Donald Trump’s Taj Mahal casino in Atlantic City has a new way of getting gamblers in the door: the chance to win plastic surgery.
According to Gawker, “the hotel is awarding a $25,000 plastic surgery gift certificate to one lucky card player, good for ‘mix and match surgeries, including breast enhancemements, tummy tucks, liposuction and face lifts.’”
“We wanted to change the face of a typical casino promotion, and with this one we are literally doing it,” said Kathleen McSweeney, senior vice president of marketing for Trump Entertainment Resorts.
“Many people have something they want to change; a nip and tuck here, a lift there, but the cost of these procedures can be quite costly,” McSweeney said. “This promotion will allow the winner the opportunity to get the procedures of their choice.”
“People often want this surgery but they’re reluctant to spend their own money to do it,” McSweeney said. “Whether it’s kids’ tuition, or the mortgage or they just don’t have that kind of money, this is their opportunity to get it done.”
Plastic surgery does get expensive, but winning it may not always be a safe option, depending on who is providing the service. Plastic surgery recovery may not be included.
On his blog, plastic surgeon Dr. Anthony Youn writes, “While strange and of questionable taste, this isn’t nearly as bad as the horrible and tasteless local radio promotion “Breast Christmas Ever” where the ‘winner’ receives a set of breast implants by a surgeon who isn’t even a real plastic surgeon! Sounds like a punishment to me.”
Miami plastic surgeon Dr. Michael Salzhauer says, “ Choosing a plastic surgeon is a big decision. I always stress that money should not be the most important factor, but the Board-Certification, experience and reputation of the surgeon should be. Obviously, whoever wins this prize and chooses to undergo plastic surgery with them is doing so because of the free offer. The winner should still research the surgeon and the procedures to make sure it is right for them.”
The plastic surgery prize is to be awarded at the end of the month, with the winner having the option to get the $25,000 prize in cash if plastic surgery isn’t of interest.
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