Top Ten U.S. Cities for Plastic Surgery

A recent Forbes Magazine recently counted the number of top plastic surgeons in large U.S. cities and compared them to the population. Read more.

The survey turned out differently than what you are probably thinking. Beverly Hills, often consider the Mecca of global plastic surgery, does not lead the list.

The only surgeons counted in the article are board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. So cosmetic surgeons were not included. What’s the difference between the two types of surgeons and the work they do? Read about it here.


Here are the top ten:

1. Salt Lake City

There are six plastic surgeons per 100,000 people there. 45 plastic surgeons live in Salt Lake City.

2. San Francisco

The city by the Bay has 5.4 plastic surgeons per 100,000 population. That means 175 surgeons do the work.

3. San Diego,

With 115 plastic surgeons in San Diego, the numbers crunch to 5.2 surgeons per 100,000 citizens.

4. San Jose, California

The silicone valley town has 5.2 plastic surgeons per 100,000 people. 70 plastic surgeons handle the rejuvenations.

5. Miami, Florida

Even though the wacky T.V. show Nip/Tuck started in Miami, there are 5.2 board- certified, very non-wacky surgeons per 100,000 citizens. 218 plastic surgeons live in Miami.

6. Louisville, Kentucky

Forty one plastic surgeons live in Louisville which boils down to 4.4 surgeons for every 100,000 people.

7. Nashville, Tennessee

Same again. With 48 plastic surgeons in and around Nashville, there are 4,4 surgeons per 100,000 population.

8. Virginia Beach, Virginia.

With 51 plastic surgeons, the population of Virginia Beach offers 4.1 surgeons to every 100,000 people.

9. New York, N.Y.
A whopping 591 plastic surgeons have set up shop in the Big Apple but The City is so big, it boils down to 4.1 plastic surgeons for every 100,000 New Yorkers.

10. Los Angeles

Gotcha! You probably thought fad crazy Los Angeles would lead the list! Actually, the 384 plastic surgeons living and working there creates a ratio of 4.1 surgeons to do the heavy lifting for every 100,000 Angelinos.

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