An article written by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) describes the rapid growth in popularity of cosmetic surgery procedures known collectively as “Mommy Makeovers”. This article says that statistics show an 11% rise in mommy makeovers between 2005 and 2006–more than five times the increase of all cosmetic surgery procedures.
Mommy makeover procedures generally include breast augmentation and lift, and tummy tuck. But other procedures may be added, such as liposuction or lower body lift. Most of those who choose these procedures have hit the wall with diet and exercise, and are not seeing any more improvement from their efforts.
Women claim that the makeover was well worth the time and discomfort, though reports vary on the degree of pain they experienced. As a general rule, they experienced satisfaction with their appearance, more confidence, more motivation to maintain a nice appearance through diet, exercise, dressing better, keeping up their hair and general appearance, felt healthier and more fit, and experienced a better reception from family, friends, people the meet, and those they work with.
The best reason for undergoing these procedures should be personal satisfaction, rather than to please someone else, or to compete with other women. If personal appreciation is not a high priority for you, you may not experience as much satisfaction, because you will always find someone who looks just a little better than you do. Do this for yourself, first.
Business women claim that their appearance is important in their jobs, and the improvement from their mommy makeover has helped improve their success in the business world. People place more trust in people who take care of themselves, and that translates to success in business dealings. This is a good secondary reason, but still insufficient as a primary one, as it leaves a lot of room for dissatisfaction. You want to feel the strength of your attractiveness, not compare it.
Whether you are a stay-at-home mom who wants to look nice for yourself, your husband family, or a business woman who, in addition to the above, values the benefits of looking your best in the working world, mommy makeovers can be adapted to help you achieve the look that meets your nee