My Spouse Left Me for Plastic Surgery

The idea of leaving your wife for a younger woman has some interesting new competition today. What if, instead, your wife left you for plastic surgery? Or what if you left her for plastic surgery? Men are becoming more obsessed with cosmetic surgery. Relationships have always had an element of complexity to them, but the new trend of plastic surgery has added unexpected twists to marriage survival.

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The idea of leaving your wife for a younger woman has some interesting new competition today. What if, instead, your wife left you for plastic surgery? Or what if you left her for plastic surgery? Men are becoming more obsessed with cosmetic surgery. Relationships have always had an element of complexity to them, but the new trend of plastic surgery has added unexpected twists to marriage survival.

When someone becomes obsessed with plastic surgery, it becomes an overwhelming compulsion that can emotionally destroy them and their family and friends. Take an extreme example for a moment, and imagine taking your wife to dinner but leaving the house 2 hours late because of her extreme need to modify her appearance with makeup, breast enhancement clothing, girdles, and butt-tuckers.

During dinner, your wife can’t stop talking about the appointment she has with a plastic surgeon and continuously checks her appearance in the back of her spoon. For the person obsessed with plastic surgery, there is nothing else worth discussing. For the spouse, there is no reason to stay in the restaurant, let alone the relationship.

Not only does plastic surgery obsession drain the emotion out of a relationship, it can drain your bank account. Cosmetic surgery is expensive, and for the person who feels compelled to “do it all,” it can destroy all financial security and even leave a deficit. Maxing out credit cards and depleting savings accounts may pay for all of the surgery, but it will not leave much for divorce court.

Whether it’s the husband or wife addicted to plastic surgery, there will definitely be unwanted attention that comes along as a side-kick. Some people will be fascinated by the decision to alter one’s face or body, while others will be jealous or critical. One’s looks may change so drastically that family and friends can no longer look at them in the same way. You may be absolutely gorgeous, but you are no longer you. While this could bring you lots of flattering attention from strangers, you may receive shock and disappointment from loved ones.

Plastic surgery does not have to be major in order to have major results. Even a simple nose job can seriously change the overall appearance of your face. You may reach your goal and be even more pleased than you expected, but you may also experience deep regret. Before committing to cosmetic surgery, discuss it with your spouse and your plastic surgeon so that you know all of the pros and cons involved. And whatever you do, speak to a professional before obsession spirals out of control and your spouse leaves you because of plastic surgery.

Blog written by Susan Evans, MD
Dr. Susan Evans is an internationally acclaimed, health and beauty expert one of Oprah's and Dr. Oz's healthy skin and beauty...