Helping the Kids Adjust to Mommy’s Plastic Surgery
So you’ve had your two children and your breasts just aren’t the same. You’ve thought about breast augmentation since you were in your early twenties and you realized you weren’t going to get any larger, but now you are serious and you’ve set the initial consultation appointment for your plastic surgery. But, how will you get your small children to make the transition to mommy having a larger chest? The planning stage of your helping them to transition is to think about all that is entailed in the process of achieving the enhanced look that you want. You will be sore and you won’t be able to pick them up or jump around with them for a while. How will you explain it to them? Then your chest will be much larger and harder, not rock hard, but different to them when they lean against you. How will you help them to adjust? On the plus side, your surgeon will likely have a lot of experience with mothers who are making this transition and need advice in helping their kids understand what is going on without frightening them. On the not so up side, a sudden breast augmentation will be jarring for a few days or weeks, if they are too young but too old to understand such as a young toddler. Babies won’t care and you can explain plastic surgery rather plainly to a bigger kid, but toddlers are tough when it comes to change.
Along with your plastic surgeon and a little creativity, there are several ways to help your children adjust to mommy’s new chest. First, you can try gradually wearing larger and larger padded bras up to the size that you intend on changing to. Second, you can sit down with your older child or children and explain to them that you will be having plastic surgery soon and you will be in need of their help for a little while. You may be able to ask the older kids to help you with the younger ones during that time. Third, you can take them to speak with friends who have had the surgery and help them to remember that they used to see the person one way and then they looked different. You don’t have to go into a lot of detail but they need to understand that you will have to take it easy, hugs will be different for a while and pick-ups will be impossible for a while. Forth, you can gradually transition them from needing to be picked up so often or playing rough or physically demanding games with mommy. This can be incredibly helpful for your emotional adjustment as well as their own because you won’t have to feel like the bad guy for something that is doctor’s orders in order to heal properly. As long as your kids aren’t too small or demanding, this should be a relatively smooth process for your breast augmentation and your family life.