Woman gets surgery to look like husbands dead wife
Posted on January 27, 2007
A man in China has convinced his new wife to undergo plastic surgery so she could resemble his dead first wife. Zhao Gang, 32 from Chongqing city, China, lost his first wife in a car accident three years ago and now wants his new wife to look exactly like her dead wife.
Zhao told the Chongqing Business News, “I recovered after staying in hospital for half a year and I wish I could have died with her.”
But extreme pressure from Zhao’s parents forced him to remarry in July. “I got married only because she looks a bit like her and I want to have a chance to make up for my mistakes,” says Zhao.
Now, he wants his new bride to undergo plastic surgery so she would really resemble his dead wife. Fortunately for him, his second wife agreed to his suggestion.
His unidentified wife told the newspaper, “I feel conflicted. I don’t want to become another’s shadow, but I also don’t want to lose the family. Now I only hope the surgery will not make me look ugly.”
Zhao said, “Maybe it’s more or less unfair to her, but she has agreed and I will embrace her with all my love.”
But the director of Chongqing’s People’s Hospital plastic surgery unit, Dr. Zhang Lianfeng would not immediately place the woman under the knife and urged the couple to undergo psychological consultation first.
He said, “Plastic surgery is not the best way to sustain a relationship and the surgery can’t make two people look exactly the same.”
Plastic surgery is a specialty that uses surgical techniques to change the appearance and function of patients’ bodies. Some of these operations are called “cosmetic,” and others are called “reconstructive.”