5 Responses To Plastic Surgery Shaming

5 Responses To Plastic Surgery Shaming

Dealing with shaming from others is, unfortunately, sometimes a result of getting plastic surgery. You are, of course, under no obligation to respond to them or engage with their trolling. However, if you do feel the need to stick up for yourself, your body, and your choices, here are some tips to help you out.

My Body, My Choices

My Body, My Choices
Much of the shaming women experience when they decide plastic surgery is right for them is because other people feel like they have some sort of say when it comes to your body. Don’t be afraid to remind them that this is your body and you can do what you want with it. Other people do not own it, nor do they have the right to make comments about it.

I’m Not Doing This For Anyone But Myself

I’m Not Doing This For Anyone But Myself
Some folks may comment that the choice to get plastic surgery must “be for a man” or something along those lines. For this sort of shaming, feel free to tell them, as in point one, that this is for yourself alone. The choice is not to please a man or make anyone like you, it’s because you decided it’s what’s best for your own body.

This Was Not An Impulse Buy

This Was Not An Impulse Buy
As you are likely well aware, the choice to get plastic surgery involves plenty of research and long days spent thinking about what is right for you. It’s not like rushing into Target and going on a shopping spree. Anyone who feels like shaming you with the phrase "you’re just doing it without thinking about it” clearly has not done their own research into how plastic surgery works and the process of deciding on doctors, procedures, risks, and rewards.

Yes, I Considered This Important Enough To Save Up For

I Considered This Important Enough To Save Up For
Sometimes people may disguise their shaming with phrases along the lines of “well how could you afford that!?” or “aren’t there better things to spend your hard-earned money on?” This might be a perfect time to ask such people if they’ve ever saved up for anything they considered important, like a new car or a fancy tech gadget. If something is important to you, it’s perfectly reasonable to find ways to pay for it.

This Body Is Just As “Real” As Any Other

This Body Is Just As “Real” As Any Other
People have a bad habit of shaming plastic surgery by calling it “fake” and anything else “real.” But that means everything from pushup bras, makeup, and hair curlers to tanning and Spanx can also be called “fake.” This is an arbitrary line to draw. Rather, you body is still as “real” as you say it is, and it is your choice how to frame whatever you decide to do with it.

Mommy Makeover Tummy Tuck Dallas Fort Worth

After Pregnancy

Mommy Makeover

Mommy Makeovers - Dallas, Fort Worth, Southlake

You love your kids, right? We are guessing that you feel less affectionate about the effects of pregnancy on your body… mommy makeovers in Dallas / Fort Worth are popular procedures that address the areas most commonly affected by pregnancy—namely your breasts and tummy. In one procedure, you can restore breast fullness and perkiness, a flatter tummy and a smaller waist.


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Tummy tucks are an important part of most mommy makeovers. Although some women have tight enough skin that liposuction alone will give a good result, most women have extra tummy skin following pregnancy. Once skin is stretched and starts to sag it will not snap back. It is a huge myth that exercise will tighten skin.

This is simply not true. Yes, exercise will increase muscle mass and overall health. We encourage this wholeheartedly, but it is probably unrealistic to think that your core workout will completely flatten what your kids did to your tummy. Sorry 🙁

There are 3 major tummy problems caused by having babies:

  1. Your skin is stretched beyond its’ ability to tighten, often resulting in stretch marks.
  2. Your six pack muscles separate in the middle of your abdomen. This is called a “diastasis” and is responsible for the rounded bulge that your sit ups are not erasing.
  3. Extra fat accumulates around your waist, especially in the hip area.


Tummy tucks, also known as abdominoplasty, are designed to improve these problems, making them a valuable part of most women’s mommy makeover.

  1. Your extra skin is removed through a very low incision that will hide in a bikini for most women.
  2. Your six pack muscles are sewn together to flatten your tummy and narrow your waist. This is like tightening a corset or belt around your core on the inside.
  3. Extra fat is removed with your extra skin, but liposuction is often added to further improve your shape.


Considerations before making the decision to have a tummy tuck and mommy makeover include diet, fitness, weight (after giving birth) lifestyle, risks etc.

It is really important to be in good health before cosmetic plastic surgery. This reduces your risks and speeds the healing process. You’ll also get a better result the closer you are to your ideal weight prior to your mommy makeover. Developing good eating and exercise habits will ensure that you maintain your result, too. Check out Dr. Vennemeyer’s tips for a healthy mommy makeover in the previous article for help with this (link to previous article section on this).


Factors that influence a successful mommy makeover and tummy tuck

Getting a great result from your mommy makeover is most possible when you follow these guidelines:

Have the right operation

It’s really important to select a procedure based on your goals, while having realistic expectations. For example, if your skin is loose, but you decide to have liposuction instead of a tummy tuck because you are trying to avoid a scar, you may end up with wavy, wrinkly tummy skin that looks worse than where you started. If you have a good plastic surgeon they will guide you in the right direction in selecting a procedure that fits your goals


Be healthy before and after surgery

Remember: better health equals better healing, safer recovery and better results after a tummy tuck and mommy makeover.


Pick the right surgeon

You’ve probably seen “Botched.” Find a qualified, highly trained plastic surgeon that is board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery to do your mommy makeover. For cosmetic plastic surgery, find a plastic surgeon that specializes in tummy tucks, breast augmentations, mommy makeovers, liposuction and other cosmetic procedures. Also, avoid picking your surgeon on price alone. In plastic surgery and everything else in life, you get what you pay for.


Take enough time to recover and follow directions!

Adequate recovery time is critical after a tummy tuck and mommy makeover. Your body can only heal so fast. If you overdo it you will have problems. I can not emphasize enough how important it is to read your post op instructions before your procedure several times and follow them. Patients can and do cause complications for themselves by not following simple directions after surgery.

Vennemeyer Plastic Surgery has a tremendous amount of experience with moms post pregnancy wanting to get their pre-pregnancy looks back. We hope this information helps you understand the issues and the possibilities with your procedures. We know it doesn't answer every question you might have that is why we suggest a consultation. If you live in Dallas, Fort Worth or anywhere within driving distance, we'd be happy to discuss with you in person some of the procedures associated with the mommy makeover. Call us today! You won't regret it.

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