042: all things plastic surgery with Betsy Kleiger

In today’s episode, I’m chatting with my BFF Betsy Kleiger from Flab but Fab all about plastic surgery. We don’t hold anything back, and talk about breast augmentation, lipo, tummy tucks, mommy makeovers, breast explants, and answer your questions from Instagram.

It’s a juicy episode and I hope you love this one!

Episode 42 podcast all about plastic surgery

Here’s what we talk about:

– Why plastic surgery isn’t for everyone

– Our experiences with plastic surgery (mommy makeovers, breast implants, tummy tucks, etc)

– How to find a great surgeon

– Weird things that have happened

– Non-permanent options, like Botox

– Recovery tips

and so. much. more. 

A note:

It’s important to be in a good mental space before you get any type of plastic surgery. Know that getting a physical attribution “fixed” isn’t going to fix any insecurities, turmoil, or heal any grief you may be experiencing. I also fully believe that you can be at a place where you love yourself, love your body, but still have some things you’d like to change or fix. They don’t have to be mutually exclusive. We both have a “you do you” attitude when it comes to plastic surgery, so I hope you listen to this one with an open mind.

I’m sharing an episode about plastic surgery because it’s a very popular option for aesthetic and functional purposes. I wanted to share our experiences and also give tips for picking an awesome, safe surgeon and recovering in a safe way. Also, I have to admit that it was super fun to gab with my best friend for a while. 😉 (You’ll be able to see why we complement each other so well. We’re opposites but in the best way.)

A little bit about Betsy if you haven’t met her yet:

I’m a busy mom of two crazy, adorable boys. I am a mom of an ADHD/ Anxious child, which in itself constantly presents me with unique curve balls! I work hard every day to fight my own anxiety and body acceptance issues, while striving to be the best mom, friend, wife, version as me possible. My intention with my blog is to give you 100% real Betsy, the good the bad, the flab, and the fab. And in turn, you can give yourself 100% realness too. Because, honey, it is OK to be exactly who you are! My mission is to build a safe community for all of us women to live our truth even if it’s not always pretty!

Check out Betsy’s blog here and her Instagram here.

Resources from this episode:

Embrace. This is a GOLD STAR for scar healing and made a huge difference for both of us. You can check out the post I did with them previously here.

My breast explant and abdominoplasty healing timeline and tips.

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  1. Liz on September 25, 2019 at 10:32 am

    Thank you for this! I broke my nose about 8 years ago and have been struggling with my desire to get a nose job and go back to my “previous” nose, but felt like that wasn’t feminist or removed my support of the body positivity movement. This really helped make me feel that it was totally ok to want to return to my previous nose, and that I can love myself while also wanting to fix the bump that makes it incredibly difficult for glasses to sit straight across my face!

    • Fitnessista on September 26, 2019 at 1:01 am

      i think a lot of people feel this way! <3
      i've wanted a nose job for at least 15 years - i've broken my nose twice. but i figure at this point, i've had the bump for so long, might as well keep it haha

  2. Crystal on September 25, 2019 at 1:09 pm

    Omg I love reading/listening/talking about plastic surgery so this episode was fun to listen to. I love Betsy! Thanks for being so open about this topic, I loved it.

    • Fitnessista on September 26, 2019 at 1:00 am

      betsy is amazing! so happy you enjoyed it 🙂

  3. Julian on September 25, 2019 at 2:34 pm

    Hi! Great episode! Just a heads up, being board-certified means that the doc has successfully completed an ACGME-accredited residency and/or fellowship program in the specialty they are practicing 🙂 Not all residency and fellowship programs are accredited and depending on the specialty it may or may not matter… but obviously for plastics, it does!

    • Fitnessista on September 26, 2019 at 1:00 am

      thank you for letting me know! i knew it was critical but wasn’t sure of the exact requirements

  4. Juliana on September 25, 2019 at 2:36 pm

    *Completed the residency/fellowship successfully and also successfully passed the board exam(s).

  5. Grace on September 26, 2019 at 10:34 am

    Betsy is hilarious, but obviously knows her shit about plastic surgery too. I loved this conversation!

  6. V on September 26, 2019 at 2:05 pm

    If you’re going to incorporate these as blog content, you should really provide a transcript.

  7. Stephanie S. on September 30, 2019 at 10:33 am

    This was a fun episode to listen to! It was fun to listen in on your conversation – I could definitely tell that you two are BFFs 🙂

  8. Katie on October 8, 2019 at 9:46 am

    Finally got the chance to listen to this one. I really feel like Betsy is the fun, non-judgmental friend that we all need 🙂 Thanks for the fun convo!

    • Fitnessista on October 9, 2019 at 2:46 pm

      she totally is! so happy you enjoyed it 🙂

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