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Should I Put Plastic Surgery on my Christmas List?

Should I Put Plastic Surgery on my Christmas List?

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It’s important to weigh up the pros and cons (as well as consider non-invasive options if they exist) for the procedure or look you would like to achieve.

It’s okay to consider plastic surgery for Christmas if it’s something you’ve thought about and it’s for reasons that are important to you. However, it’s a significant decision that involves both physical and emotional aspects.

Instead of putting plastic surgery on your Christmas list, I’d suggest starting with thorough research, consultations with professionals, and making sure it’s something you genuinely want for yourself, not because of external pressures.

It’s important to weigh up the pros and cons (as well as consider non-invasive options if they exist) for the procedure or look you would like to achieve. Remember, your well-being and happiness are what matter most.

“I cannot express how having this procedure has changed my life in so short a time. I can’t believe how lucky I am and how I feel about myself; you are in my eyes, an amazing surgeon.” 

However, if you are thinking of giving that special person in your life a gift of plastic surgery, check out my 9 Rules to Gifting Plastic Surgery so you can ensure your gift is graciously received.

When considering gifting plastic surgery, it’s crucial to approach it with care and sensitivity. Here are some guidelines to consider:


    • Recipient’s Desire:
      Ensure the recipient has expressed a genuine interest in the procedure. Never impose your preferences or assumptions on someone else’s body.
    • Open Communication:
      Discuss the idea openly beforehand. Understand their motivations, concerns, and expectations. It’s essential to have a clear understanding of their wishes.
    • Professional Consultation:
      Encourage the recipient to consult with a qualified plastic surgeon. The decision should be informed and made in consultation with a medical professional.
    • Respect Autonomy:
      Respect the recipient’s autonomy and decision-making. Avoid pushing or pressuring them into undergoing surgery if they are unsure or hesitant.
    • Consider Emotional Readiness:
      Gauge the emotional readiness of the recipient. Cosmetic procedures can have emotional implications, so ensure they’re mentally prepared for the process and potential outcomes.
    • Financial Responsibility:
      Understand the financial aspects. Cosmetic procedures can be expensive, and the cost might not be feasible for the recipient. Ensure that the financial burden isn’t a stressor.
    • Safety and Health First:
      Prioritise safety and health. Emphasize the importance of choosing a reputable, certified surgeon and a safe medical facility.
    • Avoid Surprises:
      Avoid giving plastic surgery as a surprise gift. It’s a personal decision that should involve the recipient from the start.
    • Alternative Options:
      Consider alternative gifts or gestures that could address the recipient’s desires or concerns without involving surgery. Sometimes there are non-invasive or less drastic solutions available.


Remember, gifting cosmetic procedures should always come from a place of genuine care and consideration for the recipient’s well-being and desires.

Gifting plastic surgery procedures should always come from a place of genuine care and consideration for the recipient’s well-being and desires.

The 4 most popular plastic surgery procedures to gift

The plastic surgery procedures most often chosen (and gifted) include:

    • Breast augmentation or reduction. Many women would like to change the size or shape of their breasts, and there are several cosmetic procedures available to give them the look they want.
    • Liposuction is a procedure that involves suctioning fat from specific areas of the body to create a shapelier and slimmer silhouette.
    • Tummy tuck. A tummy tuck, or abdominoplasty, removes excess skin and fat from the abdomen and smooths and tightens the remaining skin.
    • Facelift. In this surgery, the facial skin is tightened and smoothed to reduce wrinkles and soften lines, giving the person a more youthful look.

For a no-obligation quote

For a no-obligation quote, tailored specifically to you, please book in for your consultation with Mr Fitton. Your requirements will be discussed in full confidence in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere.

Following your consultation, the price you are quoted includes everything and there are no extra or hidden costs. Advice, treatment and aftercare are all part of our package to ensure your experience is positive from beginning to end.


Managing your expectations about plastic surgery is important regardless of which procedure you wish to have done. It’s critical to have realistic expectations about plastic surgery but to also ensure you are on the same page as your surgeon.

To find out more about having a treatment, book your no-obligation consultation. You will meet with Antony Fitton and receive expert advice tailored to your needs.

Please call us on 07494 250277 or book your consultation using our online form.

Plastic Surgery Consultation:What's involved? A consultation with Antony Fitton plastic surgeon will educate you & put your mind at ease
Mr Fitton practices in Plymouth and Truro.

About your Plastic Surgeon: Mr Antony Fitton

MB, BS(hons)., MD., FRCS(eng)., FRCS(plast).

Mr Antony R Fitton qualified at the Royal London Hospital in 1989 with distinction in Surgery. He holds a MB, BS(hons)., MD., FRCS(eng). and FRCS(plast). (Fellowship at the Royal College of Surgeons).

He is a member of BAPRAS (British Association for Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeons), BAAPS (British Association for Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons), BSSH (British Society for Surgery of the Hand).

Mr Fitton has received the Paton & Masser Award and the CM Matthews Award from the Royal College of Surgeons of England  or his research in nerve injury.

Mr Fitton is licensed as Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon by the GMC.

A big thank you

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Life-changing result

"I just wanted to thank you (and your team) for the life-changing result of my top surgery. This will provide me with the freedom that I’m excited to enjoy, including being able to go swimming and actually staying cool in summer! All jokes aside, you have helped to mark a new chapter in my life, for which I am incredibly grateful… ALL the best."

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