The Muffin Top-A Good or Bad Thing?

muffin-topWhen I told my wife that I was going to write this as my blog I got the wife stare then the squint.  “Are you sure?” she said.  “Sure, why not?” I said.  “Because you run the risk of angering [not the word she used] a whole lot of women.”  “Come on I wouldn’t do that.” I said.  “Um hm.” (which in wife talk is “good luck pal”).  So here goes and remember no expletives at the LCD screen I’m just making observations.  Feel free to comment and if I get it wrong Shelly will get the “I told you so.”

Previously I wrote on how I thought the moms in their 30’s, 40’s and 50’s were the ones now considered “the ones to watch” or the “hot” moms.  It didn’t dawn on me until today, as I walked around Las Vegas,  why that might be true.  These are the women that in the 1980’s, were fixated on their weight and appearance.  Skinny jeans were trendy then too but so was being skinny.  On the flip side, the incidence of eating disorders and girls/women with unhealthy figures was significant.

Today, as a country we have an ever-increasing incidence of over weight children and obesity.  At the same time those skinny jeans are back in.  See the correlation?  More fat in the waist area + skinny jeans = the muffin top.   Now I’m not saying that all of these women are over weight.  On the contrary,  many are probably more healthy than their moms were in the 80’s.  After all men do like curves believe it or not.  But what I am saying is that just because a fashion is in doesn’t mean it’s right for every woman.  So you can change fashions or…

What else did you think I was going to say.  As a plastic surgeon I would be remiss if I didn’t suggest to all of those women who want to wear the latest fashions that body contouring through liposuction and possibly a tummy tuck is an excellent way to achieve this.  Let’s just leave it at that.  I’ve been married long enough to know when to stop.

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