Healthy Living: Mommy makeover, part 1
To view our videos, you need to
install Adobe Flash 9 or above. Install now.
Then come back here and refresh the page.
Pregnancy and having children can be wonderful, but getting that pre-pregnancy body back isn’t always easy.
After two babies, Stephanie Cornell's body was much different. She said she was incredibly self-conscious and always covered herself.
"I felt very unattractive," Cornell said. "It was all very strange to me because I had never felt that way until I had had children and my body changed so much."
After seven years and much thought, Cornell decided to meet with a plastic surgeon, but not just for a little liposuction or tummy tuck. It was an all over body mommy makeover.
"Women in their 30s or 40s, they have had their children, they've really never done much for themselves, they've done everything for the children, their family. And they figure, 'Well it's time for me to do something,'” plastic surgeon Steven Lynch said.
The mommy makeover consists of a combination of surgeries done all at once. Though some patients may worry about whether having so many surgeries all at once is safe, Lynch said that’s the way it should be done for many patients.
"Some patients just have a time frame of the anesthesia factor and everything that scares them,” Lynch said. “I try to comfort them with that and just let them know that under the anesthesia, whether it's three hours or five hours, you are still floating at a very safe level, and if people can do it all together, I think it's the best way to go."
Cornell's surgery took about five hours. Stayed tuned for the next health report to see her results.