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Are There Any Risks if I Get Pregnant After a Tummy Tuck?

tummy tuck and pregnancyChildren are one of life’s greatest pleasures, but having babies doesn’t have to mean giving up your aesthetic goals! Our experienced plastic surgeon, Dr. Christine Petti, has performed tummy tuck surgery (abdominoplasty) on many mothers, and more than a few have gone on to have additional children. If you’re concerned about whether this procedure could affect your ability to become pregnant or to give birth, rest assured, it will not. Still, you may want to consider holding off on the treatment if you know for certain your family will be getting bigger before too long.

Tummy tuck surgery is designed to address the loose abdominal skin and muscles that can occur after pregnancy and childbirth or massive weight loss. Abdominoplasty should not affect your fertility in any way. However, since the procedure corrects aesthetic concerns that stem from having babies, having more kids can mean those original concerns may develop again, for the same reasons they did before. As a result, you may wish to undergo a second operation to achieve the same results you received after the first tummy tuck treatment. Due to the additional cost and downtime associated with another surgery, you may wish to hold off on having a tummy tuck until you’re finished building your family.

You can have babies and a beautiful body. For the best results, however, timing can matter. We are always happy to help you achieve your cosmetic goals, and you should never feel limited when it comes to expanding your family. Contact us today to learn more about tummy tuck surgery or to schedule a consultation with Dr. Petti.

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