Beauty Matching: the new trend of turning to plastic surgery to rejuvenate one's appearance together

Beauty Matching: the new trend of turning to plastic surgery to rejuvenate one's appearance together

They say that when you go out with the same person for a long time, you end up looking like him. Now it is no longer necessary to wait to grow old together by spending years on the same sofa. Here comes a new trend called Beauty Matching : the new trend of some couples to receive medical or surgical treatments to obtain similar and complementary characteristics.

Some of the most requested procedures are facelift and fillers, but fat pad removal and body contouring are also highly desired.

The age groups are varied but they are mainly couples who decide to go to the Plastic Surgeon for consultation when their children are self-employed, are enrolled in university or have gone to live elsewhere.

Surgeons say that couples often book cosmetic procedures together to share an experience that helps keep the couple spirit alive.

Many surgeons also claim that this is anything but unusual: “Like-minded people who have been together for many years and have many interests in common tend to make similar choices.”

Some other couples require specific surgical treatments, such as blepharoplasty, only after seeing the result of the surgery performed on their partner. Vivian Diller, psychologist and author of “Face It: What Women Really Feel as Their Looks Change and What to Do It”, stated that surgeries of this type, if not carefully thought through by both Patient and by the Surgeon, could lead to second thoughts. Some doctors, like plastic surgeon Richard Agag, speculate that the driving force behind this new trend could be social media.

“From what I’ve seen over the past couple of years, I think the biggest change in social mores is due to social media,” explains Dr. Agag.
Plastic surgery, or any other type of improvement or modification of the face or body, should only be a personal choice and not the result of an external suggestion or a desire for emulation. This type of couples’ interventions are on the rise in North America and doctors agree that the choice of whether or not to approve such requests should be made only after a strict, meticulous and repeated evaluation of the correct indications and valid reasons of each individual patient.