Chi­nese women spend big on beauty surgery

China Daily (Hong Kong) - - CHINA - By XU JUNQIAN in Shang­hai xu­jun­qian@chi­nadaily.com.cn

When it comes to sur­gi­cal pro­ce­dures to en­hance beauty, Chi­nese women are twice as gen­er­ous than their global peers, ac­cord­ing a re­port based on a sur­vey by In­sight En­gi­neers, a mar­ket re­search con­sul­tancy in the United King­dom.

The sur­vey found that Chi­nese women spent the equiv­a­lent of about 581 yuan ($83.50) per month. That’s more than twice the global av­er­age of about 254 yuan, and 145 yuan higher than the sec­ond group on the list — women from South Korea.

Wang Danru, a plas­tic sur­geon from No 9 Peo­ple’s Hos­pi­tal af­fil­i­ated to the med­i­cal col­lege at Shang­hai Jiao Tong Univer­sity, said Chi­nese women are dis­play­ing an in­creas­ing in­ter­est in a range of sur­gi­cal pro­ce­dures, mainly to look pret­tier, rather than fight­ing ag­ing, which may help ex­plain why the pop­u­la­tion of plas­tic surgery pa­tients in the coun­try is much younger than in other places.

The re­port also said that 74 per­cent of Chi­nese re­spon­dents as­so­ciate beauty di­rectly with fa­cial ap­pear­ance, the highest of all sur­veyed coun­tries. The big­gest con­cern for Chi­nese women is flabby skin and crow’s feet — the lit­tle wrin­kles at the cor­ners of the eyes.

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