There are times when I really pity headline writers. How can you possibly title a story about giving the gift of plastic surgery for Christmas without dipping into the Big Bag O' Cliches?
It's the season of giving and getting, and in Houston that means plastic surgeons are working overtime performing face-lifts, breast augmentations, liposuctions and tummy tucks.
Much of their business is from husbands and boyfriends giving their loved ones everything from major cosmetic surgeries to stocking stuffers such as collagen treatments and Botox injections.
That's the case with Kendra Schroeder of Pasadena, whose husband gave her a new pair of breasts as an early Christmas present at Thanksgiving.
The 26-year-old leasing agent says she couldn't wait to collect on her gift; Dr. Franklin Rose performed her augmentation surgery two weeks ago, just in time for holiday parties.
"I never had breasts, and I wanted something there," said Schroeder, whose husband is a chemical plant operator and spent $7,000 on the operation. "It's the most expensive Christmas gift I've ever gotten and probably always will be. I feel very loved that he was willing to do that for me."