Cosmetic surgery is becoming big business in China. In 2014, more than seven million operations were conducted.
The burgeoning industry was valued at 400 billion yuan (62 billion US dollars) the same year, and that is expected to double by 2019, making China the world’s third largest country for plastic surgeries after the US and Brazil, according to China Association of Plastics and Aesthetics.
To find out more about attitudes towards the booming industry, CGTN interviewed two girls - one a plastic surgery veteran and the other a new hand who has recently had her first cosmetic operation. Follow our cameras to learn about their rationale for seeking beauty under the knife, and glimpse how far the cosmetic business has forged its way into Chinese culture.