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The Most Aggressively Offensive Holiday Gift: Plastic Surgery

If you’re looking for an aggressively offensive gift this holiday season, you don’t have to look any further than the ugly mug of a loved one. Just give them the gift of a better face. A nicer look isn’t just a gift for them, it’s a gift for the whole world because no one will have to look at that grim old kisser ever again.

Not only is facial plastic surgery a totally insulting gift, it’s totally hip and happening. Apparently, in 2012, the gift of unrepentant shallow beauty ideals was one of the “top trends.” If you’re worried that elective medical procedures make for impractical gifts, worry not!  Take it from the totally not-biased president of American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (AAFPRS), Edward H. Farrior, MD, FACS:

“Since things tend to slow down workwise in December, the holidays are the perfect time make a tweak and address something that’s been nagging you about your appearance. Holiday breaks offer the downtime you need to rest and recuperate from any procedures, plus the timing allows you to start the New Year fresh.”

What better way to spend time off from work? Spending time relaxing and enjoying friends and family is for the hideous!

If you, in their words will be “sharing the gift of youth with a friend or family member,” you should do so in an informed way so that you don’t end up with a holiday botch job. The AAFPRS has 3 tips for you:

“Tip #1: Educate yourself”

Research adequately so that you don’t get hoodwinked by some scummy doctor pushing dangerous or stupid elective procedures.

“Tip #2: Select a specialist”

Choose a highly credentialed, board-certified and well regarded surgeon. You don’t want some quack screwing up your face or the face of a loved one.

“Tip #3: Beware of online deals”

Along with sale fish, cheap medical procedures are a discount that comes with a price. Three quarters of AAFPRS members caution consumers to avoid plastic surgery deals because they might be “unethical and inappropriate.”

Bonus Tip from Blisstree: Don’t buy someone a new face as a gift (unless they ask for it, maybe).

Rude! No matter what you celebrate, the holiday season is a time of goodwill, sharing, and partying, we don’t need to add anymore needless consumerism by making the gift of elective cosmetic surgery a thing.

via Skin Inc//Image via 30 Rock (NBC)

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  • Nicole

    Plastic surgeons would concur that men and women shouldn’t be cavalier when it comes to their final decision to proceed with plastic surgery.

    Nicole Patel