In year 2015, Americans of Asian descent accounted for less than 7% of plastic surgery performed in the United States.
Despite the extremely high educational requirements for practicing medicine in the U.S., most American surgeons simply do not have much in-depth training or hands-on experience with the unique anatomical demands of Asian cosmetic operations.
What has emerged is a sub-specialty known as Asian cosmetic plastic surgery, though its practitioners number too few to merit recognition as a Board-certified discipline.
Many top surgeons are clustered in and around Los Angeles, New York City, and Houston.
American surgeons emphasizing Asian plastic surgery in their practices thus come from a variety of different primary specialties including general plastic surgery, facial plastic surgery, oculoplastic surgery, otolaryngology head and neck, and maxillofacial surgery.
Some offer a body-wide range of services, while others provide highly-focused care on only specific body regions.
General cosmetic surgeons may also offer such services, but most provide only what they consider to be a few "routine" or minimally-invasive procedures emphasizing injectables.
So how does a patient go about finding an American specialist? Information about the discipline can be found from links on the right, while a set of guidelines that may be helpful in evaluating a potential surgeon can be found at its own Section.
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Asian Plastic Surgery in America
Overview of Asian plastic surgery performed by American cosmetic surgeons
Top Asian Cosmetic Procedures in the U.S.
American plastic surgeons offer a more limited palette of Asian surgical procedures
Revision Asian Plastic Surgery in the U.S.
American super-specialists offer some of the world's most advanced revision surgery
American Interest in Asian Plastic Surgery
Interest is greatest in Los Angeles, Dallas, and New York, home to many top Asian plastic surgeons
Costs of Asian Plastic Surgery in the U.S.
Plastic surgery prices in the United States are the highest in the world
Asian Plastic Surgery Updates - USA
Developments and controversies affecting cosmetic plastic surgery in the United States