Cosmetic surgery covers a variety of different surgeries that aim to enhance a person’s aesthetic features. Both men and women can get cosmetic surgery, also referred to as plastic surgery, in order to feel more comfortable and confident in their skin. Likewise, not all cosmetic procedures have the sole intent to just improve the way one looks. In fact, many cosmetic procedures aim to improve the way a person lives their everyday life or fix an issue they may not be able to fix on their own; such as removing sagging skin post-weight loss.
With that being said, a popular demographic that utilizes cosmetic surgery is moms who are done having children. Many moms turn to cosmetic surgery to improve their bodies after having multiple babies, or to improve the way they feel about themselves. There are various plastic surgeries that mothers turn to in order to get the body they have always wanted or to get their bodies back to the way they were before children. Does this sound like something you have been considering? If you are a mother that is considering plastic surgery, there are some things you should know beforehand. This post will detail some things to consider about getting plastic surgery as a mom.
Health and Wellness Tips For Moms Considering Cosmetic Surgery
As you consider receiving plastic surgery as a mother, whether your children are babies, grade school age, or teens, you need to pay attention to various aspects of the procedure in regards to health and wellness. Here are some of the top tips to consider and understand before receiving plastic surgery.
Common Post-Baby Plastic Surgeries
Most mothers choose to receive plastic surgery after they are done having children. Carrying a baby, or babies, takes an extreme toll on a woman’s body, and some women’s’ bodies never go back to the way they were; thus causing them to seek the assistance of cosmetic surgery. Some of the most common post-baby plastic surgeries that mothers get include:
- Tummy tuck
- Breast augmentation
- Breast reduction
- Breast implants
- Lower body lift
- Buttock lift
- Vaginal rejuvenation
- Laser skin resurfacing
If any of these procedures sound like something you would be interested in, contact a cosmetic surgeon in your area to learn about your different options.
Invasive vs. Non-Invasive
Mothers seeking plastic surgery should also know the difference between invasive and non-invasive procedures. Invasive procedures involve breaking the skin and entering the body’s internal cavity. Non-invasive procedures on the other hand do not break the skin and do not enter the body’s internal cavity. Usually, non-invasive procedures are easier to recover from and can be done in-office rather than at a surgical center or in a hospital.
As you consider the kind of plastic surgery that is ideal for you, explore both invasive and non-invasive options. There are a lot of things to think about in regard to both; for example, the cost of laser skin removal/resurfacing compared to a bodytite cost.
Recovery is always something to think about when thinking about cosmetic surgery, however, it is even more of a concern when you have children that you need to care for. Recovery time is different for every procedure and is also different for every person. Some people may recover faster than others, especially if some people have multiple plastic surgeries performed at one time. Regardless, recovery is something you will need to plan for as a mother. Below are some recovery tips to keep in mind.
- Make sure you have arranged a ride to and from the surgery center/hospital/office as you will not be able to drive
- Make arrangements for your children weeks prior to your surgery so that you will not have to worry about where the kids will go during your procedure
- Be sure to avoid strenuous activities with your children for the days after your procedure; this includes picking up children and running around with them
- Try to get as much help around the house as possible. Whether you need to rely on a spouse, your own parent, a friend, or sibling, be sure that you get help with the kids as you will need the proper amount of rest to fully recover
Consider Cosmetic Surgery to Feel Confident and Comfortable in Your Post-Baby Body
It’s important that you feel good in your body after having children, and cosmetic surgery may be able to help you feel like that if you don’t already. If you are struggling to lose excess weight, or you have sagging skin from having children, cosmetic surgery may be the solution you have been looking for. Do research to find the cosmetic surgeon that is right for you. Be sure to read reviews and talk to him or her about certifications and areas of expertise.
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Jennifer Bell is a freelance writer, blogger, dog-enthusiast, and avid beachgoer operating out of Southern New Jersey.