Chinese surgeon offers “Eiffel Nose” as job market becomes harder to break in to
We have previously reported on China’s increasing appetite for plastic surgery as a means to get ahead in the workplace. But one plastic surgeon has increased his efforts to help Chinese graduates by assimilating aesthetic medicine with art.
In this case a specific landmark of 19th century architecture: the Eiffel Tower.
Plastic surgeon Wang Xumings poster advertises his services for a very specific type of rhinoplasty – that which echoes the structure of Paris famous landmark.
In the poster is the profile of a surgically-enhanced female with the curvature of the tower in the background. Xuming commented:
“We’ve been influenced by the beauty of the Eiffel Tower; we don’t just add to the nose, we rebuild it.”
Getting an Eiffel nose to get ahead?
He has, he says, performed a number of these operations, which are apparently mostly taken up by the daughters of wealthy families, who usually come to the clinic with their mothers.
Attributing the rising interest in this, and other facial plastic surgery procedures, on the increasingly difficult job market, he added:
“Some students face a lot of employment pressure after graduation, if their facial features are good, they’ll have more chance of finding a job. We’ve had students getting the Eiffel nose; it’s helped them a lot.”
After a 10-year plan by the Chinese government to increase the number of individuals entering universities and further education, the numbers exiting the system have doubled in that time. This, combined with a period of slower growth and increasingly tougher economic times, has led to 2013 being the toughest year yet for graduates, according to the Chinese media.
So if looking good is one way to get ahead of the competition, and an Eiffel Nose can help with that, then it seems something that the Chinese young and educated are willing to invest in. This in a society where height restrictions, for example, are permitted on job adverts after all.