A pointed nose and taut skin seem to have emerged as the two most important assets for Indians going by the number of people opting for rhinoplasty or nose jobs and botox injections in the country.
Though there are no official records of plastic surgeries in India, a study of hospital records show that cosmetic procedures like rhinoplasty and liposuction have seen an increase of 150 per cent in the last five years. Other popular surgical procedures include abdominoplasty and male breast reduction.
Among the non-surgical procedures, some of the widely practised procedures include Botox injection, microdermabrasion (a non-invasive procedure that uses a spray of micro crystals to remove the outermost layer of dry, dead skin cells and reveal younger, healthier-looking skin), collagen injection, laser hair removal and chemical peel.
Botox continues to rank first among all cosmetic procedures, with its usage increasing more than 2,400 per cent since 1997.
Indians continue to follow the foot steps of their western counterparts in their obsession for a pointed nose, and are increasingly going in for cosmetic surgical procedures like rhinoplasty, according to Dr Rakesh Khazanchi, Senior Consultant, Department of Plastic and Cosmetic Surgery, Sir Gangaram Hospital here.