Saturday, September 30, 2006

Iran - nose job capital of the world?

Who would believe it, but according to the BBC one thing we share we apparently share with Iran is a growing appetite for cosmetic surgery. In Tehran alone, there are a reported 3000 Physicians practicing plastic surgery procedures.

An interesting cultural angle on this is the large #'s of women undergoing rhinoplasty. As the nose and the eyes are the only facial features displayed in traditional women's Islamic garb, these women are determined to make sure what show looks good. The traditional Iranian ethnic nose has fallen out of favor it seems as the influence of Western pop culture has invaded Iran via satellite TV.

Here a link to a CBS news story on this rhinoplasty phenomena

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