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American Society of Bariatric PLastic Surgeons is offereing $5000 Gift Cards for Presents

The American Society of Bariatric Plastic Surgeons is Offering $5000 Gift Cards for Presents
Unique Gifts Boost Health and Self-Esteem
NEWPORT BEACH, Calif., Dec. 16, 2008 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- This holiday season, millions of people will receive presents designed to help them look and feel their best. Joining in the holiday cheer, the American Society of Bariatric Plastic Surgeons (ASBPS) is offering several unique gifts that provide these benefits to individuals who have experienced significant weight loss following intense dieting or bariatric surgery.

Going one better than department stores, ASBPS has created its own gift card. The unique stocking stuffer is redeemable for a wide range of cosmetic procedures, and is available in both $1,000.00 and $5,000.00 denominations. Accepted by all surgeon members of ASBPS, the card offers its recipient both an opportunity for exceptional health care and a wide range of choices.

Dr. Edward Domanskis, founder of ASBPS, believes the novel gifts are very apropos for the times. “The number of cosmetic body contouring procedures has increased exponentially since a steadily rising number of people are electing to undergo post-bariatric treatments,” he says. “There were about 150,000 in 2006 alone.”

What is especially notable about the cards is that they allow individuals to receive medical treatment they may not otherwise get. The massive weight loss that follows bariatric surgery or intense dieting invariably results in large areas of sagging skin. Not only can this condition be detrimental to one’s self esteem, it can lead to potential health problems such as infection. More often than not, medical attention is not just a choice, it is a necessity.

Unfortunately, insurance companies limit their coverage to bariatric surgeries. Cosmetic treatments are excluded because of the complexity and potentially high cost of combining procedures. “An ASBPS gift card is like a ticket that allows a person to complete the journey that began with bariatric surgery,” adds Dr. Domanskis.
A leading proponent of patient education, the ASBPS also offers a wide selection of DVDs covering a broad range of cosmetic procedures including Body Contouring and Facial and Breast Surgery. Further information about both the DVDs and the gift cards is available on the ASBPS website at
CONTACT: American Society of Bariatric Plastic Surgeons

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