Christmas is nearly here, but you may still have a few on your gift-giving list to shop for this year. Perhaps a gift of plastic surgery would be the right choice for a special someone in your life? If you are considering this gift idea, there are a few guidelines to take into consideration.

Reasons for the Gifting Trend

There are a number of reasons why gifting plastic surgery has become popular in recent years. First, the stigma attached to the practice has mostly disappeared, thanks to the transparency of celebrities and others willing to admit they had “work done.” Cosmetic procedures have also become more popular across the general population. According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, 15.6 million plastic surgery procedures were performed in 2014 alone. Second, the wide range of procedures available today allows for gifts to match every desire and budget.

Commonly Gifted Procedures

Facial enhancements tend to be the most popular types of plastic surgery gifts. These can range from minimally-invasive procedures like injectable treatments to full surgical procedures like facelifts. Skin rejuvenation treatments, including IPL photofacials, chemical peels and laser resurfacing are also good options. Other procedures, like liposuction or breast enhancements are not typically given as gifts unless the recipient specifically asks for those procedures.

Pros of Gifting Plastic Surgery

There are good reasons to consider the gift of plastic surgery:

  • It allows a person to have a procedure that would not otherwise be able to afford it
  • It provides the recipient with something to look forward to in the New Year
  • Winter is one of the best times of the year to undergo plastic surgery
  • Plastic surgery offers dramatic, long-lasting results

Drawbacks to Gifting

While there are plenty of good reasons to give the gift of plastic surgery, there are some potential drawbacks as well:

  • It might be offensive if the person did not ask for the plastic surgery
  • It can be difficult to know which procedure is the best fit without a consultation
  • Not everyone is a good candidate for surgical procedures

To avoid some of these drawbacks, it might be best to discuss the idea with the recipient before going ahead with the purchase. It might also be a better bet to provide open financing or a gift certificate of sorts and let the recipient select the procedure on their own.

If you are thinking about a gift of plastic surgery, now is the time to act. To learn more, contact Ocean Plastic Surgery at (732) 255-7155.