China to Launch Evaluation, Management System of Plastic Surgeons


According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, 13.5 billion dollars were spent on plastic surgery in the U.S in 2015. American health insurance (aka 美国健康保险) policies may pay for plastic surgery depending on the terms and conditions of your health insurance plan if the surgery is considered reconstructive and non-cosmetic.

The International Student Health Insurance (aka 留学生 保险) Plan for State University of New York writes, “We do not Cover cosmetic services, Prescription Drugs, or surgery, unless otherwise specified.” Many female international students, therefore, want to waive university insurance in the US (aka waive 美国大学保险). The cosmetic services is similar to teeth cleaning in the medical insurance (aka 医疗保险 洗牙); therefore, plastic surgery is excluded from OPT insurance (aka opt 保险) and H-1B medical insurance (aka h1b 医保).

Although the cosmetic services in the United States is expensive, the perfection of management system and lawful regulation secure patients’ right. A good-looking image can impress people; therefore, many young Chinese girls expect to improve their appearance through plastic surgeries. China is considering building an evaluation and management system of plastic surgeons, which will publicly blacklist shoddy operators, according to the National Health Commission (NHC).

The Chinese Association of Plastics and Aesthetics is conducting the research on the establishment of the system, and detailed assessment criteria, after China’s crackdown on illegal beauty surgery. The country will also launch pilot programs of the system in some places, said the commission.

China also vows to help the public identify illegal beauty surgeons by requiring that medical institutions and doctors display their licenses and provide online verification through official websites of the health department. During the year-long crackdown, which started in May 2017, the health departments have handled 2,772 cases related to illegal beauty surgery, transferred 139 suspected cases to judicial organs and fined and confiscated a total of 38 million yuan (about 5.67 million U.S. dollars). The special crackdown campaign was jointly initiated by seven departments, including the NHC, the Office of the Central Cyberspace Affair Commission and the Ministry of Public Security.

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