Pregnancy After a Tummy Tuck
Although abdominoplasty is a popular procedure for women who have already had children (usually as part of a mommy makeover), some patients may decide to have children afterward – whether or not they have already been through childbirth in the past. Some patients have expressed concern over whether or not the procedure will affect their ability to carry a baby, but pregnancy after an abdominoplasty is completely possible. It is important to note, however, that some women may experience loosening of the abdominal wall and/or excess loose skin on the abdomen following childbirth. In these cases, women who have already had a tummy tuck may be faced with a decision to repeat the procedure.
Ultimately, it is usually best to delay tummy tuck surgery until your family is complete – but if plans change, know that you should still be able to have a successful pregnancy. If you do decide to have children after abdominoplasty, it is recommended to wait approximately one year after surgery, if possible.
If you are interested in learning more about abdominoplasty and how it can be affected by pregnancy, or if you would like to schedule a consultation with our board certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Jon Paul Trevisani, please do not hesitate to contact us.