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Chinese plastic surgery app eyes $150m Nasdaq IPO

So-Young finds its niche with looks-conscious women

A plastic surgeon demonstrates double-eyelid surgery to a Chinese patient. China's market for cosmetic procedures is expected to grow to $52.4 billion by 2023.   © Reuters

NEW YORK -- A Chinese company aiming to help women put their best face forward could soon make an appearance on the Nasdaq Stock Market here as younger generations drive a plastic surgery boom back home.

So-Young International, the company behind an app-based online marketplace for cosmetic procedures, has filed a preliminary prospectus proposing to raise $150 million.

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