Divorce is a traumatic experience to go through. Another person you built your life around, someone in whom you invested a great deal of your self-image and self-esteem, has let you down. And in the process of your life coming apart, it's common for your self-image to take a beating. During the process of divorce, many hateful things may be said, things that sting all the worse because they are coming from the mouth of someone who once made you feel special. On top of this, the prospect of facing the world--especially the dating world--full of younger people who seem full of confidence may be crushing.
Plastic surgery may seem like a great solution to help you get started fresh. Looking younger, looking better may be just what you need to start getting your life back on track. And it can be. The positive psychological benefits from many different plastic surgery procedures have been well documented. But this does not mean you should rush into a commitment to a permanent surgery.
If you are considering plastic surgery after your divorce, talk to a doctor who can help you decide whether you are making the decision for yourself or out of spite or a desire for revenge. We can also help you enter your procedure with realistic expectations.
If you are not emotionally ready, we can recommend some temporary procedures that improve your appearance over the short-term until you are prepared to make such an important decision rationally. Common short-term procedures for both men and women include facial rejuvenation with skin resurfacing, Botox injections, or facial fillers.
Long-term procedures often requested by divorced women include breast augmentation, tummy tuck, liposuction, and facelifts. Men, on the other hand, often request nose surgery (rhinoplasty), eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty), and liposuction.
If you are considering plastic surgery after divorce, some practices may try to take advantage of your emotionally fragile state. If you schedule a plastic surgery consultation with New York plastic surgeon Dr. George Lefkovits, you will receive an honest opinion from an experienced surgeon about what procedures--including none at all--might best meet your needs.