The term “mommy makeover” has taken on a whole new meaning. Once upon a time it meant something along the lines of getting a facial and splurging on wedges (hey, they add height and you can wear them to the park). These days, it indicates tummy tucks and breast lifts.
According a new survey from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, 62 percent of mothers said that if cost were not an issue they’d consider a “mommy makeover” that includes procedures such as tummy tuck, breast augmentation and breast lift. (That’s almost one-third of women surveyed, people!)
The survey also shows that it’s younger moms in their 30s who are opting for such procedures (a decade ago it was mostly women in their 50s). “They don’t want to wait years to reestablish how they used to look. They want their pre-baby bodies back now,” says ASPS President Phillip Haeck in a press release.
Are we surprised? Not at all. Each time we turn on the TV or pick up a gossip rag we’re bombarded with images of celebs and models posing in bikinis mere months after becoming moms (check out Victoria’s Secret models Doutzen Kroes and Miranda Kerr here). But part of their job is to work out and be drop-dead gorgeous, so good for them (and I don’t say that facetiously).
The disturbing part isn’t so much that we all want better bods but rather that we’re willing to go under the knife so readily. Call me old-fashioned, but isn’t surgery kind of a big deal?