San Francisco Named Top City for Cosmetic Surgery

As demand for cosmetic surgery procedures continues to creep up each year - accounting for nearly $11.7 million in surgical procedures in 2007 and estimated to reach $55 million by 2015 - more people are heading to the West Coast to find the best doctor for their treatment.

A recent report published by Men's Health Magazine lists the nation's 'Cosmetic Surgery Capitals' in its MetroGrades report, showing where people go in pursuit of the latest treatment. The top ten cities from the report were as follows:

  1. San Francisco, CA
  2. Honolulu, HI
  3. Sacramento, CA
  4. Miami, FL
  5. Tucson, AZ
  6. San Diego, CA
  7. Richmond, VA
  8. Washington, DC
  9. Rochester, NY
  10. Seattle, WA

Lincoln, Nebraska was deemed the least-frequented spot for cosmetic surgery according to this report. (Source: Men's Health)

And where are patients coming from? A quick look at Google Insights reports for 2008 yields the following for regional interest in cosmetic surgery in the U.S. by state:

  1. Florida
  2. Nevada
  3. Oklahoma
  4. Missouri
  5. Colorado
  6. Arkansas
  7. Arizona
  8. Louisana
  9. California
  10. Maryland

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