Finding the perfect gift for your friends and loved ones during the holidays can be a challenge. In recent years, though, there is a new trend on the rise. Doctors and patients alike are seeing a massive increase in the number of Americans giving the gift of cosmetic procedures to significant others, friends, and even parents.
The holiday season is the perfect time for a life-changing gift like facial rejuvenation. People have days off from work, spend more time inside, and get to wear comfy, cozy layers. Altogether, these are excellent conditions to make the downtime from any procedure easy and enjoyable.
Of course, even though almost 30 percent of American men and just under 40 percent of women say they are open to the idea of receiving a cosmetic surgery procedure as a gift, surgical procedures still aren’t a typical stocking stuffer.
While helping your mom or loved one finally afford the procedure they’ve been dreaming of can be a present they’ll never forget, there are some Do’s and Don’t’s worth considering before you wrap your gift. Below, we’ve compiled all the tips you’ll need to ensure that your gift is wildly successful.
If you have any further questions, please give our North Atlanta office a call at (470) 381-3610.
Give The Gift of a Consultation
While it can be tempting to arrange a specific procedure ahead of time, Dr. Alderman and The American Society of Plastic Surgeons agree—the best gift you can give is a consultation along with the promise to pay for whatever procedure your loved one (and their board-certified surgeon) feel is best.
This way, Dr. Alderman can offer her expert opinion and make recommendations about what procedure will best fit her patient’s aesthetic goals. Plus, by offering a gift with no strings attached, your loved one won’t feel pressured to go through with a procedure they aren’t 100 percent certain is the right one. The one exception to this rule is when giving the gift of a procedure you know your loved one regularly gets, like BOTOX® injections. In that case, talk to Dr. Alderman about purchasing a pre-paid treatment.
Dr. Alderman offers a wide range of facial rejuvenation procedures available from Kybella®, to Liquid Facelifts, Dermal Fillers, BOTOX®, Laser Skin Resurfacing, and medical spa treatments like hydrafacials, dermaplaning, and chemical peels. Together, Dr. Alderman and the gift recipient can build a treatment plan to ensure they choose the proper procedure.
If Dr. Alderman determines for any reason that a certain patient isn’t an ideal candidate for a procedure (for instance, if they have a bleeding condition), your purchase of a gift card can be fully refunded.
Don’t Offer a Treatment The Recipient Hasn’t Brought Up
The bottom line when it comes to giving the gift of facial rejuvenation is: don’t buy this gift for someone who hasn’t repeatedly mentioned an interest in getting cosmetic surgery. Offering surgery to someone who hasn’t brought it up in the past can be interpreted as an insinuation that they need to change. This can cause significant distress and leave your loved one feeling self-conscious and inadequate—especially when it’s a spouse or significant other.
A person stating they are dissatisfied with a particular body part or aspect of facial aging is not enough. A good way to gauge whether your loved one is open to receiving this gift is to casually ask them about their opinion on facial rejuvenation and if they would ever do it.
Ensure Quality by Working With a Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon
If you decide to gift surgery to someone, its vital to find a board-certified plastic surgeon like Dr. Alderman. Quality of service, staff training, and results vary dramatically from one office to the next, and you want the best for your loved one.
Choosing a board-certified doctor ensures your loved one will receive the highest level of care from a well-trained and expert surgeon. Plus, we guarantee a refund if the recipient chooses not to go through with surgery or is found unfit for a particular procedure.
Dr. Alderman prides herself on offering her patients the benefits of her expertise, knowledge, and warm communication. She is one of the top surgeons in North Atlanta.
If you are considering giving a loved one the gift of facial rejuvenation, please give our North Atlanta office a call at (470) 381-3610, or contact us online. We can answer any of your questions and help you set up a no-obligation consultation for the lucky recipient in your life.