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Posts From December, 2009

Cosmetic tax out, tanning tax in.

Good news, it looks as if the cosmetic tax provision will be removed from the Senate health reform bill.  Instead, there will be a 10% tax on indoor tanning services to help pay the high costs associated with the health reform program. UV exposure and tanning beds have been shown to be directly associated with… Read More »


Will my breast implants pop in a car accident?

Patients occasionally ask me about the durability of breast implants.  They are concerned that the implants may pop or fail if they get in an accident or fall.  Although anything is possible, usually a failure occurs in an implant that has been in for a long time and the shell wears out.  An earlier failure… Read More »



Survey reveals that Americans oppose cosmetic surgery tax.

A recent survey conducted by the Opinion Research Corporation revealed that respondents oppose the proposed cosmetic surgery tax by a 52%-43% margin.  This number increased when the individuals polled learned that the majority of Americans that will be effected by this tax report a household income between $30,000 to $90,000.  This is a tax largely… Read More »


“Botax” to take effect January 2010

If you are considering cosmetic surgery, you may want to hurry as the costs are about to increase by 5%.  The new health care bill unveiled by the senate last week includes a 5% tax on all cosmetic procedures and surgeries.  This is an effort to help raise the funds required to extend health insurance… Read More »


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