The PRC: Plastic Republic of China

In August 2008, Wang Ling* was forced by her mother to go under the knife. "Bigger eyes are more awake and beautiful," Wang's mother told her. China currently has the highest number of plastic surgeries in Asia, according to a survey conducted by the International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ISAPS). Worldwide, China accounts for 12.7 percent of the total plastic surgery procedures – after the United States and Brazil. In Beijing, high school seniors and college-aged students...Full Story
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