Are you curious to find out which cities in America have residents that are obsessed with their looks so much that they have made it to the list of 5 US cities with the highest plastic surgery rates? Then keep on reading!
Finding out cities whose residents are crazy about plastic surgery wasn’t that easy, as no statistics about the number of plastic surgery procedures for every city (or just for the big metropolitan areas for that matter) can be found. That’s why we had to rely on other available data, such as the number of plastic surgeons per capita, for example. According to the 2014 Plastic Surgery Statistic Report, provided by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, in the US alone, there were around 15,622,866 cosmetic (surgical 1,677,478 and minimally–invasive 13,945,388) procedures performed. With these numbers in mind, it is safe to say that America is definitely one of the nations that aspires to look the best possible in the world. Along with all that Hollywood glamour and famous stars who are setting beauty standards that are almost impossible to follow, I guess we shouldn’t be surprised to see America being among the top 11 countries with the highest plastic surgery rates in the world. As you can see from the linked article, depending on the methodology, procedures counted, or other criteria, the US might not always take first place in plastic-surgery-related lists, but one thing is certain – there is no such list where they are not prominently featured.
Ok, so none of us is surprised by the high figures when it comes to plastic surgery and the US, but what about the cities that have found its place in the list below? You’ll be a little surprised, at least by the fact that the city of New York is not there. Yes, you read that right, none of that prestigious concrete jungle on this list. So, what was our methodology, that has ruled out that glamorous city of New York? What data did we use to rank the US cities with the highest plastic surgery rates? We’ve used a survey done by RealSelf, an online community that examines cosmetic procedures. In that survey, they’ve analyzed page views of their top searched aesthetic procedures, such as breast reduction and augmentation, rhinoplasty, and liposuction to name a few. Only page views coming from metropolitan areas that have a minimum of one million residents were taken into account, and the average per capita was calculated. This statistic is natural to be considered, because in these modern times, before doing anything serious, such as a cosmetic procedure, everyone would check what the Internet has to say about offers and experiences. But we didn’t want to rely only on this, so we’ve also taken into account their data on the number of board-certified plastic surgeons per 100,000 residents. It is only natural to assume that more plastic surgeons in one city indicate more need for them.
In the survey, there were top 10 US cities interested in plastic surgery, according to page view analyses, and top 10 US cities with the highest number of plastic surgeons per capita, but they weren’t the same. There were only 5 cities that found their place in both lists. Therefore, we decided to list those 5 that are definitely showing their residents’ passion for beauty treatments. We calculated the average ranking for each city when both criteria were taken into account, but for our final ranking, we also consulted a list of World’s top 10 plastic surgery cities, giving a strong advantage to those who found their place here also.
Without further ado, let’s check US cities with the highest plastic surgery rates shall we?