11/10/2019 7:46:49 μμ
Chang Li, a 39-year-old orthopedic surgeon in Beijing, receives three intradermal injections to improve his facial skin each year. To his satisfaction, he looks much younger than others his age. Chang says that men are under the same social pressures as women and their confidence and competitiveness would be somewhat weakened by facial and body defects. “Why not reduce the signs of aging if you can?” he asks.
Make-up and plastic surgery are no longer just the realm of women, with society’s growing tolerance of beauty seeking men.Chinese news agency Xinhua interviewed 86 people randomly chosen online. Around 77 per cent said it was a personal choice for men to undergo cosmetic procedures and their choice should be respected. However, experts point out the risks of cosmetic surgery.
On an online lifestyle sharing platform, 21-year-old blogger Chen Jingwei shared his experiences of plastic surgery including a nose job, facial implants and a chin operation in the past three years. Quite a few male fans of Chen follow his posts and leave questions asking for details of his operations. “How much does the eyelid surgery cost?” In a Chinese online survey, 77 per cent of respondents said cosmetic surgery was a personal choice and should be respected. “I am a guy and I want to change my nose, which hospital should I choose?” “Did you have jaw implants or simply have fillers injected?” “Whether to have cosmetic procedures is a personal choice, but people should not develop an addiction to it,” Fan says. “After all, a rich and beautiful inner world is far more important than a pretty face.