It can be challenging for busy moms to find time to pursue their personal interests and dreams. But a growing number are doing just that, choosing to restore firmness and shapeliness to the areas of the body that typically are the hardest hit by pregnancy—the abdomen and breasts—through mommy makeover surgery.
According to RealSelf.com—the online plastic surgery information and patient review site—searches for the popular surgery, which is most commonly a combination of a tummy tuck, breast enhancement, and liposuction, were up 28 percent from last year. Furthermore, 98 percent of women who reviewed mommy makeover surgery on the website declared the procedure was “worth it.”
As delighted as they are with their new appearances, many of Dr. Patronella’s mommy makeover patients initially wrestled with doubts in weighing the decision to undergo elective surgery, questioning the importance, safety, and seeming “vanity” of making such an investment in themselves.
Without exception, they will tell you that the motivation to make a change was for themselves alone. It speaks to a quiet, yet vital aspect of their feminine identity that can easily languish amidst the hectic pace of their multi-tasking roles. Though surgery in itself does not create the confidence and joie de vivre that often is sparked within them, the satisfaction and joy they feel about the reflection they see in the mirror—shapely breasts and a firm, smooth abdomen in place of sagging, shrunken breasts; a tummy pooch and muffin top—invariably ripples through to other areas of their lives.
In a RealSelf poll, mommy makeover recipients said they experienced a boost in their
- Satisfaction with their sex lives
Maybe that’s why the most common phrase we hear patients express is, “I should have done this long ago,” when they see physical concerns that inhibited them for years transformed within a single day.
Dr. Patronella and his staff understand the mixture of doubt, hope, fear, and excitement that our prospective patients may feel when they first walk through our door for a consultation. As women who have children, significant others, and busy lives themselves, his patient care team is intimately acquainted with the different roles you fulfill, the pressures you face, and your desire for a change. You can be sure that every step of the way, they will provide you with support, guidance, and attentive care to ensure you have an unforgettably positive and rewarding experience.
—Sherri Roberts Lopez