Are you willing to risk inferior plastic surgery results with inexperienced practitioners just to avoid paying a little extra money? Recent medical trends are revealing that the number of citizens in China that are seeking out plastic surgery is on the rise but that many of these people are suffering from plastic surgery addiction, as well as disfigurement from obtaining too many procedures from unqualified professionals.
In a recent interview with PRWeb.com, Dr. Babak Azizzadeh, MD, FACS, discussed the dangers of plastic surgery addiction in response to China’s growing cosmetic surgery trend. Says the Beverly Hills facial surgeon, “It is important that patients who are considering plastic surgery in any country do thorough research on the physician. You want a highly trained, experienced plastic surgeon who has a successful track record. There are just far too many risks involved if a surgeon is inexperienced.”
What manifests this national impulse for the Chinese people to acquire plastic surgery? Beijing Tongren Hospital's Plastic Surgery and Beauty Center director Zheng Yongsheng says that most people in China who receive cosmetic operations are average looking but are actually actively seeking aesthetic perfection. In his August report with Asia News Network, Zheng Yongsheng cites that “Rapid economic development, improving living standards and fiercer social competition have generated an obsession with appearance.”
Where once the Chinese people were dismissive, even critical over modifying the body in any way, that has all changed now. With such an influx of interest in obtaining plastic surgery, many Chinese citizens are becoming psychologically dependent on cosmetic procedures and resorting to unqualified surgeons to ensure treatment. According to Dr. Babak Azizzadeh, “It is important that the surgeon knows whether or not the patient is undergoing the procedure for the right reasons. It is also the responsibility of a good physician to know when a patient needs to stop and not to treat someone who has had too many procedures already.”
Plastic surgery is not for everybody, and nobody should feel they have to receive inferior treatments just to save money. Says Dr. Babak Azizzadeh, “I want my patients to look natural, not plastic, not pulled tight, or worked on. The happiest facial plastic surgery patients are those who opt for subtle rather than dramatic change and who are having the procedure for themselves and not because of peer or societal pressure. I also encourage any patient who has had an unsuccessful facial plastic surgery procedure to immediately seek further treatment from an experienced facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon.”
If you are interested in receiving plastic surgery and would like to know more about your options, contact one of our representatives. We can arrange for you to meet with a board-certified specialist uniquely qualified to your needs and expectations. Call or contact us today to get started.
Dr. Mark Schusterman and Dr. Sanaz Harirchian
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