August 10, 2021 | By Tampa Palms Plastic Surgery

Should I Wait to Get a Tummy Tuck if I Want to Have More Children?


Should I Wait to Get a Tummy Tuck if I Want to Have More Children?

After undergoing childbirth, the tummy tuck is an attractive procedure for many women. By removing excess skin and tightening the midsection, a tummy tuck can help mothers regain a smooth, flat stomach. However, some women wonder if they can get a tummy tuck right away if they’re planning on having more children. 

It’s recommended to wait until you are done having children to undergo a tummy tuck. This is to preserve the results of the procedure. After all, given the time and financial commitment involved in undergoing cosmetic surgery, you want the results to last!

Why Wait Until After Childbirth to Have a Tummy Tuck?

During the tummy tuck procedure, excess skin is removed and the abdominal muscles are tightened with internal sutures to give the stomach a toned appearance. An incision is typically made right under the bathing suit line, and a second incision around the navel allows the skin to be contoured and redraped. 

During pregnancy, the skin stretches and the abdominal muscles are separated. So, if you have another child after undergoing a tummy tuck, you will alter the results of the original procedure and you may need additional surgery to optimize your results. 

Achieving Your Cosmetic Goals

While having more children after a tummy tuck isn’t recommended, it is possible. If you would like to tighten and tone your midsection, but have plans for childbirth in the future, you can talk to Dr. Mosiello about the options available to you. With a wide range of cosmetic treatments available, we can find a solution so that you can feel confident in your physique without compromising your future plans. 

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