Do you ever get tired of thinking that you don’t “measure up”? In our society today, it seems that the bigger the better. That includes breasts too. If you are a mom who has lost her shape and fullness due to childbirth and breastfeeding, you may be considering breast augmentation surgery. It’s hard to be happy with breasts that are less appealing than what you once had, but is surgery really the answer?
If your breasts have lost their fullness due to having children, you are not alone. Having children can take its toll on a woman’s body. Pregnancy brings on so many changes. Breastfeeding does too. It doesn’t happen to everyone, but if you nurse for an extended amount of time, your breasts go through quite a lot. The mammary glands are constantly expanding and contracting and can eventually replace the fatty tissue. When you stop nursing, the mammary glands contract back to their pre-pregnancy size. This can leave your breasts less firm and smaller than they originally were.
Now, was it worth it? Of course it was! Now you’re a mom. The process of getting your children into your life and giving them nourishment and comfort is something that cannot be rivaled. Just think about everything that your body went through and what precious little gifts you have now. Don’t be so hard on it for not looking like a bikini model.
So, you want your breasts to be what they once were. There’s no shame in that. It’s completely natural to want to look your best and feel attractive. However, now that you are a mom, you have someone besides yourself to consider. There are lots of reasons not to have breast surgery. The pain and discomfort, the expense, the rumors and gossip are more than enough to say no. Now you have another reason, being an example to your children.
Most of us want to raise our children to be happy with who they are. We want them to feel good about the way God made them instead of trying to measure up to what society portrays as being the perfect woman or man. We want them to realize that models on TV or actresses on TV are not the norm. We want them to know that they are beautiful just the way they are. Of course we want them to be healthy, but we want to instill in them that they don’t have to change themselves just to fit into someone else’s mold of the perfect figure or personality.
The first step to teaching any kind of moral comes from example. That’s right. How can we teach our children to be happy with who they are if we are not. I’m not saying that we can’t make reasonable improvements. However, there is a difference in using wrinkle cream and having major surgery just for cosmetic reasons. There is a difference in eating better to be a healthier weight and spending thousands of dollars just to add a couple of inches to your bra size. When your daughter gets old enough to know what you have done, will you be embarrassed? Will she think you are a hypocrite? When your son’s friends tease him because of his mom’s fake boobs, how will you feel?
Yes, it’s something else for a mother to contemplate, but it is something you should consider before going under the knife. It’s important that our kids respect us and that we set a good example for them. Make sure you way all your options before taking the plunge.
Breast enlargement is one of the most popular cosmetic surgeries in the world, especially among film actresses.