Many people know Morocco for several things, including being a popular tourist destination. But not many people would think of this North African country as a place to go when looking to have plastic or cosmetic surgery.
It is common to think of the country as conservatively Islamic. This could make it difficult to think of it as a place where these procedures would be allowed. But they are.
An increasing number of Moroccans, particularly the wealthy ones, are going for plastic and cosmetic surgery. People from outside the country are also choosing Morocco for these procedures. What is responsible for the rising popularity? Read on.
Plastic Surgery vs. Cosmetic Surgery
Plastic surgery and cosmetic surgery are often regarded as being synonymous. They are similar in almost all respects, but purpose. In a better sense, plastic surgery applies to correction of a deformity while cosmetic surgery entails enhancement of body parts merely for aesthetics.
However, plastic surgery in this article is more or less the same as cosmetic surgery. This is because procedures defined as such and performed in Morocco include facial rejuvenation, rhinoplasty, liposuction, breast enlargement, and tummy tucks.
These are actually cosmetic procedures and usually, do not have a reconstruction of damaged body parts as their focus.