Americans spend nearly $10 billion annually on cosmetic surgery according to the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery.
Ironically, doctors say Hollywood's elite aren't the biggest buyers. Rather, its middle-class moms.
The biggest trend taking off in plastic surgery is called a 'Mommy Makeover'. Hundreds of thousands of these procedures are performed every year on women ages 20 to 39.
Whatever extra blubber your baby bump left behind – a scalpel, a surgeon, and a lot of suction can take away.
Pamela Maple is a 44-year-old mother who told us she hoped a tummy tuck and body jet procedure would give her back the body she once had.
"I was always covering my stomach and always had a muffin top," Maple recalls.
After three pregnancies, Maple had three beautiful boys and a saggy stomach covered in stretch marks that no amount of cardio and crunches seemed to cure.
"Look, let's be honest. Women don't want to look like pretty moms, they want to look like pretty women," said Dr. Jeffrey Ditesheim who owns Ditesheim Plastic Surgery located in Charlotte.
He says many women who visit his office want a 'Mommy Makeover which typically consists of a nip, tuck, and suck from the breasts to the hips.
For about $15,000, most 'mom jobs' involve a breast lift, implants, a tummy tuck, and some liposuction. This expense is not typically covered by most insurance providers.
In Dr. Ditesheim's operating room, he uses the "Body Jet" procedure where blasts of water break up the fat making it easier to suck it out your soft spots. Less force, he says, means a faster recovery.
At the Refine Institute, also located in Charlotte, Dr. Broc Pratt prefers the 'Smart Lipo' procedure which is the use of a tiny laser to melt the fat before it makes its way to the waste bin.
He says the heat makes a patient's muffin top easier to remove, and helps the skin tighten smoothly.
There are several other types of Laser Lipo Technologies, and sound waves can even be used to slim you down.
Each technique has different degrees of results, recovery time and risk. Doctors say the most important question, however, is not about their tools, but about their training.
Make sure your surgeon is board certified with the American Board of Plastic Surgery.
"What the general public does not often realize is all plastic surgeons are cosmetic surgeons. All cosmetic surgeons are not plastic surgeons," Pratt points out.
Legally, any doctor can perform any procedure. So, technically, a dermatologist could give you a breast lift, but that doesn't mean they have the extensive training and expertise, just a lower price in many cases.
Check the doctor's credentials and their record with your state medical board.
Remember, just because it's called a 'Mom Job' doesn't mean it's a packaged deal.
Don't agree to procedures you don't want or need. Doctors warn the more work done at once, usually means more risks.
A 'Mommy Makeover' isn't about getting a picture perfect body. For many women, it's about getting back the body they had before giving birth to their baby.
"Yes, I feel made over," Maple said following her procedure. "I feel great. I feel like me, but I feel like a better me."
Altogether, the procedures involve major surgery and cost major bucks. For women like Maple, the payoff comes every time she pulls out those hot-pink pants and takes a very happy peak in the mirror.
During any pre-op consultation with your plastic surgeon, be sure to arrive at their office armed with a list of questions, and ask how often they have performed the procedure in which you're interested in.