Is A Mother's Day Breast Augmentation Right For Your Mom?

Last March, during Mother's Day in the United Kingdom, one mother wasn't out to brunch with her family or enjoying a relaxing spa day—she was under anesthesia getting a breast augmentation. The woman's name is Kandy Noad, and she is the infamous mother of four who got a breast augmentation as a gift for mother's day. According to Noad, it was a wonderful gift, and one she's always wanted. “Spending Mother's Day knocked out having a boob job is a bit different to going for a meal or a nice walk, but it's a gift I am thankful of every day," she said to the Huffington Post.

But Noad's decision is actually somewhat ordinary. In fact, many plastic surgery clinics offer a Mother's Day package, with heavy discounts for their mommy makeover procedure. More and more mothers are asking for this gift for their special day, prompting the heavy discounts. But this information raises a question: should you get your mom a breast augmentation this Mother's Day? The answer depends on several factors: your finances, the cost of the procedure, and the risk associated with it.


As with most major cosmetic procedures, the question of financing comes into play. While some clinics do offer discount packages for mother's day, the package isn't always affordable. The “Mommy Makeover" package offered by many plastic surgeons varies in price based on area, but costs, on average, $12,400, according to Adding in about a $2,500 discount (which some surgery clinics offer) still means paying about $10,000 overall. Of course, these packages cost more than a regular augmentation, but even a breast augmentation can cost, on average $3,678, according to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons.

But you don't always have to pay that all at once. Many surgeons offer financing options through their offices. You could also get a loan from your bank or lender. These loans could be based in your income or could be a set amount. Be sure to ask about cost and financing before deciding on a surgeon.

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Just as there have been many successful Mother's Day breast augmentations, there have also been some problem procedures. Take, for example, Adriana DeSilva, the mother of two from New York who had gone to Florida to get a mommy makeover for her birthday and for Mother's Day. Two days after her tummy tuck, liposuction, and breast augmentation procedure, she slipped into a coma and died a few days later.

Mother's Day breast augmentations also have potential risks. Though not all plastic surgeons who discount their procedures are unreliable, it is important to investigate a surgeon before deciding. If a surgeon's pricing seems too good to be true, it probably is. The worst gift you could give or receive for Mother's Day is a botched breast augmentation.

Should You Do It?

Ultimately, it all comes down to one question: should you do it? While the answer varies based on the person, there is one important thing to remember when purchasing a breast augmentation for someone else on Mother's Day: mother is always right. Does your mother actually want the breast augmentation? How far along is her decision? It is important to talk to your mother before making that investment. You do not want to invest thousands of dollars in a procedure that your mother does not want or is unsure about.

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