Medical tourism news
01 August 2011
With Belgium being the latest European country to ban the wearing of the burka in public and the Arab spring uprising and demonstrations, Muslim women are increasingly sensitive about what they do and are seen to do.
In several cultures such as North Africa, women have traditionally used tattoos between their eyes, on their hands or beneath their lips as a sign of beauty, until just a few years ago only artists and singers had cosmetic surgery, but now the rapid development in several Islamic societies has led to a demand for cosmetic surgery from ordinary women wanting to look good.
Cosmetic surgery includes procedures such as breast enhancement or reduction, face-lift, upper and lower eyelid surgery, chemical peels, nose reshaping (rhinoplasty), liposuction and tummy tucks.
Some argue that cosmetic surgery has become increasingly important amid the social development-taking place in several countries, where certain standards of beauty are driven by how film and music stars look. However cosmetic surgery is often criticized as a fashion spurred by globalization and the spread of satellite television channels featuring artists, especially singers and actors, who promote a narrow and unrealistic perception of beauty. For many years cosmetic surgery tended to performed in secret and in certain communities this is still true
Secret Surgery provides a solution to this by providing affordable surgery to Muslim women in the UK wanting to have a procedure conducted by a female Muslim plastic surgeon in a Muslim country. The package includes pre and post-operative consultations in the UK.
Angela Chouaib of Secret Surgery says, “The UK has many cosmetic surgeons but very few female surgeons that can truly relate to barriers faced and with the ability to treat female Muslims in a safe, comfortable and respectful environment. The other benefit about surgery abroad is that you have access to an excellent female surgeon in modern facilities at 50% less than UK prices.”