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Plastic Surgery After Having Babies

Has Becoming a Mom Changed Your View of Plastic Surgery?

Before I had children, I swore I would never, ever go under the knife. But as the saying goes, "You should never say never." Putting forth a fake image is something I didn't believe in... until I had children.

I don't want a picture perfect bikini body, but what I do want back is my perky bust and a toner tummy sans stretch marks. I wouldn't dash down to the beach and flaunt it like Heidi Montag, I just want to feel attractive to my husband, which is hard when I tuck my tummy into my pants or adjust my pancakes in a supportive bra. I don't know if I'd actually be willing to have any procedures done but I certainly won't frown upon the mommies (like Kate Gosselin who looked amazing in a bikini after eight kids!) who do.

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Evalicious Evalicious 8 years
and no amount of "exercise," would have changed those flapjacks right? I love that my buddies were able to nourish my child, and I plan on using them to nourish both of my upcoming children. But they will change and probably get worse than they are right now, so as soon as I am finished with my 3rd kid I am getting them done.
nikkisoda nikkisoda 8 years
Before having my daughter I was barely an A cup, which I was fine with. While pregnant I went up to a full C. Then my milk came in and my breasts were not only a source of nourishment for my daughter but a nice head rest for myself. ;) After being done with nursing and losing all my baby weight I was literally left with two flapjacks on my chest. Which as vain as it sounds was really hard on my self esteem. I felt like I was a 26 year old with breasts of an 80 year old. So after a lot of research and found an amazing Doctor and had my breasts done. It has been 2 years and it was the best decision ever! I would do it again in a heartbeat.
katedavis katedavis 8 years
I ESPECIALLY would not after having kids. There's always a risk when undergoing surgery and I couldn't imagine going under the knife for looks and something happening and missing out on seeing my kids grow up. I am in dire need of a breast reduction, but in my mind the risk is too great. Maybe if things get really bad and it's medically necessary and I am done having kids and nursing. Other than that- NO WAY.
Moms Moms 8 years
After my daughter, everything sort of fell back into place. After my son, things never really went back to the way they were. In fall, I'll see what the aftermath of the third baby looks like, but of course it is and will be all worth it. That said, I'm more worried about the risks of surgery than anything else. But if the procedure was free and didn't pose any threats, I'd be up for it!
plus_2_kid plus_2_kid 8 years
Anonymous, we're already thinking about a second kid, even though this one isn't even born yet, but I've consistently heard that not giving your body enough time between pregnancies really contributes to lasting changes. Maybe that's what happened with you? I feel like I'm racing against the clock since I'll be 36 when the first baby comes, I don't want to wait TOO much longer for a second. (Wait a year, get pregnant around 37, birth at 38? vs. more ideal scenario: Wait 3 years, pregnant around 40 birth at 41? That's leaving ALOT to chance....)
bluepuppybites bluepuppybites 8 years
I know my sister would love a tummy tuck because her abdominal muscles are too stretched. I don't think I will need one of those. I know after this one and I'm done nursing, I will be getting a breast reduction. I went from a C to DD with my first and now I am wearing an F. Also I would love the have these varicose veins gone as well. But I feel the reduction is more for the sake of my health not vanity as I have horrible back pain, and actually have a hard time exercising because of them.
schnappycat schnappycat 8 years
plus 2, my boobs are exactly the same as they were before baby. Granted, I'm small to begin with, they never got much larger during pregnancy, and I didn't breastfeed long, but mine are just as perky and the same size. My understanding is that it has a lot to do with genetics and just how you are. So don't worry too much! You never know.
lilkimbo lilkimbo 8 years
I've always said that I would consider getting plastic surgery to make me look the way I'd look before, whether it was a breast lift, a tummy tuck, etc. Of course, it wouldn't be the first thing I would try. But, as others have said, sometimes all of the diet and exercise in the world can't correct separated muscles and stretched skin.
plus_2_kid plus_2_kid 8 years
I'm most worried about my boobs. Everyone tells me they're never the same. I don't mind smaller (I'm currently HATING these obnoxious things attached to my chest!) but I'm not wanting the sagging. I've always been very vocal against plastic surgery but could easily imagine getting a boob lift (but no implants!!). But your stories about about the stomach...that worries me. I was in great shape before I got pregnant (and kept it the first 3 months) so I'm hoping that built in enough "tone" to get back to? Or am I just kidding myself? I'm also 35 so.....
Evalicious Evalicious 8 years
Completely agree - I run everyday also, and eat healthy too. Every other part of my body looks awesome, but my belly never changes
Chouette4u Chouette4u 8 years
I don't have any objection to plastic surgery other than the risk that comes with going under the knife. People seem to forget that it's risky and people sometimes die or have horrible complications.
lickety-split lickety-split 8 years
before kids i thought "oh heck, if it falls or gets stretched out 'll just have a doctor sew up a little higher!" after kids, after have an episomodity 3 times; no freaking way am i having anything done. NO!
meandtheo meandtheo 8 years
i think a body that you worked for would make you feel so much better in the long run! I loved getting back in shape after my daughter was born, i felt so proud of myself and loved slinging my baby on my svelte little hip! I can't wait to do it again!
Evalicious Evalicious 8 years
I too like my post-baby body better, but it was only because I was trying to lose the baby weight and toned up everything else in the process. My stomach is not the same though. I literally have no skin tone anymore, regardless of how many sit-ups and crunches I do, same goes for my breasts which are smaller now than they ever were before. I would totally get a mom-lift to give me back some of what I loved before.
luckyme luckyme 8 years
Agreed, smileyface. If I was popping out a litter, I'd definitely get some work done after. I don't think I'd have it done with just my single births, though. However, I'm a fairly young mom (25 with my first and 27 now) and I found it pretty easy to bounce back after my first and I'm hoping for the same with my second. I actually preferred my post-baby body to my pre-baby body. Hopefully I can do it again.
smileyface smileyface 8 years
To Kate's credit, I think after having 8 kids, and 6 at once, that having a tummy tuck was more of a necessity and not solely based on vanity.
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