From Refund to Rhinoplasty
April 18th is here! Unfortunately for many, this date has nothing to do with spring break, the Easter Bunny, or Passover. Yep, it’s the deadline for filing tax returns! For some it means writing that dreaded check to the government, but for others, a refund is on its way. Once those refunds start arriving, many plastic surgeons see an uptick in business.
This year with the economy in recovery mode, people are becoming a little more likely to spend their tax refund rather than stash it away. Instead of using their refunds to buy big-ticket electronics, toys, or trips, people are looking for smarter, more valuable purchases. For many people, the most valuable investment is in themselves and their self-esteem. With this year’s tax refunds averaging around $3,000, many will be considering a cosmetic surgery procedure. Dr. Shapiro recently discussed the increased demand for plastic surgery in a segment for ABC 15.
A gift that keeps on giving
Unlike diamonds, vacations to St. Barts, and other extravagant gifts that people may buy with their refunds, plastic surgery can have direct benefits on your everyday life. If aging “gracefully” hasn’t happened for you, and you’ve been down on yourself, a cosmetic procedure can dramatically boost your self-confidence. Post-baby, a tummy tuck or breast augmentation can give you back the body you once had or only dreamed about. In the job market, a rhinoplasty or eye lift can give you a more youthful, marketable appearance. If you’ve been working out and have lost a lot of weight, VASER Hi Def can really help you show off all of your hard work and dedication.
Even if you don’t want to spend your entire refund on plastic surgery, non-surgical treatments can dramatically improve your appearance. For a more youthful look, Botox coupled with Juvaderm or Restylane fillers can reduce age-defining lines and wrinkles on the face. Chemical and laser peels are also non-invasive and can go a long way to helping you look your best. They can also lessen the appearance of blemishes and hyper-pigmentation to give you smooth, glowing skin.
If you are ready to find out what you can do with that tax refund, contact us to schedule your consultation appointment with Dr. Shapiro today!