Gifting Plastic Surgery: Yay or Nay?
According to the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (AAFPRS), the number of plastic surgery procedures and cosmetic treatments undergone increases by 25 percent between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Eve. With the increase in photographs, family gatherings and social events occurring during this time of the year, as well as the added benefit of vacation time, many people choose to schedule their appointments now.
Mansfield Cosmetic Surgery Center offers a wide variety of cosmetic surgery procedures and treatments, as well as rejuvenating aesthetic treatments in our medical spa. Gifting plastic surgery can be a thoughtful and generous gift, but be sure to approach the subject with a light touch. The last thing you want is your generous and thoughtful gift to be taken as an insult or indication that you believe your loved one should change the way they look.
When to Gift Cosmetic Plastic Surgery
Only gift cosmetic plastic surgery when the recipient has expressed interest in having work done. If your spouse, family member, friend or another special person in your life has repeatedly mentioned how much they would love to have some Botox treatments, then giving them a gift card to their cosmetic surgeon of choice is a safe bet.
Choosing a cosmetic surgeon is also a personal and important step for individuals interested in plastic surgery, so be sure to allow the recipient of your gift the chance to pick their own surgeon. If you are unsure who they would like to perform their aesthetic procedures, consider going with them to pay the bill for their appointment instead of purchasing them a gift card in advance. This way, they are still able to perform their own research and choose a surgeon that makes them feel comfortable, without you having to make that choice for them in advance.
If you know someone who would love the gift of plastic surgery, Mansfield Cosmetic Surgery Center is here to help this holiday season. Give us a call today at 817-477-9000 to learn more.
Dr. Michael L. Thornton is a fellowship-trained, double board certified Cosmetic Surgeon and Diplomate of the American Board of Cosmetic Surgery specializing in facial cosmetic surgery, cosmetic breast surgery, body contouring surgery and liposuction, post-bariatric after weight loss surgery, and non-surgical aesthetic skin rejuvenation.