First husbands and wives, now mom and daughters go under the knife

November 1, 2012

First husbands and wives, now mom and daughters go under the knife
First husbands and wives, now mom and daughters go under the knife

We recently brought you an article about the trend of "couples surgery," when husbands and wives decide to get a little nip and tuck together. But perhaps there's a new type of couple that enjoys going under the knife together - mother and daughter. ABC tells the story of one such pair who underwent plastic surgery in Los Angeles.

Lynda and Stefanie are close, and often go enjoy adventure travel together. But their latest exciting activity didn't involve much travel, though 68-year-old Lynda did fly from her home in Montreal to be with her 38-year-old daughter for their procedures.

"I thought this would be a nice thing for us to do together because we could be a support system," Stefanie told the news source. "We [could] have a good three or four days together to vegetate and relax."

Lynda was concerned about the appearance of sagging skin around her neck, while Stefanie wanted a breast lift and tummy tuck. Lynda also ended up getting cheek fillers to help enhance her face.

"The patients who start with a supportive relationship, they really help each other and I welcome that," the LA-based surgeon who performed the procedure told the news source.

Both mom and daughter were pleased with the results of their surgery seven weeks later. Stefanie told the news source that she notices the difference in her stomach and bust, and Lynda says she's thrilled to be able to wear accessories on her neck once again.

Both women are in prime age categories for cosmetic procedures, according to the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS). Last year, there were nearly four million people between the ages of 35 and 60 who underwent a cosmetic procedure - 43 percent of the total. Those over 65 and older accounted for 8 percent of the total number of procedures performed by ASAPS doctors in the U.S.

Women who are considering going under the knife should be sure that they are have all the facts, and aren't making the decision to undergo surgery simply because a friend or family member is doing the same. It's essential that every patient have an individual consultation with the physician who will be performing the surgery, and that they understand what sort of results they can expect.


The mission of the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS) includes medical education, public education and patient advocacy. Plastic Surgery News Briefs are summaries of current stories found through various news and magazine outlets that relate to or mention plastic surgery and cosmetic procedures. The views expressed in these news articles do not necessarily reflect the opinions of ASAPS, but are merely published as an educational service to our members and the general public. For additional information on these subjects and other plastic surgery related topics, please go to www.surgery.org

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