Islamic Plastic Surgery

November 5, 2015 in Daily Bulletin

The Economist looked at the rise of plastic surgery in Iran and other countries:

  • Nose jobs are particularly popular among women in the Iran – partly because the face is the one thing that’s visible when women wear the mandatory hijab.
  • Banks in some other Islamic countries such as Lebanon offer loans so that people can get the surgeries done.
  • The loans help fund what can be an expensive procedure. In Iran it can cost $2,500 to have a nose job done – in a country where GDP per capita is $5,000.
  • But the surgery costs twice that in the United States. As Iran rejoins the international world order, increasing numbers of foreigners may start visiting the country for its plastic surgeons.

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Source: The Economist