Santita Jackson host of “The Santita Jackson Show” Featured Dr. Anil Shah on Thursday May 21, 2009 at 9am to discuss his expertise as an expert in both facial plastic surgery and ethnic plastic surgery.
Ethnic plastic surgery remains a hot topic in the news. The Aesthetic Society of Plastic Surgeons found that of the nearly 12 million cosmetic plastic surgery procedures performed in 2008, 10% were performed on Hispanic patients, 8% were performed on African American patients, and 7% were performed on Asian patients. What is interesting is that on a percentage basis, “ethnic” patients are actually now getting just as much plastic surgery than their Caucasian counterparts (see table).
Demographics United States (Source United States Census Bureau)
- Caucasian 76%
- African American 12.4%
- Hispanic 14.8%
- Asian 4.4%
I recently was honored to be featured on WVON with Santita Jackson to discuss this interest in plastic surgery amongst ethnic patients and how my practice is helping to redefine what is considered beautiful and what is not.