What do you want for the holidays? Is there some special gift you’ve had your eye on? Have you dropped hints to your loved ones yet about what you’re hoping for? Is cosmetic surgery on your wish list?
Even though a cosmetic procedure may be just what you are hoping for this season, Dr. Popp said it’s best if you purchase that gift yourself.
Giving a gift like that to someone else might suggest to that person that you feel they are less than perfect or coming up short in some way. On the other hand, if you tell your friend or loved one you don’t think they need a procedure, they may well come back and accuse you of not wanting them to improve themselves.
In the simplest terms, giving gift certificates for cosmetic procedures is problematic. And unless you are buying the gift certificate for yourself, it can cause issues between you and the very person you were hoping to spoil with a nice gift.
A Complicated Gift
“People who choose to have cosmetic surgery need to be in the driver’s seat. They need to be the one to decide what they want to fix, when they want to fix it and how they want to do it,” said Dr. Popp.
It’s definitely not like buying someone a scarf or a DVD. They can’t just take a procedure back to the store and get their money back if they aren’t satisfied.
The excellence of a gift lies in its appropriateness rather than in its value – Charles Dudley Warner
This is one of those ideas that sounds great and positive on the surface but, as Dr. Popp points out, “If it was overwhelmingly successful we would be over inundated with people asking for gift certificates and that just doesn’t happen.”
HAPPY HOLIDAYS TO YOU AND YOURS!