What would you say? Dallas? San Diego? Beverly Hills? Phoenix? Surely Los Angeles has to be #1, right?
In statistics compiled by RealSelf, the popular website with cosmetic industry reviews and feedback, the number one city is…drumroll. Miami, Florida with 3.90 plastic surgeons for every 100,000 residents. Wow. That unending sun and skin damage, coupled with the glamour of South Beach, must be ideal for aesthetic procedures.
You would never get the #2 city right. You could guess for hours. 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, but you wouldn’t guess them. 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 more 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 be the horrifying play of the Orioles year in and year out causes premature wrinkling!
Of course, when it comes to plastic surgeons, it’s quality that always trumps quantity, and, although Little Silver didn’t make it into the list, Dr. Hetzler is thoroughly experienced and respected in all the procedures he offers. Call him at 732-219-0447 for a consultation.