Pregnancy After Tummy Tuck: Can I Get Pregnant?

It is possible to get pregnant after a tummy tuck. This cosmetic surgery will not prevent patients from having a child or even make it harder. A tummy tuck does not affect female fertility. However, it is recommended that women wait for abdominoplasty until their family is complete. 

The complication is not with the ability to get pregnant or have a healthy child; it's more about how pregnancy changes the body of patients and affects the results of a tummy tuck. Getting pregnant after a tummy tuck can undo the patients' hard work to achieve a well-contoured abdomen. Read on to learn all about pregnancy after a tummy tuck surgery and the risks it may pose to patients.

Pregnancy After Tummy Tuck

What is a Tummy Tuck?

A tummy tuck surgery or abdominoplasty is a procedure that contours the abdomen by tightening its muscles and removing excess skin. During this cosmetic procedure, the plastic surgeon makes incisions in the abdomen, may use liposuction to remove any excess fat, and then stitches the remaining skin together to achieve a flatter and firm abdomen.

Recovery time for a tummy tuck can take a few weeks. Initially, you will wear a compression garment to help with healing. You can expect the abdominal area to have swelling and bruising along with some discomfort that may be alleviated by pain medication. Most patients can expect to return to work within two to three weeks following surgery. They will still have restrictions such as avoiding exercise and other strenuous physical activity until four to six weeks after surgery.

Who Are Good Candidates for Abdominoplasty?

Ideal candidates for a tummy tuck are those who are done getting pregnant or have had drastic weight loss and have significant amounts of abdominal fat and excess skin.

What Are the Risks of Pregnancy After a Tummy Tuck?

Pregnancy after an Abdominoplasty does not pose any health risks to the mother or baby. The main risk is that pregnancy can stretch the abdominal skin and muscles and affect tummy tuck results. It may result in sagging skin after childbirth and require an abdominoplasty revision. However, in most cases, the sagging of the skin will not be as extreme as it was previously.

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The main risk is that pregnancy can stretch the abdominal skin and muscles and affect tummy tuck results.

How Long to Wait to Get Pregnant After a Tummy Tuck 

Even though pregnancy after a tummy tuck is completely safe, doctors recommend women refrain from getting pregnant for at least one year after their abdominoplasty surgery.

Will the Results of the Tummy Tuck Last After Pregnancy?

As long as the patient follows a healthy diet and lifestyle, the results of a tummy tuck can last even after a pregnancy. However, a mini abdominoplasty may be required in some cases.

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What Occurs If Patients Need a C-Section After a Tummy Tuck?

The main issue with delivering a baby through a cesarean section after a tummy tuck is the scar. However, having a C-section after a tummy tuck does not differ much from having a repeat C-section. The gynecologist can work with the scar from the previous tummy tuck or C-section.

Schedule a Free Consultation 

Suppose you are considering performing a tummy tuck in Iran. In that case, you can schedule a free consultation with our team at Raadina Health and discuss a tummy tuck and pregnancy to discuss your situation and goals. We can help you with your medical trip from A to Z to Iran.

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