Hollywood moms seem to bounce back much faster than the rest of us after having a baby. With the easy access to top trainers, diets, and plastic surgery, it isn’t a surprise that they are back to pre-baby body in no time. For the rest of us, we work hard to lose the extra weight and gain some semblance of our former body. Sometimes, it just doesn’t happen and some will begin to research plastic surgery.
The most requested procedures by moms are liposuction, tummy tucks, and breast augmentation. There’s a new trend known as “Mommy Makeovers” that have become the hot gift to give new moms so they can regain their body. It’s basically a trio of all 3 procedures (liposuction, tummy tuck, and breast augmentation) at one time. Although it is tempting to take care of everything in one day, it can pose some serious health problems according to Dr. James Grotting, a Board-Certified plastic surgeon based here in Birmingham. Some surgeons worry that packaging multiple procedures under a cutesy name could cause women to undergo more operations than needed, or cause them not to take these major medical procedures seriously. There’s always a risk of infection and other complications.
If you decide to receive elective surgery, please know that if any complications such as heart attack, stroke, blood clots or air way obstruction occur, those likely fall outside the scope of traditional major medical insurance policies and are the responsibility of the patient to pay. Too many people assume that their insurance will cover any problems, but it most likely will not.
Be educated and be prepared. Complications arise in more surgeries than you think, approximately 1 in 61. Consider looking into an extra insurance program that will provide coverage for complications that result from the elective surgery. CosmetAssure helps patients of elective cosmetic surgery avoid the financial burden of unexpected post-surgery complications, and is endorsed by the prestigious American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS). It is exclusively available to its members and candidate members who have passed their written boards. Their website would be a great place to add to your list of resources.