Moms Who Get Plastic Surgery Don't Deserve to Be Judged

Want to Get Plastic Surgery, Moms? Sounds Good to MeI've done my fair share of eye-rolling when I see moms with huge fake breasts. I mean, the risk of surgery alone would be enough to deter me from having an elective cosmetic operation, but I could also think of about 4,000 other things that would be more worthy of spending that kind of money on than new big boobs.

And honestly, are those women really doing it for themselves like they say?

But after four kids and the pregnancy weight gain and weight loss, I have to admit that I now understand why women do it.

A few weeks ago, a very fit friend of mine and I were standing around in our sports bras and workout pants bemoaning the extra skin and stretch marks that would never go away no matter how much we worked out.

Okay, so maybe if we ate no carbs and worked out for a couple of hours every day. But I don't really know how realistic that is. And honestly, that's not going to do anything to the breasts. Or the nipples. (Can we talk about post-breastfeeding nipples, please?)

Well, all of a sudden, we found ourselves talking tummy tucks and breast lifts ... if we happened to win the lottery, of course. And by the way, it wasn't for partners or spouses. Or because we're vain or selfish. It's because we love our bodies and want them to look their best. And if a little sucking, tucking, and lifting -- or for some people, inserting of implants -- will do that, then why not?

Now like anything else, people can always go too far. One procedure can lead to another and another, and soon they're looking like a plastic barbie doll with gigantic fake boobs that prevent them from doing anything but looking pretty ridiculous.

I've seen so many people who have small complaints and end up going way too far ... only to look worse once the procedure is over. But if you're working out, taking care of yourself, and want a little boost (literally and figuratively), then I'm not going to judge you. In fact, I might be a little bit jealous. Or at least stocking away a few pennies for my own little nip and tuck one of these days.

And in case you're wondering, it really wouldn't be for anyone else but me.

Would you ever get plastic surgery ... or have you already? If not, do you think other moms who do are selfish?


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StacyLC StacyLC

I had a tummy tuck just over a year ago.  There is one small area I want the Dr to look at.  But I do not regret it at all.  I am so much happier with my body now.  yes I would like lipo or a boob lift. But I am not getting them.  I have promised my husband just one procedure.  

berit berit

It isn't selfish at all! As long as your family isn't suffering financially (or otherwise) from your choices, why not? If the kid's college account is getting regular contributions and you're bills are always squared away stock pile some cash for yourself and use it as you see fit even if that includes some body modification

nonmember avatar Harriet

I've lost over 100lvs and could stand to lose some more and I'd love to get my extra skin removed. No matter how much I lose I'll always look fat because of the extra skin. I don't care so much about how it looks but it's uncomfortable.

iicar... iicarmerin

Yes!!!! I don't see a problem with it as long as you're not going into debt over it. If it will make you feel better and you've done all you can eating well, exercise etc. then do it. Just don't go over board because it doesn't look good when you no longer look like yourself.

the4m... the4mutts

I had a tummy tuck. While the results aren't optimal, they're certainly better than 12 inches of hanging skin after 4 kids and a 60-75lb weight loss.

nonmember avatar joblo

"Don't judge me! Don't judge meeee!!" That's what you say when you know you've done something wrong.

nonmember avatar blue

I do understand women who get tummy tucks, because they have massive amounts of skin hanging down. I imagine the logistics of living with that would really difficult to live with. I don't judge moms who get plastic surgery. I do feel bad that they feel so poorly about themselves, they feel they have to do that. I am a mom, so I get the insecurities, but I don't think the extreme of plastic surgery has ever entered my mind. I really don't get felling THAT bad about myself.

Sunny... SunnyDaze87

My husband would never allow/pay for any type of plastic surgery. He wants EVERYTHING natural no matter if I disagree or not. On the bright side, I don*t feel bad enough about myself to do it.

nonmember avatar Mandy G

I had a mini lift and augmentation in Sept 2013. After multiple pregnancies and breastfeeding, my perky Bs were uneven, droopy AAs. I don't regret the decision. I have very natural looking Cs now. Everyone I know has been very supportive, including my husband who, in no way shape or form, pushed me to get surgery. I think if someone feels the need to judge others, it's because they are secretly unhappy about something in their own lives. Ultimately judgement stems from insecurity.

Nikki Klein-Nash

After 2 kids in two years and 2 years of breast feeding. My girls looked pitiful. I got new ones and love them! I could care less what other moms in the hood think. I think they are just jelouse!

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