What do horses and plastic surgery have in common? On the surface, nothing. However if you look a little deeper, you will find that both are prevalent staples among the affluent crowd. That’s because equestrian activities can cost into the hundreds of thousands per year. In fact, owning and showing horses is so expensive that you can find a higher percentage of millionaires and billionaires in the equestrian circuit than you would in any other “common” sport.
While the price of plastic surgery is not nearly as high as owning a horse, procedures like nose reshaping and breast augmentation can still cost a pretty penny. The average cost to own a horse runs anywhere from $1500 to $3000 per month. Sure, cosmetic surgery is a one-time expense, but with more and more patients financing the procedure, the interest can end up costing almost double the original price in the long run. For example, in some Boca Raton cosmetic locations, a breast augmentation procedure can run anywhere from $2900 to $5000 on the lower end, all the way to up $8000 or more on the higher end. Financing that cost at 10% would tack on thousands of dollars extra. The longer the repayment period, the more interest that would be paid toward the original balance.
Most people interested in owning a horse or having plastic surgery are not millionaires and billionaires. Most are regular, everyday working people looking to pursue their passion or enhance their natural beauty. That is why budgeting is so important in each of these scenarios. Financing plastic surgery may sound like a great idea and a simple way to get the results you want now without paying the entire cost upfront. Likewise, leasing a horse may sound like a great alternative to the upfront costs associated with horseback riding and other equestrian activities. However, in order for the everyday person to enjoy horseback riding or the results of their plastic surgery without the stress of lengthy repayment plans, it’s best to budget for the experience.