The Sun Sentinel reports on a growing trend among South Floridians: couples plastic surgery. With advances in facial rejuvenation treatments like Botox and dermal fillers, more couples are opting to grow young with their significant other, and loving their results. By having cosmetic surgery with their partner, couples are able to support one another through the procedure and recovery process.
Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Yan Trokel said that his practice has seen an average of five to eight couples each month coming in for joint procedures. “When I was looking back at the numbers, they keep going up and up” Trokel said, adding “As these procedures have become more and more accepted, people are beginning to incorporate them into their daily lives.”
But South Florida isn’t the only area that’s witnessed this burgeoning trend, as the demand for New York couples plastic surgery is also on the rise, according to some of the area’s top cosmetic surgeons.
One Fort Lauderdale-based cosmetic surgeon reports that has couples asking for wrinkle-erasing injections like Botox all the time, citing the ease and pain-free nature of such treatments. And couples plastic surgery isn’t limited to the straight community, as gay couples are also signing up for anti-aging procedures, according to the Sun Sentinel. In addition to minimally invasive treatments like facial fillers and laser resurfacing, some are opting for revisions on old botched surgeries, or drastic overhauls that include liposuction, eyelid surgery and/or facelifts.
NBC’s medical editor Dr. Nancy Snyderman explains that this recent trend of couples pursuing plastic surgery may be attributed in part to the rise in male cosmetic procedures. The American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) states that American men accounted for 1.1 million of the nation’s cosmetic procedures in 2010 – a steady increase over the past decade. Since plastic surgery is no longer considered taboo among men, they’re more inclined to join their wives or partners in refreshing their appearance and turning back the clock.
Emotional and moral support from your spouse or significant other is a crucial aspect of couples’ plastic surgery, and is one of the many reasons why this trend is more popular than ever before. While there’s nothing wrong with wanting to rejuvenate your appearance with the support of your significant other, plastic surgeon Shashi Kusuma cautions against treating surgery “like it’s a shopping experience,” and recommends that prospective patients thoroughly vet their surgeon to make sure he or she has the skill, experience and qualifications to achieve the best possible results.
Dr. Thomas Loeb, like many of the best cosmetic surgeons in NY, has seen a spike in the demand for couples’ plastic surgery in recent years. More husbands are trying to keep up with their wives in the effort to look as young as they feel. If you and your spouse or partner are interested in slowing the signs of aging and would like to schedule a private consultation with Dr. Loeb, please call our Fifth Avenue office at 212-327-3700.
Sun Sentinel, More South Florida couples having plastic surgery together, http://articles.sun-sentinel.com/2013-10-24/health/fl-couples-plastic-surgery-20131024_1_gay-couples-straight-couples-plastic-surgery
Today, Plastic surgery for 2: Couples grow young together, http://www.today.com/id/45193228#.UnbP2vnkuAo