This week on MD for Moms, I interview Dr Aviva Preminger about plastic surgery options and ways to address common body-related concerns after having kids. Every woman’s body morphs with pregnancy and some find it harder to return to a shape they are comfortable with. You can do pec exercises until you’re blue in the face, that won’t pick your formerly perky breasts up. Pancake boobs remain just that without surgical intervention. Now, there is nothing wrong with having flattened breasts if you are happy with your body, but some women aren’t happy and in that case they can consider plastic surgery.
Endless sit-ups won’t flatten a belly bulging from a diastasis recti, but a tummy tuck will. These are not small procedures, and additionally every operation comes with risks and these may have hefty price tags. Dr. Preminger will explore with us who is a good candidate for various procedures, when to have surgery and what can be fixed non-surgically. Beauty ultimately comes from within, and we all deserve to feel our best and be happy with our appearances. Our kids see us as the most beautiful women in any room, but wouldn’t it be nice to agree?
Learn more about my guest, Dr. Aviva Preminger
Dr. Aviva Preminger is a Board Certified plastic surgeon on the Upper East Side of Manhattan specializing in plastic surgery of both the face and body. She holds degrees from Harvard, Cornell, and Columbia and completed her postgraduate surgical training at Cornell and Columbia. Dr. Preminger is President of the New York Regional Society of Plastic Surgeons and serves on the Boards of the New York State Society of Plastic Surgeons and the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. Additionally, she has been featured in New York Magazine’s Top Doctors of 2017 as well as People’s List, New Beauty, In Style, and Essence magazine. She is also a mother of three including a set of twins.