Based simply on pre-conceptions, if asked which cities had the most plastic surgeons, you’d probably say New York, Dallas, Phoenix, L.A., and maybe Beverly Hills. Let’s see how those guesses stand up to the real statistics.
RealSelf, the popular aesthetic industry website that rates doctors and procedures, compiled statistics about which cities have the most plastic surgeons per capita. It wasn’t a simple count of “x” number of plastic surgeons in a city, but how many per 100,000 residents. You staying with your picks?
In the RealSelf survey, the number one city is Miami, Florida. Miami has 3.90 plastic surgeons for every 100,000 residents. That’s really not too surprising when you couple the glamour of places such as South Beach with the unending sunshine and beach weather of Florida.
While Miami may not have been an upset, the second highest city…let’s just say, you would never guess it. Salt Lake City, Utah. What? All of those good Mormons getting nips and tucks? Well, it turns out that living at altitude with lots of UV rays and lots of sunny days every year can beat up on the skin. And another thing — Utah has the youngest marrying age in the nation, so mothers who are still young want to look young. Hello tummy tuck! Salt Lake has 3.12 plastic surgeons per 100,000 peeps.
Just when things were getting crazy, L.A. comes in at third, bringing some semblance of order to the statistics! L.A. has 2.98/100,000. It is one of three California cities in the top 10. The other California cities are San Jose in fourth and San Francisco in sixth. That probably surprises some people.
Still no Dallas? Come one, it has to be next. No, but the next city is in Texas — Austin. Austin has 2.78 plastic surgeons per 100,000 residents and is fifth.
And New York? It comes in eighth with 2.61/100,000.
But the others in the Top 10 involve some shockers. In 7th? Grand Rapids, Michigan. What? In ninth, Tampa, Florida. And in tenth? How about Baltimore, Maryland to round out the surprises. Baltimore has 2.48 plastic surgeons for every 100,000 people. Maybe it has something to do with too much crab in the diet!
Of course, in this business quality matters far more than quantity, and that’s where the expertise of Dr. Malamet comes into play. Trust his experience and training. Call 818-380-3130 and let’s talk about ways you may want to turn back the clock.