If you play at the Trump Taj Mahal hotel and casino with your loyalty card, you’ll be entered to win $25,000 in cash towards plastic surgery of your choice. The Trump hotel is running this contest through October and the grand prize winner will receive $25,000 worth of plastic surgery or opt for a cash prize of the same value.
While this may be an attractive incentive for gamblers and those who are already making fall travel plans to the Trump Taj Mahal hotel in Atlantic City, medical professionals are concerned that the promotion could be fueling two dangerous compulsive behaviors – gambling addiction and an addiction to plastic surgery.
If you’ve been thinking about getting plastic surgery, set up a consultation with a board-certified plastic surgeon in your area to learn about your options. Take a look at these plastic surgery before and after photos to determine whether you’re really ready to go under the knife.
The “Nip, Tuck & Lift Sweepstakes” was run from October 2 through October 29 as a way to generate more interest in the hotel and attract seasoned gamblers back to the Jersey Shore to use their loyalty card. Participants are entered to win when they use their loyalty card, and the winner must be present on October 29 when the player’s card is inserted into a machine to validate their entry. Some medical professionals believe that they excessive gambling is often fueled by the idea of winning an amazing cash prize – in this case, $25,000 – and people who are already interested in plastic surgery may see this sweepstakes as an opportunity to fuel a gambling habit. Both an addiction to plastic surgery and an addiction to gambling are rooted in anxiety, depression and other mental health problems that need to be addressed before they get out of control.
Plastic surgery “addicts” are often comfortable paying large sums of money to get their plastic surgery fix – the average cost of a facelift in the United States costs anywhere from $6,000 to $10,000+ while liposuction costs anywhere from $5,000 to $15,000+. Breast implants and other procedures also command four-figure or five-figure fees.
Set up a consultation with a plastic surgeon in your area to find out if you would be a good candidate for plastic surgery, and to find out what the costs of the procedure is. Look at these plastic surgery before and after photos to see examples of successful outcomes with different procedures.