Tummy Tucks and Mommy Makeovers

Body Contouring

As far as surgery names go, the Tummy Tuck and the Mommy Makeover procedures sound downright playful.  If you just look at the names, you’ll miss the underlying seriousness of the procedures themselves as well as the intention behind them.

Most think of these as surgeries performed on vain people who are trying desperately to hold onto their youth but that isn’t always the case.  There are quite a few cases where plastic surgery is actually a medical requirement for various reasons.  Those reasons aside, though, plastic surgery is often the last choice for those who have undergone extreme dieting and fitness efforts, have lost weight they wanted to lose, but ended up with too much skin.  This is a condition that is actually dangerous and plastic surgery, in the form of a tummy tuck, mommy makeover, breast reduction, etc are valid and accepted ways for resolution.

It should also be noted that many cases have been documented where tummy tucks, mommy makeovers and other post weightloss procedures have actually greatly enhanced the lifestyle  of the patient.  For these patients, they have lost the weight, then they went through the plastic surgery procedure spending a lot of money, so the focus and determination to keep the weight off keeps them on the right track as far as diet, nutrition and fitness are concerned.  These people do not want to backslide to their former selves and so take great pains to ensure they stay fit, resulting in an overall healthier lifestyle and a happier life.  So when you think of plastic surgery as procedures for the rich and the vain, keep in mind the every day mom who has had two or three kids, has spent enormous amounts of time and energy to get the weight off, but after all is said and done, a little help is needed.

If you’re in the need of a procedure such as this, you should certainly try to talk to somebody who has had the procedure so you can get an idea of what to expect.   Also, the Plastic Surgery organization has tons of information you can sift through and digest.