Friday, November 20, 2009
BoTax Proposed For Cosmetic Procedures
Elective cosmetic procedures may be soon targeted by a "Bo-tax." The White House and Senate Democrats have turned to a proposal to tax breast implants, tummy tucks, wrinkle-smoothing injections and other procedures as they search for ways to pay for costly health care overhaul plans.
The plan calls for a 5 percent excise tax on elective cosmetic surgeries and procedures. The plan, projected to raise $6 billion, wouldn't apply to surgery to fix a deformity or injury, but would include procedures such as face lifts, liposuction, cosmetic implants or teeth-whitening. These images are from a recent photo shoot at Beverly Hills Body with Dr. Richard Ellenbogen on assignment for Bloomberg News.
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