Scientific researcher Xia Shurong is shown with markings on his face before having plastic surgery at a clinic in Beijing. Worried his appearance would detract from opportunities in China's competitive society, Xia Shurong decided to go under the surgeon's knife to reshape his nose. Photo: AFP
Scientific researcher Xia Shurong is shown with markings on his face before having plastic surgery at a clinic in Beijing. Worried his appearance would detract from opportunities in China's competitive society, Xia Shurong decided to go under the surgeon's knife to reshape his nose. Photo: AFP

In competitive China, more men go under the knife to boost their chances in life

  • Around 17 per cent of male white-collar workers in China have had cosmetic treatments and most had their first procedure before the age of 30: iResearch
  • While many men seek to enhance their appearance, Beijing is moving to reduce the prominence of ‘effeminate’ male role models

Topic |   China society
Scientific researcher Xia Shurong is shown with markings on his face before having plastic surgery at a clinic in Beijing. Worried his appearance would detract from opportunities in China's competitive society, Xia Shurong decided to go under the surgeon's knife to reshape his nose. Photo: AFP
Scientific researcher Xia Shurong is shown with markings on his face before having plastic surgery at a clinic in Beijing. Worried his appearance would detract from opportunities in China's competitive society, Xia Shurong decided to go under the surgeon's knife to reshape his nose. Photo: AFP
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