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By Maya Rodriguez
Collier County –
Naples resident Krista Crabtree says she has a lot in common with her mom, especially with how they look.
“We look exactly alike,” she said. “We have the same nose, same problems.”
That’s what brought Krista to see a facial plastic surgeon. Her mom, Stephanie, was with her– and had her own realization.
“You know, I really have never been that happy with my nose, but had never really thought that much about it until she started talking about hers,” said Stephanie Crabtree.
Now, this mother and daughter plan to get nose jobs together. Dr. Anurag Agarwal says it’s a growing trend called “buddy plastic surgery.”
“We’ve certainly seen that reflected in our own practice here in the past couple of years,” Dr. Agarwal said.
A survey from the American Academy of Facial, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons found, in the last five years, there’s been a 34 percent increase in the number of husbands and wives getting surgery done together. For mothers and daughters the increase was 21 percent.
“Daughters can see the changes that are going to occur during their own lifetime, in their mother’s faces,” Dr. Agarwal said.
“Buddy surgeries” are usually scheduled at least a week apart, so both buddies aren’t recovering at the same time.
“I think that support system, it means a lot,” Stephanie Crabtree said.
“She’ll know how to recover,” Krista Crabtree said. “She’ll be able to take care of me. You know, we can basically feel each other’s pain through the whole process.”
Doctors say nose jobs are the most common procedure performed on mothers and daughters. The most common surgery for husbands and wives to get done together are eyelift and facelift.