Thursday, April 17, 2008

So mommy is getting plastic surgery...

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[The book] features a plastic surgeon named Dr. Michael (a musclebound superhero type) and a girl whose mother gets a tummy tuck, a nose job and breast implants. Before her surgery the mom explains that she is getting a smaller tummy: "You see, as I got older, my body stretched and I couldn't fit into my clothes anymore. Dr. Michael is going to help fix that and make me feel better." Mom comes home looking like a slightly bruised Barbie doll with demure bandages on her nose and around her waist. . . . The book doesn't explain exactly why the mother is redoing her nose post-pregnancy. Nonetheless, Mom reassures her little girl that the new nose won't just look "different, my dear—prettier!"

I decided that I would post a little something something...I had to finish an assignment for school anyways, it's late at night or early in the morning (however you want to look at it). I found this book for kids to be quite bizarre and it can go with the earlier post of "Let me hear your body talk". I will speak of the flipside...I on the other hand am not so fond of many of my body parts, maybe this is also because I am 8 months pregnant with my second child. I look back now and think "I use to be skinny and cuter". My self-esteem has definitely been changed for the worse since having kids. I have read stories of ladies being so proud of their stretch marks from childbearing "battle scars". NO WAY! I think they are disgusting. My legs are lumpy and swollen quite nicely at the end of the day and this double butt of mine is starting to freak me out. I would definitely consider plastic surgery in the future, just a little nip and tuck here and there. I would possibly consider getting a boob job or lipo? So to all those who aren't completely comfortable in your own skin what kind of plastic surgery would you like done?

11 comments:

Stella said...

You know there are definitely parts of me that I like but there are a number of ones that I don't like. My legs and hips, first to go. Followed quite closely by an increase in my boob size...actually if they wanted to take the fat from my legs and hips and grace my chest with it, I'd be ok with that!
I long for the days right after my daughter was born, the baby weight was gone but I still had p0rn star size boobs...ahh to be in proportion!

The MomBabe said...

sigh. If I wasn't a big 'fraidy cat and poor, I'd probably get a full body lift. 4 kids in 4 years was not the smartest idea I ever had....

Kimberly said...

The idea of surgery freaks me out (I woke up halfway through dental surgery once - scared the doctor hugely), so even if I were able I probably wouldn't.

Definitely the tummy though.

Celia Fae said...

I've taken care of way too many post op plastic surgery patients to ever consider doing it.

That being said, I'm not sure plastic surgery could help what ails my poor battered bod but I choose lipo.

hayngrl101 said...

I've had 4 kids so far and three by c-section. I struggle with self-loathing when it comes to the changes I've experienced, battlscars and stretchmarks and accentuated asymmetry in my chest. It is what it is, but I feel like PS would help me in feeling lik I do have other identities than 'mom'. I opt for boobs, tummy tuck, lower body lift (is that even a procedure?).

Celia- is recovery from PS really that bad?

Nichole said...

y'all are scaring the crap out of me! I already have body issues - having gained nearly 50 pounds (and lost 15 thankyouverymuch) since I've been married.

I'm now in the pre-mommy slimdown mode.

Was anyone out there able to get fit before pregnancy, stay fit through pregnancy, and avoid (at least to some small degree) the pitfalls of post-pregnancy body?

Anyone????

Please say "yes"!

Michal said...

i, on the other hand, would like to have a breast reduction and lift when i'm finished having babies. they say that the rich get richer and the poorer get poorer with each pregnancy/nursing episode . . . let's just say that i don't go ANYWHERE without a very supportive bra.

with that being said, i do not like the idea that this book portrays. as much as i dislike things about my imperfect body, i do not want to pass those hang ups on to my kids, especially my daughter. these bodies are gifts from heavenly father and yet we are taught to loathe them. in fact, i think that we need to think seriously about what kind of impact it might have on our kids' self image before we consider surgery in earnest, let alone buy a book telling them that we'll be prettier! is that hypocritical, or just hoping to have the next generation better than this one?

Nichole said...

P.S. I've never quantified my weight gain in numbers - not in my head and definitely not in print.

SAD!

hayngrl101 said...

I totally agree with Michal about the book. The underlying message to young girls definitely gives me pause.

I have one daughter and she has a syndrome. One of the features of the syndrome is a 'characteristic nose'. My dh and I discussed it long ago that we will never bring up the subject, but if she were to express it, we would pay for PS and be supportive.

Nichole: Yes, it is possible. I, unfortunately, do not speak for myself, but I have a sister who has remained thin the entire time.

Mel said...

Don't you hate it when...for example...your SIL's are twigs before pregnancy and then come out the hospital all skinny and perfect. I really don't enjoy being the "fat" chick in the family. I'm getting one of those stomach girdles to wear after the baby. Here's the site: http://babooshbaby.com/ that celebrity chick Brooke Burke owns the company. For some reason they are having technical problems but I was sold on buying one.

diane said...

Okay so I've had PS and I like it. I got new bo0bs after having 2 lumps removed. I had veins in my legs done and various peels. It's a good thing!