One of the more common concerns shared by many women considering tummy tuck surgery (abdominoplasty) involves what effects it can have on a future pregnancy and, by contrast, the effects a future pregnancy can have on results. In most cases, a tummy tuck procedure should not preclude a woman’s ability to have a normal pregnancy after treatment has been performed. With that in mind, our experienced plastic surgeons here at Florida Plastic Surgery Group typically advise individuals considering tummy tuck surgery to wait until they are no longer planning to bear children in the future before undergoing tummy tuck surgery.
The reason it is advisable to wait until after a woman is no longer planning to have children is that a later pregnancy could seriously compromise the results of a previous tummy tuck surgery. In fact, many women decide to have tummy tuck procedures with the specific goal of reversing some of the abdominal effects that pregnancy can cause, such as lax muscles and excess skin. Abdominoplasty is designed to tighten the underlying muscles, eliminate excess skin, and pull the remaining skin taut for a firmer, more fit abdominal appearance. A future pregnancy may make it necessary to repeat the procedure to restore the results from the initial treatment. Therefore, it’s often best to consider tummy tuck surgery once you are relatively sure that you have completed your family.
You can learn more about tummy tuck surgery here. When you meet with one of our plastic surgeons for your initial consultation, he will go over all of your options and address any concerns you may have. If you have questions about what to expect from tummy tuck surgery or other procedures we offer at our practice, please don’t hesitate to contact us today.