Giving plastic surgery as a gift is a polarizing topic. Some people are absolutely horrified that someone might consider getting their loved one the gift of changing their appearance. Others see it as empowering and an insightful and loving gift.
I have recently found a few articles in the news about how more and more people are giving a plastic surgery gift to their loved ones. It is a long standing joke in our society that men never know what to get their wives or girlfriends for their birthday, anniversary, or Valentine’s Day, and now it is up for debate if a plastic surgery gift should be considered the best or the worst idea. Many people seem outraged by this trend; one story I came across even called it “the most aggressively offensive holiday gift” you can give. But why? Is gifting someone the opportunity to change their appearance a bad idea?
In my personal opinion, I believe it is absolutely a case by case basis. If plastic surgery is something the gift recipient has clearly requested or adamantly expressed wanting, then this could be the best gift they could hope for. But if plastic surgery is something they’ve never mentioned, never outwardly expressed interest in, this could be a terrible gift idea?
It’s easy to understand why giving a plastic surgery gift to someone who doesn’t want it can be down right upsetting for someone to receive. At that point are you asking this someone to change their appearances to your liking? Does that sound selfish to you? If not, let me clarify for you: In giving someone an unrequested gift like that, you’re sending them the message that there’s something wrong with their appearance. That there’s something that you want to change about them. Would you feel good receiving “present” like that?
For more from Dr. Usha Rajagopal about giving a plastic surgery gift, read the full article HERE.
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