Hello, I Had a TT 4 Years Ago, Is it Safe to Now Have a Baby?

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Pregnancy after tummy tuck

Yes, it is safe to be pregnant after tummy tuck. Your body (musce, skin, and fatty layer) will stretch to accomadate the baby; therefore, you may need a revision tummy tuck afterwards.

Houston Plastic Surgeon
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Pregnancy after Tummy Tuck Surgery

Thank you for your question.

Generally, patients are able to have normal pregnancies after tummy tuck surgery. However, I have heard anecdotally from patients and OB/GYN physicians that the abdominal wall can be very tight and that some OB/GYN's recommend earlier delivery if possible. Check with your own OB/GYN for his/her experience in this situation.

Depending on the weight gain/loss,  changes in skin elasticity,  genetics etc.  revisionary surgery may be necessary after the pregnancy. This is a situation where only time will tell.

Best Wishes!

Tom J. Pousti, MD, FACS
San Diego Plastic Surgeon
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Tummy Tuck and Pregnancy

Yes.  Having a tummy tuck does not interfere with having a baby.  Expect changes to occur with weight gain, stretching of skin and muscle and then weight loss.  

Albert Dabbah, MD
Boca Raton Plastic Surgeon
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Tummy tuck and pregnancy

Yes it is perfectly safe to become pregnant after having had a tummy tuck.  However, you may find that you may need to have a revision of other procedure after depending on your weight gain and size of the baby.


Delio Ortegon, MD
San Antonio Plastic Surgeon
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Pregnancy after tummy tuck

We do tummy tucks on women who are done with child bearing. The reason is, that future pregnancy will strech out the abdominal wall again. Sometimes people remarry and/ or decide to have more children after a tummy tuck. It is perfectly safe to get pregnant and have a baby. The down side is that you might want to have a tummy tuck later.

George Marosan, MD
Bellevue Plastic Surgeon
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