Plastic Surgery After Pregnancy

  • Oksana14
  • 1 year ago

If you received plastic surgery after pregnancy how soon was it? 3 months, 6 months or longer? I know it depends a lot on your weight. I only reached a total of 136 lbs in my first pregnancy and returned to my Pre-pregnancy weight of 110lbs shortly after. If the same occurs with my second pregnancy I wonder how soon after birth I can have a tummy tuck and breast augmentation done.

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There is a thread on here somewhere about whether a TT or C section is more painful. Some women say the C section is worse. I suspect that is because they had to actively take care of a baby during recovery from the C section. In a C section, they generally make a small incision in the pubic area,pull the baby out, and stitch you right back up. The scar for modern bikini line C sections is usually six to eight inches. Whereas with a tummy tuck, they cut you hip to hip, remove the saggy excess skip, stitch the abdominal muscles back together, maybe do some liposuction, and then pull the skin that is left very taught and stitch it down. It is a way more complex procedure. A minority of women opt for a TT without muscle repair and / or without lipo...if you remove the lipo and muscle repair factors, a TT would be pretty similar to a C section. I had muscle spasms for two to three months from the muscle repair, and the lipo sites stay sore for weeks as well. The results are worth it though. They will tell you to take at least two weeks off of work, but silly me thought I could work part time from home after that first week! I did it starting at 8 days post op, but only a few hours at a time. It is a workout just to sit up straight when your abs have been sewn together recently! I returned to my usual job duties after three weeks.
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Thanks again for the feedback, Your results look great!
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Thank you! I am very pleased with everything my doctor did for me!
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Mine wasn't until my youngest was 8 years old, but plenty of women on here have done it with babies and toddlers. You will want to give yourself time for your body to recover from the pregnancy and birth, to get back to your pre-pregnancy weight, and wait until your baby is a little less needy. (A tummy tuck is WAY more painful than a C-section in my opinion, and you won't want to be recovering from a TT and having to get up with a tiny infant during the night.) I think there have been a couple women on here with 6-10 month olds, and lots with toddler/preschool age (2-4 years).
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Thanks for the feedback, I was hoping the tummy tuck would be less painful than a C-section. How many weeks before you returned to work?
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