The economy has hit the plastic surgery business hard all over the United States. Even some of the top doctors in New York have called me asking if the doctors down here are busy. This isn’t good for he doctors, but it can definitely be good for you. If you’ve been thinking about having surgery and keep putting it off, this could be the time to get a great deal on your surgery, and I promise you, it will not compromise your outcome. Plastic surgery is a very competitive business, and each year, more and more plastic surgeons are coming into the field because it is a cash cow business. Usually, insurance is not involved; so therefore, it is a very attractive business for doctors to get into. If you decide to have surgery soon, don’t be surprised if they offer you a deal. If they don’t, then ask if they would consider sharpening their pencil. If you don’t ask, you’ll never know, and the worst they could say is no.
Sunday, November 16, 2008
Do you have to have a baby to have a ‘Mommy Makeover’? The “Mommy Makeover” has become one of the most popular surgeries in the last few years. Many people call and ask me exactly what a “Mommy Makeover” is. Usually, it consists of a tummy tuck, liposuction, breast lift, or breast augmentation, but in many cases, like myself, I had a mommy makeover, and I’ve never had a baby. So, why did that happen? Well, up until my forties, I was a size six, and one day, I wake up, and I’m a size 8, and then 10, and then I was almost a size a twelve- blaming the dry cleaners, my husband washing my clothes, or the stores for making their sizes smaller. So, to make a long story short, I consulted with many doctors, and it boiled down to, I needed a tummy tuck. How can that be when I’ve never had a baby? As women age, usually in the forties, their bodies start to change as they get closer to menopause, and it ain’t in a good way. Basically, we’re all pre-programmed to age a certain way. Diet and exercise can control a lot of it, but like so many mothers and non-mothers that come to my office, sometimes that’s just not enough.
So whether you’ve had a baby or not, a ‘mommy makeover’ can be such a wonderful self-esteem booster like you can’t imagine.