Cosmetic Surgery in Utah

29 Primary Sources

Date
Summary
Oct 2006

J.H. warns Latter-day Saints against being preoccupied with appearance, specifically "tucking and nipping and implanting and remodeling."

Apr 2007

"Issues in Religion and Psychotherapy" published a study showing LDS females more positive feelings and satisfaction toward their bodies and body shape than non-LDS.

Apr 2007

IRP published a study showing LDS females in Utah had a less positive body image than LDS females in other states.

Apr 2007

IRP published a study showing LDS females in Utah had more concern with body shape than LDS females in other states.

Apr 2007

"Issues in Religion and Psychotherapy" published a study noting Latter-day Saints had more positive feelings toward their bodies than non-Latter-day Saints.

Nov 27, 2007

Forbes article that names Salt Lake City as #1 out of America's vainest cities.

Nov 29, 2007

Forbes article names Salt Lake City as #1 out of "America's vainest cities."

Nov 15, 2011

KSL reports on cosmetic surgery and body image among LDS women.

Apr 12, 2013

JN notes the difficulty of determining the number of cosmetic surgeries in Utah.

Apr 12, 2013

N pilot survey indicates 4% Utah County LDS women have had cosmetic surgery.

Apr 12, 2013

JN lists possible reasons LDS women have cosmetic surgery.

Mar 26, 2014

DB reports on studies showing religion promotes higher body esteem.

Aug 24, 2015

JB discusses the "Mormon dating crisis" and notes how it may lead to more cosmetic surgery among LDS women.

2016

Plastic Surgery Portal lists Washington to Utah as "the breast implant triangle” due to most searched plastic surgery type.

Mar 2016

NE reports that the Church has no official position on cosmetic plastic surgery.

May 2016 - May 2021

Google Trends shows that Utah is the 37th most interested region in "Breast Enlargement."

May 2016 - May 2021

Google Trends research showing Utah tied for top region of interest for "breast augmentation."

May 2016 - May 2021

Google trends data showing Utah is the top region of interest in the topic of "boob job."

Mar 15, 2017

KSL reported Utah was eighth-highest number of plastic surgeons per capita in the nation.

Mar 17, 2017

JR writes that LDS women are lower than the national average for cosmetic surgery.

Mar 20, 2017

KL writes that whether an LDS woman chooses to have cosmetic surgery is her choice.

Mar 22, 2017

Peggy Fletcher Stack reports that Mormon women might actually get less cosmetic surgery than the national average.

Apr 10, 2017

SRM speculates on why Utah has so many plastic surgeons.

Nov 13, 2018

RS ranks Utah as the 5th strongest market for plastic surgery in the country.

Jul 2019

NLA references plastic surgery in a talk discouraging self-centeredness.

Oct 4, 2019

Dr. Henstrom speculates on reasons why Utah has a high number of plastic surgeons.

2020

ASPS data shows the Mountain/Pacific Region had 5,286,117 cosmetic procedures.

2021

HCI reports 13 surgeries per typical day.

Jun 21, 2021

Entry for "Plastic Surgery" on the University of Utah's School of Medicine Division of Plastic Surgery Website.