Up until a few years ago, a woman would visit a plastic surgeon’s practice in secret from her partner, in search for solutions to issues that bothered her in her appearance, and would ask for him not to learn anything about her visit. Then the partner would come and would ask for the same thing, that his visit to the practice be kept a secret from his partner. Today, many couples not only do not attempt to hide procedures or surgeries from each other, but on the contrary believe that cosmetic improvement in the appearance of one of the two partners should be accompanied by a corresponding cosmetic improvement in the appearance of the other partner. Couples have overcome such taboos and now visit cosmetic surgeons for a couples’ makeover.
Simultaneous plastic surgery in couples was just a matter of time. It seems that men and women are looking for more and more ways to come closer to each other and plastic surgery is one of them. The physical and psychological benefits are shared by both . Nobody wants to be left behind in appearance issues. Men have become more accepting of plastic surgery and are supportive to their partners when the partner seeks this.
During the first visit, the plastic surgeon listens to the wishes and suggestions of each person. Everyone can express his opinion on what he thinks his partner can improve, and it is our job to offer them their choices and options. The decision for surgery is comprehensive and acceptable to both.
The most common treatments that are sought by couples are nonsurgical like Facial Treatments and fillers with hyaluronic acid. There are couples looking for more drastic solutions, resorting to surgical procedures such as liposuction and abdominoplasty. The modern pace of life and family life prevent us from working out as needed and our diet is often not the best. Our extra weight bothers us and can bring us down psychologically. That is why improvement of the image of the couple reinforces confidence and often improves sexual life. The surgery can be performed on the same or next day, and the whole pre-operative process and recovery ultimately strengthens the relationship of the couple. Especially women feel much better when their partner is by their side in their decision to look more beautiful.
Dr Demetris Stavrou
Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon