For mothers wanting to restore their shape after pregnancy, plastic surgery can have lasting benefits
Quality of life issues in Southern California are often personal, and our well-being can be affected by circumstances. A few months ago, I interviewed a leading plastic surgeon in Beverly Hills, Dr. Rafi Hovsepian, who explained how plastic surgery connects one's emotional well-being with the physical.
I've been writing up the interview for a feature article in the Live section but also to share Dr. Hovsepian's story on why and how he became a plastic surgeon. An article on Yahoo Parenting titled Having a Baby Ruined My Bikini Body by Erin Zammett Ruddy made me think of Dr. Hovsepian's comments.
The mother explained in the article how she wasn't going to join the trend of mothers posting pictures of themselves on social media showing them in bikinis after having giving birth. She showed pictures from her family's vacation in Florida compared to a picture taken while on her honeymoon with her husband. She wrote she'd never wear a bikini again.
What if a mother wanted to? What if being able to wear a two-piece swimsuit would give her confidence and a new zest in life and round out her appreciation for herself?
The answer could be plastic surgery. I first thought of the procedure being superficial and an expense for vain people. My interview with Dr. Hovsepian made me look at it from a full quality of life and holistic angle.
Plastic surgeons give back to the body, he said, and aim to restore in a way that is aesthetically sound. He also told me there is beauty in imperfections and he counsels his patients on that issue, too.
I've included a video from his YouTube channel that describes issues surrounding a Tummy Tuck.
Dr. Hovsepian's story
He's triple-board certified and he developed an innovative shrink wrap procedure for patients. He has been a go-to person for comments on Entertainment Tonight and Dr. Oz. He didn't get into the profession for the celebrity status, though.
You might be a young mother or an older mother and decide that certain fashions and styles in life are no longer available for you. However, don't be so sure. Plastic surgery could be a way to regain what you thought was lost.
Look for the feature article with Dr. Hovsepian and the ebook on his personal and professional journey to come out soon.
Learn more via the website, plasticsurgery.org, the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, an organization founded in 1931.