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Tuba Büyüküstün (above) and Beren Saat are very popular among Arab women

Tuba Büyüküstün (above) and Beren Saat are very popular among Arab women

Turkish TV series that have gained particularly popularity in the Middle East and Arabian Peninsula are encouraging women to undergo plastic surgery so that they can resemble Turkish actresses such as Beren Saat and Tuba Büyüküstün, according to doctors.

Dr. Zekeriya Kul, an expert in cosmetic and plastic surgery at the Dubai Cosmetic Surgery Clinic, said there was a recent and rapid increase in the interest toward plastic surgery in Arab countries.

“Formerly, our patients wanted full lips, protruding cheekbones, and very small noses as in the face anatomies of Lebanese singers Haifa Wehbe and Nancy Ajram. This phenomenon became so popular that it came to be called the ‘Lebanese singer look.’ However, in recent years, Arab women have begun to come here with photos of actresses such as Beren Saat and Tuba Büyüküstün. They wish to look like them through plastic surgery,” Kul said.

‘Turkish series introduced naturalness’

According to Kul, Arab women currently want to have a natural look. “Turkish TV series introduced the naturalness. For example, those who underwent nose remodeling operations in the past are not happy with their noses anymore; they want their tip-tilted noses to have a more natural shape. They also prefer to have more natural and thicker eyebrows just like the Turkish actresses, rather than having thin and curved ones. So, the ‘Turkish actress look’ has taken over the seat of the ‘Lebanon singer look,’” he said.


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Çılgın Kanarya

4/19/2013 10:11:59 PM

This is probably the first time I have paid more attention to the picture than the actual article while reading HDN :)

Tamer Aslantas

4/19/2013 12:34:21 PM


Richard Wyatt

4/19/2013 8:19:06 AM

Interesting. When one thinks of Arab women, particular those on the Arabian Peninsula, the chador immediately comes to minds, and yet those women appear to idolise open Turkish women. Seems all is not well under those chadors, or perhaps they really do choose to wear them as protection from the prying eyes of frustrated Arab men.
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