Plastic surgery has been a booming business in Dubai for a number of years, and its popularity is only continuing to grow. In fact, some experts now claim that Dubai has more plastic surgeons per capita than any other city in the world. So what types of procedures are all those surgeons performing?
Not surprisingly, plastic surgery in Dubai predominantly consists of elective, cosmetic procedures. According to experts, some medical facilities in the emirate saw roughly a 15% increase in these procedures between 2013 and 2014.
Currently, some of the most popular cosmetic surgeries in Dubai are liposuction, rhinoplasty, breast enlargement, facelifts and breast reduction. But don’t think for a second that plastic surgery is only a craze among women. The men are getting in on the action as well, as two of the most sought-after procedures last year were penoplasties and male chest reductions.
And it isn’t just cosmetic surgeries that are gaining in popularity either. In recent years, doctors in Dubai have also seen a rise in demand for non-invasive procedures. Increasingly, men and women are getting dermal fillers and laser rejuvenation to combat the signs of aging.
All of this demand has turned Dubai into a hub of plastic surgery, which the local government sees as a potential boon to the emirate’s economy.
According to reports, Dubai is hoping that its reputation as a plastic surgery hotspot will help to attract tourists. By some estimates, the government believes that, by the year 2020, upwards of half a million people each year will come to the emirate in order to undergo cosmetic surgery.
One way in which the medical professionals in Dubai are hoping to attract new customers is by offering cutting-edge scientific techniques. Currently, plastic surgeons in Dubai are looking for ways to integrate stem cells into cosmetic procedures.
Stem cells are already used sometimes as part of facial rejuvenation treatments, but some of the doctors in Dubai have more radical procedures in mind. In one such procedure, known as organic breast enhancement, doctors take fat from the patient and mix it with stem cells to give the patient a larger bust.
Only time will tell if Dubai’s cosmetic enhancement business will result in tourism growth. But in the meantime, the emirate has already established itself as a major force in the world of plastic surgery.
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