Is It Safe to Have Fat Transfer if I'm Trying to Get Pregnant?

I want to know if anaesthesia / lipo from the procedure wud effect me if I'm trying to get pregnant. And I am still in mid cycle, so I wouldn't know if pregnancy has taken place yet until I miss my period in 2weeks. Would it be safe if I have the procedure done now? And wud the procedure effect my ability to breast milk later on?

Doctor Answers 3

Make certain you are not pregnant

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As long as you are not pregnant, it is safe to have the procedure done.  Wait until you have your period or have a serum pregnancy test done.

Toronto Dermatologist

Fat Transfer Before Pregnancy

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Hello. As long as you are not pregnant at the time of the surgery, it will be safe. A negative result on a pregnancy test will be sufficient because they are very sensitive. The procedure should not impact your ability to breast feed. It is possible that a minor revision would be needed after the bodily changes associated with pregnancy, but many times the patient will not need any revision.

Jaime Perez, MD
Fat Transplantation Specialist
Plastic Surgery Center of Tampa

Jaime Perez, MD
Tampa Plastic Surgeon
4.8 out of 5 stars 81 reviews

Unlikely to cause a problem...but

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Honestly, it is unlikely to cause a problem. However, it is something that most surgeons will steer clear of in cases of elective surgery.

Birth defects can occur at anytime, and should one occur, god forbid, you will always wonder whether this procedure contributed to its development.

Better to be safe than sorry. If you plan on surgery, wait till you have your period, then have the procedure and try for pregnancy afterwards.

Just one surgeons opinion.

A.J. Amadi, MD
Seattle Oculoplastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 42 reviews

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