COVID-19 Reopening Updates View Update Virtual Consultation

+1 858-638-9800

9834 Genesee Ave Suite 328, La Jolla, CA 92037

schedule an appoinment

COVID-19 Reopening Updates View Update Virtual Consultation

The holidays are the season of giving. However, not many people consider plastic surgery as a “gift.” Not uncommonly, we see husbands, wives or even parents consider the gift of plastic surgery to celebrate a milestone or birthday.

How to Give Your Loved One Plastic Surgery This Holiday | Marin Aesthetics

How to Give Your Loved One Plastic Surgery This Holiday | Marin Aesthetics Image by: Foundry/

Plastic Surgery is a Very Personal Decision


Giving plastic surgery as a gift can be a tricky situation. The most successful approach is first making sure the patient wants a particular procedure. Plastic surgery is a very personal decision and the patient’s opinion is very important. Once this hurdle is crossed, the rest becomes fairly straightforward.

The patient needs to consult with a board-certified plastic surgeon who has experience in the procedure you are considering. Not all surgeons perform all procedures or are comfortable with all aspects of cosmetic surgery. Thus, do your research and also realize that the patient must feel comfortable with the surgeon. After all, this is a personal relationship.

Once you’ve found the right surgeon and determine that the patient is a good candidate for the procedure then you need to schedule. Normally, a patient coordinator can help to arrange all of these details with the individual who is scheduling the surgery.

Finally, you can give the gift of the procedure. Unfortunately, this does need to be done well in advance of the procedure since there are a number of preparations that need to be completed prior to the day of surgery. The patient will be essential in pre-op communication and determining the ultimate aesthetic goals.

So, if you are considering the gift of plastic surgery this holiday season, use these tools and you will find it truly is better to give than receive.


*The content in this blog is developed to spread the awareness towards plastic surgery. Our blog is not intended to serve as a replacement for an actual in-office consultation with Dr. Marin. As such, the information within this blog reflects the unique cases of our individual patients.

Leave a Comment

Related Posts

The Ideal BMI and How to Lose Weight Before Surgery

Many patients who are interested in plastic surgery are dealing with the consequences of weight gain and then the residual skin after weight loss. However, weight...

Read More

How to Choose the Right Plastic Surgeon

In light of a number of recent events in the media highlighting plastic surgery being performed by non-plastic surgeons – I felt that this would be...

Read More

2017 is the Year to Have Plastic Surgery

You might still be busy ticking off all the checkbox on your New Year's resolutions. But life is starting to...

Read More

Health Recommendations Before Plastic Surgery

Before undergoing plastic surgery, there are many health considerations and commitments that patients should make. The best candidates for any surgical procedure are those patients that...

Read More

Schedule an Appointment


In light of the state wide restrictions on non-essential businesses to help reduce the spread of COVID-19, we are rescheduling all of our elective appointments until the global circumstances improve. Our necessary post-operative appointments will be made, as needed, to address immediate surgical concerns such as suture removal and acute postoperative issues. All non-acute follow up appointments, fillers and Botox will need to be postponed until after the quarantine period mid April. Our office will reach out to all patients who need to be rescheduled.

We will be offering new patient virtual consultations online and via Skype that can be scheduled through our website or by emailing Also, we will offer follow-up appointments in the same manner to help manage our patients’ concerns while still respecting the need for social distancing.

We appreciate all of your understanding during these difficult times for all of us.

Stay safe,

Dr. Main and the Marin Aesthetics Team