As a leading plastic surgeon with more than twenty years of experience in the San Francisco Bay Area, I couldn’t help but be intrigued when I came across an article that ranks San Francisco as America’s vainest city. That’s right, according to findings by the Daily Beast, our beautiful little city by the bay is more into their looks than any other city in the nation.
I of course wanted to know more about this study. What do they mean by “vainest”? What criteria did they use to determine their results? What other American cities did they consider vain?
In the article “America’s Vainest Cities” surveyors used the combination of body mass index (BMI) figures and spending on “personal care” to determine their rankings. Personal care could mean anything from gym memberships to expenditures on beauty products. What they found, is that San Franciscans on a whole have a small BMI and are willing to spend big bucks to look as good as they do.
According to results published by the Daily Beast, the top 5 most vain cities are:
- San Francisco: Residents spend a whopping $111 monthly on personal care, 50.3% aren’t overweight, and 20.4% are gym members.
- Boston: At 23.2%, more people belong to gyms than in San Francisco, but they only spend $106 per month on personal care
- New York City: Personal care spending is just $81 a month per person
- Los Angeles: Approximately 39% of residents are not overweight.
- Hartford: Some 17.2% of residents belong to gyms.
To find out more and see the whole list of America’s 20 Vainest Cities, read the full article HERE.
Are you surprised by these findings? Do you think this means that plastic surgery in San Francisco is more popular than in other cities? Do you think these findings prove that San Francisco is the most vain city, or do you think these results really just prove that San Franciscans care more about their health?