In the past, plastic surgery procedures were mostly done on higher class citizens who had the time and money to have desired improvements made to their body or face. Recently, all different types of peoples of multiple classes and ethnic groups have become more interested in plastic surgery. Especially with the rise of immigration to the U.S., many people believe that by looking more Western they may be able to adapt into the American culture much more quickly. Additionally, many believe that by looking more Caucasian that they might have a better shot at higher paying jobs, prestigious social circles and successful careers.
People from Asian countries have become one of the most common ethnic groups to receive plastic surgery to alter their appearance. It has become quite the phenomenon amongst this group of individuals especially as they look at what they think is the social "norm" in the United States and try to emulate that. The most common procedures they receive include the following:
- Rhinoplasty (defining the bridge of the nose & making the base smaller)
- Canthoplasty (reshaping of the eyes to make them appear more round)
Many of these people are under the impression that by changing their looks, they can come across as more beautiful and become more prosperous. Other people groups who struggle with their darker skin color, weight, chin size or other features definitive of their background are also seeking treatments to alter their looks. It is not a silly question to consider whether or not those that appear more American will have an easier time getting the jobs they want. For many, just having that possibility in the background of their minds has encouraged them to pursue plastic surgery.
Dr. Edward Miranda is a highly successful and Board Certified surgeon in San Francisco. He has a passion for Aesthetic Surgery of the Asian Face and has had very specified training by some of the best plastic surgeons in China. Making regular trips to China and offering his own medical services to the top Plastic Surgery Clinic in China, he is qualified at handling jaw reduction, Asian rhinoplasty and Asian eyelid surgery. At the Pacific Plastic Surgery Group, we know and understand that having the highest quality plastic surgeon for whatever procedure you might need is of the upmost importance. Do not hesitate to contact our office today to schedule a consultation with Dr. Miranda.