High school seniors are about to take one of the most memorable walks of their life to get their diploma. This marks the beginning of their adult life. They’ve been through all of the trials of adolescence, and their reward has finally arrived – freedom.
As many graduates embark on the road to a career or college, loved ones scurry to find the perfect graduation gift to show how proud they are of everything they have achieved. Some graduates will receive money, others may receive a car, and recently, more graduates are receiving plastic surgery.
Were you surprised to learn this? We were too! The procedures being gifted aren’t surprising, however. They are similar to those that older adults seek, such as breast implants, rhinoplasty, and tummy tuck.
Post-graduation is an ideal time to have plastic surgery since most will be taking a break for the summer. This allows plenty of time to recover.
The Criticisms of Plastic Surgery as a Graduation Gift
Many people don’t agree with giving plastic surgery as a graduation gift. They feel that paying for a young adult to change his or her appearance is not beneficial. But actually, it can be quite beneficial during this stage of life.
Leaving high school to enter the “real world” is stressful. For the first time, these young adults will be facing opportunities that will require a high level of self-esteem and confidence. Feeling self-conscious about a nose that’s not straight or a flat chest could be enough to ruin certain opportunities or pursuits. Some parents feel that a good way to start adulthood is to take care of cosmetic concerns that may hold their young adult back.
It’s also a good time for plastic surgery because the body has finished developing. Before 18 years of age, the body is still going through internal and external changes due to puberty. Most changes have been made by the time people graduate high school, so procedures can be done without risk of developmental changes diminishing the results.
Free Consultation for Plastic Surgery in Manhattan or Commack
Contact Advanced Cosmetic Surgery of New York if you’re considering gifting plastic surgery to your graduate. We offer free consultations to discuss procedures and expectations.
Our offices are located in NYC and Long Island. You can call us at 212-206-0023 or 631-499-1831 Monday through Friday from 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM or on Saturdays until 6:00 PM.