Casino Offering Up 25k Plastic Surgery Prize

Trump Taj Mahal casino recently announced a promotion that includes a cosmetic surgery prize worth $25,000, the Associated Press reports.

The winner will mix and match the cosmetic procedures of their choice until they reach the total prize amount of 25,000 dollars. Whoever lands this jackpot might choose to undergo cosmetic procedures like breast enhancement, tummy tuck, facelift or eyelid lift.

Kathleen McSweeney of Trump Entertainment told the Associated Press: “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; this promotion will allow the winner the opportunity to get the procedures of their choice.”

This casino promotion joins the growing list of recent contests that raise ethical questions about patient selection. The American Society of Plastic Surgeons has stated in its code of ethics that their members cannot participate in any contest in which the prize is a surgical procedure (requiring an incision).

The winner can, however, choose the cash prize of $25,000 and skip any cosmetic procedures.

Anyone attempting to win this contest (or a contest like it) should ask questions like:

  • Who is performing the surgery?
  • Is that person board certified in plastic surgery?
  • Where is the surgery being performed?
  • Do I need to spend the full prize amount on cosmetic procedures? Is there a part cash/part surgery option?

Do you know the answers to these questions? Please leave a comment and tell us.

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