Tummy tuck, mammoplasty and pregnancy! Any suggestions?
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Doctor Answers 1
Mommy makeover after weight loss but before pregnancies
There is no question that the benefit of a tummy tuck will be partly offset by future pregnancy or pregnancies but you should be able to at least become pregnant and although the skin will stretch, I have never heard of anyone suffering an opening of their incision line as a result of pregnancy. This is extremely unlikely to happen.
Since you are not planning to become pregnant in the immediate future, if your weight has stabilized I see no problem with you proceeding with the mommy makeover at this stage. Just keep in mind that pregnancy will affect both the shape and appearance of your breasts and your stomach and one or both surgeries may need to be redone in the future. Good luck in creating your family and best wishes.
Jon A Perlman M.D., FACS
Diplomate, American Board of Plastic Surgery
Member, American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS)
ABC-TV Extreme Makeover Surgeon
Beverly Hills, California
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