Do they wobble to and fro?
Do they look like deflated bags of soup?
Do they look in fact, like they may now actually be inverted?
Do they look as though they have decided to amicably part ways and each live in a separate arm pit?
These ladies, are just some of the terms I have heard my girlfriends reference as of late when describing the current state of their breasts. I will actually claim responsibility for the last description as that is how I have now begun to feel about my own breasts. I often joke that instead of going south, they have decided to go east and west respectively.
Breasts, boobs, ta-tas… Is it just me or have these things been causing us all grief since it was time to shop for our first training bras? Back then, you either wanted bigger boobs so you wouldn’t be as “flat as a board” or you were mortified to be one of the well-endowed girls in the 6th grade.
After having children, whether you breastfed or not, your chest is now again likely a source of silent frustration. The reality is at some point they got much bigger and then shrunk down to an altered version of their former selves. Honestly? I never really considered having a breast augmentation until after I had a child. No, that’s not true. Probably for a few minutes in my early 20’s I thought it was a good idea, but I was never serious enough about it to go through with it (wish I could say the same for that butterfly tattoo…)
Now though, there are a few things on this mom-bod I wouldn’t mind changing up a bit. After hearing so many other women uttering the same sentiment, I was excited to put together a Mom’s Night Out with Davis & Pyle Plastic Surgery. I had been to one of their events before and it was really fun. It wasn’t scary. And you know what? It felt good to hear so many other women had similar concerns about their body.
We set up the event so that everyone could mingle and have fun and then write any questions they may have on a slip of paper to be read anonymously. After a while, Dr. Pyle stood up to offer some Q&A. First, let me just say…it takes a brave man to stand up in front of a room full of women that have questions about their lady parts! He made the whole thing so fun and comfortable though (I’m sure the wine helped a little bit on our part.)
I could recap the whole night, but I’m betting that what you are most interested in is – what were the questions? And more importantly…what were the answers???
This is my personal recap on some of the most burning questions. I am paraphrasing a bit here and I am not a medical professional (at all). Every body is different, so I encourage you to schedule a consultation with Dr. Pyle if you would like to know more about potential options for your body.
Are implants the only option?
No. Many women opt for just a lift, which is a surgery that essentially does what it says it will…lifts your breasts up to where they might have been before babies and gravity took over. You can also incorporate things like liposuction with a lift to help achieve desired contouring. Not everybody is a good candidate for a lift, so be sure to be clear with your surgeon about the results you are hoping to achieve.
What is CoolSculpting and does it work?
CoolSculpting is actually a non-invasive procedure that eliminates fat from your body by freezing it and YES, it works. There is can be some discomfort after the procedure, but there is no down time or anesthesia. You body starts to naturally eliminate the fat cells over the next few months. People apparently love their results and you can do it just about anywhere on your body.
What is a Mommy Makeover?
This is basically the term for a surgery that women opt for after children that involves a breast augmentation, tummy tuck and liposuction.
What can I do about my “pooch” belly?
It really depends on whether you have extra fat, extra skin or both. If the issue is really extra skin, something like CoolSculpting that removes fat won’t work. Many women that want to get rid of the loose skin around their lower abdomen opt for a tummy tuck.
How do I get rid of the turkey gobbler that has become my neck?
Thank you woman, who asked this question because I now know I am not the only person that obsesses over their neck. Apparently, there are quite a few options now for neck jiggle. In addition to neck liposuction, which seems to likely be the “this will fix your turkey gobbler” solution, there are also a bunch of less invasive procedures available now, including CoolSculpting and new injectable called Kybella. If you are concerned about your double chin, you are in good company. Davis & Pyle’s website actually notes that “68% of people are unhappy with the area under their chin in photos”.
Do people really get butt implants?
Yes! Only it isn’t actually an implant. Brazilian butt lifts inject fat from other areas of your body into your bum area. Not everyone goes for a giant curve either. It is actually become one of the most popular procedures for people looking to create a little more curve and symmetry to their shape.
What can I do about my deflated breasts?
Ladies, you are definitely not alone on this one! Apparently, this is one of the THE MOST asked questions that Dr. Pyle receives. The answer depends on your unique case, but a breast lift, breast augmentation or augmentation with a lift are what many women (more than you might think) are opting for. The type of surgery you decide on ultimately depends on what is best for your body and the kind of results you want to receive.
There were many other questions and a lot of laughter, but truthfully in addition to being fun, it was kind of heart warming to see so many of us struggle with these kinds of feelings. I for one, never really thought I would consider plastic surgery for some of these things, but then again it was before I struggled with how I felt about them.
A few (non-pro) tips for you…
- If you are thinking about a procedure, be sure it is for YOU. Don’t ever consider a surgery because you think it will please someone else.
- Always be sure that you are comfortable with the surgeon and seek multiple opinions.
- A good surgeon will tell you if a surgery is not your best bet or not safe for your body.
*Davis & Pyle did not sponsor this post. I was inspired to write a recap following our event because it became clear that so many people actually have questions about these topics! We shouldn’t be afraid to ask!