Where Do You Find the Most Plastic Surgeons?

plastic surgery proceduresEverybody likes lists. So, here’s one for you — what is the list of the Top 10 cities for the most plastic surgeons per 100,000 residents?

You might say “Beverly Hills, Dallas, New York, L.A., Phoenix. And surely San Diego, and Dr. Kearney, would be up there.”

So much for your list: you only have two on your list in the Top 10. Let’s get into it then and see just which cities make up the Top 10 for the most plastic surgeons per capita. These statistics were compiled by RealSelf, the aesthetic industry’s most popular website.

And the envelope, please. The number one city is…Miami, Florida with 3.90 plastic surgeons for every 100,000 residents. Once you think about it, Miami makes sense with all that sun AND South Beach. Say hello to my little plastic surgeon.

But you can guess all day and you will never ever get the city in second place. Wait for it…Salt Lake City, Utah. What? All of those good Mormons getting nips and tucks? It turns out that living at high elevation (Salt Lake is at 4,225’ above sea level) with lots of penetrating UV rays and lots of sunny days every year can beat up on the skin. There is no humidity, and 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.

You got #3, L.A. The west coast’s largest city comes in third with 2.98/100,000. L.A. is one of three California cities in the top 10, although San Diego didn’t make the cut, which is surprising. The other California cities are San Jose in fourth and San Francisco in sixth. San Francisco? Holy Tony Bennett!

OK, now it’s either Dallas or Houston, for sure. No, but the next city is in Texas — Austin. Austin has 2.78 plastic surgeons per 100,000 residents and is fifth.

It’s about time for Manhattan, right? New York comes in eighth with 2.61/100,000.

Now for a few more shockers. In seventh? Grand Rapids, Michigan. Come on! 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’s because the Ravens are so boring every year, they cause premature wrinkling on their fans’ foreheads.

And to think, Dr. Kearney’s San Diego home didn’t make the top ten. Of course, in this business it’s quality long before quantity that matters anyway. That’s where Dr. Kearney’s extensive experience comes to play. Call us for a consultation at 858-677-9352.



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