Why are Hollywood starlets flying to Houston for plastic surgery?

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HOUSTON, TX – Think plastic surgery, and it’s hard not to think of Hollywood. But Houston actually has more silicone-augmented breasts per capita than anywhere else in the world, according to Dr. Franklin Rose. And he should know! He’s Houston’s own plastic surgeon to the stars, having “done” everyone from Playboy centerfolds and Vogue cover models to movie actresses and contestants on “The Bachelor.”

But why would the Hollywood crowd come here to get the procedure done when plastic surgeons practically line the streets of La-La Land? Rose sexplains, “We are a little less expensive than some of my Beverly Hills colleagues, and sometimes, there’s the perception in Los Angeles that maybe you don’t get quite the individualized attention that you would get outside of Los Angeles.”

Film and TV actress Mayra Leal would probably agree. She recently went to Dr. Rose for a breast enhancement. Leal, probably best known for her all-nude performance in the 2010 film “Machete,” says despite getting her breasts enlarged from B’s to C’s, she doesn’t want to do any more on-screen nudity. “I wanna be taken more seriously,” she explains “I don’t mind showing them off, but not nude, if that makes any sense.”

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*Bonus Video Below: More from Mayra and Dr. Rose about this growing trend.