Plastic Surgery Meter: Dara, 2NE1

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[Updated: March 3, 2014] This Dara post was one of the very first posts on the site. After many months of everybody disagreeing with my assessment about Dara’s plastic surgery, I thought it was time to revisit.

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I did a bit more research this time, but unfortunately for some of you, my conclusions are almost the same. I really do believe that Dara has had a nose job. Her nose still looks good and quite natural, but her nostrils  are smaller and a different shape than in her pre-debut photos. She may have had only a small nose job, perhaps alar base reduction, but this still counts as plastic surgery. Many of you will continue to disagree with me, and that’s fine.

Regarding the double-eyelid surgery I touched on in my previous post: I am really unsure. On the one hand, she’s always had double-eyelids as far as I can tell, but in some pictures (these gifs, for example) they look much more pronounced. This could be down to many factors though: make-up, double-eyelid tape, or surgery. I won’t throw her under the bus this time and we’ll assume she hasn’t had any surgery on her eyes.

I also don’t think she had v-line surgery. My earlier conclusion was based on “after” pictures from professional photoshoots, which are of course edited and an unfair comparison. She did also lose some weight from her face over the years, which really refined her features.

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[November 1, 2013] Dara is oft-praised for her “natural” beauty, and it’s true that she is very beautiful. She was beautiful before she had plastic surgery and she’s still beautiful now, just a little more tweaked! The most obvious thing she’s had done is her nose. It also looks like she may have had something done to her eyes, but it’s difficult to tell through all of that make up. Her eyes do look a little “off” though. If you check out her jawline in the before pics and compare them to the after pics, you’ll see that it’s more of a V shape these days, so she’s likely had v-line surgery.

Before and after pics


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Nastassja Aliyah

Hoy ! sino kang writer ka man..writer ka lang bakit ba pinipilit mong nag surgery si Sandara mas marunong ka pa… Read more »

Anna Troshina

I’m absolutely sure she’d done nose job. The shape looked totally different back then!

Raven Salazar

Now plastic surgery in not a big deal, i think they have own reasons why they do that;) My mama always… Read more »

Aylinh Oeng

I think she might had have her nose done, don’t bash me. Maybe I don’t know, but her nose look different… Read more »

Jezra Dela Cruz

Actually that pictures of Dara before, she’s still very young and a teenager. Its normal that when you grow older you… Read more »

Teboihi Ralte Colny

Dara…Yur da best anyway…Remember If u surgery or not I’m yur Big Fans….No matter what people saying…^_^

Sandara Park Bom

Dara never change,she’s also beautiful!

Summer Noveno Constantino

NO, SHE DID NOT! her picture here was likely her face when she is here in the Philippines

Roneth Yamsuan

DO you know the trick of camera angle?! LOL


this is totally irrelevant but could you do plastic surgery meters for bts/bangtan boys? they’re pretty popular rn and i wanted… Read more »

Eunice Yeung

i am a kpop fans too…but in fact,u can see dara has fixed nose,also these are only some opinions…why so serious?u… Read more »

Joynalyn Canoy Jaleco

eversince dara join star circle quest in philippines we already idolized her . and nothing change about her face shes still… Read more »

Deidre LeSha

its funny how when it comes to Dara everybody is so quick to defend her, yet when it’s CL, BOM OR… Read more »

Louie Talosig Layugan

As far as I Know Dara Didn’t Go or Take Plastic Surgery!

Lalrem Puii

Without surgery…………DARA is also PRETTY……………

Smiley Young

Its ridiculous, she hasn’t had a surgery. You can only know the truth from Sandara Park (: I believe she didn’t… Read more »

Crystal Joy S. Montilla

She didn’t undergo plastic surgery. And that’s why her nose or face is a little bit different from now because back… Read more »

Janet P. Ilaya

. .i dont think sooooo. . !!!

Vaniesa Aboy

pt 1. she lost her baby fat which made her features sharper. pt 2. the rvolution of make-up, namely contouring and… Read more »

Quỳnh Anh Nguyễn

I don’t see any difference truly,even if I try hard. My conclusion is she’s natural and lose her Baby fat,so her… Read more »

Evangeline Telan

Dara nothing change in her face its a natural since she her in the philippines

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