Differential trends in racial preferences for cosmetic surgery procedures.


There appears to be an increasing acceptance of cosmetic surgery procedures among minority populations in America. Our objective was to determine trends in elective cosmetic procedure utilization as they apply to racial/ethnic differences. A retrospective analysis was performed using the Nationwide Inpatient Sample. Adult patients undergoing elective… (More)


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@article{Prendergast2011DifferentialTI, title={Differential trends in racial preferences for cosmetic surgery procedures.}, author={Tahira I Prendergast and Sharon K Ong'uti and G. J. Ortega and Amal L Khoury and Ekene A Onwuka and Oluwaseyi B Bolorunduro and Edward E. Cornwell and Henry Paul}, journal={The American surgeon}, year={2011}, volume={77 8}, pages={1081-5} }