Can you have a c section after lipo?

I have one child im 23 and my stomach is a little bit lose i almost had to get a c section but ended up dilevering vaginally i want to get lipo now but I also want another child in the future but I'm worried I might end up getting a c section so if I did end up having to get a c sectione I did lipo when im ready to have one in the future is there going to be complications with my lipo and will my stomach look bad or go back

Doctor Answers 7

Liposuction and C-section

Having liposuction of the tummy now will have no bearing on a future C-section, should you need one.

Cleveland Dermatologic Surgeon
4.8 out of 5 stars 20 reviews


I generally discourage patients from getting abdominal liposuction until they have completed their family. but its your call. the procedure will have no baring on your C-section

Misbah Khan MD, FAAD, FACMS
New York Dermatologic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 28 reviews

Future C- section after liposuction

You will have no problems if you should need a C-section after having had a liposuction. Good luck with your family!

Atul Kesarwani, MD, FRCSC
Toronto Plastic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 32 reviews

Pregnancy, Liposuction, Tummy Tuck Surgery

Thanks for the query. Undergoing a liposuction affects only the subcutaneous tissue or the fatty tissue lying below the skin and therefore will not interfere with pregnancy in the future. However one should plan this pregnancy only after six months or later after a liposuction and after all has settled well after the surgery. Tummy tucks may include tightening the rectus muscle and skin and therefore should be planned only after one has completed with all  the planned pregnancies. best wishes,
Dr Alexander 

Alexander George, MCh
India Plastic Surgeon

Liposuction after C section?

Thank you for asking about your liposuction.
  • Congratulations - your planning is excellent.
  • Yes, you can have liposuction now - it will not pose a problem for a future C-section.
  • Once you have your family, you can have a tummy tuck to give you the best possible final shape.
Always see a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon. Best wishes  - Elizabeth Morgan MD PHD FACS

Elizabeth Morgan, MD, PhD
Atlanta Plastic Surgeon
4.6 out of 5 stars 43 reviews

Lipo and then a c-section

Getting lipo should not prevent you from having a c-section delivery if you need one. Best of luck...

Steven Wallach, MD
New York Plastic Surgeon
4.1 out of 5 stars 28 reviews

Cesarian Section (C-section) after liposuction- No problem!

Having a c-section after liposuction is not a problem, and the liposuction may even help prevent you from developing stretch marks.  A bigger question may be whether liposuction will be the right procedure for you if you have loose abdominal skin.  Your consultation should include a discussion of all available options.

Michael Kreidstein, MD
Toronto Plastic Surgeon
4.6 out of 5 stars 32 reviews

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