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Chinese women spend big on beauty surgery

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19-Dec-16 When it comes to surgical procedures to enhance beauty, Chinese women are twice as generous than their global peers. "I would say Chinese patients are the most dramatic," said Woffles Wu, a prominent plastic surgeon in Singapore. His clinic receives 30 to 40 patients from China every month. A few years ago, the number was in single digits, he said. [image: Feng Haiyong / China Daily]

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Turkey - top destination for hair transplantation

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19-Dec-16 Numbers of hair transplants have undergone a massive rise in Turkey, despite the recent unrest in the country. Turkey was the leading country for hair transplantations in 2015 and the numbers arriving still appear to be growing. According to data from the Turkish Healthcare Travel Council, 746,000 foreign visitors arrived in Turkey for medical treatment in 2015. [imgae: Tourism Review]

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Japan’s medical tourism reach expands

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15-Dec-16 A number of changes that are afoot in Japan as the country seeks to enhance its medical tourism footprint by helping patients further afield. The government announced a push towards medical commercialisation in 2010, and this prompted Japanese companies and hospitals to open 19 medical services in 13 countries since then. [image: Aizawa Healthcare International Ltd]

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Rich Chinese medical tourists next target for Thailand

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06-Dec-16 With promotion and publicity focused on China, Thailand has strong potential to lure very-rich Chinese. Singapore has the edge over Thailand by way of its Mandarin-speaking skills. Some 483,000 people travelled from China for medical tourism in 2015. They spent USD6.3 bn on treatment and USD3.4 bn on travel and accommodation, making outbound Chinese medical tourism a USD9.7 bn business. [image: Bangkok Post]

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