Can I Get a Tummy Tuck with Muscle Repair 2 Months After Giving Birth?

Can I have a full tummy tuck with muscle repair 2 months PostPartum (Surrogacy =no baby to care for during recovery). Is it advisable? I'm back to prepreg weight.

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Can I Get a Tummy Tuck with Muscle Repair 2 Months After Giving Birth?

Thank you for the question. Based on your history and description, you will likely be a good candidate for “mommy makeover” surgery at some point.  Best to wait at least 6 months to one year prior to seeking consultation with board certified plastic surgeons. Ask to see lots of examples of their work and communicate your goals clearly as well. Make sure that you are aware that this operation is associated with a very significant physical and emotional recovery period. Generally speaking, the “ideal” patient for tummy tuck surgery is one who has completed pregnancies, is psycho socially/emotionally/financially stable, has an excellent social support system surrounding him/her, is capable of arranging enough recovery time, does not smoke and who has reached a long-term stable weight.  For most patients in your situation I also use liposuction surgery as a contouring tool, most often used in the flank areas, mid-epigastric areas and pubic areas. I hope this, and the attached link, helps.

San Diego Plastic Surgeon
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Tummy tuck after childbirth

I generally recommend that post partum patients wait until 6 months after giving birth before abdominoplasty in order to allow their bodies to recuperate from the physical stress of pregnancy and delivery. This is especially important given the length of the procedure and anesthesia. Great that you've lost the weight so quickly.

Robert L. Kraft, MD, FACS
New York Plastic Surgeon
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Not Possible

Before surgery comes the consultation. In order for your plastic surgeon to provide a sound surgical plan you must be at or near the weight you'd like to be. For most won=men that would take several months. if you get there in 2 months that's great. But, then comes the time to schedule surgery. Good plastic surgeons have busy surgical schedules. You can expect a wait of six to twelve weeks depending on the surgeon and the procedure. 

Michael Law, MD
Raleigh-Durham Plastic Surgeon
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Tummy tuck weeks after c-section

Yes, you can have a tummy tuck at this time esp if you have gotten back to your weight. In fact, I have performed a modified tummy tuck at the time of a C-section. You have a lot of loose skin which I would remove and tighten the muscles which are partially causing the bulging. I am offering a temporary price reduction on all cosmetic surgery with excellent financing. Watch my videos!

Edward J. Domanskis, MD
Newport Beach Plastic Surgeon
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Timing of Tummy Tuck AFTER Pregnancy

To achieve ideal results, a Tummy Tuck is best done when you are close to your ideal weight and stay there. In most women this is reached around 6 months after pregnancy.

Peter A. Aldea, MD
Memphis Plastic Surgeon
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