Gifting Plastic Surgery
- Posted on: Dec 19 2016
With the New Year here, gift certificates are now available!
In a related Facebook post, someone recently joked, “This gift may get you slapped… Hey, you’re looking kind of,…well, OLD. Here’s a gift that benefits all those who have to look at you! Season’s greetings!”
Of course, his post and our response was good-natured and in jest. We would never recommend gifting plastic surgery or other cosmetic procedures to someone who has never expressed an interest or a desire.
It’s neither appropriate or kind to suggest that someone desperately needs to have work done. Beyond that, we don’t want to trivialize a potentially invasive intervention that may have health implications.
Gift certificates are best provided to friends or family members who are already interested in a procedure – whether surgical or non-invasive.
The reality is that many people have considered (and are researching) cosmetic procedures, and would love to start the New Year looking and feeling more refreshed and youthful. Time, gravity, and life in general take a toll on how we look and feel. If having a procedure can restore or refine your face or figure, why not consider it?
At the same time, we recognize that having a cosmetic procedure or service is an intensely personal decision. Furthermore, both the patient and surgeon need to agree upon the best course of action to get the desired results. And of course, even if you gift plastic surgery, the doctor must believe the procedure is in the patient’s best interest and that they’re a suitable candidate.
So, if you’re thinking about gifting plastic surgery, start by finding out what the recipient needs and wants. See if they’ve already had a consultation, what they learned, and what the cost will be. In our 20+ years of experience, we’ve found that most of our prospective patients would love a little help paying for their procedure.
Encourage the recipient of a gift certificate to do some research and to watch Dr. Restifo’s video with advice on how to choose a plastic surgeon. Also, visit our before and after photo galleries to see what is possible.
At Restifo Plastic Surgery, Dr. Mao specializes in facial plastics while Dr. Restifo focusses on breast and body procedures. If you or someone you know might benefit from our services, consider spreading the word about our gift certificates.
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