A growing number of mothers are deciding to undergo cosmetic surgery to improve their body after giving birth, experts have claimed.
According to the Aesthetic Centre for Plastic Surgery, so-called 'mummy makeovers' are becoming a popular way to lose excess baby weight and loose skin which can often be hard to shift through exercise and a healthy diet.
Surgeons tailor a cosmetic surgery package to the individual, and this will usually include a breast lift, breast augmentation, liposuction and a tummy tuck.
Dr German Newall, of the Aesthetic Centre for Plastic Surgery, commented: "This is a gift that more and more mothers are considering giving themselves for Mother's Day.
"Motherhood is beautiful, but some mums have grown frustrated with saggy, stretched skin and post-pregnancy fat that they can't exercise away, and they are excited about the mommy makeover."
However, experts advise against going under the knife too soon after giving birth.
Douglas McGeorge, president of the British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (Baaps) recently told the Daily Mail: "You need to wait until the tissue on the stomach and breasts shrinks and settles back down before you consider operating on it as you wouldn't get the best results."
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