Celebs have it easy. After giving birth, many famous moms turn to cosmetic procedures to get their post-pregnancy bodies back in shape in a hurry.

But these days, it’s not just the Hollywood elite who are going under the knife.

Motherhood may be a source of joy and fulfillment for many women, but the pregnancy, childbirth, and breastfeeding that come along with it can be downright unkind to their once shapely bodies.

That’s why more and more women are treating themselves and their physiques to a “mommy makeover,” which depending on the mom can mean a tummy tuck, liposuction, breast augmentation, or other procedure aimed at restoring an uncooperative figure to pre-motherhood form. In fact, data recently released by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons shows breast augmentations are up 4 percent and liposuction up 6 percent from last year.


“I think getting the breast augmentation was probably the best thing I ever did as an adult to treat myself,” a Virginia mom of two told LifeZette. “It was just surreal. It was everything I had ever dreamed that I would look like.”

While most moms want to get their pre-pregnancy bodies back, however, some say vanity shouldn’t trump parenting.

“Since when are looks more important than parenting? The only — and I stress only — thing I’m willing to do is dye my hair. I’m so not a Botox or plastic surgery kind of gal. I’m happy to age gracefully at my age,” a New Jersey mom of two told LifeZette. “What message does this desire for perfection send to our kids?”The message, says Dr. Michael Burgdort, a board-certified plastic surgeon and author of The Mommy Makeover: Restoring Your Body After Childbirth,” is one that a mom values herself.

“I see many mothers who feel guilty even considering doing the littlest things for themselves, let alone plastic surgery,” he says. “It seems to stem from the inherent nature of moms to think of everyone else first and always put themselves last.”