Africa ME - UAE: Cosmetic Procedures Market Report 2017

By Heba Hashem 28-Sep-2017

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

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

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.

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

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