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Warning over surge in demand for cosmetic surgery in Japan

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That is a real unintended consequence of this pandemic. I would have never expected that. It also introduces additional risk. It would be more logical to hold off on an unnecessary (in most cases) procedure.

Learn something new every day.

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She should name the clinic. But in Japan she’d likely get sued for “defamation”. Ridiculous.

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As with pachinko, cosmetic clinics are non essential so how about naming and shaming them?

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I saw ads for guys to get a chest implant. That would be awkward when your lady-friend or boyfriend finds out you are not really Hugh Jackman, but really Pee-wee Herman.

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Unfortunate so many Asian and Japanese women feel a need for unnecessary cosmetic surgery because they are brainwashed into thinking Western standards of beauty are the ideal to strive for.

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Unfortunate so many Asian and Japanese women feel a need for unnecessary cosmetic surgery because they are brainwashed into thinking Western standards of beauty are the ideal to strive for.

You have got to be kidding me to blame the West for this. South Korea is the cosmetic surgery capital in their own quest to exceed each other.

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Unfortunate so many Asian and Japanese women feel a need for unnecessary cosmetic surgery because they are brainwashed into thinking Western standards of beauty are the ideal to strive for.

I can't agree more. Brainwashed to the point somewhat embarrassing.

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To a certain degree is understandable that patients do not understand the risks they get by undergoing surgeries in the middle of the pandemic, but doctors? any of them that still keep their schedule open for consultations and surgeries that are not immediately necessary are either deeply unprepared so they don't see the risks or have really bad ethical values. The risk is not only for them but for all their patients, the rest of the personnel involved and even the surgeons themselves.

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"Some parents and children come together to get double eyelid surgeries." Is is double because there are 2 patients? Is there a twofer?

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According to the nurse, the clinic closed when a staff member was found to have coronavirus, but reopened after a few days without announcing the infection.

do they have any obligation to announce it?

My local grocery store had an employee come down with it and they had an announcement up for the 30 +some odd hours they shut down. I was glad they were transparent about it, but there was no mention of it once they reopened, so if you weren’t lucky enough to see the pop up sign, too bad so sad for you I guess.

I was unimpressed that they could open so quickly and easily though. I highly doubt only one employee has the virus. I also doubt they were able to deep clean, disinfect and AIR OUT the huge place in such a short time. Obviously, there wasn’t enough time for the staff to get tested. Japan should do better. They’re clearly not chasing and tackling cluster of infections!

There are plenty of shops around here too so it wouldn’t pose a big problem to the local area if they were shut for a week

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A 29-year-old female nurse quit her job at a clinic in Tokyo at the end of April, citing anxiety about potential infections and distrust toward its management.Although its website says the clinic ensures patients' safety by disinfecting its facilities, it lacked disinfectants and did not sterilize them properly recently, she said. According to the nurse, the clinic closed when a staff member was found to have coronavirus, but reopened after a few days without announcing the infection."

This can not be...here is safety and honesty Japan, must be a mistake.

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Why are these clinics still operating at the moment, especially when they have no essential supplies and cannot clean equipment.

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While the coronavirus pandemic has led to school closures and people working from home, some see this as a good time to try something they have always wanted to -- plastic surgery.

Say what you want but what sometimes people in Japan really behave incredibly strangely. I mean they are asked to confine as much as possible because of a virus, but some of them decide to go to clinics for cosmetic surgery. It's just baffling.

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This is further proof that some people don't have a grasp of the reality of this pandemic. There are fricken people dying from a high infectious disease and all they can think of is getting face lifts? Really? They aren't going to be thinking of their vanity if the get infected and are shacked in some hospital on a respirator fighting for their lives!

"Some parents and children come together to get double eyelid surgeries."

OMFG. These parents should be arrested. Seriously. I don't how old these children are, but NO CHILD should be getting ANY cosmetic surgery unless its to correct a serious defect. Kids' faces change ALL the freakin time, just because they are single eyelid now, doesn't mean that they'll be like that all their lives. And even if they were, they (the parents) should embrace it, and teach their child to embrace it, otherwise they are going to go through life with all kinds of appearance anxiety and become addicted to cosmetic surgery.

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because they are brainwashed into thinking Western standards of beauty are the ideal to strive for.

Brained washed by who? If they are are, that's by their own television and media, so by themselves. But I don't think that it has anything to do with brain washing, This is more about inferiority complex and truth to be said, it has some base to it. Genetics is so that non-asian women and men have some physical attributes that asians can't just have. That's how it is.

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…...I have often felt Japan had its ""OWN""  common sense, not so much on the sense part, but certainly common!  This article is a textbook example.

These clinics should be allowing hospitals to buy the needed resources that clinics would normally use & if the doctors & staff at these clinics have the needed background they should be allowed to help out hospitals & medical clinics...…

But stay open for cosmetic stuff...………………….Bad idea!

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Say what you want but what sometimes people in Japan really behave incredibly strangely. I mean they are asked to confine as much as possible because of a virus, but some of them decide to go to clinics for cosmetic surgery. It's just baffling.

I don't find this strange at all. Japanese rarely get a long enough holiday or time off work that they can have cosmetic surgery and heal without anyone noticing their scars. Plus, they can wear a mask at work to hide their appearance even longer. Its a great opportunity for many of them.

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I don't find this strange at all. Japanese rarely get a long enough holiday or time off work that they can have cosmetic surgery and heal without anyone noticing their scars.

Yah, absolutely, its a perfectly normal thing to want to do in a middle of pandemic and SoE. ...shakes head...

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What is "double eyelid surgery"?

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"What is "double eyelid surgery"?"

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/East_Asian_blepharoplasty

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Yah, absolutely, its a perfectly normal thing to want to do in a middle of pandemic and SoE. ...shakes head...

So what's a normal thing to do during a pandemic or SoE? Sit in your tiny apartment and worry all day? I've had cosmetic surgery on my nose (rhinoplasty) because it was disfigured from a break and I had a deviated septum. Anyways, its not a procedure that you just go and do on the weekend. You end up with 2 black eyes and a swollen face for a few weeks. So right now its good timing for many people to have the surgery. I don't blame them. Sure, it might be a little dangerous with the Covid-19 thing, but I'd say getting the surgery done is worth the risk to may of them.

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Japan has been the highest number in terms of cosmetic surgeries in Asia for some time, including "surgery tours" to Korea because of how much cheaper it is, and that they could keep it secret. That's not the number per capita, mind you; that honour goes to Taiwan, and SK second, with Japan in third, but in sheer number. So, what's happening here, and maybe it's connected to so many young people these days here preferring SK style and music, is that they are realising they don't have to care what other people think about them having said surgeries.

I mean, come on... I dare anyone who doubts what I said to honestly say they don't have the Kawasaki Clinic commercial jingle rolling around in their head still, or Takase clinic's music videos (is it Takase or another one?).

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You have got to be kidding me to blame the West for this. South Korea is the cosmetic surgery capital in their own quest to exceed each other.

One of the most popular surgical procedures for women in South Korea is creating a double eyelid to change the original "Asian" eyes that they were born with. Along with other procedures such as modifying the nose, South Koreans have long been influenced by what they consider an "ideal" standard of beauty, which is Caucasian. Some estimates put the percentage of South Korean women in their 20's who have had cosmetic surgery to be anywhere from 30-40%. Most certainly many South Korean celebrities have been under the knife as well. These cosmetic procedures aren't so hugely popular because South Korea, Japan, and other Asian countries are trying to "outdo" each other, but because of the influence of western media that has for many decades brainwashed people of color the world over that Western (Caucasian) features are the "most" beautiful (very light and pale skin, no epicanthic fold over the eyes, so on).

So it might behoove you to fully comprehend the post you were replying to, before making erroneous assumptions.

https://www.huffpost.com/entry/korea-plastic-surgery_l_5d72afb0e4b07521022c00e1

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it might be a little dangerous with the Covid-19 thing, but I'd say getting the surgery done is worth the risk to may of them.

If it's a true disfigurement, like a cleft palate, the effects of an acid attack, burns, etc., where time may also be a factor, then yes, it might be worth the risk.

But with or with out the Covid-19 thing, going under the knife to make fiddling aesthetic changes to bits that are perfectly alright to start off with?

I struggle to find a word to describe it.

Stoopid keeps popping into my mind.

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These cosmetic procedures aren't so hugely popular because South Korea, Japan, and other Asian countries are trying to "outdo" each other, but because of the influence of western media that has for many decades brainwashed people of color the world over that Western (Caucasian) features are the "most" beautiful (very light and pale skin, no epicanthic fold over the eyes, so on).

Well oldman_13, you certainly are in the wrong century with racist and outdated notions that Asians are feeble-minded and cannot think beyond what the white man tells them. I think Koreans and Japanese would be extremely offended by your ridiculous contention that western media controls their minds.

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pople will try to save themselves however by any process

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Why do Japanese, or any Asian, want to look western? So we have such an inferiority complex? When I was in Taipei a few years ago, there was a large sign on a building offering cosmetic surgery to change your Taiwanese look to a South Korean (K-pop?) look. I couldn't really see the difference between the before and after pictures.

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"General" Cosmetic Surgery lives outside of the normal Medical practices that are supported by the Key workers. I do not understand how, such organisations can be allowed to operate, when something more useful such a Haircut establishment is forced to stop business.

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