Tummy Tuck and Pregnancy
Tummy tuck and mini tummy tuck are both popular procedures for mothers who want to improve the appearance of their abdomen after pregnancy. Even with diet and exercise, stretched skin and excess fat from a pregnancy may remain around the abdomen. During many pregnancies the abdominal muscles can also become stretched or torn, which can only be repaired with surgery. With tummy tuck, Dr. James Matas can eliminate drooping skin and fat from the abdomen, while also tightening the underlying muscles for a smoother, flatter stomach.
Some women who visit the Advanced Centre for Plastic Surgery ask what would happen if they were to become pregnant after tummy tuck surgery. While there is no risk to the baby if you become pregnant after the procedure, your stomach can restretch, compromising your original tummy tuck results. Consequently, Dr. Matas recommends that if you plan to become pregnant in the future you may want wait to schedule body contouring surgery until after you are done having children. He also suggests waiting about six months after childbirth for your weight to stabilize before consulting with a plastic surgeon to maximize the final outcome of your procedure.
For more information about tummy tuck surgery, or to schedule a consultation, please contact our office today.