The number young people turning to cosmetic procedures to improve their looks is on the rise in Qatar, says one doctor at Hamad Medical Corp.’s plastic surgery department.
Rhinoplasty in particular appears to have grown in popularity; HMC, which performs surgeries free of charge for nationals, has “thousands” of patients on a two-year waitlist for the procedure, according to senior consultant surgeon Dr. Saed Kaldari.
“It seems like a growing fashion among young people nowadays as many of them are seeking to have a standardised type of nose. We are conducting as many as three hundred per year and we have up to thousands constantly on our two-year waiting list,” Dr. Kaldari (said).
“Aesthetic modifications of body parts has become so rampart, and I believe this is due to the new and globalised media, that a category of young people will come in with a magazine and ask us to get them an exact nose as a model in the mag.
“But they forget that everybody has a specific nose that can suit their face, so when they insist on the model’s nose and you obliged but the result was not as perfect as they want, they become unhappy. It is that bad,” Dr Kaldari said.
Qatar is no stranger to plastic surgery – where once residents would go abroad for their procedures, the majority of expats and nationals now get treated here, largely because the price is right.