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In 2005, New Jersey passed a law issuing a 6% tax on all cosmetic procedures performed in the state. After a trial of 6 years, NJ has found that they were losing overall revenue as patients were leaving the state to get their surgery elsewhere. They are losing surgical revenue, nursing jobs and opportunities for surgical centers to create jobs.

In a report from NPR, the article stated “Because New Jersey is one of the only states in the Northeast with the tax, Godek says patients go into other states without the tax to have their procedures performed to save that 6 percent.

Godek is also president of the New Jersey Society of Plastic Surgeons, which commissioned an economic study that suggests New Jersey is actually losing revenues because of the tax, not gaining them.

“When someone has plastic surgery, they’re not only coming to a plastic surgeon,” Godek says, “they’re utilizing a hospital or a surgery center; they’re staying in local hotels; their family is eating in local restaurants; they’re utilizing pharmacies to fill their prescriptions. So all of that revenue is lost.'”

Hopefully, other states will realize that this is not an effective means to generate revenue. As the majority of patients who undergo cosmetic surgery are middle-class women, there is an unfair and biased taxation with this legislation.  We are happy to hear that the cosmetic surgery tax may soon be a thing of the past.

*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.

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TO OUR MARIN AESTHETICS PATIENTS:

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 info@marinaesthetics.com. 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