4 Rules Gifting Rules To Follow

Did someone ask Santa for a nose job this year? We’re not surprised. Last year it was the number one surgical procedure facial plastic surgeons performed collectively in men and women, and the most popular procedure performed overall in patients 21 years of age and younger.

That’s according to the latest statistics by The American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (AAFPRS).

But whether it’s for a nose job or fewer wrinkles, should you really give the gift of cosmetic surgery to your loved ones? If it’s on the list and you’re prepared to fulfill the wish, it could be the perfect present. But take heed—it could also backfire. The AAFPRS offers these four timely tips to take before choosing to put that gift card under the tree:

  1. Only gift a procedure that your loved one has mentioned wanting to have. Otherwise, your generosity could be seen as criticism.
  2. Rather than pre-purchasing a surgical procedure in full, arrange for a consult with the promise to pay.
  3. If your loved one gets regular non-surgical treatments, like BotoxÒ or a chemical peel, a pre-paid gift card could be the perfect present.
  4. Do your homework. Find out who the AAFPRS board-certified facial plastic surgeons are in your area.

“Cosmetic treatments and surgeries increase between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Eve as patients can use time off to recover and patients have non-invasive treatments to look better for holiday parties,” says AAFPRS President Phillip R. Langdson, a facial plastic surgeon based in Memphis. “During this time of year, many purchase gift certificates for facial rejuvenation for a spouse, parent, sister or friend. It’s important to stress though that the keys to giving cosmetic surgery as a gift are making sure the recipient does in fact want the surgery or procedure—and that you utilize a qualified, board-certified facial plastic surgeon.”

If you’re planning to give the gift of a prettier profile or fewer wrinkles this year, don’t shop for discounts or deals. Instead, trust your face to a facial plastic surgeon for a safe and beautiful 2019!

Contact KELZ PR – Patty Mathews ( for more information or to be connected with a member of the AAFPRS.

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