15 Aug Can You Have A Baby After A Tummy Tuck?
After pregnancy, many women can no longer get back to their pre-pregnancy body. They struggle with stubborn fat and excess skin. Many opt for Mommy Makeovers, which include a tummy tuck to flatten out the abdominal area.
But what if a woman has a tummy tuck first and then a baby? Is this even possible? Yes, it is possible, but of course, you’re going to get asked the question – Why? Pregnancy after a tummy tuck stretches out the skin again and undoes everything the tummy tuck accomplished. You’ll likely have to get the tummy tuck redone or at the very least, touched up.
But sometimes life doesn’t go as planned. Maybe you had a tummy tuck but decided to get married a few years later and start a family. That’s fine, but make sure you read on to learn about the effects of having a baby after a tummy tuck.
Tummy Tuck Before Pregnancy: What to Know
Tummy tucks are typically done after a woman is done with child birthing, which is when they offer the best results. That’s because a tummy tuck flattens the abdominal area and tightens the stomach muscles. A pregnancy wreaks havoc on a woman’s stomach. Because the stomach stretches out to accommodate the growing baby, the skin becomes more lax and is prone to stretching.
Having a tummy tuck first may not be the best route, but rest assured that it is safe. You do not need to be concerned about the baby’s health. However, for best results, you should at least be healed up from the tummy tuck before conception. The healing process can take up to six months, so keep that in mind. Other than that, the only thing that may be you may notice is that you may carry the baby higher in the abdomen.
Tummy Tuck Consultation in Newport Beach with John Park MD Plastic Surgery
Newport Beach plastic surgeon Dr. John Park understands that sometimes plastic surgery and family goals do not always follow a particular order. If you’re looking to get pregnant after a tummy tuck, Dr. Park will work with you to help you achieve your goals. Give John Park MD Plastic Surgery a call at (949) 777-6883 to see if this is a good time for you to have a tummy tuck.