Botox, Boob Jobs and Facelifts are Topping Many Holiday Wish Lists
“It’s crazy – I’m going from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.,” Dr. Melissa Doft, who runs a Park Avenue plastic surgery practice in Manhattan, told Moneyish. “We’re doing four times as many as procedures, starting from late October through the end of the year.”
She credits the holiday rush on a few different factors: Students who have a few weeks off between semesters to allow nose jobs (around $15,000) and breast reductions (around $4,000 to $17,000) to heal; men and women in their 40s and 50s getting facelifts (up to $25,000), liposuction (around $2,000) and tummy tucks (around $15,000) done while they’re out of the office – and ahead of the summer wedding season; as well as the hibernating nature of winter weather, when people can hide their bruises under layers, and they’re naturally staying out of the sun, which lead to worse scarring or pigmentation after surgery or fillers ($800 to $1,500). Plus, if a procedure (like a breast reduction) is covered by insurance because it treats a medical condition, many patients who’ve met their 2017 deductibles are racing to get their “free” surgeries done before everything resets in the New Year.