Winner of 'Nip and Tuck Sweepstakes' opts for cash prize
November 22, 2011
The winner of an Atlantic City casino sweepstakes with $25,000 of plastic surgeries as a reward has opted for a cash payout instead.
The Trump Taj Mahal Casino Resort's "Nip and Tuck Sweepstakes" was held during the month of October. Throughout the month, players with casino players' cards earned credits toward the contest. The person with the most points at the end of the month received the grand prize of $25,000 worth of the plastic surgeries of his or her choice.
"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. This promotion will allow the winner the opportunity to get the procedures of their choice."
However, the anonymous female winner decided to take the cash payout rather than the plastic surgeries.
Experts say $25,000 could afford a person to choose several cosmetic procedures. According to the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS), the average breast augmentation surgery in the U.S. costs $4,459, a tummy tuck costs $5,332, ultrasound-assisted liposuction costs $3,122 and a nose reshaping costs $4,314. With a $25,000 budget, the lucky winner could have had all of these procedures with money to spare!
While the winner may not have wanted or needed $25,000 worth of surgeries, there's no word on whether or not she may put a portion of her winnings toward improving her appearance.
The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS), is recognized as the world’s leading organization devoted entirely to aesthetic plastic surgery and cosmetic medicine of the face and body. ASAPS is comprised of over 2,600 Plastic Surgeons; active members are certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery (USA) or by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada and have extensive training in the complete spectrum of surgical and non-surgical aesthetic procedures. International active members are certified by equivalent boards of their respective countries. All members worldwide adhere to a strict Code of Ethics and must meet stringent membership requirements.
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