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New Yorkers Are Using Tax Refunds for Plastic Surgery

Jenn Fusion | April 19, 2016 | Posted in Body

botox before and after pictureSpring is a busy time of year for plastic surgery offices, thanks to Uncle Sam. While nearly half of all tax refund recipients plan to save their money, another 13 percent will spend their checks on plastic surgery procedures they’ve been desiring, according to the National Retail Federation. Other uses include buying necessities like groceries and gas, going on vacation, or making a major purchase for the home.

What plastic surgery procedures can you get with tax refund money?

With an average refund of $2,798, there are many procedures that can be fully funded with a tax return.

With a $100 refund, you can:

  • Fight acne, lighten sun spots, and get improved facial texture with a salicylic peel or facial
  • Improve skin tone and reduce cellulite with a body wrap

With a $500 refund, you can:

  • Reduce the appearance of lines and wrinkles, treat migraines, and reduce excess sweating with Botox
  • Treat sun damage, redness and broken capillaries with a photofacial

With a $1,000 refund, you can:

  • Invest in laser hair removal
  • Try injectable fillers to augment lips, fill wrinkles, or restore lost facial volume

With a $3,000 – $5,000 refund, you can:

  • Lose a couple inches and blast fat cells with laser liposuction treatments

Subsidize the most popular plastic surgery procedures

Interested in procedures that typically exceed a $3,000 price tag? You can use your tax refund money as a downpayment for plastic surgery financing. For some of the top procedures, a generous tax refund could cover as much as 30-50%. The American Society of Plastic Surgeons’ 2015 survey found the most popular procedures for Americans were:

  1. Breast augmentation (286,254 procedures)
  2. Nose reshaping (217,124 procedures)
  3. Liposuction (210,552 procedures)
  4. Eyelid surgery (206,509 procedures)
  5. Facelift (128,266 procedures)

Spring is the ideal time for plastic surgery

“When cost is a factor, a tax refund can provide a little extra push toward indulging in a life-changing purchase,” says Dr. Thomas W. Loeb MD. “For less than the cost of a new vehicle or furniture set, you can have a new look that could possibly increase your confidence, earning potential, love life, and happiness greatly. If you have the desire and can afford the recovery time, spring is the ideal time for a fresh start.”

Call 212.327.3700 for more information on procedures offered by Dr. Loeb In his Manhattan office.

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