Regardless of the economic hardships, restraints and political crisis facing not only Lebanese women but the country in and of itself, they're flocking to First National Bank to receive between $1000 to $5,000 for a 'Plastic Surgery Loan'.
George Nasr, the bank's Marketing Manager states, "Lebanese love to beautify themselves, and we are opening this door for them through such loans."
Billboards are plastered every where encouraging the women to come an apply for these monies called loans. Within the past year plastic surgery has grown more popular. A steady increase in nose jobs, rhinoplasty, liposuction and botox.
Say it ain't so, say it ain't so!
Lebanese women are beautiful. Just as I believe all women are. Yet, their business professionals, housewives and very young female students are having cosmetic surgeries. The young women are getting liposuction on their hips in order to wear 'low rider jeans'.
Dr. Imad Kaddoura states, "Surgical procedures in Lebanon are also an average of four times less expensive than in America. According to a surgeon who declined to be named "for ethical reasons," the cost of rhinoplasty performed by a local surgeon has not increased in 17 years, remaining between $1,500 and $2,000 compared to between $5,000 and $12,000 in the U.S."
Well, I guess that should make us all feel better.