Pregnant Right After Mommy Makeover, Are There Additional Risks Now?

I had a complete mommy makeover (TT, BL, BA) on May 27, 2011. I've been on birth control pill for the last 14 yrs, and I never had a problem with it. I'm very disciplined when it comes to take the pill every night before I go to bed. But yesterday I just found out I am pregnant. How risky is for me to go thru the pregnancy? How about my stomach? Do I have enough skin to stretch out for the baby? Is there any other related risks?Thank you for taking the time to give me your professional opinion.

Doctor Answers 11

Previous abdominoplasty will not affect pregancy


Your mommy makeover will not affect your pregnancy.  Your pregnancy, however, may impact some of your mommy makeover results but this can be addressed in the future. 

All the best,

Dr Repta

Scottsdale Plastic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 162 reviews

Mommy is pregnant again


Don't worry about the risk at all.  

Your incisions should have all healed by now.  Your skin and tissues will stretch out without a problem.  As far as returning to the flat tummy you have now, you will have to wait and see.

You could certainly undergo another tummy tuck if needed.

Enjoy your new baby!


Suresh Koneru, MD
San Antonio Plastic Surgeon
4.5 out of 5 stars 19 reviews

The Results of a Mommy Makeover May be Compromised If Prior to Pregnancy

The Mommy Makeover is a combination of procedures to bring a woman’s body back to the way she looked prior to pregnancy and information that you read online may not apply to your personal situation.   Most commonly some variation of a #TummyTuck and #BreastSurgery are performed. Additional procedures can include liposuction, umbilical hernia repair.  The most common #breastprocedures include #mastopexy or #breastlift, #breastaugmentation, or #breastreduction.  Therefore, if you experience weight gain, pregnancies, or any other drastic body altering changes, it is very possible the results may be compromised.  Hence, it may be best to delay your procedure(s) involving the areas affected by pregancy, weight gain and nursing until after your final pregancy if at all possible or predictable.
Also, your surgery should be performed by a #PlasticSurgeon who is board-certified and has a great deal of experience with the procedures you are seeking. For instance, a plastic surgeon who have specialized in breast surgery and cosmetic surgery is suitable to perform your #BreastAugmentation. Aside from checking #board-certification, it is suggested that you look at before and after photos of the surgeons actual patients, and read patient reviews. Gathering all of this information will help you make a well-informed decision.

Jed H. Horowitz, MD, FACS
Orange County Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 109 reviews

Pregnancy and mommy makeover

Thank you for your question. 

If you are planning on getting pregnant or you already pregnant, you can rest assured that your stomach can re-stretch to accommodate pregnancy.  The only exception might be if you had a complication with your tummy tuck and developed excessive scar tissue.  

If you are actively planning on getting pregnant and considering a mommy makeover, it would be more prudent to delay your procedure until after your pregnancy and when your body returns to the post-pregnancy baseline as your body will go through some additional changes with each pregnancy. 

I would visit with a board certified plastic surgeon to discuss your concerns and goals in more detail.

Young R. Cho, MD, PhD
Houston Plastic Surgeon
4.8 out of 5 stars 36 reviews

Pregnancy will impact results from TT.

The vast majority of women who undergo Mommy Makeover surgery are done having children.Rarely, women who have undergone Mommy Makeover surgery change their minds about additional pregnancies or accidentally become pregnant.Under these circumstances, Tummy Tuck has no negative impact upon the patient’s pregnancy.Unfortunately, pregnancy has a negative impact upon the patient’s previous abdominoplasty.
Pregnancy recreates many of the patient’s previous problems.The abdomen may develop loose saggy skin, weakened abdominal muscles and stretch marks.The breasts may develop sag and loss of breast volume.Immature scars may spread.
Because of the significant investment in time, money and effort, I strongly recommend that patients be done having children.

Richard J. Bruneteau, MD
Omaha Plastic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 194 reviews

No risks if you become pregnant again!

Congratulations! Your cosmetic surgery will not affect your pregnancy. During this next pregnancy your skin will stretch and after the birth of your child, you may opt for further skin removal to retighten the abdominal contours.  In other words, a redo or modification of your tummy tuck can be done to restore your results.

Marc Malek, MD
Scottsdale Plastic Surgeon
4.8 out of 5 stars 30 reviews

Pregnant after Mommy Makeover

Congratulations! I have had a few patients who had the "mommy makeover" and then ended up getting pregnant again.  There is no risk to you or the baby! Depending on how your body responds, you may need a revision after having the baby but then again, you may not!

After you have your baby and have finished nursing (if you choose to nurse), you can visit with your surgeon and discuss revisionary surgery (if you are unhappy with the changes to your body). 

Enjoy the pregnancy and your new baby!

Tom J. Pousti, MD, FACS
San Diego Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 1,487 reviews

Pregnancy after tumm tuck

There should be no difficulty in having the baby just because of your previous surgery. It is obvious though that because of the tummy tuck you are at a much higher risk for strethmarks of the abdominal skin after the pregnancy. Part of that depends on the size of the baby, your current age, how much weight you gain during the pregnancy etc. I do not know if there is any way to prevent or minimize the stretchmarks. Different topical creams have been recommended but I do not think any of them have been proven to be effective.

I hope you realize that this format of posting questions and receiving answers lacks the face to face direct communication required for you to make an informed decision regarding your surgery.

My response to your question/post does not represent formal medical advice or constitute a doctor patient relationship. You need to consult with i.e. personally see a board certified plastic surgeon in order to receive a formal evaluation and develop a doctor patient relationship.

Aaron Stone, MD
Los Angeles Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 1 review

Pregnant Right After Mommy Makeover, Are There Risks?

There are no risks to ether you or your new baby when you become pregnant  after mommy makeover surgery.  At four months however,  your scars have not matured to their final appearance (this takes at least six months) so this pregnancy could have an effect on them.    When you have delivered your baby  wait for four to six months for your body to recover and then re-evaluate your breast and abdomen to determine whether you need any further touch up surgery.   Good luck with your pregnancy.  Dr. Donald Brown

Donald M. Brown, MD (retired)
San Francisco Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 8 reviews

Pregnant after mommy makeover

Congratulations!  Many women get pregnant following breast surgery or tummy tucks (and many other types of abdominal surgery)   Your incisions should be healed by now, and your tissues will stretch as they are supposed to with the pregnancy.  At this point, you will have to wait and see what your body is like after you are finished lactating and the postpartum changes have stabilized, and it is possible that you may desire additional surgery-or you may be happy with your new baby and post-baby body!  

Michelle A. Spring, MD, FACS
Missoula Plastic Surgeon
4.8 out of 5 stars 42 reviews

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