Few things in life are as important as the bond between mothers and daughters. For decades moms and daughters have bonded over manicures and pedicures, shopping sprees, and hair appointments. Now, mothers and daughters are also bonding through plastic surgery. There are many benefits to undergoing plastic surgery with a close friend or family member, and most women find that having surgery together strengthens the mother-daughter bond, empowers them as women, and increases their self-esteem. Of course, it doesn’t hurt to have a loved one to lean on during the recovery period as well.
The American Academy of Facial, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery has noted a significant increase in mother-daughter pairs, as well as spouses, siblings, and significant others who seek to have plastic surgery together. For many, the motivation is an upcoming special event such as a wedding, whereas others simply decide that they want to take charge of their lives and their bodies.
Many mother-daughter pairs opt for similar procedures since they share similar genes and may have similar concerns about their appearances. For example, a mother may seek a breast lift while her daughter opts for augmentation. Or, perhaps both share the same bump on the nose that they’d like to smooth out. A mother may have deep frown lines that she’d like treated with Botox®, while the daughter may have fine wrinkles around the eyes that need treatment.
For mother and daughter pairs, the most common procedures sought are:
- Breast lifts and augmentation
- Rhinoplasty (nose surgery)
- Botox® and fillers
Many mothers and daughters who undergo plastic surgery together find the experience to be fulfilling for a number of emotional reasons in addition to those that are physical. Not only are both women undergoing similar experiences and can understand what each is going through at every step of the way, but they also can lean on each other for support during recovery. Nerves can also be calmed before surgery when someone is there to offer support and encouragement during the initial consultation and appointments. Across the board, one of the key elements to achieving optimal results in recovery after surgery is having a strong support system.
An additional benefit of undergoing plastic surgery as a duo is the ability to coordinate surgeries. This includes scheduling the procedures to be within close proximity of one another so mother and daughter may recover together in comfort. Alternately, mothers and daughters can decide for one to undergo surgery first so the other can offer care and support throughout recovery. If mother and daughter are seeking to correct similar problems or enhance similar features, having a joint consultation and undergoing similar surgeries will allow the surgeon to ensure that mother and daughter are able to obtain similar results.
If you are a mother or daughter interested in learning more about your plastic surgery options, call Monarch Plastic Surgery today at (913) 663-3838 or (816) 436-3262. We are looking forward to meeting you.