So symptomatic of a region in sociocultural turmoil, in my opinion.
It's not uncommon to hear voices calling for bans on all kinds of tools that make the world so modern, from TV and satellite TV to mobile phones and the Internet.
They know not what they want, because they are going through a crazy transition (a la Emmanuel Todd i.e. increasing literacy and increasingly--or is that 'decreasingly'--lower birth rates cause people to become 'modern').
But it's much easier for these people to accept cosmetic surgery because it plays with the concept of beauty and affects self-esteem.
I love the way human weaknesses and the capacity for hypocrisy are so magnified as they are in the Middle East.
One second you're watching Arab female pop stars half-naked with their Western porno-style make-up, the next second you switch to the next channel to see some bearded religious man blast non-Moslems for being so effete and decadent.