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Only In America: Plastic Surgery Christmas Gifts Are A Booming Business

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According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, 15.1 million people had cosmetic procedures in the U.S. in 2013, up 104% from 2000.

 

“Because of that, cosmetic surgery is much less of an awkward conversation to have around the dinner table,”Seery said.

The most common plastic surgery gifts to give are anything involving the face — from fillers to lifts — and breast augmentations, according to Dr. Yoel Shahar, a plastic surgeon in New York.

The Christmas season is the busiest time of year for most plastic surgeons, because people have time off to get the procedures and then recover.

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