Gifting Cosmetic Surgery? Here’s Some Free Advice
Cosmetic surgery as a holiday gift might sound a little outlandish, but for some people it can far outweigh the satisfaction of typical gifts like new electronics, a vacation, and especially that funky sweater.
Do you know someone who’s been talking about getting a certain procedure for years, but never followed through? “There are a large number of people who really want cosmetic surgery, and they just need that little nudge or incentive to get it done” says Dr. Mark Berman, President-Elect of the AACS.
However, Berman also offers some crucial advice for those of you considering this type of extraordinary gift: Make sure you’ve discussed the idea with the recipient so it doesn’t come as a total surprise.
A consumer survey conducted by the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery revealed that nearly 50 percent of consumers would forego an expensive vacation or even a luxury car to pay for cosmetic surgery.
For those women who have been pondering the idea for years, the gift of a mommy-makeover or a breast augmentation could be very exciting.