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DEARSUGAR Needs Your Help: My Husband Wants Liposuction

DEARSUGAR and Wavering Wife need your help. On one hand, you want to be supportive of your husband, but at the same time, you just can't bear to spend this kind of money on cosmetic surgery.

Also, there are major risks involved with any surgery such as anesthesia and unsatisfactory results. Just ask Tara Reid, right? What would you do if this was your husband?

Dear Sugar,
My husband wants liposuction on his stomach. Part of me totally understands where he is coming from. He works out all of the time and this is his "trouble spot." No matter what he does, he just can't seem to get that area in shape. It's just bulky, puffy and not toned like the other areas of his body are.

I don't want him to think that I think plastic surgery is a double standard. I understand that it's not only something women do to improve their looks, however, the surgery is close to $4,000 and we really don't have the money for it right now.

I want to be supportive of his insecurities and nurture his self esteem, but I have to admit, I think this is kind of a ridiculous request. Wavering Wife

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Arthur Arthur 10 years
great picture dear
Masqueraded_Angel Masqueraded_Angel 10 years
I say let HIM save up the money for it. Tell him to throw his own little piggy bank in if he really wants it that bad. I mean, hey...if he wants to do it...let him. Just don't let it get in the way of your financial situation. Hence, the reason I told you to let HIM save up the money.
Toronado Toronado 10 years
And if it were the other way around? If you wanted lipo and HE put up a fuss, you'd probably play the "he's too controlling!" card and get it done anyway...because "I am woman, hear me roar. No man tells ME what to do!" If he can afford it, and he wants it done, go for it.
cubadog cubadog 10 years
The answer lies in your question if you can't afford it then it means he can't do it. I would love to do it to for my belly but I don't have the money. You don't always get to do what you want.
t0xxic t0xxic 10 years
I however do think its a double standard and Im really at a loss for something positive to say to him. Other then hunny maybe later we can save for it? And then just keep saying it. Its supportive but deep down you know it will never happen. Thats what I do when he wants something Im not giving into. ------------------ The real reason Britney is still with K-Fed
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