Ok, so you want to have a tummy tuck. But you also might want to have a baby. You may have heard dire warnings from finger-wagging experts telling you that you should never have a baby after having a tummy tuck. What’s the real deal? Is a pregnancy after tummy tuck advisable? Is it even possible? Keep reading.
So, Can I Even Get Pregnant after a Tummy Tuck?
Yes, ma’am. Whether you should is a whole other issue. Most plastic surgeons will tell you that it’s best to wait until you’re all done popping out those babies before having one (they probably won’t say it quite like that, but you get the idea).
As long as you and your partner have all the necessary machinery, and everything is functioning properly, you can totally get pregnant after a tummy tuck.
What Can Happen If I Do Get Pregnant?
So, what’s the big deal about pregnancy after tummy tuck surgery? Long story short: it could wreck your results. If it’s already happened, don’t cry into your bowl of ice cream and pickles. It’s not unsafe or anything, you’ll just need to be aware of a few things like the fact that your baby bump might look smaller than you expect it to.
How Soon Can I Get a Tummy Tuck after a Pregnancy?
If you’re done having kids and want to get rid of that mommy pouch, you cannot go straight from the delivery room to the plastic surgeon’s office. If only. Nope, you have to wait awhile for some of the crazy things that happen to your body during and after pregnancy and childbirth to go back to normal. You should wait at least 6 months, then consider going all-in and having your tummy tuck as part of a mommy makeover.