Chinese women spend big on beauty surgery
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.