Tummy Tuck and Pregnancy

We’ve all had that feeling of gravity taking its toll on our bodies – especially as we age or after a life-changing event such as a pregnancy or major weight loss. Whether you are choosing abdominoplasty as a present to yourself or as part of a mommy makeover in the Beverly Hills area, there are some important health considerations to think about; particularly in terms of pregnancy.

Getting Pregnant After a Tummy Tuck

There is a low risk of injury to yourself or your baby if you get pregnant after a tummy tuck.  Bear in mind, though, that being pregnant will stretch your abdominal wall muscles and any overlying skin in a way that may potentially reverse the cosmetic effects. It is typically recommended in most cases to wait until after you have finished your child bearing before getting cosmetic surgery like a tummy tuck.

There are a number of factors to consider in terms of pregnancy and a tummy tuck. These include:

  • muscle separation
  • weight gain
  • stretch marks
  • skin laxity
  • personal desire

There are women who have experienced childbirth after their cosmetic surgery procedure. Many of them will be satisfied with their previous surgical results after pregnancy while others may decide to have a revisionary tummy tuck procedure performed.

Our goal at Rodeo Surgical Art is not to change but to enhance in a way that paints each of our patients’ individual masterpieces. We are caring, compassionate and available to our patients to answer your questions or to address any concerns.

If you are ready to see how cosmetic surgery can make a dramatic difference in your appearance, please contact Rodeo Surgical Art to schedule your plastic surgery consultation with Dr. David Mashhadian. We serve Beverly Hills and the surrounding areas and can also be reached at 310-652-4500.


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