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The 10 Rules of Giving Plastic Surgery as a Gift

As the holiday season approaches, we all start thinking about gift giving—which can sometimes be a bit of a challenge. It can be especially difficult to figure out exactly what to get your long-time spouse, friends, and siblings who seem to have everything.

Have you ever considered giving someone the gift of plastic surgery? It may sound a bit out of the ordinary, but it’s a growing trend that’s getting increasingly popular for a number of reasons.

First of all, plastic surgery isn’t the taboo topic it once was. People talk more openly about their desire for plastic surgery and are more likely to admit that they’ve had work done. Also, many people have time off from work during the holidays, which provides time for rest and recovery. In fact, the number of plastic surgery procedures performed generally increases by about 25% from Thanksgiving through New Year’s Eve.

Many plastic surgery offices like Northeastern Plastic Surgery offer gift certificates or gift cards. Of course, giving someone a gift card to a plastic surgery office isn’t like giving them a gift card to their favorite coffee shop or clothing store. Treating someone to a plastic surgery procedure may be the gift of a lifetime or a complete disaster depending on how you go about it.

If you’re thinking of giving that special person in your life a gift of plastic surgery, check out this list of Dos and Don’ts to ensure your gift is graciously received.

  1. Do give plastic surgery to a loved one who has repeatedly expressed a desire for a specific procedure, like an eyelid lift or a tummy tuck.
  2. Don’t give the gift of plastic surgery to anyone who hasn’t clearly stated that they want plastic surgery. Doing so may send the message that you think your loved one is inadequate.
  3. Do make sure you research the plastic surgeons in your area to find out who has the best reputation and most experience.
  4. Don’t arrange for your loved one to have a procedure without first having a comprehensive consultation with a board-certified plastic surgeon. The surgeon can explain the risks and benefits, or recommend other procedures that may produce the desired results with less risk.
  5. Do consider giving a gift card for non-surgical, skin care services like chemical peels or laser treatments. You can even buy treatments for you and the recipient so you can both spend time together while rejuvenating your skin.
  6. Don’t give this type of gift to someone with a known health concern, like a heart defect or a bleeding condition. They may not be cleared for surgery.
  7. Do consider pre-paying for treatments that you know your loved one gets regularly, like injectable treatments. That’s sure to be a home-run.
  8. Don’t give this type of gift to someone who you know hates needles, surgery, or anesthesia. Plastic surgery requires that the patient not only be physically healthy, but also in the right head space to have the surgery.
  9. Do consider giving your loved ones a gift card for a specific amount of money, whether it’s $200 or $2,000, that they can use on any procedure they want.
  10. Don’t make this a gift for yourself. For example, if your spouse expresses a desire for a face lift and you surprise her with a breast enhancement, that will not go over well.

If done right, giving the gift of plastic surgery can really make someone’s holiday season extra special. If you’re wondering if plastic surgery would be a good gift for your loved one, start by contacting Dr. Foderofor a consultation.

Northeastern Plastic Surgery understands your desire for a beautiful, youthful looking body and facial appearance. We use the latest plastic surgery techniques to perform a variety of surgical procedures. Dr. Fodero and the staff are very friendly, helpful, and available to answer any questions you may have about the procedures we offer. We strive to ensure that your experience with us is positive. Please contact us today to learn more about the services we offer.

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