Plastic Surgery Portal Home
Find a Plastic Surgeon Today
Call us at 866-471-8873 for a consultation!
Zip Code
Choose a Procedure

Mommy Makeover Trend: 62% of U.S. Moms Seek Plastic Surgery

by Marisa Amorasak

Mommy Makeover Trend: 62% of U.S. Moms Seek Plastic Surgery

The American Society of Plastic Surgeons has revealed a surprising new statistic: 62-percent of mothers seek plastic surgery to get their pre-baby figures back. Financial limitations keep the majority of them from actually going through with the surgery, but the high percentage of women driven to improve their appearance after children raises interesting questions regarding their motives.

Is looking good more important to maternal-aged women than ever before? Basically, and here’s why: the same study found that the average age of women seeking mommy makeovers was lower than it was a decade ago. While the age of potential plastic surgery patients lowers, the average age of mommies rises. A separate study by the Center for Disease Control in 1970 showed that the average age for a mother during her first child’s birth was 21.4. Between 2000 and 2006, that age went from 24.6 to 25 years old.

It’s hard to say why mothers are becoming more concerned with their appearance after having children. It likely has something to do with the fact that plastic surgery has traveled leaps and bounds in recent years. The procedures associated with mommy makeovers—breast augmentation, tummy tucks, liposuction, and breast lifts—are more advanced than ever. Patients feel that they can rely on plastic surgery to not only give them safe and effective results, but also to give them back the confidence in their appearance than they had pre-baby.

Plus, the mommy makeover has been popularized through the media and word of mouth. "This type of surgery has become much more accepted and mainstream," said Dr. Matthew Schulman, assistant professor of plastic surgery at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York. "I see many more women in their 30s and 40s.”

Childbirth can wreak a fair amount of havoc on the body. The anatomical aspects of a growing belly and weight gain can follow a woman for years after birth, and the decrease in free time for workouts and a health-conscious diet can seriously age a woman’s body. "The weight gain associated with pregnancy, the loosening of the skin and stretch marks, are a major concern for them," said Dr. Schulman. "Hormonal changes, especially after a second child, can take their toll on the body.”

Even the most body-conscious mamas may have a hard time getting their old body back, as pregnancy also changes the body’s metabolism and the ability to lose weight and tone muscle. "Breasts deflate, weight settles on the hips, and thighs and stretched stomach muscles won't snap back through exercise," he added.

Many plastic surgery clinics have capitalized on the mommy makeover influx by offering a bundle of procedures at discounted prices—while these can be a good value, make sure that the plastic surgeon performing them is highly experienced as multiple surgeries at once heightens complications. Of course, the procedures can be performed separately as desired. If you’d like to learn more about mommy makeovers or to schedule a free consultation with a plastic surgeon in your area, contact us today! Our exclusive network of board-certified plastic surgeons is dedicated to performing effective and natural-looking procedures, leaving you satisfied and confident.

Related Articles

Exercise Crucial After Liposuction Surgery
Abdominal Etching: Another Six Pack Short Cut
Toe Shortening & Toe Reduction Surgery
Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy Weight-Loss Surgery
Cosmetic Surgery Provides Relief for the ‘Toe-bese’
Governor Chris Christie Gets Lap-Band Surgery for Weight Loss
Body Contouring: For When Diet and Exercise Aren’t Enough
How to Boost Your Body after Bariatric Surgery
The Scoop on Back Scooping Surgery
Beverly Hills’ Newest Procedure: Shrink Wrap Liposuction
Top 3 Non-Surgical Body Contouring Methods
Arm Lifts Skyrocket Over 4,000 Percent Since 2000
Introducing the Vanquish- A New Non-Surgical Fat Removal System
Aqua Shape Combines Liposuction and Fat Injections into One Procedure
AquaLipo & Body-Jet Review: How Water-Assisted Liposuction Works
Benefits vs Risks of Bariatric Surgery for Weight Loss
Buffalo Hump Correction Surgery
Cankle Liposuction
Child Liposuction Procedures
CoolLipo: The Latest in Fat Dissolving Laser Liposuction
BodyTite Liposuction: Fat Removal + Skin Tightening
Custom Acoustic Liposuction: An Introduction
Fractional Laser Stretch Mark Treatment Earns FDA Approval
Hating Love Handles: Surgical Procedures for Muffin Tops
iLipo Body Contouring Review: Non-Surgical Breakthrough?
Large Volume Liposuction: An Introduction
Lipo X: Non-Surgical Liposuction Alternative
Liposuction Extracts Stem Cells for Heart Surgery
Liposuction Preparation: Pre-Surgery Checklist
Male Liposuction Surgery: The Basics
Mommy Makeover Trend: 62% of U.S. Moms Seek Plastic Surgery
Mommy Make Over - Plastic Surgery for Recent Moms
New Study: Liposuction Reduces Heart Disease Risk
New Vaser LipoSelection System Introduced
ProLipo Joins Fat Removal Brigade
Rib Removal for a Smaller Waist: Is it for Real?
The Safety of Combining a Hysterectomy and Tummy Tuck
SlimLipo™: New Laser Lipo Treatment
Smooth Tuck Combines Elements of Liposuction, Tummy Tuck
The Three Types of Tummy Tuck: Which Is Right for Me?
Tickle Lipo: Non-Invasive Fat Removal for the Unticklish
TriPollar Introduces Amazing Cellulite Removal Powered by Radio Frequencies
Tumescent Liposuction Still Most Popular with Plastic Surgeons
Tummy Tuck Costs: Assessing Abdominoplasty Prices
Tummy Tuck Preparation Checklist
Tummy Tuck vs Liposuction: Best Option for a Flatter Tummy?
Vaser Shape MC1 Targets Cellulite
VASERsmooth Liposuction Prevents Rippling and Dimples
Vaser High Def LipoSculpture
VASER Introduces 4D Sculpt for Muscle Definition and Fat Loss
Vaser Ultrasonic Liposuction: A Closer Look
VelaShape for Back Fat Removal
Which Liposuction Procedure Is Right for Me?
Zeltiq: The Latest Liposuction Alternative
Zerona Zeros In on Body Fat

Home | Find a Plastic Surgeon | Research Procedures | News & Resources | About Us | Contact Us | Join Our Network | Newsletters | Privacy

©2017 Plastic Surgery Portal