Husbands Who Hate Plastic Surgery

Anonymous_1 on 4 Apr 2011 at 12:00am

"In sickness and in health"... that's how vows go.

But some husbands say all bets are off when it comes to plastic surgery. They won't lend financial, physical or emotional support to wives who've decided to get surgically altered. 

Imagine this: you sign up for a major procedure like a tummy tuck, and you're left to fend for yourself during recovery. Your spouse refuses to even speak to you when returning from the hospital. Two weeks later, he finally heats up a bowl of chicken soup for you. This was the real-life experience of RealSelf community member Virgo33, who shared her full story.

But this situation isn't isolated; we've found that there's an entire community of women who've had to overcome an unsupportive spouse during a time of need.

Mommy makeover Before and After

  • MicheleinJersey: "My husband HATES that I did this. He tried to talk me out of it while i was waiting to go into surgery. He hasn't even seen my scar - won't look at it - is mad I did it - even though he wanted me to be in better shape before I did it. I don't think he will look at me naked for a very long time. I'm glad I did it for me, but I hope my marriage will survive it."
  • Salem4610: "My husband was very mad at me for doing this. Two days before the surgery he still didn't realize I was still going through with it, and walked out of the house ... he was afraid of something bad happening and me not making it. Oh, and continuously throws up to me what the $5000 could have been spent on around our house!"
  • Sanfrancisco5707: "My hubby made a smart comment about the cost... I have a job too and I have saved for it, as I reminded him. I also reminded him of all the toys he has gotten throughout the years. I warned him, don't go there with me..."
  • MailLady: "My husband was totally against my surgery ... I drove myself to my PS for surgery and my 17-year-old drove me home that evening. He was less than attentive partly due to fear, drains and bruising on my eyelids from eye surgery. I was a mess. Anyway we got thru it -- rather, I got thru it"

Would you undergo cosmetic surgery without your partner's support?

Lead photo: Lauri Väin on