Being a mom means there is never an end to your day. There is always work to be done, and you constantly give with every ounce of your being. Like most moms, you probably focus all of your efforts and energy on putting your kids, and your spouse, first. This means that your priorities and even your own self-care often take the backseat. Why? If you guessed guilt, you’re right!
If you’ve ever considered plastic surgery or a mommy makeover, right behind that thought probably came mounds, and mounds of guilt.
- How could I take off that much time from work?
- Who is going to do the laundry?
- How will my family get fed?
- What about my kids?
- I’m too busy to get plastic surgery.
- I couldn’t possibly spend that much money on myself!
The list goes on and on! As a mother herself, Dr. Aviva Preminger understands the demands of being a mom, having a career, and being a wife, and friend. But, it’s time to send the mom guilt packing. If you are considering a mommy makeover, you aren’t selfish or vain to want to look and feel good, young, and beautiful. Looking great on the outside makes a person feel better on the inside, happier, and more outgoing. And, as you probably have heard the saying, happy wife, happy life! When momma is happy, everyone is happy.
Body image has a lot to do with self-esteem and how you see yourself. If you feel sexy, are healthy, and look good, it can even influence your marriage. In this scenario, your kids get to see a happy, confident you, which is a great recipe for a good role model. While the anticipation and all of the planning for plastic surgery may spark some anxious feelings, the results of a mommy makeover can enforce a great deal of self-confidence.
A mother’s body changes during and after pregnancy, and again while breastfeeding. While a small percentage of moms may bounce back to their pre-baby figure that they are happy with, this isn’t the case for most moms. From a pudgy mid-section, and loose abdominal skin, to sagging breasts that lack volume, a mommy makeover can address each of these body image issues that moms often experience.
Is a mommy makeover right for me?
The answer to this is unique because while having an ideal figure may be a good fit for some moms, a mommy makeover might not be the best choice in every case. Dr. Preminger recommends discussing the topic with your significant other if you are in a relationship. And, do some soul searching before committing to this type of body altering surgery. Make sure that you are making the decision to undergo plastic surgery for YOU, not for anyone else. If you think that a mommy makeover might be right for you, the next step should be scheduling a consultation with Dr. Preminger. She can assess your health, and your beauty goals to help you determine if a mommy makeover is, in fact, the best option for you. Should you decide that surgical procedures involved in a mommy makeover aren’t right for you, talk to Dr. Preminger about non-surgical options to help recontour your body and get your confidence back. To learn more or to schedule a consultation, call Preminger Plastic Surgery at (212) 706-1900. Dr. Preminger’s boutique practice is located on the Upper East Side of Manhattan in New York City.