Whether you change your mind about how many children you want or have an unplanned pregnancy down the road, getting a tummy tuck now should not interfere with your ability to have kids later. That said, there are a few things you should know before planning your tummy tuck so you are prepared in case you’ll be welcoming a new little blessing into your life months or years after your procedure.
A Tummy Tuck Should Not Affect Your Ability to Have a Healthy Pregnancy
You should still be able to get pregnant and carry a healthy baby to term after getting a tummy tuck. The procedure does not affect the reproductive organs or limit your abdomen’s ability to expand during pregnancy.
Your Tummy Tuck Results May Need a Touch-Up after Pregnancy
After having a baby following your initial abdominoplasty, you might find that your results aren’t quite the same. In this case, you would require a tummy tuck revision or a mini tummy tuck to get those same results back.
In the event of a C-section, your OB/GYN may be able to use the existing tummy tuck incision location to minimize additional scarring. Let your doctor know that you’ve had a tummy tuck beforehand, as the scar may not be obvious.
Plan Your Tummy Tuck around Your Growing Family
While you certainly can have a baby after a tummy tuck, the ideal situation is to plan your tummy tuck for after you’ve completed your family. If you know you plan to have more kids in the near future, consider waiting on getting a tummy tuck until after for long-lasting results.
If you still have questions or to schedule a tummy tuck consultation with Dr. Mariotti, please contact us online or call our Concord office today at 925-685-4533.