Most Moms Want a Make Over
I guess it’s no surprise, especially with all those images of “yummy mommies” all over the internet and TV that many moms want their pre-baby bodies back. A recent survey revealed that a staggering 62 percent of women would undergo plastic surgery if they could to look the way they did before they had children.
Most Commonly Requested Procedures
The most common procedures done during a mommy makeover are breast lifts, breast augmentation and tummy tucks. A quote from Dr. Matthew Schulman, assistant professor of plastic surgery at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York, suggests that these areas undergo a lot of changes during pregnancy. He was quoted in an article stating, “Weight gain associated with pregnancy, the loosening of the skin and stretch marks, are a major concern for them… Hormonal changes, especially after a second child, can take their toll on the body.”
Younger and Younger
Interestingly, information provided by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons also revealed that women seeking mommy makeovers are much younger than they were 10 years ago. The article noted that most patients seeking these procedures are in their 30s and 40s. In past years, the article stated, mommy makeovers were more common with women in their 50s and 60s.
Costs Associated With Mommy Makeovers
The main deterrent from more women getting work done seems to be finances. Some plastic surgeons have started to offer package deals so to speak to make it easier for women to afford mommy makeovers. The fact that plastic surgery has become more acceptable in recent years is not only driving the demand, but may also be contributing to younger women opting for procedures as well.
Exercise Is Not Always The Answer
While exercise can help restore the bodies of some mothers after childbirth, not everyone gets the same results. In fact, Dr. Schulman states that “Breasts deflate, weight settles on the hips, and thighs and stretched stomach muscles won’t snap back through exercise.”
With continued focus on the perfect body, and so many celebs revealing amazing pre-baby bodies a few weeks after giving birth, what is the average woman to do? For many, plastic surgery is the only way to start looking good again. On a personal note, I don’t think this desire to look good means that many women prefer to look good over being moms. It is just a response to society’s youth conscious ideals and a desire to be the best they can be.