Plastic surgery as a gift has become fairly common, particularly with things like Botox or chemical peels or microdermabrasion, but one cosmetic surgeon is saying that the practice is dangerous. There are even contests in which plastic surgery gift certificates (like the one shown above from Advanced Dermatology & Cosmetic Surgery clinics in Florida) are given away, mostly for breast augmentation jobs.
Dr. Barry Lycka, founder of The Ethical Cosmetic Surgery Association, states, “Not everyone can do Restylane injections well and not everyone is a candidate for injections. Due diligence and caution should be the main object in choosing a cosmetic surgeon for a cosmetic procedure.”
I think what he is saying is that if the gift certificate is from some crook operating from his basement, be careful. Just go to a board-certified plastic surgeon and you will have nothing to worry.