News By Tag
News By Place
Cosmetic plastic surgery in Africa
The growing popularity of cosmetic plastic surgery in Africa
By: Abuja Plastic Surgery
As a Plastic Surgeon in Atlanta Georgia, Dr. Okoro caters to an international audience from Asia, Europe, North America, South America, and a few African countries. A few years ago, Dr. Okoro noticed an increase in cosmetic plastic surgery request from African countries especially, Nigeria. He received request from both men and women, though the majority of the request are from women. His patients informed him that there are a large number of patients looking for plastic surgery in Africa. Dr. Okoro traveled to Lagos and Abuja Nigeria to discover that a large number of Nigerian men and women travel overseas for plastic surgery services. Many travel to Europe, India or Dubai, because these services are not readily available in Nigeria by qualified plastic surgeons. There are many plastic surgeons in Nigeria, but most are trained in reconstructive surgery and have little cosmetic plastic surgery experience.
In other to provide the best care for Africans, its important to understand the culture of the people. The growing popularity of plastic surgery in African can only be best met by African plastic surgeons. African plastic surgeons who understand the culture are well positioned to educate and counsel patients interested in plastic surgery.
The growing interest in cosmetic plastic surgery in Africa may create an environment where unqualified doctors with little or no training in plastic surgery will start practicing in unsafe surgery on Africans. In the African environment where there are little or no safety measures, doctors without the proper training in Plastic surgery will take advantage of the unsuspecting patients who may not have the resources to research a doctor’s background and training.
In 2012, he established one of the first registered full time cosmetic plastic surgery service (Abuja Plastic Surgery - http://www.AbujaPlastics.com) in Abuja and Lagos Nigeria to met the demands of the growing appetite for cosmetic plastic surgery in Africa. Why Nigeria? Nigeria is the most populated country in Africa and is now Africa’s largest economy thanks to its new industries such as telecoms, information technology, music, online sales, airlines, and film industry. Additionally, Lagos Nigeria is increasingly becoming the fashion capital for Africa, and Nigeria has the largest population.
Dr. Okoro is a double board certified plastic surgeon with full time plastic surgery service in Atlanta Georgia (http://www.GeorgiaPlastic.com) and Lagos Nigeria (http://www.AbujaPlastics.com)
For international patients residing in Africa, Europe, the Mediterranean and the Middle East, office consultations can be schedule at Dr. Okoro’s office in Lagos or Abuja Nigeria.
Abuja Plastic Surgery
Page Updated Last on: Apr 06, 2014