I Had a Tummy Tuck 7 month Ago, Found I Am Pregnant of 4-5 Weeks, is This Situation Safe?

Doctor Answers 6

There should be no repercussions for either you or the baby


Thank you for the question.  The good news is that your pregnancy will not be affected by your tummy tuck.  The bad news is that your tummy tuck result will be impacted by your pregnancy.

All the best,

Dr Remus Repta 

Scottsdale Plastic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 162 reviews

Although not idea, you will be fine with a pregnancy this early.

Thank you for your post. You certainly can have a baby after tummy tuck. In a tummy tuck, we are putting your body back together similiar to what you were like before you were pregnant. Your muscle tension, your skin and your fat contours are adjusted. Once you are fully healed from your surgery, your body is just as able to accept a pregnancy as it was before your first pregnancy. However, if your belly area stretched after your first pregnancy, then you are likely to stretch again after your next pregnancy. Most surgeons recommend to have a tummy tuck after you are finished having childern, however, in certain instances, such as starting to date again, or just not being happy with your post pregnancy body, then it makes sense to go ahead and have a tummy tuck. Just realize that you may need a revision later on.
Best Wishes,
Pablo Prichard, MD

Pablo Prichard, MD
Phoenix Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 47 reviews

Pregnant 7 months after tummy tuck

Thank you for your question and congratulations on the pregnancy. Your previous tummy tuck should not affect your pregnancy. Your belly should stretch normally to accommodate the pregnancy. However, the pregnancy may stretch out your newly tightened belly and creates some looseness of the skin and muscle.

Best of luck with the pregnancy.

Jeff Rockmore

Jeffrey Rockmore, MD
Albany Plastic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 67 reviews

Tummy Tuck 7 month Ago, Found I Am Pregnant

There should be no hazard to the pregnancy. The capacity of the abdominal wall to stretch will not have been compromised by your surgery.

How much recovery of skin elasticity in the abdomen you will have after the delivery is difficult to predict. If you are fortunate, you may end up at your pre-pregnancy and 6 month post-op appearance. If not, you may find yourself wanting to revisit your plastic surgeons.

Best wishes, and thank you for your question. 

Jourdan Gottlieb, MD
Seattle Plastic Surgeon
4.6 out of 5 stars 45 reviews

Pregnancy after Tummy Tuck

Pregnancy after a tummy tuck does happen and is safe. The main issue is that the results of the tummy tuck may be altered.

Karol A. Gutowski, MD, FACS
Chicago Plastic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 68 reviews

Pregnancy After Tummy Tuck Is Safe

There should be no safety concerns with your pregnancy directly related to your tummy tuck seven mouths ago.  It is likely that the pregnancy will reverse at least some of the benefits that you received from the tummy tuck, however.

John Whitt, MD (retired)
Louisville Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 2 reviews

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