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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After careful consideration and at the request of our state, and concern for the health and safety of our patients, we are cancelling all non-essential appointments and surgical procedures starting on 3-20-20. Please take note below of the ways that we are available to you over the next couple of weeks:

  • Appointments:Dr. Kearney will still be seeing a small number of post operative appointments over the next couple of weeks as well as any patients that require immediate attention or medical care, by appointment only. We are calling and emailing all patients who currently have appointments scheduled in the next 2 weeks to notify them and reschedule
  • Phone: We will be working remotely and able to answer questions as well as schedule future appointments and surgeries by calling our main number: 858.677.9352. Please note, however, that we will have reduced hours over the next couple of weeks so be sure to call during these times: M-F 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. If you have an urgent matter outside of these hours and need to speak to Dr. Kearney please call 619-270-4935.
  • Answering machine: Please do NOT leave important messages on the after hours greeting during the next 2 weeks as they may not be checked in a timely manner. Instead, we ask you to call or email during the above hours and we will get back to you as soon as possible.
  • Email: We will have access to email and our patient scheduling system and will be available to check and respond to emails M-F from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. If you reach us outside of these hours please allow 24-48 hours for a response. You can continue to email the patient coordinator you’ve been in contact with or simply use [email protected]
  • Virtual consultations: Can’t come in for an appointment right now? No problem! Dr. Kearney is able to offer phone consultations during the next couple of weeks. Simply email us at [email protected] or call 858-677-9352 during the above hours and we will let you know the simple steps to take.

We apologize for any inconvenience the above changes may cause and are hoping things return to “normal” as soon as possible. Please stay safe and healthy and let’s all try to remain as positive as possible during this time of uncertainty.

We appreciate all of you and look forward to seeing you again very soon!


Dr. Kearney and staff