With a little less than one month away until Mother’s Day 2012, family members are beginning to ponder what they can do to show Mom she’s loved and appreciated. There are the old stand by’s such as a corsage, Sunday brunch, flowers or a spa day, but all of those gifts quickly fade away. For goodness sake, don’t be the person at the pharmacy the night before looking for a card and plant! Besides diamonds, there are gifts that can last a lifetime and make Mom look and feel great. Plastic Surgery packages known as the “Mommy Makeover” have been in high demand among women who’ve given birth to their children and want to go back to how their body looked before motherhood. A Mommy Makeover sometimes includes a tummy tuck, liposuction, breast augmentation and/or a breast lift. Before deciding to surprise Mom with this gift, it’s advisable to put a little thought into it. First, if Mom is happy with her body or if she plans on having more children, then this is not the ideal gift. Next, the gift giver should know first hand whether this is something Mom wants at all. If so, think about what seems to concern her most. If it’s just breasts that are not as full and high as before, then a breast lift and/or breast augmentation may be sufficient. Alternatively, if the belly is the area of primary discontent then liposuction and/or a tummy tuck might be just what Mom is looking for. Plastic surgery is a very personal decision, so make sure that Mom has expressed a serious interest in plastic or aesthetic surgery before giving her this gift; otherwise, it may not be taken in the vein in which it was intended. The Eisemann Plastic Surgery Center has a long history of working with Houston area Moms who want to refresh their post-baby bodies. For more information on how Dr. Michael Eisemann can help you reach aesthetic goals, please contact our office for an appointment.