We've written before on this blog about the benefits of scheduling your plastic surgery during the winter. Those who go under the knife find it easier to cover up during the healing process, and also have an excuse to stay indoors.
However, it seems that plastic surgery is becoming more popular this time of year for an entirely different reason.
According to a recent study by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, 15.1 million people had cosmetic procedures done in 2013, more than 100 percent higher than in 2000. Many of these Americans received their procedures as a gift.
Dr. Yoel Shahar, a plastic surgeon in New York, told Gant Daily that some of the most common gifts are face fillers and lifts, as well as breast augmentations.
Of course, you wouldn't want to give someone this gift without asking them first. Plastic surgeons recommend scheduling a consultation beforehand so a patient can decide whether they want to surgery in the first place. Then it is up to the gift-giver to handle the payment.
"The key is to make sure they're getting it for the right reasons — to help with body image or self-esteem, not as a way to enhance a relationship," said Dr. Scot Glasburg, another surgeon based in New York City.
Plastic surgery is a great way for people to gain more confidence in their body. If you want to get some work done, or you think it will be a great gift for a loved one, schedule a consultation today! Be sure to contact the best plastic surgeons in Miami at Christopher Craft Cosmetic Surgery in order to learn more about the options available to you.