The city is now trying to make a name for itself as a destination for plastic surgery.
In addition to offering free surgeries in its hospitals, the city is expanding its network of cosmetic surgeons to include an array of specialty practices, including cosmetic surgery, orthodontics and podiatry.
The Albany Plastic Surgery Network has partnered with the Albany Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons Association to expand its operations.
The association, which includes local plastic surgeons and other medical professionals, plans to open up its Albany practice and hire a new general surgery director.
Albany Mayor Steven Fulop said the city will be opening up the Albany practice to new practices and has invited some of its residents to attend.
He said the network is expanding by offering cosmetic surgery services to the public.
The new surgeries are aimed at a wider variety of people than ever before.
“We’re just trying to get a more diverse mix of people in our population,” Fulop told Newsday.
“So we’re going to open it up to more people.”
Albacore Plastic Surgery, which opened in Albany in 2015, has a roster of cosmetic surgery procedures ranging from nose and cheek fillings to liposuction and facial lift.
The association said the expanded Albany practice will be the largest in the state and the second-largest in New York City.
Albeit a relatively small practice, it has seen a spike in business in recent years.
Albacores surgeons have performed more than 40,000 operations since its inception in 2016, according to the association.
The state has seen an increase in demand for plastic surgeries in recent decades, as consumers have grown accustomed to the convenience of the internet.
Some companies have taken advantage of this trend by offering plastic surgery services for free, or in small installments.
Albania has been expanding its plastic surgery network since it opened in 2015.
The Albany Plastic surgery Network said it expects to add as many as 200 cosmetic procedures a month by 2019.
The city opened its Albany clinic in March 2018 and is planning to open the first of its four Albany facilities in 2019.
In 2020, the City Council will vote on whether to expand the Albany program.
Alcohol- and tobacco-related arrests in the city have dropped to a near-zero point.
The city’s crime rate, which has steadily risen in recent months, has also declined.