You meet your date for dinner and notice an obvious, but not disturbing, amount of cosmetic surgery. Do you care? Does it matter if the person in question is a man? What if he’s 38 years old? We take a look at dating and plastic surgery.
Growing old is “not for sissies” as the saying goes. For more and more people it’s also not for those who are scared of the surgeon’s scalpel. In 2008 there were over 1.1 million cosmetic surgical procedures done in the US, with breast augmentation leading the way.
Of course, once upon a time the plastic surgeon’s office was the domain of female patients. But of those 1.1 million ’08 surgeries, 250,000 were men. It is clearly an option that both genders consider.
The question is will you consider someone who has gone under the knife for a little nip and tuck?
o Have you had cosmetic surgery?
o If not, would you consider having it?
o Are there various procedures that you feel differently about? Does it matter if the work is on the face and neck versus a tummy tuck or breast augmentation?
o If your date told you he/she has had cosmetic surgery would that matter to you?
o Do you feel differently about cosmetic surgery for women than you do for men? Why?
o Can you imagine that you might discontinue a relationship once you found out that your partner has had cosmetic surgery in the past?
o If you were married and your partner said, “It’s really important to me that I have some work done.” Would you be willing to contribute money to that cause?
o If you consider yourself anti-cosmetic surgery, are you also against less invasive means of maintaining an appearance of youth like dying hair or Botox treatments?