Only kidding! You do whatever’s right for you, girlfriend (or boyfriend). Honestly, we wouldn’t advise getting any surgical procedure purely for revenge, or just because you’re depressed. Cosmetic procedures should be considered carefully and researched heavily, not act as some surgical version of crying on your sofa with pints of vodka and Haagen Dazs.
So, here’s a quick checklist. If you answer “yes” to any of the statements below, you might not be in a great cosmetic surgery state of mind:
- I’m doing this to be hotter than my ex’s new girlfriend.
- I’m doing this because no one will ever want me if I don’t.
- I’m doing this now because I don’t think I’ll have the guts if I wait.
- I’m doing this to get my ex back.
None of these are particularly great reasons to have plastic surgery. Of course, just because you answer “yes” to these questions now, it doesn’t mean that cosmetic surgery won’t help you feel great about yourself in the long term. You just might want the toxic cloud of resentment to clear a bit before you decide upon a procedure that you might not be able to undo once you’re in your right mind again.
There’s no law saying you shouldn’t try to look and feel your best after you’ve suffered heartbreak. If you want to improve your appearance, start by getting fit, having a makeover, and/or getting a new haircut/color. Who knows, you might feel good enough about yourself that you find you don’t need cosmetic surgery. Even if you don’t, trust us: plastic surgery isn’t going anywhere.