Is there anything you would like to change about your looks? Yeah, me too. Well, we can gather together and take a bus to Atlantic City, pool our bucks, maybe one of us will win…
Kathleen McSweeney, senior vice president of marketing for Trump Entertainment, is so proud: “We wanted to change the face of a typical casino promotion, and with this one we are literally doing it.
“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,” she beamed.
What if you’re addicted to gambling aaand plastic surgery? Well, you’re in big trouble. Just ask Dr. Eda Gorbis, a professor of psychiatry at the UCLA School of Medicine. The doctor is also a founder of the Westwood Institute for Anxiety Disorders and sees these cases up close and personal. Remember “Cat Woman?”
Dr. Vivian Diller is a New York City psychologist. She was a model who wrote a book called Face It about beauty and emotions. The doctor feels the casino pushes “a dangerous precedent.”
“Especially women (hey) … but both women and men are easily pulled by the pressures in today’s culture to engage in procedures that are not well thought out.”
“It’s making it too simplistic,” she warned.
The web site infoplasticsurgery.com gives some heavy-duty prices for lookin’ good: Botox $200 to $400 per area; bigger breasts $5,000 to $8,000; Liposuction $2,500 to $10,000; Chin or Cheek Implants $3,000 to $4,500
How about a face lift; $7,000 to $9,000 Whew.
Players can earn credits toward the contest from Oct.2 through 29th. The winner has to be present with card inserted into a machine when prize is awarded last day of contest.
The winner can take the cash instead of surgery: $25,000
Kathleen McSweeney brags, “People often want this surgery but they’re reluctant to spend their own money to do it. Whether it is kid’s tuition or the mortgage, or they just don’t have that kind of money this is their opportunity to get it done.”
I dunno. We have had hard, driving rain here in Central Florida for days and $25,000 could fix that leak in the roof, those cracks in the driveway; that dead oak next to the house has to come down, my 20yr. old car needs to go, etc.
On second thought, think I’ll keep my funny looking…
May Your Glass Always Be Half Full