Many say that the components of a happy marriage include sharing common interests and investing in each other. But, this doesn't mean spouses have to have everything in common.
Most spouses agree that while it's important to maintain some level of individuality, it's also important to support each other and do as many things as they can as a couple.
For some couples, bonding is centered on travel, fine dining, antiquing, and going to art exhibits, weight lifting, bicycling, or backpacking. For others, it's about golfing, gardening or even getting plastic surgery!
Plastic surgery is on the rise, and it's no longer perceived as something that's just for women. Each year our number of male patients increase (i.e. husbands), but this trend isn't limited to just our office, it's reflecting what's going on in plastic surgeons' offices everywhere.
According to the American Society of Plastic Surgery, in 2014, men underwent more than 1 million cosmetic procedures, and the number of cosmetic procedures for men have increased by more than 273% since 1997.
One trend that we have noticed in our office is that more married couples are having surgery together or one spouse has surgery after the other. This makes sense considering how more couples these days are committed to staying in shape and maintaining an attractive appearance, even as they approach the retirement years.
Here, we explain the types of cosmetic procedures that couples are choosing to have together!
Are more couples getting plastic surgery together?
We are definitely seeing an increase in couples choosing to get plastic surgery together, especially fat grafting for facial rejuvenation and facial contouring.
When are couples getting procedures together?
One of the most popular times for facial rejuvenation is before retirement. On the other hand, younger moms and dads are getting body sculpting procedures in their 30s and 40s after they're done having kids.
Due to recovery periods, should couples take turns?
It often makes sense for couples to take turns having surgery since one spouse usually takes care of the other. They can either decide who will go first, or they can consider in-patient care or home nursing – both of which are excellent options for couples who choose to have surgery on the same day.
Do spouses ever pressure each other into surgery?
Of course this can happen. Often, one spouse undergoes surgery and is so pleased with their results that they suggest that the other spouse considers doing the same. However, spouses should have surgery for themselves; excessive external pressure is never a good reason to have plastic surgery.
If you and your spouse are considering getting plastic surgery done together, we encourage you to contact our office to speak with our very own Board Certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Yuly Gorodisky.
We'd be glad to discuss your goals and treatment options, this way we can tailor a customized treatment plan that will not only meet, but go beyond your expectations.