|APSG Comment: Either way, the world's most common face is, and will continue to be, fully Asian, whether Eastern or Southern, well into the distant future.
The concept of "Asian" cosmetic surgery as a limited subspecialty of plastic surgery is already disappearing as this evolving discipline now encompasses the largest patient base on the planet.
Celebrities and models glorified in the West (and East) as today's "beautiful" are already old news, really just tomorrow's "fixer-uppers," even if they don't yet know it.
What does this mean for cosmetic surgery? Look for a "new" phase in Asian plastic surgery where the primary goal will be to look better rather than mainly different or "Westernized." Operations like double eyelid surgery, epicanthoplasty, cheek and jaw reductions, calf nerve ablations, and so on will degrade into obscure footnotes in old textbooks on outdated plastic surgery.
"Ethnic" plastic surgery will come to refer to surgery on the European or Western population seeking "Easternization." A whole new group of operations will be developed in response to new demands.
When will all of this happen? In a hundred years? In fifty years? With the present rate of change, give it a good ten years.
Related > Asian Plastic Surgery Predictions for 2011 (see # 9 and #10)
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