The latest trend in plastic surgery, according to Allure magazine, is “Beauty Matching”, where couples are signing up together for cosmetic procedures. This can be a really great thing for a relationship but in some instances, very unhealthy.
We see it all the time at Utah Facial Plastics…especially when it comes to facelift surgery. Couples reach a certain age and one starts complaining of loose neck skin, eyelid skin, or a general feeling of not recognizing the person in the mirror any longer. Then the other partner starts to notice similar changes in their own appearance and they decide to explore facial rejuvenation options together. Or one partner is blown away by the results of other’s facelift surgery and decides then to take their turn under the knife.
Couples will either have surgery one or two days apart and schedule follow up procedures together, or one will go first so the half can be the caretaker before taking their turn. When it comes to a big decision like facial surgery, it’s important to have the support of your significant other. So why not each receive a “tune up” and support each other through the process?
Another common procedure couples do together is Botox to smooth fine lines and wrinkles in the face. “The date night-meets-plastic surgery procedures often occur in tandem with big life events,” Dr. Matarasso, NYC plastic surgeon, told Allure magazine. Events include weddings, anniversary events, and class reunions.
Beauty matching can become a concern when one person feels pressured into cosmetic procedures and is just doing it for the other person in the relationship. “You don’t want to feel pressured into something. You want to do it for your own reasons – not because your spouse wants you to do it. I can’t emphasize that enough,” says Matarasso. Here at Utah Facial Plastics, the motivation behind any cosmetic procedure is discussed during a consultation to ensure reasons are sound and healthy.
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