Divorce can be a traumatic experience, upsetting the order of your world and shaking your self-esteem and self-confidence. That may be why many women — and men — seek plastic surgery after going through a divorce. Cosmetic treatment is a way to indulge yourself and boost your sense of self-worth.
Plastic surgery can make you look younger, fitter, and more attractive. But, equally important, it can make you feel better about yourself. That emotional lift can help you recover from the pain of divorce and take positive steps toward your next phase of life.
In this article, we’ll share the most popular plastic surgery procedures after divorce. Depending on your age and what parts of your body or face cause you to doubt your physical appeal, you may have other procedures in mind.
Liposuction is a body-contouring procedure to remove stubborn pockets of fat that remain even after rigorous dieting and exercise. It’s considered minimally invasive surgery because only small incisions are used to insert fine suction tubes, or cannulas, to extract the fat. Liposuction can help you regain trimmer and more youthful body contours after the weight gain that accompanies the natural aging process. It’s a great way to spruce up your body and increase your self-confidence.
Eyelid Lift or Facelift
Drooping eyelids can make you look older than you are and more tired than you feel. An eyelid lift, or blepharoplasty, restores an alert, younger look to your face. Most people won’t guess you’ve had surgery; they’ll just think you look better rested and healthier.
An eyelid lift is often combined with a facelift for more significant facial rejuvenation. Today’s facelifts beautify the face by raising and repositioning skin, fat, and underlying connective tissues. The results are often subtle, amazing, and natural-looking.
A tummy tuck, or abdominoplasty, tightens abdominal muscles and removes loose skin and excess fat to give you a firm, flat, and smooth midsection. It’s a wonderful confidence-boosting procedure after divorce, restoring your body’s younger and fitter look. It can also improve your posture and eliminate back pain by strengthening and rebalancing your core.
A mommy makeover is a combination of plastic surgery procedures, most often including a tummy tuck and other procedures like liposuction, a breast lift, or a facelift. The specific combination of procedures is tailored to your individual needs. Many women who have a mommy makeover after divorce had considered the surgery before and the end of the marriage may provide the extra push to move ahead with it. One motivation is to make themselves more attractive as they re-enter the dating pool. Another is to feel more confident about themselves as they face a new future.
Do It for Yourself
Emotions can be high in the immediate aftermath of divorce, and your feelings about yourself can be low. It’s best to wait until you’ve weathered the worst of that storm before deciding to have plastic surgery. Approach plastic surgery as an investment in yourself, and do your best to separate it from the pain of your immediate past.
When you’re ready to think clearly about your future and who you want to be going forward, schedule a consultation with a top-quality plastic surgeon — a doctor who is board-certified and has skill and experience in the procedures you are considering. Find a plastic surgeon who takes the time to listen to you and who can advise you on the methods that will best meet your needs.
Schedule a Consultation in Chicago
Dr. Florence Mussat is a board-certified plastic surgeon in downtown Chicago with extensive experience in facial and body contouring procedures. Call our office at (312) 751-9000 or contact us online to schedule a personal consultation today.