We continue to see an increase in the amount of plastic surgery operations in the United States. This is no big surprise, considering the level of emphasis that is placed on having the perfect body in today’s society. Every time you turn on the TV or watch a movie, you are subjected to thousands of images of the Hollywood’s most sculpted and surgically enhanced bodies. When the leading actress has a body that looks like it was designed in the movies, people start to measure themselves to the same standard, and while we cannot all look like our favorite leading man or woman, we all dream of having a better, more appealing body. Considering that the majority of our nation’s trends come from the city of angels, it is somewhat strange to learn that the United States capitol of cosmetic surgery is not Los Angeles but rather Miami, Florida.
It is the sunshine states largest city and one of the most culturally diverse places in the country, Miami, Florida is a paradise if you like warm weathers, long days at the beach and over 4 thousand restaurants, with food from every corner of the globe. Miami is also a paradise for cosmetic surgery doctors and patients. Last year, Miami ranked number one in cosmetic surgery by population in the country and the number of plastic surgeon who have filled for licenses to work in the Miami area has doubled over the last 4 years. These facts have given way to Miami’s new nick name, “the city of plastic surgery.”
If you take a trip to south beach on a summer afternoon you will see why the city has generated such a reputation, but not only because the bodies that fill the white sand shores and the brightly lighted decks of disco clubs look like they belong to characters in the Barbie collection, but also because the sheer quantity of Plastic surgery offices and signs you see. It seems that on every street corner in Miami there is a doctor’s office which specializes in cosmetic operations. Before you even enter the city of Miami, you start to see huge billboards for breast enhancement and liposuction operations. The city if almost flooded with the wave of plastic surgery operations.
The reason why Miami has become such a hub of action for people seeking physical plastic surgery probably has a lot to do with both the amount of money that can be seen in southern Florida, as well as the beach going culture that marks the city’s reputation so importantly. People spend their free time on the beach, wearing the skimpiest swim suits that money can buy, and they want to look good when they are at it. There are also some very good medical schools in Florida that specialize in cosmetic surgery, which might account for at least part of the huge number of plastic surgeons that are setting up shop in Miami each year. One thing is for sure, it does not look like the cosmetic surgery trend is going to be going to let up any time soon in Miami.
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