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Interesting facts about plastic surgery in China

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4:46 pm
April 29, 2011


Crystal

1

Plastic surgery is becoming more and more common in China.

Here are some interesting figures and facts:

1) "In just a decade, cosmetic and plastic surgery has become the fourth most popular way to spend discretionary income in China," with only houses, cars and travel ranking higher.

2) China, Japan and South Korea are among the top seven countries where cosmetic surgery is performed, along with America, India, Brazil and Mexico

3) "Two-fifths of patients are in their 20s," reported Li Bin. "Face-lifts and wrinkle-removal treatments are in vogue, just as in the West," but many of the procedures performed in mall-like clinics are more about looking beautiful than looking younger.

4) Many Asian women come for surgery brandishing photographs of two very popular Chinese actresses — Angelababy and Fan Bing Bing

Full article: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/…..53281.html 

5:21 pm
April 29, 2011


Louisa

2

Hm, I would've thought blepharoplasty (that eyelid surgery thing) would be the most popular. 

 

Asia: the only place on the planet that thinks having an extra fold in the eye makes one more attractive. Boggles my mind.

 

I also went to an international travel convention in China. The Korea section had a booth for plastic surgery tourism. I reacted with amusement and disgust when I saw that. I'm of the crowd that believes cosmetic surgery is only acceptable if you were in a horrible disfiguring accident or look like the Elephant Man.

 

And I seriously have to ask. Who the heck is Angelababy? I've seen her name in the papers my parents read, but I have no idea who she is. Fan Bingbing I know, she's a decent actress.

5:51 pm
April 29, 2011


Crystal

3

She is a model.

Some think she has gone through plastic surgery herself (to get the current chin shape).

7:40 pm
April 29, 2011


Elijah

4

Personally, I think it's a combination of a few ingrained cultural characteristics:

 

1) Women with low self-esteem/self-image dependant on trying to attract a suitable husband

                   I'm not saying all chinese girls have low self-esteem or low self-image, but that heavy pressure to marry and pop out that one child is really pronounced in todays culture. Even before the One Child Policy, it was ingrained with popping out a son (love that image eh? like popping a grape out of it's skin…. ahhahahahahaha you're not sleeping tonight!!). So you take that pressure and couple it with image/esteem problems and BOOM you have a gilr ready to carve herself up to pretend to be like every other pop-idol-superstar-model-moderately-famous-person.

 

2) Doesn't matter if it's fake if you can't tell the difference

                   I'm not sure if you've all noticed it, but chinese culture has a bit of thing going on with fakes. As in fake EVERYTHING , fake bags, fake designer clothes, fake cars, fake discs, fake news, fake governments, fake electronics, fake milk powders, fake beef…… Why not fake images of girly perfection? I mean it's not really a lie if nobody can tell it's fake right? So yeah, pump those tits up, carve that chin down, cut that nose up and slice those eyelids down, it's not like anything could go wrong…… 

 

http://www.awfulplasticsurgery.com/     

http://www.people.com/people/a…..14,00.html

http://www.oddee.com/item_96587.aspx           

http://www.cracked.com/article…..re_p2.html 

http://www.cracked.com/article…..etics.html

http://www.google.com/#sclient…..f1c13fec94

 

Stupid, stupid, stupid….

There's always another way……..

Usually my way.

10:17 pm
April 29, 2011


Bored in Melbourne

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Crystal you should use the term cosmetic surgery here.  It is a common mistake because of the obvious like to the material name, but plastic surgery really did originally refer to reconstructive surgery, corretive burns, injuries, deformaties etc.

 

I wonder where Asian ranks in terms of breast enhancement surgery?  That seems to be the one thing Asian girls I know are worried about apart from eyes

12:08 am
April 30, 2011


kdude221

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And its not just China, although im sure people will try to argue that its more here.  There are plenty of examples of people here in America getting boob jobs and tummy tucks, and america probably has more cases of fat reduction surgery.  just remember if anyone throws out any statistics, China has like 4 times the number of people in america.  Most numerical levels will alomst always report China is higher, it is better to have percentages.  Yet, with plastic surgery, China still is lower in numbers than America.  According to http://www.cosmeticsurgerytoda…..countries/ China is still behind the United States in plastic surgery with about a million less; even Brazil has more than China.  That means a lot less percent of Chinese people are getting surgery than in the USA even though China has 4x the population of USA.  Plastic Surgery is far more incorporated in the culture of the 'states than in the culture of China, although the trend is probably less true as China is rising.

 

Still, i can understand why girls would want to get plastic surgery, i mean look at guys.  Most guys really want really hot women, its so apparent all around us.  So its only natural that girls would want to make themselves more competitive.  So if a girl's ugly, its wrong for her to get plastic surgury?  While i tend to see girls not care as much about looks as guys, so generally guys do do the whole plastic surgery.  Do not get me wrong, i dont want a girl with plastic surgery, but we guys only have really ourselves to blame for why girls decide to do this.  Now, i know all of you will probably say that some girls are just fine and they still get plastic surgery, and they shouldnt have insecurity about themselves.  Yet guys still make girls feel that way, so i dont blame them, and its even worse if fine looking girls are assimilated into thinking this.  It really is not a quick or easy discision,i imagine most of the time it come after a while of some anguish of some sort or anther. 

 

You wanna complain about fakeness in China?  Fine, just be sure to recognize that its happen cuz of the "douchebaggishness" of dudes.  Personally, i feel more sympathy than disgust when i hear about cosmetic surgery.  I dont know if you guys heard about this story, but it is here:http://www.chinahush.com/2010/…..iend-back/  This Chinese girl (who is actually really hot) had a bf who was obessed with Jessica Alba, and she broke up cuz he up make up on her and a wig and stuff to look like Jessica Alba and he was just creepy in general.  Unfortunately, after a year she still misses him like crazy and was in complete anguish, so she going to get plastic surgery to make hersefl into Jessica Alba to try to win him back.  Sure, i will agree that she is naieve and misguide, and needs a self esteem boost.  Yes, i agree that she needs to learn to be stronger.  Yet, i maintain that it really is dudes who drive girls into these things, and they should be considered into the discussion.  And again, I feel more sympathy for the girls who do this than anything else.

Well, also consider that i have been up like 36 hours straight writing my thesis paper.  So if anything i argue does not make sense, or if i have styalistic flaws, or if im ranting, or if i come off as a dick, then i am sorry.  But its the way i see it.

Kdude

 

P.S. Jessica Alba convinced the Chinese girls not to get the surgery!  at http://www.starpulse.com/news/…..irl_from_u 

2:11 am
April 30, 2011


ziccawei

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I think there are cases of Chinese girls graduating from university then getting cosmetic surgery to give them a better chance in the job market.

The longer I live here, the more i feel like I've been invited to some kind of freak show circus.

 

Cool

7:04 am
April 30, 2011


Crystal

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Ziccawei, you can't forever be spectator. It's time to join the circus!

10:32 am
May 1, 2011


ziccawei

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Only if I can ride an elephant.

 

Cool

2:46 pm
May 1, 2011


China Shark Mike

10

If it gives you an advantage life I say take it yet feel I prefered my woman to be the same way she was when she was born. Todays cultures buy into the illusion if I can just do this or that my life will be better. Problem it becomes a vicious cycle like if I had x amount of dollars then'd contented. Like the other poster stated should be used when absolutely necessary. Bored is right plastic surgeryin the past was at one time only considered required to correct deformaties, {Clef Palette}. So we use the cutsie euphamism cosmetic surgery or procedure to elleviate our own guilt over our own vainess.Confused

Follow the Path Less Chosen and You Will Reap the Rewards of Life.

3:15 pm
May 1, 2011


Elijah

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Speaking of circuses, look at some of the faces in my original comment on this thread….. Won't be sleeping tonight…

 

CAN'T SLEEP, CLOWNS WILL EAT ME

CAN'T SLEEP, CLOWNS WILL EAT ME

CAN'T SLEEP, CLOWNS WILL EAT ME

CAN'T SLEEP, CLOWNS WILL EAT ME

CAN'T SLEEP, CLOWNS WILL EAT ME

CAN'T SLEEP, CLOWNS WILL EAT ME

CAN'T SLEEP, CLOWNS WILL EAT ME

There's always another way……..

Usually my way.