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Forget the new car—the hot new graduation gift is plastic surgery. College graduates, and perhaps to a lesser extent, high school graduates, have increasingly been receiving a visit to the plastic surgery office as a reward for their academic accomplishments. Cosmetic enhancements can make an ideal graduation gift, since it may take some time to recover, depending on the surgery. Graduates can have the procedure before starting a new job or heading off to college in the fall.

“Millennials deserve that boost of self-confidence that comes from fixing cosmetic issues that have troubled them for a long time, but we do want to make sure that each of our patients has reasonable expectations,” explains Dr. B. Aviva Preminger, a plastic surgeon in New York City. “The right plastic surgery procedure can definitely help them feel more socially secure.”

Reasons for gifting plastic surgery

Everyone deserves to feel secure in their own bodies, regardless of age. As a graduation gift, plastic surgery supports self-reinvention. Graduating from high school and moving away to a new city and a new campus—or graduating from college and starting a career—both signal significant life transitions. They are opportunities for graduates to get a fresh start, be more socially outgoing, and feel more capable.

Self-assurance is an amazing gift to give a recent grad, and that extra boost of confidence can do wonders during job interviews and nerve-wracking oral presentations.

In some cases, the gift of plastic surgery is one that supports physical comfort and good health. Breast reduction surgery, for example, may be appropriate for either ladies or men whose overly large breasts cause discomfort.

Factors to consider before having plastic surgery

Of course, plastic surgery isn’t right for every graduate. Surgeons thoroughly assess each patient on a case-by-case basis before recommending treatment options. Generally, graduates may be good candidates for cosmetic enhancements if they have reasonable expectations for the outcome. Patients should know why they want the surgery and what they hope to get out of it. It isn’t advisable to get surgery simply because a boyfriend or girlfriend might like it.

Plastic surgery is a serious decision that shouldn’t be made on a whim. A graduate might be a good candidate if he or she has been troubled by some physical feature for a long time and has given serious thought to the procedure. Because of all of these factors, parents and grandparents who want to give graduates the gift of plastic surgery should make the decision only after careful discussion with the student and the surgeon.

When you’re ready to start the next phase of your life and you feel that cosmetic enhancements will help, schedule a consult with Dr. B. Aviva Preminger in her Manhattan office. Dr. Preminger is renowned throughout NYC and beyond for her careful and personalized attention to each patient, her technical skills, and her artistic results. She undertakes an intensive evaluation process to ensure that surgical enhancements are right for the individual patient. Call today to set up a one-on-one consultation!

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If you are ready to make a change to your appearance, choose the best plastic surgeon and cosmetic team for your procedure. Aviva Preminger, MD Aesthetic Plastic Surgery offers intricate procedures to reshape the face, breasts and body, as well as rejuvenating treatments to look your best at every age.

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