Ethnic Cosmetic Surgery: Can You Really Change Your Race?

There is a new wave of cosmetic surgery today ?. And as much as popularity is gained to their recipients, which also receives a fair share of critics, because it seems the motion to deny and erase one of ethnicity. But really?

Plastic Surgery ethnic is the practice of changing one of the physical traits as supposed to what is typical of his race. For example, Asians, especially Chinese, Korean, Japanese and want to have a blepharoplasty or surgery that gives a fold eyelids, an effort to change their typical feature monolid eye. For African Americans, who want to change the shape of the nose and rebuild by narrowing the width nasal fossa and the bridge of the nose.

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from the 2005 and 2013 data published by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons , the demand for cosmetic surgeries among African Americans surged 56 percent while Asians and Hispanics increased by a staggering 126 percent and 85 percent, respectively.

rhinoplasty or nose surgery became popular procedure for African Americans, Latinos, Middle Eastern and customers from the Mediterranean. For Asians, blepharoplasty (double eyelid surgery) is one of the best options

This interesting trend apparently become the world of beauty and cosmetic surgery, certain issues and questions arise

such as :.

no question. 1:

“Are you doing this because what they want is improve appearance?”


“No, they do not suffer from the bonds of” trying to be white or Westernized “

Due to the domination. the popularity of the Western media (magazines, television, digital media) can be assumed to also do a close relationship of our ideals of beauty to it. Over the years, we have witnessed its evolution. what was considered popular as Marilyn Monroe curves in the 50 not reign through the 90’s, came the influx of supermodels like Kate Moss, where “thin is in ‘. However, rapid until 2016 and industry of plastic surgery advance is booming again for the curvier waist and fuller patients who want to “keep up with the Kardashians’ bust.

However, although the idea of ​​mind conditioning seem quite present from the media, the way we compose our “own” standards of beauty is not tied to an ethnic group or race specific, but in the form of a particular shape or size of a physical characteristic contributes to the overall appeal of a person. in a survey of beauty by, men and women were asked to “accumulate” what they think is the ideal archetype of beauty. Qualities like thicker lips, high cheekbones, large eyes, nose and thin eyebrows petite emerged from the survey .

Now, let’s try to shift our attention to Korea, which ranks as the country with the higher rate plastic surgery and aesthetics in the world. Among the most popular procedures, yet the double eyelid surgery is in the first place. However, it is important to note however, that reason behind getting this type of surgery is not because they want to subscribe to Western standards. Koreans try to have larger eyes and wrinkled eyelids because for them, it is more attractive and more youthful in sight. From an article published by Korea Herald Korean Na Minhwa surgeon said she even get customer complaints if the crease as a result looks like a Caucasian. Although they want huge pair of eyes, who still want to look Asian.

Question no. 2:

“Is this an effort to be more westernized ?”


no, they just want to feel more attractive for improvement, and not pure imitation of someone else physical characteristic

In the highly multicultural United States of America, you can. easily it is assumed that customers seek to change the shape of your nose or eyes so that assimilation would be easy with the people, where the ideals of Western or white beauty remain supreme.

But contrary to popular belief, patients only wanted their physical characteristics to be symmetrical and aesthetically pleasing . They just want to work on what they have to look their best. There are certain proportions they want to reach to feel more beautiful.

Question no. 3:

“Want hide their ethnic identity?”


no, they do not want to hide or deny their own ethnicity.

Although critics have raised a flashpoint of dilemma and scrutiny against ethnic cosmetic surgery, customers still have no regrets about changing their physical characteristics as this will improve your confidence same and created a more positive outlook on life. Moreover, for them, is never a problem to erase the race itself because being part of a “Race and Inheritance” is more than just physical, but cultural and moral in nature.

But why the term “ethnic cosmetic surgery ‘is still widely used if there is no intention to racially classify patients to the point implied being criticized? Use of the term is mainly used by plastic surgeons themselves. In practice, they know how the genetic makeup of a person determines the size, color or any other physical characteristic of a person has. For example, a patient asking Asian blepharoplasty can have a different patient examination and procedure of different ethnic origin. Some doctors specializing in a particular part of the body, some do not. Therefore, the term simply suggest that patients should go to ‘specialists’-not for the sole purpose of challenging the ethnic or racial love and loyalty.

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Author Bio:

Kaelyn Lim, a nurse by profession, not only likes to share tips on a healthy lifestyle, but is also passionate about finding exciting excavations and tips on hair, makeup, skin care and everything related to beauty. Every month, she writes a newsletter for Advance Beauty Cosmetic Surgery and helped create his blog.

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