Mother and daughter living 2,500 miles apart enjoy some bonding time… by having cosmetic surgery together
17:29 GMT, 18 October 2012
A mother and daughter duo unhappy with their sagging necks and chests have used a trip to the plastic surgeon as a bonding experience.
Los Angeles resident Stefanie, 38, decided to undergo cosmetic surgery with her 65-year-old mother, Lynda, 'as a nice thing for us to do because we could be a support system,' she told ABC News.
Lynda, who lives in Montreal, saw their time together as an opportunity to lose the 'nagging sag' on her neck, while Stefanie said it would be a time to slim down her waist and give a boost to her chest.
Family activity: Mother and daughter duo, Lynda, 65, and Stefani, 38, used a trip to the plastic surgeon as a bonding experience
The pediatric speech language pathologist, who opted for a breast lift and tummy tuck, explained: 'Something I have noticed as I have been getting older is that my bust is hanging lower.'
So in late May, Lynda flew to her daughter's home in California so that Dr. Peter Fodor, a Los Angeles-based plastic surgeon, could care for them both at once.
'We [could] have a good three or four days
together to vegetate and relax,' Stefanie said.
Bosom buddies: Lynda (left), who lives in Montreal, saw their time together as an opportunity to lose the 'nagging sag' on her neck, while Stefanie said could slim down her waist and give a boost to her chest
Nip tuck: Stefanie, who opted for a breast lift and tummy tuck, explained while her mother was also in the room, 'my bust is hanging lower'
Dr Fodor says the mother-daughter approach is an effective one.
'I love it,' he said. 'The patients who start with a supportive relationship, they really help each other and I welcome that.'
seven weeks post-surgery the pair said they
were happy with the results.
Before and after: Dr. Peter Fodor performed a neck tuck, and inserted cheek fillers on Lynda
Mid-section worries: Stefanie wanted a breast lift and a tummy tuck
Shapely: Nearly seven weeks post-surgery the mother-daughter duo said they were happy with the results
'I definitely notice a difference obviously with my stomach,' Stefanie said. 'I am really thrilled about my bust.'
'I feel really great about myself,' added Lynda. 'I am able to wear chokers and things I never wanted to before that would address my neck. Now, bring it on.'