Plastic surgery helps woman regain post-pregnancy body and self-confidence
November 13, 2010
While some patients who chose to undergo plastic surgery are looking for a substantial overhaul in their appearance, most are more concerned with subtle improvements, the Des Moines Register reports.
One of the most common reasons that individuals have plastic surgery is to combat the signs of aging. That was the case with 54-year-old Pam Leyden, who had a facelift and a tummy tuck to counteract two c-sections and make her look as good as she felt.
She explains, “It may sound cliché, but my outside wasn’t matching my inside,” and that she “didn’t want to look like a 54-year-old woman who was trying to look 25.”
Cosmetic surgery can help patients rejuvenate their bodies after pregnancy, weight changes and natural aging. For patients who feel self-conscious due to their appearance, surgery can also help regain confidence and improve self-image.
According to the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS), the most popular surgical procedure in 2009 was breast augmentation, with 311,957 procedures, and was followed closely by liposuction and eyelid surgery.
The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS), is recognized as the world's leading organization devoted entirely to aesthetic plastic surgery and cosmetic medicine of the face and body. ASAPS is comprised of over 2,600 Plastic Surgeons; Active Members are certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery (USA) or by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada and have extensive training in the complete spectrum of surgical and nonsurgical aesthetic procedures. International Active Members are certified by equivalent boards of their respective countries. All members worldwide adhere to a strict Code of Ethics and must meet stringent membership requirements.
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