If you had to guess which U.S. metropolitan area had the most plastic surgeons per 100,000 residents, what would you say?
Beverly Hills? Dallas? Phoenix? San Diego? Surely Los Angeles has to be #1, right?
In statistic compiled by RealSelf, the number one city is…drumroll.
Miami, Florida with 3.90 plastic surgeons for every 100,000 residents. Wow. Guess that sunshine, coupled with the glamour of places like South Beach make it prime terrain for plastic surgery.
Second place could really throw you. Wait for 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. Also, 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 3.12/100,000.
L.A. comes in third, with 2.98/100,000. It is one of three California cities in the top 10 (Dr. Ip’s Newport Beach didn’t make the list). The other California cites are San Jose in fourth and San Francisco in sixth. That probably surprises some people.
Surely, Dallas has to be next, right? No, but the next city is in Texas — Austin. Austin has 2.78 plastic surgeons per 100,000 residents and is fifth.
Where’s Manhattan, right? New York comes in eighth with 2.61/100,000.
Now for the shockers. In seventh? 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. Must have something to do with the soft shell crabs!
Of course, when it comes to plastic surgeons, it’s quality that always trumps quantity, and Dr. Ip is well-known nationally for his expertise. Call either his Newport Beach or Manhattan offices for your consultation.