Social media is fuelling demand for cosmetic procedures in Qatar, while patients are increasingly choosing local clinics for their treatments
Qatar is a small country, roughly half the size of Wales and with a population of 2.5 million. But what it lacks in demography and geography, it makes up for in spending power – and its significant cosmetic surgery industry is a key beneficiary. According to the World Bank, Qatar’s gross domestic product per capita based on power purchasing parity was US$127,660 in 2016 – the highest in the world.
And with a social media culture that strongly reinforces perfection and a fast-paced lifestyle that requires immediate results, the appeal of cosmetic treatments has surged in recent years. The highest demand has been for post-partum and post-weight loss procedures, according to Dr Ahmed Makki, a senior consultant in plastic and reconstructive surgery and founder of Plastic Surgicentre, one of the oldest cosmetic surgery clinics in the Qatari capital Doha, established in 2001. “Mummy makeovers, tummy tucks and liposuction are the most popular cosmetic surgery procedures in Qatar.
New mothers after childbirth are increasingly seeking cosmetic procedures, from . . .
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