In 2010, over 3. 2 million cosmetic plastic surgery procedures were performed on that the patients. This is an increase of 243% when compared to 2000.
Plastic surgery is becoming more common and mainstreamed and therefore, ethnic are becoming more aware of their options.
This mainstreaming has removed the stigma that once may have been associated with plastic surgery. Medical technology improvements and reduce cost have also contributed to the rise in demand.
Ethnic patients who have plastic surgery have similar motivation as other patients. The majority of patients want to maintain their ethnicity. They do not want to lose the important facial features that exhibit racial character, But rather want to reduce the signs of aging, look refreshed and rejuvenated or refined to create balance and symmetry of her body and/or face.