13 Jul Plastic Surgery Options Before and After Pregnancy
If you’re pregnant – or planning to conceive shortly – you may be wondering how this will affect your decision to have plastic surgery. Obviously, it wouldn’t make sense to get a tummy tuck if you’re trying to get pregnant, but what about breast augmentation or reduction?
Even though there are minimally invasive plastic surgery methods – and even non-surgical procedures – pregnancy affects the tummy and breasts, which means you might want to delay your surgery for a few years.
Plastic Surgery Options Before Pregnancy
If bigger breasts or a breast lift are on your wish list, now might be a good time to consider them if your pregnancy is down the road at least five years. However, if you plan to conceive in a year or two, then experts advise that you hold off. That’s because plastic surgery on the breasts can affect your ability to nurse a baby. Plus, nursing can cause sagging to occur, which could ruin your boob job.
If you plan to get a nose job or other form of plastic surgery on the face, then you can safely do so before pregnancy.
Plastic Surgery Options After Pregnancy
For the most part, it’s best to wait until after you have given birth to make your plastic surgery appointment. Pregnancy can do a number on the body, and getting plastic surgery done beforehand doesn’t make any sense. It may simply be a waste of time and money.
Wait until you see what your post-pregnancy body looks like. You can then get a better idea of what kind of work you’d like done. Many women get tummy tucks, breast reductions, and Mommy Makeovers to restore their pre-pregnancy body.
Complimentary Plastic Surgery Consultation in Newport Beach with Dr. John Park
Dr. John Park is a dual board certified plastic surgeon practicing in Newport Beach. He has helped thousands of women look and feel their best after giving birth. Give Dr. Park a call at (949) 777-6883 to learn more about timing your plastic surgery with your pregnancy.