SAN DIEGO, CA, January 31, 2013 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Valentine's Day brings connotations of love, happiness and gifting of flowers and candy, but a rising number of couples are choosing to give one another cosmetic surgery. San Diego plastic surgeon Dr. John T. Alexander II, lead surgeon at Alexander Cosmetic Surgery (http://www.alexandersurgery.com) wants couples to know the options that are available if considering surgery as a present.
"Whether for yourself or a partner, the gift of cosmetic surgery is uniquely generous," explains Dr. John T. Alexander II. "You want to look your best for your partner, and you also want your partner to feel the best they can about themselves. This present can accomplish both goals."
Although holidays throughout the year are convenient times to schedule cosmetic procedures, the romance surrounding Valentine's Day makes February an especially popular time for appointments, especially for minimally invasive treatments. Patients are increasingly focused on wanting to look younger and more refreshed without committing to a surgical procedure.
"Starting a week or two before the holiday, my San Diego practice sees a surge in non-surgical facial rejuvenation treatments like BOTOX and other injectables," says Dr. Alexander. "Starting early ensures that you'll look your best by the big night."
BOTOX is injected directly into the skin to temporarily paralyze the muscles and prevent wrinkles from deepening. There are several other options for minimally invasive procedures that make a big impact on the appearance as well. Injectables can be used to sculpt the chin and cheekbones, or add volume to thin lips. Skin resurfacing can restore a youthful glow to aging, damaged skin.
"There's always pressure to look your best, but never more than just before a romantic getaway," explains Dr. Alexander. "These injectables and other outpatient treatments open new doors for looking amazing before your special time together."
Of course, a gift of cosmetic surgery needs to be given in the right context. Giving cosmetic enhancements to that special someone is usually best for couples that have been together for some time, and where one partner knows the cosmetic procedure is something the other partner has wanted for some time. Otherwise, a gift like this can send the wrong message.
"When you purchase a cosmetic treatment for that special someone, make sure that you are being sensitive to their cosmetic concerns," adds Dr. Alexander. "If it's a procedure your partner has been thinking about a long time, you're helping them on their way. But it's obviously never a good idea to provide an unsolicited gift of cosmetic surgery. It always has to be about what the recipient wants. That said, enhanced self-confidence can be a powerful gift."
Alexander Cosmetic Surgery (http://www.alexandersurgery.com) has been San Diego's leader in facial rejuvenation and cosmetic plastic surgery since 1964. Led by father and son duo, Drs. John T. Alexander, M.D., and John T. Alexander II, M.D., F.A.C.S., J.D., the clinic has a history of patient dedication and care, while leading the way with innovative treatments such as the QuickLift procedure.