Yes, it is safe to become pregnant after having a tummy tuck. The procedure will not cause any complications as your abdomen will stretch in the usual manner to accommodate your pregnancy. However, you may not start showing as early as expected.
Individuals who have had tummy tuck surgery when they become pregnant may find that the pregnancy affects their tummy tuck results because of the weight fluctuations and abdominal stretching. You may have sagging skin and experience separation of the abdominal muscles after you give birth, and you may want to consider undergoing surgical correction.
The most risk you will likely experience is feeling as though the pregnancy is tighter than other pregnancies you may have experienced, but this should not cause any severe pain. Your body is capable of getting pregnant after a tummy tuck, and having a child post-tummy tuck will not significantly change your body after pregnancy.
Of course, complications can occur, and there may be a chance that you are left with excess skin, meaning you may have to get another abdominoplasty. The best option if to wait until you are done having children before getting a tummy tuck.
f you are not done having children but have already had a tummy tuck, you must wait at least 6 months after the procedure before you get pregnant, or you’ll have to go through the surgery all over again in some cases. The recovery time will vary, so discussing your recovery time and plan with Dr. Bell during your consultation is best.
If you become pregnant quickly after your tummy tuck procedure, consult Dr. Bell immediately so they can guide you through your pregnancy and ensure your health is top of mind.
Although most patients require touch-ups or a new procedure to be performed after becoming pregnant shortly following their tummy tuck procedure, sometimes this is not always necessary. To maintain tummy tuck results after your pregnancy, you should try to control your weight gain under the supervision of your OB/GYN and consult with your surgeon about how to go forward in the safest way possible that can maintain your results after childbirth. Overall, it is recommended that tummy tuck patients be sure that they are done having children before undergoing the procedure.
Many women report that their results are maintained, even after a full pregnancy. You can still receive a touch-up procedure to enjoy the full benefits, but so long as the patient remains healthy, the tummy tuck results stand the test of time, pregnancy, and muscle repair. This is not the story for some, but it is for most, and it completely depends on your body type and how it
repairs itself after giving birth.
Dr. Bell has dedicated his 25 years of practice to cosmetic plastic surgery of the face and body. He prides his excellence on the harmonious balance of vision, aesthetic appearance, and patient care. He is known for his skill and personalized, respectful approach to patients. Contact Dr. Bell and his team today for a consultation, and look forward to becoming your best self!