Thursday, August 23, 2012

Beirut Became Plastic Surgery Center in the world

Beirut had earned the nickname "Paris of the East" due to the cosmopolitan atmosphere. And, despite the Civil War-torn Lebanon and then for 15 years (1975-1990), Beirut was losing its charm. After going through major reconstruction, the capital city of 2 million people managed to get up. Even Beirut once was ranked 9th best city in the world Travel & Leisure magazine in 2006.Now reportedly Beirut became plastic surgery center in the world , a recognized professional.

Now, Beirut became one of the main destinations of foreign tourists, the first ranks of the list of 44 places that must be visited daily version of The New York Times in 2009. Many things that cause it. Besides filled with art galleries, museums, and other tourist destinations, Beirut also became the center of fashion. From this city was born a few top designers whose design widely worn by Hollywood celebrities on the red carpet, such as Elie Saab, Zuhair Murad, Georges Chakra, Reem Acra.

One other attraction of Beirut is its position as a center for plastic surgery in the world today, beating Los Angeles. This is because the cost of plastic surgery in Beirut is much cheaper than in the U.S. and Europe, and have been riding for 17 years. For example, rhinoplasty costs $ 2,000, while breast implants were "only" 4000 dollars. In the U.S., breast surgery can cost 7000 dollars.

Lebanon woman is already very well known with her ​​beauty. Just look Salma Hayek (Lebanon-Mexico), Shakira (Lebanese-Spanish), Jenna Dewan-Tatum (Lebanese-American), and of course Nadine Njeim (Miss Lebanon 2007). However, Lebanese women increasingly obsessed with their physical appearance, and the more who undergo plastic surgery, whether breast implants, Botox, liposuction, nose or repairs. Not infrequently they undergo a combination of procedures, such as breast augmentation as well as tummy-tuck (tummy tuck), and the beheading of the nose.

Plastic surgery demand is so high that banks also offer loans for plastic surgery program. National Bank, for example, offers plastic surgery loans with terms up to 5,000 dollars under the age of 64 years and it still works.

"You could not find a job in Lebanon if you look unattractive. People will reject you socially," said Maher Mezher of First National Bank.

According to experts from the industry, each year 1.5 million plastic surgery done in Lebanon. That's not including the 10 million non-surgical procedures such as Botox and collagen injections. Most women begin first operations with the beheading of the nose (the most popular procedures), followed by a face-lift, breast implants, and liposuction. Not surprisingly, many Lebanese women who had the look the same: small nose, large cheeks, perfectly shaped breasts, and lips are sexy. Some are doing a total makeover.