Many women feel guilty about getting plastic surgery and delay getting help, even if it’s for medical reasons rather than aesthetics. A recent story on Mamamia, Australia’s largest women’s media company highlighted this problem. The article was by a woman who requires a tummy tuck to repair damage created by four pregnancies, but who isn’t going ahead with treatment yet because she feels guilty about it.
Many tummy tucks are performed for important medical reasons, such as to join separated abdominal muscles, repair a hernia or remove excess skin caused by weight loss or pregnancy; such issues can only can only be resolved through surgery. It’s impossible to fix separated abdominal muscles or a hernia through diet or exercise and, in many cases, that could make the problem worse.
Yet many mothers feel guilty about spending money on themselves and on plastic surgery, even when it’s to treat a medical condition. They also feel guilty about the time surgery takes them away from their families, and because proper recovery makes many household duties impossible.
It’s an unfortunate state of affairs and I urge women, and especially mothers, to put themselves first. Only when you are happy and healthy can you raise happy, healthy children and be the role model you want to be.
If you need plastic surgery now you owe it to yourself and your family to get it done as soon as possible.
Read the full article on Mamamia here. https://www.mamamia.com.au/tummy-tuck/