Mothers and daughters have always shared a special bond. It’s as much about family dynamics and handed-down recipes as it is about shared experiences and perspectives. For Kelly and her mom Becky, that bond grew recently to include the choice of plastic surgery.
It all began when Kelly invited her mom to her consultation visit the La Jolla Cosmetic Surgery Centre & Medical Spa. Since Becky is a clinical scientist, Kelly knew she would appreciate her mom’s advice and perspective. The LJC surgeon and staff spent time with them, listening to what Kelly wanted and describing her options. Kelly said, “He suggested liposuction on my side, next to my breast, and I’m happy he did.” She was referring to her axillary folds (those pesky fatty areas on the sides of the breasts). She decided to move forward with a breast augmentation and lift with the recommended liposuction.
Kelly had many good things to say about her experience at LJC. “It was a pleasant experience just to walk in the door. My nurse Gudrun was so helpful guiding me to select the right implant size. I knew I was in the right place. Even the patient care coordinator who helped me with my loan was great. I felt such a high level of trust and comfort in the doctors and nurses by the time of my surgery. From my consult on Day One to the post-op appointments that followed, the nursing staff remained consistently amazing. When they opened up about their own surgeries, it was comforting.”
Seeing her daughter so well taken care of, Becky—who had been thinking a getting facelift since her early fifties—decided it was time to talk to an LJC surgeon too. “My first impression of the Centre was great. I wanted a good surgeon and good care. I was also impressed with Kelly’s experience.”
Still, she hesitated. She’d never had cosmetic surgery before. Daughter Kelly gave her the push to proceed. She said, “Mom, you’ve been complaining about it for ten years now. Just get it done!” Becky has no regrets.
“It’s a good thing to feel young again. It’s great when I tell people my age and they say, ‘No you’re not!’ Every time I look at myself, I feel better and happier that I did it.”*Becky
Both Kelly and Becky are glad they had cosmetic procedures. Kelly said, “LJC is awesome. Would I have another procedure there? You betcha! I love it.” Becky said, “If you feel better in your skin—that to me is invaluable.” So this mother and daughter strengthened their bond by sharing one more rewarding experience—plastic surgery!