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When I first came to work at RealSelf in December 2012 I didn't know many people that had gone through plastic surgery. I had a couple of friends that had done a breast augmentation but it was years ago and I didn't know them at that time. I was really excited to come to a company that had such a great management team and the role that was offered to me fit my personality and style perfectly. I do have to admit that I never saw myself as someone who would go through any kind of PS to improve things that I was not super happy with. I wasn't judgmental about anything anyone wanted to do but I just didn't think it was for me.
But something changed in me as I read through the stories and got to know the doctors on the site. I started to recognize that these surgeons are full of passion for what they do and besides being brilliant people were full of compassion for their patients and always wanted the best results possible. I was moved as I read the stories and saw pictures and videos of great results and heartfelt stories. I especially loved a video that I saw from a lady named Phyllis. She was so darn cute with a great southern accent and she had a breast augmentation. She said "You are never too old to do something for yourself if it makes you feel good." I started to think Phyllis is right! In December this year 2015 I turn 60 and I am going for it! A Mommy Makeover (AKA Grandma Makeover) and bringing sexy at 60 back to my life. I laugh when I would think that it might be too late for me because there were so many things that I needed to do to turn the clock back. But came to the conclusion that I need to major on the bigger issues and the smaller things will be less bothersome.
I was really hesitating about this because of the role I play with my daughters (both over 30) and granddaughter (nearly 2) and what might this say to them. I wouldn't want to make them feel like happiness comes from how you look. What kind of role model would I be and how this would effect the way they feel about me or more importantly themselves? I came to a conclusion that being more open about this and sharing with them the reasons why I am starting this journey was the best course of action. So I starting to discussing what I was thinking with my family and much to my surprise they were super encouraging (after it sunk in) and wanted to be part of the process. They only thing they asked of me was to "Please find a local surgeon Mom." I originally was considering an out of area doctor but felt like their request was reasonable and there are many fantastic doctors in my state that I could use.
I have a consult schedule with a surgeon in Seattle on July 20th 2015 to start the process and will update this soon. I AM GIDDY WITH EXCITEMENT!