Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Plastic Surgery Tax Revisited

I am sure you heard last week that the Senate is once again trying to pass a "5% plastic surgery tax". We did a blog entry this summer on the same topic and based on what is being proposed now our stance remains the same. In my opinion this becomes an issue that is discriminatory against woman, because 90% of plastic surgery patients are women. I find that in Dr. Walden's office most of the woman we see that are seeking plastic surgery are middle class hard working women from 20-50 years of age. Plastic surgery is no longer a service that is just for the uber-wealthy. Most patients save for a long time to get the amount of money needed for their procedure. They are well researched, well informed, and ready to achieve their ultimate goal of surgery. The argument is always the same.....what is another 5% when you are already paying thousands?? I'll tell you....another thousand dollars is a BIG deal to most people and could make the difference between having and not having an elective surgery. Another important thing to consider is with all the popularity of "overseas plastic surgery", there will be a huge surge in this trend and essentially take away business revenue from the United States as people flee to other countries to save money. This will only decrease the quality of medical care Americans will get as other countries do not adhere to the same medical standards the United States follows.

Dr. Walden was recently on Fox News' Neil Cavuto show this week discussing this hot topic. This is one interview you don't want to miss!!

Happy Thanksgiving Everyone!!!!

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