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Cultural Influence in Cosmetic Surgery: Trends and Differences in Asian Patients | Dr Frank Lin | Specialist Plastic Surgeon

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Dr. Frank Lin discusses how race and cultural heritage impact surgery trends and procedures. He emphasises the importance of cultural sensitivity and racial sensitivity in delivering safe and satisfactory patient outcomes. 

The concept of regenerative medicine is becoming more prominent in the industry. Perception drift and cultural influences, such as social media and celebrity culture, play a role in shaping aesthetic ideals. Dr. Frank Lin also highlights the importance of good skin quality and the holistic approach to plastic surgery. In this conversation, Dr. Frank Lin discusses the importance of holistic care in aesthetic surgery, particularly in Asian patients. He emphasises the value of addressing the preparation for and post operative care aspects of surgery. Dr. Lin also highlights the need for thorough research and questioning when choosing a surgeon, as well as the growing trend of regenerative medicine in aesthetics.

Key Takeaways

  • Cultural sensitivity and racial sensitivity are important in the plastic surgery industry.
  • Asian patients have a strong preference for non-surgical procedures and are knowledgeable about different modalities.
  • Starting aesthetic treatments at a younger age in Asia can lead to potential risks and the need for revision procedures later in life.
  • Regenerative medicine is becoming more prominent in the industry.
  • Perception drift and cultural influences, such as social media and celebrity culture, shape aesthetic ideals.
  • Good skin quality and a holistic approach are emphasised in plastic surgery. Holistic care, including skincare and energy-based treatments, is important in achieving optimal results in aesthetic surgery.
  • Double eyelid surgery and Asian rhinoplasty are the most common surgical treatments in Asia, sought after to enhance specific features rather than to look more Caucasian.
  • Thorough research and questioning are essential when choosing a surgeon, and it is important to ask about qualifications, experience, and what happens in case of complications.
  • The field of aesthetics is moving towards regenerative medicine, with a focus on using autologous products like fat and stem cells to improve the ageing process.
  • China is emerging as a leader in aesthetics, with rapid advancements in research and innovation.


08:29 The Influence of Asian Culture on Aesthetic Trends
28:09 The Importance of Good Skin Quality and a Holistic Approach
37:28 Choosing a Surgeon
49:02 The Future of Aesthetics

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