While thousands of women undergo a mommy makeover each year, there are likely thousands more who have thought about it and really want one — but something is holding them back.
Many moms struggle with guilt whenever they do something for themselves because they are so accustomed to giving everything they have to others: Their children, partner, and career, friends, and other commitments take up much of their time. They may feel they don’t have any time to spend on themselves, or that the time they do have shouldn’t be spent on something that enhances their appearance.
If this is you, take a moment to consider whether these feelings of guilt are really valid. Consider the following reasons a mommy makeover could be a great decision that you enjoy for years to come:
A makeover can give you confidence!
When you lack confidence, your career, relationships, and everyday life may feel the impact. People who are less confident may hold back from social events, be less assertive at work, and may be hesitant to meet new people. Many moms even feel self-conscious in front of their partners because of the dramatic changes that occur after a body has been through pregnancy. This can put a strain on even the most solid relationships.
On the other hand, a confident mom will feel better about herself, and this benefits her relationships, professional life, and her family. She will exhibit a great example for her children to follow. Confidence is a positive personality trait that attracts good people and opportunities to you, and it’s something worth passing on to your children.
If you feel good after a makeover, it benefits your emotional health.
Being a mom is a hard job — and often, moms are doing so much, 365 days a year, that they never take a break for themselves. This can leave even the most “together” moms feeling stressed and frazzled.
At the end of an exhausting and draining day, wouldn’t it feel great to look in the mirror and see something that looks like the “you” from years past, when you looked and felt your best? Seeing that might give you the motivational boost you need to get up tomorrow and do it all over again.
A makeover can inspire you to lead a healthier lifestyle.
Body contouring procedures like a tummy tuck have been shown to help people stay motivated to make healthy choices. When your hard work isn’t hiding behind stretched out skin, pockets of fat that won't budge, or breasts that lack shape, you may find that hitting the gym becomes an essential, and even desirable, part of your life.
And with the increasing rates of obesity in adults and children, establishing healthy habits as a family is more important than ever. Being a good fitness model and even exercising with your kids is one of the best gifts you can give them that will benefit their health for a lifetime.
Ready to learn more about a mommy makeover? Contact Monarch Plastic Surgery to schedule your consultation!