Nose Job: Mosul Men go Under Knife for Good Looks

One patient that NIQASH spoke with had had his ears pinned back. The young man was very happy with the results of his surgery but he asked that he not be named in case his friends and family found out about his visit to al-Zako’s clinic.

“Today I feel so much happier,” the young man said. “I can go to the barber shop and get a more youthful haircut. Before the surgery I felt like I had to hide my deformed ears. Now I don’t.”

But even social attitudes will eventually change here. The medical staff working in the area expects that the demand for aesthetic or cosmetic surgery will continue to grow in Mosul. Currently there are only about ten specialists in the field in a city of over 3 million; if the local hospital does cosmetic work it’s usually on burns victims.

And doctors like al-Zako working in cosmetic surgery believe that, just as in the West, more medical students will be choosing to move into this field in the near future. In fact it’s already started to happen: six young doctors are expected to graduate in cosmetic surgery from the Mosul College of Medicine shortly.

(Picture: Shopping District in Mosul)


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2 Responses to Nose Job: Mosul Men go Under Knife for Good Looks


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    Daddy Warbux
    25th December 2012 at 02:42 #

    Barely enough money to put food on the table or shoes on their feet for throwing at infidels but they can get nose jobs? Looks like the newly emerging metro-sexual demographic can make good on their debts after all. 8)


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    ZAB
    25th December 2012 at 04:10 #

    Actually, "Daddy", Iraqi's aren't poor - living in a war zone doesn't have to be attached to poverty.