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Date:1/7/2008

allas (67%) and Los Angeles (67%) reported an increase in Hispanic patients in the last three years. Nationally, ASPS reported a 1% decrease from 2005 to 2006.

-- A significant percentage of respondents in Washington, D.C./Baltimore (60%) reported an increase in African American patients in the last three years. Nationally, ASPS reported a 1% decrease from 2005 to 2006.

-- Ethnic patients represented a significantly higher mean percentage in Los Angeles (40%) than in both Chicago (26%) and Dallas (28%).

-- The average percentage breakdown of male patients among the four markets was 21%. Nationally, ASPS reported male patients comprised 10% of total cosmetic plastic surgery patients in 2006.

-- More than 50% of ASPS Member Surgeons in all four markets reported an increase in males seeking cosmetic plastic surgery in the last three years.

-- On average the highest percentage of patients were 31 to 45 years old (31%). Nationally, the highest percentage of patients fell in the 40 to 54 age group (45%).

Visit http://www.plasticsurgery.org for referrals to ASPS Member Surgeons and to learn more about cosmetic and reconstructive plastic surgery.

The American Society of Plastic Surgeons is the largest organization of board-certified plastic surgeons in the world. With more than 6,000 members, the Society is recognized as a leading authority and information source on cosmetic and reconstructive plastic surgery. ASPS comprises more than 90 percent of all board-certified plastic surgeons in the United States. Founded in 1931, the Society represents physicians certified by The American Board of Plastic Surgery or The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.

*ASPS Member Surgeons in Chicago, Dallas, Los Angeles, Washington, D.C./Baltimore were asked to choose the most common procedures in their practices from the list of the 2006 top five p
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