OK, it’s your big day; you’re on Jeopardy! You look at Alex Trebek with his outdated double breasted suit and he gives you this answer:
Cities with the most plastic surgeons per capita.

Uh oh, you didn’t prep for this. OK, better go with the likely places.
“What is Beverly Hills, Dallas, Phoenix, Manhattan, and Los Angeles, Alex.”

Uh, hopefully you didn’t wager your whole pot, as you’d be way off.

The popular aesthetic industry website, RealSelf, compiled the statistics from the entire country and then listed the cities with the most plastic surgeons per 100,000 residents. The names on the list, with some exceptions, are pretty surprising.

The number one city with the most plastic surgeons is…drumroll. Miami, Florida with 3.90 plastic surgeons for every 100,000 residents. Wow. Either all of the sun damage or the pull of glamorous Miami Beach makes it a great place to find a plastic surgeon. OK, so first place isn’t all that surprising.

But second place? Good luck. Take all day, really. Salt Lake City, Utah. You read that right? Mitt Romney and all of those good Mormons getting nips and tucks? Well, it turns out that living at altitude (Salt Lake sits at 4,262 feet above sea level) 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 plastic surgeons/100,000 residents.

Finally in third place comes a semblance of reason — L.A. with 2.98/100,000. It is one of three California cities in the top 10. But the other California cities aren’t the ones you’re expecting — San Jose in fourth and San Francisco in sixth. It seems fog doesn’t halt the march of time on your skin!

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.

OK, quit playing around. Where’s Manhattan? New York comes in eighth with 2.61/100,000.

Are you ready for the rest of the 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 have something to do with soft shell crabs or the continually depressing performance of the Orioles!

Of course, when it comes to plastic surgeons, quality and experience always trumps quantity anyway. That’s why the only statistic that matters is Dr. Lee and Bryn Mawr. If you’re considering having a procedure to turn back the clock a bit, please give our office a call, 610-789-6701, and let’s talk.