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To Liposuction or not to Liposuction? That is the question. I've often, since having kids, thought about my options as far as removing skin and getting back to a normal looking, less jelly-blob-like stomach. In my research, after carrying twins and then having a 12 pound baby 14 months later (you can imagine what that does to someones stomach as far as stretch marks extra skin and the whole nine yards is concerned) I found that there is something that exists called a "mommy makeover" in the plastic surgery world.
Let me be clear about one thing: I am not advocating for plastic surgery as a solution for every weight and extra skin related problem. I am only suggesting that I have researched one single option in my quest to educate myself about all possible options, for my own sanity, well-being, self esteem and another things that truly concern only me. You get the benefit of hearing about it - oh faithful reader!
A mommy makeover consists mainly of a tummy tuck, breast augmentation, breast lift and liposuction, with the goal being a body that closely resembles you "pre-baby". Check out liposuction.com for some encouraging before and after liposuction photos
I never liked the idea of having a C-section. I never wanted one. I chose in two instances to have one out of necessity. With my first pregnancy Twin B was not coming on his own. That would not have been an issue if Twin A hadn't arrived 22 hours before. We tried everything to start a second labor but it wasn't happening so off to the Hospital we went. In that case of my second baby, who was measuring at 34 weeks to be 10 pounds in utero - which means that she could've been anywhere from 8 to 12 pounds - was born at 36 weeks and weighed 12 lbs. 3 oz. That birth was a C-section, too.
I guess what I'm trying to say is that I did see the point of a necessary surgery in both of those instances, the end result being the birth of my children and all.
If I could look like Miss America, above, I'd be signed up tomorrow, but the truth is that not everyone will come out looking 100% flawless, and that isn't a good reason to go under the knife if you ask me. I whole-heartedly support improving ones self in order to live a fuller, happier life and enhance the life of those around you, though!
For now, as I am still considering having more kids, altering my diet and trying to live a healthier life all while getting adequate amount of exercise and rest is what works for me. But who is to say the future won't bring with it an opportunity for me to shed some new light on my post-baby bod? Pun definitely intended!