More and More Parents Deciding on Cosmetic Procedures

blog-image-03As more people choose cosmetic procedures, an increasing number of parents are doing so as well. Both surgical and non-surgical procedures are increasing for male and female parents of all ages.

U.S. parents are turning to cosmetic procedures for a number of reasons, some of which are highly specific to parents. Mothers, in particular, often wish to address the physical changes that occur as a result of childbirth, but dads frequently request cosmetic procedures as well.

Both Mothers and Fathers Increasingly Choosing Cosmetic Procedures

Pregnancy and breastfeeding can have a significant effect on a woman’s body, changing their overall body contours as well as impacting breast shape and volume. These changes have led to a commonly requested surgical procedure known as the mommy makeover, in which an abdominoplasty (or tummy tuck) is combined with a breast lift or augmentation. This addresses the two main problem areas for women following pregnancies and the results of breastfeeding.

Many women also request non-surgical skin treatments to help address lines and markings that may develop as a result of pregnancy. These treatments come in a variety of intensities, including topical skin treatments, laser treatments and procedures like microdermabrasion or chemical peels.

However, more and more fathers are now seeking cosmetic procedures, as the culture changes to make male procedures more acceptable. Many fathers will have Botox or dermal filler injections prior to major parenting life events, such as walking their daughters down the aisle in weddings, or preparing for birthday parties, or other major celebrations. Facelifts and necklifts are also popular with fathers.

The success of relatively inexpensive non-surgical treatments like Botox and skin treatments have also led to many families giving cosmetic procedures as gifts. In these cases, relatives may come in pairs or groups, using it as an opportunity to spend time together and support one other.

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