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Plastic Surgery Booming in India and China

by Kathy Jones on  August 11, 2010 at 2:04 AM General Health News   - G J E 4
Countries with emerging economies, such as India and China, are seeing a massive boom in plastic surgery procedures, according to a global analysis by the International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery.
 Plastic Surgery Booming in India and China
Plastic Surgery Booming in India and China
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"It is no surprise to me that the United States has the largest number of aesthetic procedures, and same with Brazil," said ISAPS President Foad Nahai, MD, a board-certified plastic surgeon in Atlanta. "But countries like China and India with emerging economies are generating a lot wealth and as that wealth is passed around, people are choosing to their spend discretionary income on aesthetic procedures."

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United States continued to be the hub of plastic surgery as 17.5% of all procedures were performed there, while 14.3% were performed in Brazil. Around 12.7% of cosmetic surgery procedures were performed in China, followed by India at 5.2%.

The type of procedures also varied with nose reshaping and eyelid surgery being common in Thailand and China


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