The rise in plastic surgery affects all age and both sexes. One of these ‘groups’ that seek body-altering surgery is women, specifically mommies. Looking to reverse the effects of pregnancy on their bodies, they seek breast enhancements and tummy tucks. When put together in a combined procedure, it has become known as a Mommy Makeover. Generally done between the ages of 21 to the early 40s, over 300,000 such procedures were reported to be done last year. Women appear for the surgery when their efforts to lose weight and make some headway towards returning to their pre-pregnancy figure has failed. It takes many women a while to discover that there is no non-surgical way to get rid of loose stretch-out abdominal skin. Surveys show that up to two-thirds of women would have Mommy Makeovers if cost were not an obstacle.
Dr. Barry Eppley