Plastic surgery is becoming increasingly embraced by the global community. Consider a recent article for the Khaleej Times titled “Plastic surgery on the rise in UAE.”
Jasmine Al Kuttab of the Khaleej Times writes, “Plastic surgery has been a rising trend in the UAE as men and women seek to find what they hope is their most ideal face and body. However, it is not just the middle-aged patients seeking cosmetic procedures now. Today, patients as young as 18 are also approaching plastic surgeons asking them to create their most idealistic self. Creating the idealistic human, might somewhat be perceived as a form of art. Many of those who speak of plastic surgery today, often ambiguously relate it to the greatest artists, sculptures and painters of all time. In fact, one can take a look back at the Italian Renaissance era, when artistic geniuses like Michelangelo, carved the most idealistic human forms. Whether it was a soft and feminine face with a luscious and curvaceous body, or a muscular jaw-line on a dominating figure, as depicted on the statue of David, all carved out of marble, of course. Although such geniuses were able to carve the most ultimate figures on blocks of stone as their chosen medium, surgeons today can also try to mimic such figures – in a way or two, but on the medium of a human body. Khaleej Times spoke to two world-renowned plastic surgeons based in the UAE, as well as an Emirati psychologist and hypnotherapist, on the rise of cosmetic surgery and its impact. Dr Abdulbaqi Alkhatib, consultant, plastic surgery, and the head of the plastic surgery department at Burjeel Hospital in Abu Dhabi, says plastic surgery has certainly been a rising trend in the UAE, particularly among the youth. Dr Alkhatib, who is also the founder and chairman of the Iraqi Cleft, Lip and Palate Centre, and previously the head of plastic surgery department at Zayed Military Hospital, says media is one of the leading causes of the rise in plastic surgery. ‘The media often tries to represent the most idealistic people, who may in fact not even exist in the same way the media portrays them online, in magazines and on television.’”
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