21 February 2011

Increasing numbers of men living in the United Arab Emirates are choosing to spend their money on cosmetic surgery procedures, according to recent figures. The Emirates Medical Association has reported that of the people who had cosmetic surgery in the UAE last year, 47 per cent were men. This was a seven per cent rise on the corresponding figures for 2009. These figures equated to approximately DH300 million being spent on various surgical procedures, including liposuction, rhinoplasty (nose job), face lifts and otoplasty (ear reshaping). However, the overall number of people going under the knife has reportedly dropped by 40 per cent, when compared to statistics from 2008. The figures were revealed by Dr Ali Numeiri, an official in the plastic surgery division of the Emirates Medical Association. Dr Numeiri was speaking at a conference in Dubai on breast surgery, which was attended by plastic surgeons and organisations from all over the world.