Immediately following childbirth, it is hard for a woman to regain her pre-baby body. Child bearing can lead to sagging skin, stretch marks, weight gain, cellulite and drooping breast. A new survey conducted by British TV show My Face My Body reveals that 39% of UK women would consider a ‘mommy makeover’ procedure after having children.
The researchers interviewed 326 women and found the top body concerns for women post-pregnancy to be:
An overwhelming 93% of women admitted that reclaiming their pre-baby body was a priority to them, regardless of whether or not their partner shared their concerns. Of the men interviewed, 71% said they didn’t care about their partner gaining weight after childbirth. On the contrary, 67% of women feared their partners would not find them attractive post-baby.
"While most women enjoy being pregnant and the changes it brings to their bodies, many are concerned about these changes, such as weight gain and stretch marks, becoming permanent,” said My Face My Body presenter Stephen Handisides.
The survey also found that 57% of women would undergo a cosmetic procedure while they were still in the hospital following labor. For a mother who is considering plastic surgery, I urge you to wait at least six months following childbirth to allow the body to heal properly.
For women who are considering plastic surgery as a way to regain their body following pregnancy, the ‘mommy makeover’ is a popular option. The ‘mommy makeover’ can be any combination of procedures including liposuction, abdominoplasty, breast lift, reduction or augmentation.
In our Florida office we see many 'mommy makeovers', with breast surgery, especially breast lifts with implants, being the most popular. The difference in the popularity of aesthetic breast surgery in the U.S. and U.K. may be due to national trends, or even regional trends for South Florida.