“If I hadn’t lost weight and done some tweaking, I don’t think I would ever set foot outside the house,” Hunter added. “I don’t think I would have the guts to go out and be in the dating scene.”
Hunter was married for seven years before her divorce three years ago, and she said that her ex gives her more compliments now than ever before.
GMA’s Ashleigh Banfield asked Hunter: “Is it revenge surgery?”
Hunter said that she believes for some people it probably is, but for her it was not. She did it to boost her self-confidence.
Dermatologist Dr. Marina Peredo agrees that many women do it for themselves. In fact, she had some cosmetic procedures done after her own divorce.
“Break-up is hard, they feel like they failed at something,” Peredo said. “It’s very hard to start after many years of marriage, and I think they take time and are doing something for themselves for a change.”
Dr. John Turk, a NYC plastic surgeon, estimated that about 20 percent of his clients are post-divorce.
One of Dr. Turk’s divorced patients, Kelly Langford, summed up her feelings on the topic: “I think coming here, and seeing Dr. Turk is definitely, after you see your lawyer, probably the most important step after that.”