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ASPS Survey Taps Top Markets for Regional Plastic Surgery Data
Date:1/7/2008

d surgery among women ranked significantly higher among respondents in Los Angeles (33%) than in Dallas (12%).

-- Male breast reduction ranked significantly higher among respondents in Dallas (88%) than in Los Angeles (42%).

-- Laser hair removal ranked significantly higher among respondents in Washington, D.C./Baltimore (34%) than in Chicago (6%).

Conversely, with certain procedures these markets revealed similarities but differed in comparison with national statistics. For instance, tummy tuck ranked in the top three in these markets among women but ranked 5th nationally. Breast reduction in women ranked in the top two in these markets, but ranked 5th nationally. Among men, nose reshaping ranked either 3rd or 4th in these markets but ranked 1st nationally. Also among men, liposuction ranked 1st in these markets but ranked 3rd nationally.

Key Findings in Reconstructive Plastic Surgery:

-- Scar revision ranked significantly higher among respondents in Los Angeles (70%) than in Chicago (22%).*

-- A higher percentage of respondents in Chicago (16%) and Washington, D.C./Baltimore (21%) reported a decrease in plastic surgery patients in the last three years with lawnmower injuries than in Dallas (4%) and Los Angeles (6%).

-- All four markets reported a decrease in plastic surgery patients with fireworks injuries in the last three years.

-- The highest percentage of respondents reporting a decrease in plastic surgery patients with dog bite injuries in the last three years was Chicago (34%).

"We're so pleased to see a decrease in these terrible, preventable injuries that often involve children," said Dr. McGuire. "The data is promising, but more research needs to be done so we can better understand trends in both reconstructive plastic surgery as well as cosmetic procedures."

Key Findings in Patient Demographics:

-- A significant percentage of respondents in Chicago (56%), D
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SOURCE American Society of Plastic Surgeons
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