Mums have never had it so tough, celebrities are pinging back to their pre-baby shape in a matter of weeks after giving birth. With the help of their personal trainers and excessive dieting, not to mention a team of super nannies on hand 24/7 to look after the new baby while they get as much rest as possible. For most of us, we have to juggle family life and go back to work on half the amount of sleep we’re used to!
So why do we do it? Because our natural instinct is to reproduce and care for others and what a fine job we do! I know I have learnt how to be a good mother by watching my mother and nan as I was growing up, and then my mother-in-law later on. One thing I have found that we all have in common is we wish we could have our pre-baby bodies back, but work so hard that there is no longer any ‘me’ time.
I would love to be able to hit the gym three times a week but instead I come home from a long shift, prepare dinner for my daughter and partner, tidy the house and then my head hits the pillow ready for the next day… groundhog day!
Don’t get me wrong, I love my job, my family, my life but if someone had a magic wand to be able to make me feel good about my body again I would be forever grateful! That is why many husbands, boyfriends, sons and daughters are now shunning the standard chocolates and flowers for Mother’s day and instead gifting Anti-Wrinkle Injections or Chemical peels, even Mummy Makeovers!
The notion of giving someone you love their confidence back is a nice thought. You do, however need to be cautious and sure before proposing a gift like this to your mother.
Two reasons to exercise caution:
- She may take your suggestion the wrong way – if your mum has never been vocal in implying that she would like to fix a perceived flaw, she may not welcome your idea of cosmetic surgery. Ensure it is her idea before considering paying for any plastic surgery including non-surgical procedures like Fillers.
- Plastic surgery should be for the right reasons – The surgeon would ultimately decide whether or not the patient has a real need to undergo plastic surgery. He would also make sure it is being done for the right reasons instead of being rushed without any thought due to it being a gift. The decision to have plastic surgery is appreciated long-term when the choice is made carefully.
So to all those mums out there….have a think, maybe it’s worth a mention to your other half or child. I know what I would like and it definitely isn’t flowers from a petrol station! If plastic surgery is not something you would wish for we also have alternatives for example; teeth whitening by our top Smile Makeover Dentist or semi-permanent make-up by our lovely Skin Practitioner, Hazel Everest.
It’s competition time!
Have you seen our Mother’s Day competition running on the Bella Vou Facebook page? You could be in with a chance of winning your mum an Obagi® Blue Radiance Peel along with a beautiful bunch of flowers and a glass of bubbly! If you feel you have a top mum and think she deserves this special treatment, enter our Facebook competition.
If you have considered all of the above and know it is the right decision to offer cosmetic surgery as a Mother’s Day gift, book a consultation with us today.