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Now that the shelter-in-place orders in almost every state have ended, interest in plastic surgery is surging, with many clinics seeing increases in requests for procedures like facial contouring, butt enhancements, body contouring, and more.

In general, the country’s attitude toward plastic surgery is slowly shifting, but if you’re a person of color in this boat, there are a few post-operation facts you should consider before you book a consultation.

People of Color and Plastic SurgeryAccording to a report from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, in 2017, people of color made up 27 percent of all reported plastic-surgery patients.

Potential Plastic-Surgery Risks For People of ColorOne issue that’s not commonly discussed among patients of color and surgeons is that people of color have different postsurgery scarring issues to be aware of than non-people of color.

“There are risks of keloids and there are a different set of complications you should speak about before surgery in relation to your ethnicity,” Dr. Tanya Judge of Judge MD Plastic Surgery Clinic in San Francisco told POPSUGAR.

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