For many people, plastic surgery may not even cross their minds when thinking about their own appearance. However, whether due to significant weight loss, having several children or simply natural changes in the body due to aging, a tummy tuck procedure may seem like a good option at some point in life, even for those who swore they would never consider it.
Such was the experience for Vicki, an Orlando, Florida, mother of three. After raising her children, she decided to undergo what is referred to in the industry as a 'mommy makeover.' While the surgery usually combines several procedures at the same time, Vicki opted to spread the process out. Some plastic surgeons say doing so is a good idea due concerns over finances and anxiety surrounding the surgery. For Vicki, it was the right choice, and she's glad she made the call to go under the knife.
"I hadn't anticipated having my breasts done, but after a lot of thought, decided I am still young and have a lot of good years to enjoy them," she said. "While this may be the last procedure for a while, I've learned to never say never."
Vicki is not alone. Many women choose to undergo plastic surgery after giving birth. According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, there were more than 307,000 breast augmentations performed in 2011, and around 115,900 tummy tucks.