Working Moms Feel the PressurePosted on April 21, 2008
The decision to have plastic surgery is not one to be taken lightly. Not only are patients faced with a barrage of information, they must also have a clear idea of the financial investment they’re going to make and be able to justify in the mind why it makes good sense. This process can be even more daunting for working moms who need to balance their work schedule, home life, and finances. Working moms can feel the pressure to look younger and more beautiful in the workplace because in most instances first impressions do not include a trump card for being a mother or recently having a baby. For many patients sorting out options and weigh them against work schedules and home life can be a monumental challenge. Dr. Kim helps patients sort through the best options for maintaining a balanced life get still being able to achieve a more improved body contour. For many patients this includes a recommendation of what is come to be known as the mommy makeover. The mommy makeover typically consists of breast augmentation combined with an abdominoplasty. In some cases they can also include liposuction and a breast lift as well. Dr. Kim helps patients understand that each recommendation will be different based on the patient, patient’s desires, their individual recovery schedule and their budget. For some patients even if the desire is to have the breast augmentation and abdominoplasty procedures combined, it may not be financially or logistically feasible to do so. As an ASPS board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Kim takes into consideration the patient safety first and foremost. Unfortunately in a competitive landscape where any physician can perform cosmetic plastic surgery it is not uncommon for patients to bounce from doctor to doctor in an effort to discover which one will perform multiple surgeries for the least amount of money. Needless to say this can backfire and at the very least lead to unsatisfactory results and in more severe cases drastic health complications. It is understandable that many working moms feel pressure to look their best at work and throughout their life; however it is much better to choose the right procedures performed by the best surgeon when the patient can best afford to move forward-financially, logistically, and with regards to best health practices. Patients who are considering cosmetic plastic surgery are encouraged to contact Dr. Kim and schedule a consultation.