Nearly 2/3 of Moms Say Body Image Worsened After Giving Birth
- Posted on: Apr 7 2012
The appearance of a new child in the world is cause for joy and celebration, but the actual process of childbirth can wreak havoc on the appearance of a woman’s body. Sagging breasts, excess skin, and new fatty deposits are common after giving birth, and these can often result in worsened body image.
Recent statistics by BabyCenter.com, which conducted a survey of roughly 7,000 mothers, indicate that 64 percent of moms report new body image issues after giving birth. Commenting on the findings, ImplantInfo.com says that it reinforces the popularity of “mommy makeover” plastic surgeries, which have been growing in popularity among American mothers for several years.
According to Leslie Crawford and Sierra Senyak, writers of “The New-Mom Body Survey: 7,000 Women Tell it Like it Is,” the changes to a woman’s body that occur after pregnancy can result in a major blow to her self-esteem. Fortunately, with plastic surgeries such as tummy tuck, breast augmentation, liposuction, and breast lift, the bodily changes that take place during and after pregnancy can often be reversed… or even improved.
“Mommy makeover moms say plastic surgery restores their pre-baby self confidence levels,” says Shawn Miele, the CEO of ImplantInfo’s parent company. “In some cases, they soar even higher. For example, breast implants help meet new needs while fulfilling old desires.
“While this is a mom-centric set of procedures, we don’t want consumers to ignore the fact that proper healing and recovery time are necessary. That’s why we encourage them to be informed and well-prepared. Moms should add downtime to their calendars, know who they can turn to for help with the kids and have a realistic idea of what their short- and long-term limitations will be after surgery.”
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