What Do Moms Want for Mother’s Day? Cosmetic Surgery Says Survey

survey says moms want cosmetic surgeryJust in time for Mother’s Day, a new survey shows that today’s moms want their pre-baby bodies back and are open to cosmetic surgery to get there.

The survey by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons showed that 62 percent of mothers said they would consider a “mommy makeover,” which includes procedures such as a tummy tuckbreast augmentation and/or breast lift, if cost 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 plastic surgeon Phillip Haeck, MD.

Another trend that surgeons are seeing is that 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. Moms today want their pre-baby bodies back now, he said.

Dr. Allen Rosen, a plastic surgeon, agrees and said because women today talk more openly about procedures, cosmetic surgery is more accepted than it was just ten years ago.

If you’re considering a mommy makeover, here are some general tips from the survey:

  • 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 cosmetic surgeon can recommend the best procedures for you.
  • If you are trying to lose weight, do so before undergoing the procedures.

Inland Cosmetic Surgery currently has specials in honor of Mother’s Day, including savings on certain combinations of mommy makeover procedures through May 31, 2011.