Washington Post: More Choosing Plastic Surgery After Divorce

Posted on Jan 29, 2011
It’s normal to make big life changes in the wake of a divorce – many people choose to switch careers, travel, or start a new hobby. However, a new report from the Washington Post says that a significant number recent divorcees also decide to change their look – permanently. According to many plastic surgery doctors, many men and women turn to cosmetic surgery either during or after a divorce.

Why are so many people opting for tummy tucks, face lifts, and breast augmentations after their marriage ends? One plastic surgeon said that many people just want to feel better about themselves at such a big juncture in their lives. While some are calling it “vengeance surgery,” and while some do admit to making themselves look better in order to make their former spouse feel bad, most are simply doing what is best for them for a change and making a statement as they come to a crossroad in their life.

One plastic surgeon, who offers a cosmetic surgery divorce package to those ending bad marriages, says that while opting to go under the knife is more popular for women after a breakup, about thirty percent of his divorcee clients are male. Another surgeon notes that many are preparing their often-older bodies for the prospect of going back onto the market and starting to date again.

What do relationship experts think of this trend? One offered his simple piece of advice: the time after a divorce is a time to think about what is best for you and what you want to do. Although a cosmetic surgery might not help you find companionship in the wake of a divorce, a surgery could give you a boost in confidence.

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