Pregnancy after Tummy Tuck Surgery

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  • Category: Tummy Tuck

  • Approved by: Dr. Shokrzadeh

Pregnancy after Tummy Tuck Surgery

  • Reading Time: 4 Min

  • Category: Tummy Tuck

  • Approved by: Dr. Shokrzadeh

Almost everybody now wants to have that slim and thin body with a flat belly. However, many people cannot achieve this goal due to having excess belly skin even after losing weight through diets or exercise.

Even when there is an available solution like tummy tuck surgery, known also as abdominoplasty, many women hesitate to undergo the surgery fearing that they cannot get pregnant after tummy tuck surgery, but does tummy tuck surgery prevent you from getting pregnant in the future?

If you are one of those having concerns about the relation between tummy tuck and pregnancy, then this article is to explain everything you need to know about pregnancy after tummy tuck.

Many doctors advise postponing tummy tuck till you think you have a complete family, but this does not mean that you cannot get pregnant after a tummy tuck surgery.

a pregnant woman after her tummy tuck surgery

Getting pregnant after tummy tuck surgery

Key Facts:

  • Tummy tuck surgery does not affect your ability to get pregnant nor fertility.
  • You may still have good results even after you get pregnant following tummy tuck.
  • You should not get pregnant right after tummy tuck surgery.
  • Tummy tuck surgery will make your pregnancy show later than usual.
  • Pregnancy after tummy tuck is safe, provided that it occurs after a period of the procedure.
  • You should not feel any pain due to pregnancy after a tummy tuck surgery.

Tummy tuck and future pregnancy

Regardless of what most people think, it is possible for women to get pregnant after tummy tuck surgery (if they have no fertility issues). If you want to get pregnant after tummy tuck, you just need to wait till full recovery.

Being pregnant will put your body under several changes so you need to make sure your body has recovered completely from your tummy tuck surgery before pregnancy.

Risks of pregnancy after abdominoplasty

Abdominoplasty (aka tummy tuck) is a purely cosmetic procedure. This means that it does not affect your fertility nor your future pregnancies. On the other hand, pregnancy after having a tummy tuck is not quite favored.

Doctors usually advise against pregnancy after tummy tuck because pregnancy can cause the skin to stretch ruining the results of the tummy tuck surgery. However, many women who got pregnant after abdominoplasty reported that they were satisfied with the results of the surgery after pregnancy and few of them said that they only needed a touch-up surgery to regain the result they had from their tummy tuck before pregnancy getting rid of the stretch marks.

a woman's stretched stomach skin due to her pregnancy after tummy tuck abdominoplasty

Pregnancy after tummy tuck can cause the skin to stretch, ruining the results of the tummy tuck surgery.

Waiting to get pregnant post abdominoplasty

Even though getting pregnant after a tummy tuck is nothing to worry about, there should be some time in between. You need to let your body and muscles heal from the surgery; this means that you need to wait for at least a year before you can get pregnant. Of course, time varies from one woman to another so some women need to wait more or less depending on how well the recovery process is going in them.

Pregnancy after tummy tuck with muscle repair

Getting pregnant after a tummy tuck with muscle repair is possible as long as you do not have fertility problems. Just keep in mind that you will possibly need a revision surgery after a while from delivery. Pregnancy will cause the repaired muscles to stretch again as well as the belly skin.

Is pregnancy safe after tummy tuck?

Yes, pregnancy after tummy tuck is as safe as pregnancy before a tummy tuck. You will not feel any tummy tuck pregnancy pain due to getting pregnant after tummy tuck nor have any additional pregnancy complications.

You May Like to See Before & After Photos of Tummy Tuck Surgery

You May Like to See Before & After Photos of Tummy Tuck Surgery

Pregnancy after tummy tuck not showing

When you get pregnant after a tummy tuck, you may feel worried that pregnancy not showing when it should show. This is a normal thing that happens due to having tighter abdominal muscles from the surgery. A lot of women who get pregnant after a belly tuck report that pregnancy does not show as early as it used to be.

Pregnancy after mini tummy tuck

There should be no difference between pregnancy after a mini tummy tuck or a full tummy tuck. You should be able to get a healthy pregnancy either way and you should not suffer from any specific complications related to getting pregnant after tummy tuck.

C-section after tummy tuck

Whether you will give a natural birth or Caesarean section should make no difference. Having a C-section after tummy tuck should not be something to worry about and will most likely be like any C-section. In fact, your doctor might work on the same scar from your tummy tuck during the C-section.

Just keep in mind that your gynecologist might not be as skillful as your plastic surgeon when it comes to placing stitches. This might have an effect on the appearance of the scar.

The bottom line

Although pregnancy might affect the results of your tummy tuck surgery making your belly skin stretch, pregnancy after abdominoplasty is safe if it occurs after the full recovery from the surgery. If you still have any questions about pregnancy after tummy tuck surgery, do not hesitate to contact us or leave a comment containing your question. Our specialists are ready to answer you as soon as possible.

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