Posted by Michelle May O’Neil on July 18, 2011
Is "revenge surgery" a growing trend? A recent study by the Transform Cosmetic Group in Great Britain revealed that more than a quarter of the patients who visit plastic surgeons’ offices are newly divorced women.
ABC’s Ashleigh Banfield spoke to several women about their post-split operations, including 43 year old Alicia Hunter, a single mother of two, lost 60 pounds, got a new set of boobs and underwent a few tweaks of Botox to boot.
"It’s very liberating to feel good within your own skin," she said. "I always thought it would be a little bit life-changing and it has been."
However Dr. Jon Turk, a New York City plastic surgeon, cautions against going under the knife for the wrong reasons.
"Patients who come in who are bitter or angry about their divorce and looking to use surgery to either make their spouse jealous or to just fill some type of emotional void, those are the ones that I think we really need to counsel carefully," he said.
And so the debate is on: Should divorced women try to recapture their youth through surgery, and are their cosmetic surgery extremes more a confidence-boosting fresh start, or revenge against their former husbands?
Watch the full story at http://abcnews.go.com/Health/plastic-surgery-divorce-revenge-confidence-boost/story?id=13571751