The numbers of people from minority ethnic and racial backgrounds seeking treatment continue to rise, with nearly a quarter of the cosmetic plastic surgery procedures in 2007 performed on ethnic patients, according to figures supplied by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. (Racial and ethnic minorities accounted for 24 percent of all cosmetic procedures last year, both surgical and nonsurgical. Hispanics led with 9 percent, then blacks at 7 percent, Asians at 7 percent and other nonwhites at 1 percent.) – source
Rolling Out TV sits down with Dr. Tidus Dunken to talk all about cosmetic surgery, the rise in cosmetic surgery in the African American community, and some of the reasons people undergo these procedures.