More Children Ten Years After Tummy Tuck?

Thank you so far for everyone's great advice. So, I'm getting my tummy tuck this week and yes I'm scared. I have faith and trust in my doctor; I researched him well. I know I'm healthy, I don't smoke nor drink. I just am nervous for some reason. I have a lot of paper work talking about what to do and not to do before and after my surgery so I'm well aware of it. Can I have more kids later say in 10 years after my tummy tuck? I want one more kid but not till later.

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Pregnancy after a tummy tuck (TT) and secondary TT

The tummy tuck should not effect your ability to have a child. In fact, in my 16 years of practice, I am aware of 3 patients who have had children after a tummy tuck. One of my current office staff did exactly that and went on to have a second tummy tuck. 

Chicago Plastic Surgeon
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Pregnancy after tummy tuck?

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.
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Pablo Prichard, MD

Pablo Prichard, MD
Phoenix Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 48 reviews

More Children Ten Years After Tummy Tuck?

Yes, it is possible to safely carry a baby after having the abdominoplasty procedure.  In general, it is in your best interest, to be as certain as possible that no more pregnancies are in your future prior to having the tummy tuck.  Pregnancy after abdominoplasty may cause changes that will require further surgery to correct. Generally speaking, the “ideal” patient for tummy tuck surgery is one who has completed pregnancies, is psycho socially/emotionally/financially stable, has an excellent social support system surrounding him/her, is capable of arranging enough recovery time, does not smoke and who has reached a long-term stable weight. I hope this, and the attached link ( dedicated to abdominal wall contouring surgery concerns) helps. 

Tom J. Pousti, MD, FACS
San Diego Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 1,501 reviews

Children after tummy tuck


It's very normal to be nervous in the days prior to surgery. Yes, you can have children in the future, but you may need another tummy tuck after that. For this reason, we usually advise patients to wait until they are done having children. That being said, some patients are able to have children after their surgery and note that their abdomens come back to normal. Good luck, /nsn.

Nina S. Naidu, MD, FACS
New York Plastic Surgeon
4.7 out of 5 stars 14 reviews

Children After Tummy Tuck

I recommend patients finish having children before they embark on expensive surgery like a tummy tuck. The reason is that another pregnancy can leave you with residual tissue and rectus diastasis and a need for a revision.

With that said it is safe to have children after a tummy tuck. Even though the muscle are usually repaired with a permanent stitch the tissues will still be able to expand during the pregnancy.

Christopher L. Hess, MD
Fairfax Plastic Surgeon
4.4 out of 5 stars 34 reviews

Pregnancies are certainly possible after tummy tuck

YES! Of course you can have more children ten years after tummy tuck. Remember the stretching of the abdominal skin will occur with future pregnancies. Good Luck!

Darryl J. Blinski, MD
Miami Plastic Surgeon
4.6 out of 5 stars 174 reviews

Kids after Tummy Tuck

It is ok. But you must understand that the results you have after your tummy tuck may not be the same after your pregnancy. You may want another tummy tuck after you final pregnancy.

There is a small possibility that you may be happy when your pregnancy is done and not want or need to have a tummy tuck again.

Hope that helps.

Farbod Esmailian, MD
Orange County Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 78 reviews

Children After Your Tummy Tuck

As my colleagues have accurately stated, a tummy tuck will not prevent you from a future pregnancy. But do understand that a future pregnancy can potential "undo" the improvements from your tummy tuck. Most plastic surgeons make sure that their patients are done will having kids before recommending a tummy tuck. In your case where you wish to wait 10 years until having another child, you will enjoy your tummy tuck results for a decade. However, if you choose to have another child, you will likely need a revisional procedure to retighten your skin and muscles.

C. Bob Basu, MD, FACS
Houston Plastic Surgeon
4.7 out of 5 stars 212 reviews

Definitely possible to have children after a Tummy Tuck

It is definetly possible to have children after a tummy tuck. I have many patients that have done so. However, If you are planning more children, you should know that you may stretch out your previous result. So, you may want to wait until you are done having children.

Richard Greco, MD
Savannah Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 23 reviews

Children after tummy tuck

Nothing about the tummy tuck will prevent you from having children later on.  Pregnancy will tend to relax the surgical repair to some degree, and that is why most plastic surgeons prefer you to have a tt after you are done with child rearing.

Scott E. Kasden, MD, FACS
Dallas Plastic Surgeon
4.8 out of 5 stars 106 reviews

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