The plastic surgeons in Los Angeles have seen a spike in cosmetic surgery in the run up to the holiday as women reclaim their appearance prior to motherhood.
In 2010, there were more than 300,000 procedures nationally on women between ages 20 and 39, and many of those have been breast augmentation, liposuction, and tummy tucks.
The American Society of Plastic Surgeons says that these three procedures commonly associated with women restoring their bodies to pre-pregnancy appearance were on the rise in 2011 as well. Breast augmentation, liposuction, and tummy tucks accounted for more than 600,000 procedures last year.
While cosmetic surgery often has been associated with correcting a singular perceived flaw, this mommy makeover approach is more geared to correction rather than wholesale change.
Doctors warn though that it’s important to consult with a reputable plastic surgeon before committing to any procedure. If done properly, the patient can continue to see improvements in their appearance for up to a year after surgery.