Pregnancy and Your Tummy Tuck

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We want you to get the most out of your consultation. If at all possible, it is best to make arrangements for small children to stay home rather than having them join us for your appointments.

One of the most common questions we hear from Phoenix-area women considering a tummy tuck is, “Should I wait until after I have children?” The short answer is that, yes, it is generally advisable to wait until after you and your spouse have decided you will no longer have children to undergo a tummy tuck.

This is not because a tummy tuck will at all interfere with your ability to carry a child. It certainly will not.

Instead, you should wait because pregnancy will likely have a significant, negative effect on the results of your tummy tuck. The procedure is designed to tighten loose muscles and create a tighter, flatter stomach.

Pregnancy inevitably loosens those same muscles, and so it acts in direct opposition to the goals of a tummy tuck. If you undergo a tummy tuck and then become pregnant, you are likely going to lose at least some of the surgical results.

In fact, a tummy tuck is a common part of a mommy makeover because it is so helpful in addressing some of the effects of pregnancy. With a tummy tuck, our surgeons can restore and revitalize your abdominal area.

One of our board-certified plastic surgeons will be happy to answer all of your tummy tuck questions and help you decide if the procedure is right for your specific needs. We are dedicated to helping you achieve your aesthetic goals in a way that fits with your lifestyle and circumstances.

If you’re a Phoenix, Arizona woman with questions about the tummy tuck procedure, please contact Gawley Plastic Surgery today.