Words matter, right? Of course they do. So what happens when those same words are open to interpretation? This is exactly the type of quandary you don’t want to encounter when you’re trying to consider all of the fine details, side effects and recovery periods associated with any cosmetic procedure.
Did you get a little nip and tuck last year?
It may be tempting to claim these expenses on your taxes, but be wary. The IRS is pretty blunt on where they stand on this issue. According to the IRS, Publication 502, Medical and Dental Expenses, you generally cannot include medical expenses for cosmetic plastic surgery procedures such as face lifts, hair transplants, hair removal (electrolysis), and liposuction.
During a consultation with a board-certified plastic surgeon, you will get an educated assessment of treatment options based on personal cosmetic goals. But have you ever wanted to know what the surgeon really thinks? Do you want to know health secrets he or she shares with family and friends? I do!