Divorcees turn to plastic surgery to boost self-esteem
March 15, 2011
While many people undergo plastic surgery procedures to correct a blemish or to help boost their self-esteem, it seems that some individuals may be going under the knife to get back at their ex-lovers, according to The Daily Mail.
“Under the bandages, I knew there was a new me waiting to emerge,” Lisa Hanson, a 40-year-old accountant who underwent a tummy tuck and liposuction following her divorce, told the news source. “The surgery was very much a reaction to my divorce - I wanted to re-invent myself and get revenge after the way my ex made me feel about myself.”
The trend among women like Hanson has spawned a new term - “vengeance surgery.” According to the news source, divorcees are responsible for a large portion of the plastic surgery industry.
Hanson told the news organization that she has no regrets. After her divorce, her self-esteem suffered a significant blow, and she sees plastic surgery as a way to overcome that issue.
Those considering plastic surgery should discuss their options with a board-certified plastic surgeon, according to The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. There are a variety of procedures available, and a medical professional can help one best decide what the best plan of action may be.
The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS), is recognized as the world’s leading organization devoted entirely to aesthetic plastic surgery and cosmetic medicine of the face and body. ASAPS is comprised of over 2,600 Plastic Surgeons; active members are certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery (USA) or by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada and have extensive training in the complete spectrum of surgical and non-surgical aesthetic procedures. International active members are certified by equivalent boards of their respective countries. All members worldwide adhere to a strict Code of Ethics and must meet stringent membership requirements.
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