Africa ME - UAE: Cosmetic Procedures Market Report 2017

Cosmetic procedures are thriving amid the UAE’s image-conscious society, with high demand for less-invasive treatments and liposuction

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Total surgical and non-surgical skin care procedures
performed in Dubai’s private health sector.
Source: Dubai Health Authority

A young population with high disposable income coupled with a booming medical tourism sector has created an ongoing demand for cosmetic procedures in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Dubai especially dominates this important market, being a global luxury-centric city with world-class medical infrastructure.

According to the Dubai Health Authority (DHA), a total of 226,307 surgical and nonsurgical skin care procedures were performed in Dubai’s private health sector in 2016, representing an unprecedented increase of 71% over 2015. Botox and fillers are the most requested non-invasive procedures in the UAE today, while cryolipolysis is also gaining popularity, according to Dr Frank Conroy, plastic, reconstructive and cosmetic surgeon at the American Hospital in Dubai. This non-invasive fat-freezing procedure is typically used for removing stubborn areas of fat from the abdomen and thighs, and requires very little downtime.

Statistics from the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery Hospital (AACSH) in Dubai similarly show that Botox and fillers . . .

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