13 September 2010

More mothers in the UK are investigating cosmetic surgery solutions to combat the effects pregnancy can have on their bodies.A new survey carried out by cosmetic surgery website MyFaceMyBody.com found that 39 per cent of mothers said they would consider plastic surgery and non surgical treatments to help restore the bodies they had prior to giving birth. One third of new mothers said the extra weight they were carrying was their main concern after pregnancy, causing increased interest in procedures such as liposuction to get rid of excess fat. Many women also expressed dissatisfaction with sagging breasts, which could see more choosing treatments such as breast uplifts to restore volume and a natural appearance to their bust. Stephen Handisides, the websites cosmetic surgery expert, said treatments can be ideal for restoring a womans figure and self-confidence after giving birth, but he also noted the importance of maintaining a healthy diet and exercise regime to make sure they enjoy lasting benefits. "Cosmetic surgery can deliver fantastic results but it's important that patients continue to look after their health with good fitness and eating," he advised. "Without that, their bodies are likely to return to a similar body shape they had before surgery." In addition to cosmetic surgery treatments, 24 per cent of mothers also expressed their desire for non surgical treatments to remove stretch marks, which can be an unsightly side effect of pregnancy.