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Boston Woman Gets Holiday Cosmetic Surgery Present

Posted Dec 11 2005 12:00am

Cosmetic surgery given as a present is a bit of a sticky subject. The question becomes whether or not the recipient really would want the surgery under other circumstances. In this case, the patient, a 49 year old woman, seems happy. Her husband of 28 years gave her the present. Hopefully, she asked for it.

I wrote an article for a local newspaper a year or so ago about teenagers getting breast implants for graduation. I was against that. The patients being younger seems the “catch point.” This case in Boston is that of an adult woman. In trying to give appropriate informed consent for an operation, the age of the patient matters. The surgeon’s comfort level probably matters more.

Until Later,

John Di Saia MD

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