Sex Slips on Post-Op Checklist, Docs Say

Patients more eager to get back to work, hit gym after surgery
By Green Point,  Newser User
Posted Dec 17, 2008 4:26 PM CST
Cosmetic surgeon James A. Matas works with a patient in Orlando, Fla.    (AP Photo)
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(Newser) – Hopping back in the sack no longer tops plastic surgery patients’ post-op priorities—even for those who’ve undergone curve-enhancing procedures, W reports. Sex-related questions have died down as working out, and just plain working, have supplanted sex as activities patients are itching to get back to, says one plastic surgeon, whose patients are more likely to argue acceptable treadmill speeds with him.

Even patients undergoing cosmetic procedures aren’t seeking more bedroom action. Psychiatrists say cultural changes have led women to place more importance on looking sexy than having more sex, and that the operations are “not necessarily related to the other people in their lives.” The patients most often flouting the no-sex ruling, doctors noticed, were older men with younger girlfriends.