Mommy Makeovers: Good or Too Risky?
With celebs slimming down weeks after giving birth, the average every day house wife is feeling more and more pressure to return to pre-baby state as quickly as possible. However, what happens if all the exercise and eating well doesn't bring a body back to tip-top shape?
Plastic surgeons have coined the phrase "mommy makeover" to describe the procedure and it is taking the mommy-world by storm as a solution to the changes incurred by the body during child rearing that diet and exercise just can't fix. A mommy makeover consists mainly of tummy tuck, breast augmentation, breast lift and liposuction, mommy makeover will restore the body to the pre-baby body.
While there are risks involed, many women are willing to go under the knife for the chance to have the body they once did before children. The procedure typically last 5-7 hours and can cost anywhere between $12,000 - $20,000. So, why are women flocking to their plastic surgeon and willing to forgo the risks?
As one mother states: "After having 2 kids I gained 65 to 70 lbs each pregnancy, but lost my weight through working out and watching what I eat. I've been working out continuously for 2 years and am in really good shape. I'm 5'1 and weigh between 112-114lbs. I was always getting frustrated because I worked out so hard, watched what I ate and my stomach was still flabby, and had stretch marks." Many mothers can identify with this struggle, which is why so many are turning to mommy makeovers, but is this a good trend or a risky trend?
I personally support women in feeling and looking their best. Although, ideally, yourself esteem should come from who you are inside, I understand the relationship between looking good and good self esteem. I think that if a mommy has saved money and is okay with the risks involved, then I say "Go for it!"Continued on the next page