Surgery for RevengeWould you have rhinoplasty for revenge on a husband who dumped you for a younger woman?

Both ABC in New York City and the Huffington Post are reporting that more cosmetic plastic surgeons are seeing women who not only want to look better, they want surgery for revenge on a cheating hubby.

And how, exactly, does that work?

After surgery, weight loss, new clothes, a makeover and perhaps other procedures (READ: breast augmentation,) the scorned wife now captures all eyes in the room and hopes to make her unfaithful ex eat his heart out.

Even if the surgery does not drop the former hubby to his knees to beg for forgiveness, the plastic surgery serves to help the ex-wife get back on her feet with confidence and sally forth into the uncertain world of brand new – albeit middle aged — singles.

But a word of caution about the first cosmetic surgery consultation. Plastic surgeons are trained to scan wannabe patients for legitimate and non-realistic reasons for undergoing surgery.

(Read “Plastic Surgery After Divorce: Revenge or Confidence Boost?” from ABC News, New York City.)

Re-joining the singles scene is certainly a legitimate motivation for rejuvenation surgery but telling the surgeon you want revenge on your ex and hope to make him drool with desire and regret may be ranked among the many – denied — requests for:

  • Natalie Portman‘s nose 
  • Angelia Jolie’s lips
  • Relief of depression
  • Pleasing (or annoying) somebody else
  • General future happiness
  • A relief of general misery and quick pick-me-up
  • Reinforcement of my positive values like honesty and humor

According to the Huffington Post which interviewed many Hollywood and Beverly Hills board-certified plastic surgeons, “vengeance” plastic surgery is rampant among older trophy wives who are dismissed from the marriage by 50-year-old husbands taking up with a woman in her 20s or 30s.

All that leads to another craze in our culture: the “Cougar,” an older – but now lovely woman — who starts dating younger men.

(Read more about “revenge” plastic surgery in the Huffington Post.)

Here are some legitimate reasons for having rhinoplasty or any other cosmetic surgery:

  • Single again, over heart break and starting to date
  • Beginning a new career or business
  • Rejuvenating a disliked facial feature
  • Don’t look as young as I feel
    • Others say I look tired or angry
    • I want surgery to please myself