The American Society of Plastic Surgeons reports that 15.1 million people had cosmetic procedures in 2013, up 104% since 2000. The most common cosmetic procedures to have gifted for the holidays are fillers and lifts for the face and breast augmentation.

Another reason why the holidays are a busy time for plastic surgery is because more people have time off from work. They can have the procedure done and take time off to recover before returning. Also, the New Year motivates people to take better care of themselves by eating healthy, working out and losing weight. Improving something that a person does not like about themselves fits right into this.

Gift Giving Costs and Tips

Cosmetic surgery is certainly an expensive gift. According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, the average cost of breast augmentation surgery in 2013 was $ 3,678. Facelifts in 2013 costed an average of $ 6,556 and tummy tucks were $ 5,217. Most people who are gifted cosmetic procedures for holidays are given so from their significant others.

Of course, there are some rules to giving cosmetic procedures as a gift for the holidays. It's not exactly appropriate to suggest that someone could use a facelift or tummy tuck. What usually works best is when a person decides that they want cosmetic surgery and meets in advance with a qualified surgeon for a consultation. Then, the gift giver can offer to pay for the procedure. Or, the person who wants the procedure can simply ask for it.

Spa Services

Plastic surgery is not for everyone. Yet most people can benefit from a boost in their self-esteem. That's where a gift certificate to a day at the spa comes in handy. A facial, micropeel or waxing treats someone to an afternoon of relaxation, plus boosts their appearance. High-end spa services can also be done at a cosmetic surgeon's office.

Types of Spa Services

A licensed aesthetician will perform cosmetic procedures that will exfoliate, increase circulation and hydrate your face.

Facials: European Facial, Personal Prescription Facial, Vitamin C Facial, Teen Facial, Gentleman's Facial

Microdermabrasion: Derma Genesis MicroPeel, BPS Deep Facial MicroPeel

Waxing:

• Eyebrows

• Lip

• Chin

• Arm

• Full Arm

• Underarms

• Legs

• Bikini

• Brazilian Bikini

• Side Burns

• Back

• Chest

• Feet and Toes

In the end, a cosmetic procedure can be a great fit for someone who has it all and has their heart set on enhancing their appearance in some way.