Conducted by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), the survey showed that 62 percent of mothers said they would consider a “mommy makeover,” which includes procedures such as a tummy tuck, breast augmentation and/or breast lift, if money were not an issue.
“In the last decade we’ve seen women’s attitudes about cosmetic surgery change. Today women are not afraid to admit that they love their children, but they wish their bodies looked the way they did before their first pregnancies. And they’re not afraid to acknowledge that they may need a little help beyond a healthy diet and exercise,” said Dr. Phillip Haeck, ASPS President.
Surgeons have also noticed another trend: patients seeking a mommy makeover are younger than a decade ago.
“In the past we saw a lot of women in their 50s getting these types of procedures. But today we are seeing young mothers in their 30s coming in for procedures such as tummy tucks and breast lifts, said Dr. Haeck. He said they don’t want to wait years to get their bodies back.
Dr. Allen Rosen, a plastic surgeon, agrees and said because women today talk more openly about cosmetic procedures, plastic surgery is more accepted than it was just ten years ago.
For those considering a mommy makeover, ASPS has some general tips:
- Wait at least six months to a year after having your last child before undergoing mommy makeover procedures.
- Be specific about your post-baby body goals so that your plastic surgeon can recommend the best proceduresÂ for you.
- If you are trying to lose weight, do so before undergoing the procedures.