New Divorce Trend: Revenge Plastic Surgery

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There’s a new trend hitting America – revenge surgery. The term refers to surgery women get after divorcing their husbands, in a desperate attempt to “get back” the years they lost while in an unhappy marriage.

One woman, whose marriage ended after 25 years, and found herself thinking, “This isn’t how the fairy tale ends. I was crying every day, and I couldn’t get out of bed.”  Diana Solomon, 51, had modeled over the years, doing both catalog work and fashion shows, and decided to get some work done in order to restore her looks to what they once were.

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2000s: The Decade of the Breast Implant

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Plastic surgery has been on the rise in the last ten years  or so, but now, in 2011, many types are on the decline. Surgeons are performing fewer nosejobs, less liposuction, and lip augmentation procedures aren’t as common, but one procedure has remained more popular than ever: breast enhancement. According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, the number of breast implant operations increased 39% over the last decade.

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Helena Bonham Carter: “Age is Underrated”

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While Nicole Kidman recently admitted that she’d been using Botox, everyone’s favorite eccentric actress Helena Bonham Carter (wife to the even-more-eccentric Tim Burton) says she refuses to jump on the facial-immobility-bandwagon.

She says, “I can still move all my face muscles! There aren’t many who can still do that. Age is underrated. I think what’s happening is that directors and the studios want actresses who have natural looks, who haven’t had any work done.”

It’s a strange dilemma: women feel intense pressure to look younger and look ‘their best’, yet directors want actresses who look like a character. Directors don’t necessarily want their characters to always look like Hollywood stars who are avoiding aging at all costs.

She continues, “I know some actresses who have had bits of work done and it’s so good you can’t tell.  The problem is that now the high-definition camera can tell, so it’s best to leave your face alone.”

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