Would You Get Cosmetic Surgery if Insurance Paid?

It was once reserved for celebrities and millionaires, a luxury expense for those willing to spend thousands of dollars to lose fat, reduce wrinkles, and erase a few years.  Now, cosmetic surgery has become a necessary expense for many Americans; over 11 million procedures were performed in 2007, and the future of cosmetic surgery looks promising. But how many people are willing to go under the knife regardless of the expense?

A recent poll of readers on Goodhousekeeping.com shows that more than 66% of people are 'happy to get plastic surgery', while others are less inclined to maintain their youthful looks with cosmetic enhancements.

MSNBC reports that some insurance companies are even willing to pay for the cost of plastic surgery, and many are offering 'premium' insurance packages that cost elective surgery treatments.  For some, this may mean pursuing treatment abroad to offset out-of-pocket expenses.  Medical tourism is on the rise, and some Americans are enjoying discounts of up to 75% off the regular price of treatment by finding a plastic surgeon overseas.

Low offshore prices, insurance coverage and professional treatment to finally get that makeover could fuel a new trend.

The question is, are you willing to go ahead with an all-expenses paid surgery?

Further Reading

  • With bathing suit season right around the corner, plastic surgeons across the country are finding more women are booking up appointments for body contouring and breast augmentation procedures. Dr. Michael Niccole, founder and medical director of CosmetiCare Plastic Surgery Center and MedSpa in Newport Beach, and one of the “Top Plastic Surgeons in America”, reports that his appointment books are full, with a high demand for breast implants, skin tightening procedures and body contouring procedures to help women lose a few inches around the hips and thighs.

  • If you need a quick mini-makeover for the holidays and New Year countdown, simple and affordable cosmetic procedures such as laser hair removal and dermal fillers may be your best bets.

  • LocateADoc.com has recently released a fantastic plastic surgery cost infographic for both men and women. Why do people shell out so much money for plastic surgery? Well the answer obviously is to look better and feel wonderful about themselves. In addition, as I have written before, it is becoming the rising trend for job seekers as the job market becomes more and more competitive.