The Punchline

Plastic surgery peaks during the holidays

Adriene Hill Dec 29, 2011

It’s the most wonderful time of the year… At least for cosmetic surgeons.

According to the Wall Street Journal, the last two weeks of December are the busiest time of year for plastic surgery.

One — because the time off around the holidays allows people to heal without having to walk around the office with any tell-tale puffiness.

And two — for people getting procedures covered by insurance, the end of the year can be a good time to save some money, if they’ve already gone to the doctor a bunch and met their deductibles.

We’re here to help you navigate this changed world and economy.

Our mission at Marketplace is to raise the economic intelligence of the country. It’s a tough task, but it’s never been more important.

In the past year, we’ve seen record unemployment, stimulus bills, and reddit users influencing the stock market. Marketplace helps you understand it all, will fact-based, approachable, and unbiased reporting.

Generous support from listeners and readers is what powers our nonprofit news—and your donation today will help provide this essential service. For just $5/month, you can sustain independent journalism that keeps you and thousands of others informed.