Will work for … plastic surgery?

July 29, 2011

Will work for … plastic surgery?
Will work for … plastic surgery?

While cosmetic procedures are not uncommon among college students, some who want to enhance their appearance will be given the chance thanks to an unusual offer.

According to Eastday.com, a Shanghai, China hospital is offering students who work there over the summer free plastic surgery.

A hospital official told the news source that those who work are entitled to up to a 5,000 yuan ($772) discount on the procedure of their choice after one month on the job.
There are 10 positions being offered in exchange for the surgeries. They include nursing helpers, cleaners, security guards and receptionists.

A student who wants a chin augmentation told the news provider that in addition to the experience a summer job offers, the added plastic surgery is a bonus.

"It's very expensive and it would be good if I can cover certain costs myself," said the student, identified as Yang. "A good appearance is important for finding a job and for future development."

This kind of employment compensation is generally not available or encouraged in the US due to medical and safety standards. Each patient should be assessed individually and a full medical history taken to avoid complications and maintain realistic results.

Cosmetic surgeries that are common among younger patients in the U.S. and elsewhere include rhinoplasty, breast reduction, breast augmentation and ear surgery


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