05/13/2011 07:07 pm ET | Updated Jul 13, 2011

Revenge Surgery: Women Going Under The Knife Post Divorce

Is "revenge surgery" a growing trend? According to a study by the Transform Cosmetic Group in Britain, 26 percent of people getting plastic surgery are newly divorced women.

ABC's Ashleigh Banfield spoke to several women about their post-split operations, including Alicia Hunter, a single mother of two who lost 60 pounds and got breast implants and Botox after her divorce.

"It’s very liberating to feel good within your own skin," she said. "I always thought it would be a little bit life-changing and it has been."

However Dr. Jon Turk, a New York City plastic surgeon, cautions against going under the knife for the wrong reasons.

"Patients who come in who are bitter or angry about their divorce and looking to use surgery to either make their spouse jealous or to just fill some type of emotional void, those are the ones that I think we really need to counsel carefully," he said.


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