Plastic surgery in the northwest region is booming, with the population of residents growing by nearly 30% over the past five years.
Barrett plastic surgeon David Basu says the area is experiencing a renaissance in plastic surgery and the industry is getting stronger.
He and his team have expanded their practice and expanded to four other communities in the area.
“It’s been really good to have this boom in the past couple of years,” he said.
“And we’ve had some good clinics here, as well.
It’s just growing every year.”
The Northwest Plastic Surgery Association (NWPA) says plastic surgery has become the fastest growing industry in the region, with a total of 1,000 surgical centers and 500,000 plastic surgeons.
That’s a huge jump from 2000, when the NWPA reported the industry had 1,200 clinics and 500 surgeons.
But there’s still a lot of room for growth in the Northwest.
It has only about a quarter of the U.S. population and it’s a growing area.
In fact, the NWPAs growth rate has grown so much that it’s now larger than the national average.
The NWPA’s report says the region has more than 400,000 residents and that more than 60% of the area’s residents are between the ages of 20 and 34.
That growth is expected to continue for the next several years.
The number of residents who have received plastic surgery at a barrett plastic procedure is about three times as high as the region’s average.
The most common procedures performed by barrett surgeons are facial surgery, liposuction and breast augmentation.
The largest area of plastic surgery in Barrett is in the town of Haines, located in the foothills of Mount Rainier, where surgeons can perform nearly 20,000 procedures a year.
The area has been in a constant state of flux, with growth happening in all areas of the Northwest, including Barrett.
The number of people who get plastic surgery annually is expected increase by about 20% in the next five years, according to NWPA estimates.
There’s still an enormous amount of work to be done in the northeast, though.
The NWPA says that there are still some areas in the Northeast where people may be over-represented in the surgery industry.
“That could change in the future, but right now, there are a lot fewer people who have plastic surgery,” Basu said.
“We’re not seeing that we have to go to a clinic every five years just to keep up with the demand,” said Barrett resident Michael LeBlanc.
The growth in plastic surgeries has made Barrett the only area of the NW in which more people are seeking plastic surgery.
In the past two years, Barrett has seen a 36% increase in the number of surgeries requested and the number that are actually performed, compared to the previous year.
In 2016, more than 200 people applied for plastic surgery there, up from just 17 in 2016.
The Northwest plastic surgery industry is in its infancy, but it’s not going anywhere.
“We are definitely growing, and we have some really good clinics,” Basus said.