The long-awaited excitement of flipping that tassel on a graduation cap can’t be beat – especially for the parent who worked so hard to get their kid through school! After the ceremony comes the gifts: typically, money, electronics, a vacation, or even a car. However, in 2018, more grads are finding themselves in the plastic surgeon’s office after grabbing their diploma. According to the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASPS), millennials made up 18% of all procedures in 2017. More and more, graduates between the ages of 19 and 34, are celebrating this educational milestone with cosmetic surgery.
The Most Popular Cosmetic Surgery Gift for Graduates
Celebratory procedures are intended as a confidence boost, often addressing genetic issues or scars from trauma as a child. Those footing this bill – usually parents and grandparents – see this as an opportunity to give their offspring one last advantage before heading out on their own.
Noninvasive procedures, with little risk of complications and almost no downtime, are the most popular choice for gift-giving. These techniques can help children feel better about their bodies, increasing self-confidence as they transition from college to a career. More dramatic procedures, like a nose job, can mean a huge boost in confidence, correcting life-long trouble spots.
Most Common Plastic Surgery ‘Gifts’ Include:
- Laser treatments for acne/trauma scars
- CoolSculpting for isolated fatty bulges
- Botox Cosmetic for excessive sweating (hyperhidrosis)
- Breast Augmentation or Breast Reduction
- Otoplasty, or ear reshaping
While at first, giving a new graduate plastic surgery may sound superficial, but this is not always the case. According to Detroit plastic surgeon, Ahzar Ali, MD, “Plastic surgery as a gift after graduation makes sense. This is a time when the student is going off to college and wants to make the very best first impression. The months following graduation (before beginning the next chapter) offer an optimum time to heal following surgery.” A custom-tailored procedure, designed to address trouble areas, can provide a long-term increase in confidence for any one, especially a new graduate.
Give Your Grad the Gift of Confidence with a Cosmetic Procedure
Do you have a new grad in the family that could use a self-esteem boost before heading out into the ‘real’ world? Consider the gift of cosmetic surgery from Vitenas Cosmetic Surgery. Call our Houston office at 281.484.0088 to find out more on the array of surgical and noninvasive options, or to learn about our gift certificates. With the help of Vitenas Cosmetic Surgery, your graduation gift can bring years of joy.