The recent trend for what’s being called “revenge surgery” has many scratching their heads in wonderment. Simply put, “revenge surgery” is having a ton of plastic surgery to look really good after a divorce, presumably to spite the ex. One of the oft-cited reasons for getting such surgery is for reversing the effects of pregnancy; the story below discusses a single mother of two who got divorce, and then went in for breast enlargement and Botox to help in her quest for a new man.
ABC News reports:
In the past three years 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. Why? She got a divorce.
“If I hadn’t lost weight and done some tweaking, I don’t think I would ever set foot outside the house,” Hunter told ABC News. “I don’t think I would have the guts to go out and be in the dating scene.”
After seven years of marriage, Hunter, the operator of an eyelash extension business in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., split up with her husband. But since undergoing her plastic surgery procedures, she says her ex compliments her now more than ever before.
“It is very liberating to feel good within your own skin,” she said. “I never knew what it would feel like. I always thought it would be a little bit life-changing, and it has been.”
She says men get a break from the damage that pregnancy does to a woman’s body.
“I don’t think we get back the original body we had after pregnancy,” she said. “It’s maybe a little softer, a little wider, and sometime a lot droopier. And it really does a number on us. Women are not allowed to look like moms. They really are not.”
What do you think—does having plastic surgery after a divorce make good sense? Or is it another manifestation of a shallow, appearance-obsessed culture?