The Rise Of Plastic Surgery In Morocco
In the mainly Islamic populated North African country of Morocco a change is occurring. Despite some religious scholars frowning upon the issue, more women than ever are electing to undergo plastic surgery in the country. The reasons for this are far from simplistic and can be traced to Moroccan women seeing a dramatic rise in their social and economic status. In turn, the country is seeing a wave of independent women for the first time who are electing to have cosmetic surgery for a myriad of reasons. In some places at such a rate that demand is currently higher than the supply, with the country looking for more plastic surgeons to help with the dramatic increase.
The increase however, is not limited to the female population. The percentage of men frequenting cosmetic clinics and seeking plastic surgery has risen from “5 percent to 25 percent over the last few years.” Almost half of the people requesting facelifts and nose jobs are men and the key factor between both sexes looking to take to the knife is the retention of youth. The other common theme is of course financial, with the vast majority of clients coming from people who are wealthy enough to afford such procedures. The professional make up of the male clients will also tend to be people who work in professions where there appearance is important. Businessmen, politicians, celebrities – people who are in the limelight all of the time.
It was thought that cosmetic surgery would never take off in predominately Islamic countries as the Koran forbids changing your body in such a way. However, it seems more and more people are paying no attention to their religious upbringing when it comes to wanting to look the best they can. Like the Bible in Christian countries, there is an increasing majority looking to apply less literal translations as we learn to live in an increasingly more modernised world.
One of the major reasons both men and women are giving in the country for wanting to change their appearance via plastic surgery is “psychological.” Both sexes experience physical changes in their forties and fifties that can greatly affect moods and feelings. Plastic Surgery is a way that can increase your self esteem by changing your physical appearance to look and feel younger. With the amount of procedures expected in 2012 to see a further rise again, it’s clear that plastic surgery is fast becoming a part of everyday life in Morocco.