Do You Even Dubai?: The Latest Plastic Surgery Hotspot
First made famous by reality show Dr. 90210, Beverly Hills plastic surgeon Dr. Jason Diamond has operated on a slew of A-listers. The cosmetic surgery star first visited Dubai for a one-time guest surgeon stint back in 2009.
“For that week, I literally had people waiting until 2 a.m. for a consultation,” Dr. Diamond explained to CNN. “The waiting room was filled 20 people deep all day long.”
Since then, Diamond has returned to Dubai every few months as a partner with the American British Surgical and Medical Center, enlisting the help of other top Beverly Hills surgeons.
“Every time I go, I don’t even sit down,” Diamond commented to CNN. “I’m running around from 7 a.m. until midnight. The demand is literally out the door.”
Dubai has become a huge plastic surgery hub over the past couple of years. The city’s residents used to venture to Beverly Hills, Brazil or Beirut for procedures, but they now stay closer to home for treatments.
“In Lebanon, I’d say it’s been about a 30 to 40 percent drop [in business],” Dr. Sami Saad, the national secretary for the International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery in Lebanon, told CNN. “A lot of surgeons are leaving. They’re moving to Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Qatar and Kuwait. These countries are safer and more attractive for plastic surgeons.”
According to the Emirates Plastic Surgery Society, the number of plastic surgeons in the area rapidly increased from 60 in 2006 to 150 in 2014. The United Arab Emirates now have more cosmetic surgeons per capita than Brazil or the United States.
“The market is very saturated,” Dr. Luiz Toledo, a plastic surgeon on the scientific committee of the Emirates Plastic Surgery Society, who moved his practice from Brazil to Dubai in 2005, explained to CNN. “Every day I get emails [from surgeons] saying, ‘I heard Dubai is good for business. I want to come and visit, do some work, then come back home.’ Everybody thinks Dubai is this mecca full of rich people. They think they’ll come over and find gold on the streets. It’s not like that; it’s hard work.’”
In 2012, medical tourists made up 8.7 percent of the total health sector revenue, according to the Dubai Health Authority.
“The industry is growing very fast,” Vasilica Baltateanu, founder of Dubai plastic surgery consultancy Vasilica Aesthetics, noted to CNN. She projects that the healthcare market will grow 11.4 percent over the next two years.
With 200 different nationalities calling Dubai home, the city is one of the most multicultural in the world, so it’s not surprising that a broader demographic is going under the knife.
“Last year, I saw patients from 73 nationalities, which is a record,” Toledo admitted to :CNN.
Diamond says he has operated on a number of Saudi women, who traditional wear veils every day.
“In America, you’re not exposed to too many people who cover their face, and you assume those who do don’t care about their appearance because they never show it off,” Diamond explained to CNN. “But once you get to know the culture, you realize they’re not that different from us. Middle Eastern women love looking good just as much as American women do.”
Area surgeons also report seeing more men and teenagers undergoing treatment. According to Baltateanu, an estimated 15 percent of plastic surgery patients in the United Arab Emirates are under the age of 23.
“In Europe, America and Australia, people will try to adopt their lifestyle first,” Baltateanu told CNN. “Liposuction, for instance, would be a last resort after you’ve tried everything else. Here, it’s more, ‘I’ve gained some weight, I’ll get some lipo,’ and they’ll get the treatment four or five times, which is when it becomes dangerous.”
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