‘Elf ears’ are a new fad among young Chinese who hope it will make their faces appear slimmer. Photo: Artwork ‘Elf ears’ are a new fad among young Chinese who hope it will make their faces appear slimmer. Photo: Artwork
‘Elf ears’ are a new fad among young Chinese who hope it will make their faces appear slimmer. Photo: Artwork
China Society

China’s ‘elf ear’ cosmetic surgery increasingly sought by young people seeking a thinner, slimmer face 

  • China’s cosmetic surgery market climbed from about 64.8 billion yuan (US$10.1 billion) in 2015 to nearly 177 billion (US$27.7 billion) in 2019
  • Doctors warn the risks include infection, cicatrices, asymmetrical ears, infection, allergic reactions, blood clots and skin necrosis

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‘Elf ears’ are a new fad among young Chinese who hope it will make their faces appear slimmer. Photo: Artwork ‘Elf ears’ are a new fad among young Chinese who hope it will make their faces appear slimmer. Photo: Artwork
‘Elf ears’ are a new fad among young Chinese who hope it will make their faces appear slimmer. Photo: Artwork
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