Facing Facts: Plastic Surgeons and Affordability

In his 1979 Oscar welcome, host Johnny Carson said, “I’m very thrilled to stand up here tonight and gaze out on this glorious throng of beautiful people. I see a lot of new faces. Especially on the old faces.”

For as long as Hollywood films have been raising eyebrows, Hollywood stars have been raising the rest of their faces to maintain the camera’s love. But tinsel town has no monopoly on plastic surgery. Nor should plastic surgery be seen only as the province of the vain.

Millions who have mastectomies or are burn victims are grateful that plastic surgeons are among local service providers. Now, as a fascinating new report from RealtyTrac indicates, they may predict housing affordability.

The report is based on physician data from the American Medical Association, average fixed-loan house payment data from Freddie Mac, and annual median household income statistics from the U.S. Census Bureau. In it are several extractable metrics, including one that compares counties of 100,000 or more that have the highest number of plastic surgeons per capita, and then ranks them by housing affordability.

Below are the counties of more than 100,000 people in which plastic surgeons are highest in number (i.e. there is one surgeon for the lowest number of people). Then, the county’s home affordability percentage is given. For the complete report, or any questions on this or our many other datasets, please contact our PR Department directly at pr@realtytrac.com.

Rank     # Surgeons   County, State   Pop. 1 Surgeon/X People                           Home Afford. %
1 258 New York, New York 1,596,735 6,189 94.75%
2 17 Boone, Missouri 163,266 9,604 29.16%
3 35 Washtenaw, Michigan 346,010 9,886 27.48%
4 13 Orange, North Carolina 133,958 10,304 39.52%
5 75 San Francisco, California 807,755 10,770 97.44%
6 26 Galveston Texas 292,874 11,264 24.81%
7 22 Marin, California 252,759 11,489 70.83%
8 75 Fulton, Georgia 929,535 12,394 29.92%
9 41 Johnson, Kansas 546,046 13,318 20.25%
10 15 Richmond, Georgia 200,337 13,356 14.04%

 

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