Once the special playground of the rich and famous, Hawaii is a tourist mecca and is considered as close to Paradise as you can get while still on earth. Because Hawaii is also considered a “beach culture,” meaning bikinis, water surfing, sunbathing and other activities that require as little clothing as possible, it is also a place where cosmetic surgery is a desired entity.
Most of the plastic surgeons found in the Island State are on the island of Oahu . It is where Honolulu beach is found, where many tourists begin their island adventures and where bikinis are purchased by the pound.
Plastic surgery is no longer for the rich and famous only. Body sculpting to get into those bikinis and wet suits has become part of the Hawaiian culture. Liposuction, tummy tucks, breast enhancement using saline or silicone, Botox, face lifts and skin abrasion are at the top of Hawaiian “must have” lists.
The concentration of cosmetic surgeons on Oahu is amazing. There are walk-in cosmetic surgery clinics at the malls, specializing in facial peels and out-patient procedures. It is not only the residents who avail themselves of Hawaii ’s numerous plastic and cosmetic surgeons, but tourists who might decide to get an eyelid lifted or tummy tucked to help them feel more comfortable in their bathing suits or a quick face peel for a big night on the town.
Of course, plastic surgeons in Hawaii are skilled at emergency procedures and the hospitals on Oahu are kept active with reconstructive plastic surgery or cosmetic surgery for burn or accident victims.
There are few plastic surgeons on other Hawaiian islands, so Oahu has every procedure covered.