Georgia is having a problem with plastic surgery.
The state’s cost of plastic surgery has jumped by nearly 300 percent since 2005, according to a new report.
The Georgia Department of Health says it’s now one of the most expensive states for plastic surgery to perform.
In 2016, Georgia had the fourth highest cost per capita in the nation, after New York, New Jersey, and California.
In the past three years, the cost of Georgia plastic surgery jumped by more than 2,000 percent.
And in 2017, the number of plastic surgeries performed in the state surpassed the number that occurred in all of North America.
In Georgia, more than 75,000 patients are eligible for the state’s private, in-person and online programs, according the state Department of Insurance.
But it’s not just those patients that are being pushed to the brink.
It’s also doctors and surgeons who are struggling to make ends meet, according a recent report from the Georgia Center for Public Policy.
The report found that doctors and hospitals in Georgia are now operating on patients with chronic conditions like arthritis and multiple sclerosis, according on the Georgia Medical Association’s website.
That’s the same type of condition that many states have been forced to cover for many years.
But a recent Georgia medical study found that just 3 percent of Georgia doctors who are currently practicing said they’re currently able to pay for those surgeries.
“This is a major concern because the number one reason people come into surgery is to have a long-term cure,” Dr. Andrew Gorman, the president of the Georgia Association of Plastic Surgeons, told ABC News.
“We have the potential to have that for many patients, but in a very limited number of cases.”
The GA Medical Association says that there are about 10,000 physicians in Georgia who have been able to keep up with the demand for plastic surgeries, but that it’s hard to keep track of who’s paying for what.
“I don’t know how many surgeons have been getting paid, and how many patients have been seen in the office,” Gorman said.
“And how much money they’re making from that.”
Dr. David Bussman, the director of the Institute for Health Care Policy at Vanderbilt University, told The Associated Press that the state is facing a crisis of shortages.
“There are about 100 million Americans living with chronic health problems, and most of those people are not receiving any type of health care,” he said.
Bussman said that in the past few years, more and more people have begun to feel like they are not going to be able to afford to go to the doctor, and it’s becoming more and less clear whether there will be enough doctors to meet demand.
“The health care system is being stretched to breaking point, and that is going to make people sick,” he added.