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An American in China

Self Conscious in China- Hating their Skin and Eyes….

Posted by w_thames_the_d on August 10, 2010


China leads the Asia Pacific region in plastic surgery and my friend from Mexico said that they have a neurosis about their thick eyes and general Asian appearance here. I wouild agree, as they seem to like people with lighter skin tone, white being the best. In addition, they love the look of foreing eyes, hair and body shapes. They are in the pursuit of losing their Asian-ness as they try to appear more white… imho

excerpt:chinadaily
“A survey conducted by the International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ISAPS) has shown that more people went under the knife for cosmetic enhancements in China than in any other Asian country in 2009, the Mirror Evening News reported on Tuesday. Statistics from the ISAPS suggested that the United States recorded the most plastic surgery operations in the world last year, taking up 17.5 percent of the total, followed by Brazil. China ranked the third, accounting for 12.7 percent of the total, followed by India.

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