Mother/Daughter Plastic Surgery| Hype or Trend?

There are many gimmicks that are reported in the media as trends weight concerns cosmetic plastic surgery. One of the most recent included a supposed trend which included mothers and daughters electing for plastic surgery together. This incited a small media frenzy that included a rant from a woman’s specialty online blog. The blog was less than favorable regarding plastic surgery mother-daughter teams. The blog blasted the press release from a new your cosmetic surgeon who stated that the practice was a growing trend. The press release actually coined phrase generational plastic surgery. It touted the practice as a built-in support system with someone who understands what you are going through. The blog warned that there are many ways to tell your mother that you love her rather than paying someone lots of money to inject needles into your face or cut your body open on an operating table. While this blog is rather harsh against plastic surgery the blogger does bring up a valid point. There are many reasons to choose cosmetic plastic surgery; however, most would agree that having surgery to please someone else, even if it is your mother- is the wrong reason. Dr. Seify is careful to examine the reasons why patients are considering cosmetic plastic surgery in their initial consultation. Patients who are choosing plastic surgery are carefully advised of not only the benefits but also the limitations to the cosmetic surgery procedure they are considering. Patients who are considering procedures such as breast augmentation, facelift, or even abdominoplasty – which are extremely popular procedures, are encouraged to remember that the decision to have plastic surgery is a personal and individual decision. If patients choose to have cosmetic surgery procedures with their mother it is important for both parties to understand that their surgeries are individual. Even if the procedure is the same the results, recovery, and experience will be different for each patient. Being related, does not ensure that there will be sameness between patients. Patients must be sensitive to the fact that it could in fact create different issues including comparing results, experiences, and recovery. Dr. Seify encourages patients to discuss their concerns and desires with him openly and honestly said that he will be able to help them make the best cosmetic surgery decisions for themselves. Patients who are considering cosmetic plastic surgery are encouraged to contact Dr. Seify and schedule a consultation.  

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