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Pregnancy After Tummy Tuck, Is It Safe?

pregnancy after tummy tuckMany women have a tummy tuck, or abdominoplasty, after pregnancy because the skin and muscles have been stretched, resulting in loose skin and bulging. But what about getting pregnant AFTER having a tummy tuck? Is it safe?

The answer is yes… but. I usually counsel women to wait to have a tummy tuck until after they have had all their children, but sometimes this is impractical or unpredictable because of unplanned pregnancies, second marriages, or just a change of heart.

A tummy tuck tightens the abdominal muscles and removes loose skin, so you should wait at least a year if possible before getting pregnant after a tummy tuck. After that time, the muscles and skin should stretch normally to allow the baby to grow. If a pregnancy occurs sooner than a year, it may be more difficult for the uterus to stretch, but it should not affect the pregnancy.

However, your beautiful, tight, smooth post-tummy tuck look might be lost after another pregnancy, and a revision surgery might be necessary.

Please contact our office, Del Mar Plastic Surgery with any concerns or questions, 858-450-9100.

Dr. Larry Pollack