This is marital bonding How couples are going under the knife together for 'his and hers' cosmetic surgery
21:02 GMT, 7 August 2012
It seems the latest way for husbands and wives to bond is through his and hers plastic surgery.
Not only are men becoming more accepting of the idea of plastic surgery, they are also growing seemingly happy to support their nervous wives who are going under the knife.
David Robertson, who recently joined his wife in a chin tuck when she underwent liposuction, told ABC News: 'Happy life, happy wife right That's what I'm all about'.
Couples cosmetic surgery: Heather and David Robertson are among many couples bonding through his and hers plastic surgery
Mr Robertson, who has been with his wife Heather, for 18 years, said he didn't think twice about doing it when she decided to get cosmetic surgery.
Before the surgery, he said: 'You know what, hey, whatever, I am game
for it so let's see what happens. It's got to be a bonus. It can't hurt
Old self: Mr Robertson says he has gained 50 pounds since he married his wife, and was happy to join her in plastic surgery
Dr. Anthony Youn, a board-certified
plastic surgeon who specialises in cosmetic surgery, said he is seeing
more and more couples like his patients, the Robertsons, who are undergoing plastic surgery together.
The director of the Youn Plastic
Surgery clinic in Troy, Michigan, who is also affiliated with the city's William
Beaumont Hospital, said: 'A lot of couples want to play together,
they vacation together, they want to raise kids together. Now they are
having surgery together, too.'
Although 18 years together has been great for their relationship, the Robertsons admit time has taken a toll on their bodies.
Mr Robertson said: 'Well, Heather has had four children, we
have had four children together and you know it takes quite a toll on
'So if anybody deserves to get a tummy tuck, I
think she deserves to get one done.'
Mr Roberston himself, now appearing to have a double chin, says he has gained 50 pounds since he married his wife.
He said: 'Well, if you've seen me when we first
met and I think that is the image she has of me in her head.
'I was about
135 pounds and was all muscle. Now I am about 185 pounds and there
is not as much muscle.'
Team effort: Although 18 years together has been great for their relationship, the Robertsons admit time has taken a toll on their bodies
Robertosn, who revealed that her husband asked her to marry him on
their first date, said the pair have done everything together for nearly
'I know we are still young but we are getting older, and [this is] just another new chapter, another new adventure,' she said.
The results: Mrs Robertson had liposuction and a tummy tuck. Her husband said after having four of his children, his wife deserved to get plastic surgery
Then and now: Their combined surgery took five hours, but after six weeks of healing, the extra skin on Mr Robertson's chin is 'gone', and Mrs Robertson's baby fat after having four children appears 'non-existent'
After five hours of combined surgery, and six weeks of healing, the extra
skin on Mr Robertson's chin is gone, and Mrs Robertson's baby fat after giving birth to her four
children is 'non-existent'.
With the number of males going under the
knife up 121per cent in recent years, according to the American Society
of Plastic Surgeons, Mr Robertson isn't the only husband opting to cosmetic surgery with his wife.