As the holidays roll around, people sometimes call my plastic surgery office inquiring about giving the gift of plastic surgery. A wife may want to pay for her husband’s eyelid lift, or a husband might ask to surprise his wife with a breast augmentation.
The generosity of a gift comes down to motivation. If a loved one has been dreaming of having a procedure but can’t afford it or has always prioritized others’ need first, plastic surgery can be a life-changing gift. That oft-quoted cliché is right: it really is the thought that counts. For the man who has never been bothered by his upper eyelids or for the woman who is happy with her bra size, a gift of plastic surgery might be perceived as insulting.
If you’re thinking of giving that special person in your life a gift of plastic surgery, follow these six tips:
Whether it’s a vacuum cleaner, a gym membership, or plastic surgery, the gift you give will be appreciated if it’s truly a gift for your loved one and not one for you.
This blog was contributed to ASPS by Dr. Heather Furnas.