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Maintaining a Positive Body Image With Teenage Girls

positive body image for teenage girls

A Mommy Makeover is a procedure that you need to make sure is understood and put in perspective by your children – especially your daughters. Young girls need to understand that you are not simply doing this because you “don’t feel you are pretty enough” or because you have low self esteem.

For older children, you might give more detail and explanation. In my view, we all need to be very careful about discussing plastic surgery with our children. As they grow up, we want them to have a positive body image. How Mom carries herself, how she responds to celebrities in popular media, and the language she uses to describe her own body have a strong impact on her children. Our kids need to know that cosmetic surgery isn’t necessary to be attractive. They need to know that you’re having surgery not to become a different person, but instead, to restore your body and to look as good as you feel.

Te goal of a positive body image is particularly important for girls reaching their teens. As girls get older, they want to know more about your thinking and why you’re doing a Mommy Makeover. Talk to your girls honestly, keeping in mind that you are an important role model for them. Here’s how one of my patients explained it to her 13-year-old: “As a Mom, I sacrificed to have children. My body has changed and some of those changes I can’t undo. What I’ve given to you I wouldn’t trade for the world, but now I’m doing something for myself.” I think that’s a positive approach. I think it’s fine and healthy for anybody, not just Moms, to say, “Look, I’ve helped you out and now it’s time for me.”


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Sometimes, however, limited information may not be enough. One patient recently told her daughter about her breast augmentation. The daughter expressed happiness for her mother, but also concern. She wanted to know where they “put her other breasts?” Obviously, you’ll need to tailor the conversation to your child(ren) and your specific situation.dr burgdorf mommy makeover nashville tn

As always, if you have concerns or questions about how to discuss procedures with you children, myself and the staff at Music City Plastic Surgery are here to help!

Award-Winning Board Certified
Plastic Surgeon In Nashville, TN
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  • "Dr. Burgdorf and all his staff are amazing! I had filler in my face for the first time, needless to say I was very nervous! They took such good care of me and I know spent extra time and I look amazing! Thanks so much and Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!!"
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  • "I love them! Dr. Burgdorf is very sweet and a true professional! YOU MUST ALSO READ his BOOK, The Mommy Makeover! I met Aimee and she is fabulous. I had a hyrdrofacial and was very happy! I can not wait to do it again! They are friendly and very helpful!"
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"The staff and Dr. Burgdorf are very professional and the facility is clean, comfortable and discreet."Nikki B.5 star icon testi
"I love them! Dr. Burgdorf is very sweet and a true professional! YOU MUST ALSO READ his BOOK, The Mommy Makeover! I met Aimee and she is fabulous. I had a hyrdrofacial and was very happy! I can not wait to do it again! They are friendly and very helpful!"Eva R.5 star icon testi 2
"Wonderful Wonderful Surgeon! wonderful staff and follow up. I am coming up on 5 years post surgery and still get compliments to this day. Best decision I have made! Dr. Burgdorf is the best!"Tracey H.5 star icon testi 3
"Dr. Burgdorf, Aimee, and Lindsay are the most fun, welcoming, and knowledgeable staff I have ever encountered in my life!! Seriously. Hands down the most comfortable atmosphere. They answered all my questions, and listen. All the results are so natural, they treat everyone like a top priority and it means a lot!"Freeman F.5 star icon testi 4
"Dr. Burgdorf and all his staff are amazing! I had filler in my face for the first time, needless to say I was very nervous! They took such good care of me and I know spent extra time and I look amazing! Thanks so much and Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!!"Dottie D.5 star icon testi 5
"Dr. Burgdorf and his staff are absolutely amazing. I have never felt more comfortable with any doctor, than I am with Dr. Burgdorf."Chelsea A.5 star icon testi 6
*The reviews listed are from actual patients of Music City Plastic Surgery. Individual results may vary. Reviews are not claimed to represent results for everyone.
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