Cosmetic surgery apps are one of the hottest trends in China

Cosmetic surgery apps are one of the hottest trends in China


Want to get a nose job? There’s an app for that.

Plastic surgery is so popular in China that apps supporting the industry are taking off. From your phone, the apps will scan your face, tell you what work you need to have done in order to improve your visage, suggest doctors and even book and pay for appointments and surgeries.

More than 7 million Chinese people had plastic surgery in 2014, according to the China Association of Plastics and Aesthetics. By 2017, that number leaped to more than 16 million people going under the knife, according to data from Frost & Sullivan, according to CNN.

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This has led to the rising popularity of apps like So-Young and GengMei, where users can see before-and-after photos, set up appointments and pay for the surgeries.

“In China, it is very difficult to find reliable information on clinics, especially in smaller cities,” Tony DeGennaro, co-founder of Dragon Social, a Chinese market intelligence

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