nd June 1987

Star Sign: Cancer

Nationality: South Korean

Race / Ethnicity: Korean

Occupation: Actor, Model, Singer

Net Worth: $10 Million

Relationship: Unknown

Children: None

Height: 1.87 m or 6′ 1″

Weight: 71 kg or 156 lbs.

Body Built: Slim

Natural Hair Color: Black

Natural Eye Color: Dark Brown

What Does Lee Min Ho Have To Say About Plastic Surgery?

According to an article published by All Kpop, Lee has claimed at the Gangnam 1970 conference that he’s never gone under the knife. When he was asked how he’s been able to maintain his youthful looks, here’s how he responded…

I don’t worry about suspicions of plastic surgery because I have proof in graduation photos. My face is the type that gets swollen easily. People who don’t know jokingly ask me….”Who beat you?”. My face is different in the morning and at night too.

Since the 30-year-old actor isn’t getting any younger, he’s become more conscious about seeking anti-aging treatment.

Before, I didn’t try to maintain my looks, but that’s becoming more and more different. I think I need to pay attention at least a little. In the past, I didn’t go to the dermatologist for 8-9 months, but now, I go here and then.

Perhaps that explains why his skin looks so fine, smooth and literally wrinkle-free.


Lee Min Ho Before and After Plastic Surgery?
Lee Min Ho Before and After

After going through the before and after photos of Lee, we haven’t found any sufficient evidence suggesting that the Korean star has gone through any surgical procedures. His facial bone structure pretty much remained the same throughout the years.

There have been instances where his nose appears to be different and this had led to speculations that he’s had rhinoplasty from a plastic surgeon. But after seeing photos in consecutive years, we feel that this could simply be the work of his makeup artist and perhaps even some photoshopping technology.

The fact that he’s admitted to going to a dermatologist for skin treatments confirms our suspicions that he’s had numerous non-surgical procedures. Yes, we hardly found any wrinkles on him! But whether it’s chemical peel, microdermabrasion, botox injections or other skin tightening treatments, the details seem to have remained private.

So what do you think?

Do you think Lee has had cosmetic surgery or just minor beauty maintenance?

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