Talking To Tots About Surgery

When you achieve your desired natural outcome, the only people who should know you've undergone cosmetic surgery are the ones you choose to tell. However, many people struggle with how to tell those favored friends and especially family.

Because the subject can be awkward to approach, some avoid the conversation completely. "A lot of patients don't even tell their adult kids about it because they're worried that their children will think it's vanity," Beverly Hills plastic surgeon Babak Azizzadeh, MD, told the Seattle Times. So if it's nerve-wracking to discuss it with one's own grown children, it isn't hard to imagine how difficult it must be to explain these changes to those who have years left in the nest.

This task is tackled in a new book called My Beautiful Mommy. Made to be read with your young child, the illustrated hardcover uses lighthearted language to help parents-cum-patients talk about their transformation in a gentle way.

The colorful and kid-friendly book, written by a plastic surgeon and father, is arguably the first of its kind. But with procedure popularity growing exponentially, it fills an obvious space on many a home's bookshelf.