The thought of tabulating and submitting taxes usually causes most of us to furrow our brows and grit our teeth. This year however, the time for taxes and tax refunds seems to be causing a boost in the number of Atlanta cosmetic surgery procedures performed.
Throughout the uncertain economic climate of recent years, we’ve seen a shift in the type of procedures patients pursue: instead of opting for full versions of traditional cosmetic procedures like a facelift, patients were instead pursuing less invasive procedures with less downtime and a smaller price tag like mini facelifts, dermal injectables (Botox®, Juvéderm®, Dysport®, Restylane®) and skin resurfacing procedures (chemical peels and microdermabrasion treatments). Botox® and Juvéderm® became instantly popular for their almost immediate removal of wrinkles around the eyes and mouth. Recently, however, we’ve noticed a rise in traditional procedures again.
Our surgeons at Atlanta Plastic Surgery attribute the recent return to traditional procedures to the financial boost provided by tax refunds. Also, many patients who put off plastic surgery and cosmetic consultations because of their employment uncertainty, inability to take time off of work for recovery, or whatever the reason may have been are now entertaining the idea. Although there are several plastic surgery financing options such as Care Credit, My Medical Loan, and Surgery Loan, we see this caution as a good thing in the long run.
Just like deciding on which plastic surgery procedure you should receive, the decision to undergo surgery at all should only be made once thorough research has been completed. As we’ve discussed in our older blog posts on types of breast surgery, you should consider all of the surgical requirements (i.e.- physical, emotional, and financial) before undergoing a procedure. In the end, by doing your homework you eliminate a majority of the “what if’s” and “should have’s”, and thereby become more satisfied with your plastic surgery results.