Ah, the age-old question: Can I still have a baby after lipo? The short answer is a resounding yes! Getting liposuction, or even a tummy tuck for that matter, won’t stand in the way of having a baby down the road. But you will want to weigh the pros and cons of your liposuction timing to help you decide when’s the best time to treat yourself to some body contouring.
To help set the record straight, I’ve rounded up three need-to-know liposuction facts you should know, plus one big fat myth that keeps on living.
FACT: Liposuction Won’t Affect Your Chances of Conceiving
No matter how much stubborn belly fat you have sucked out before even thinking about starting a family, your chances of conceiving and having a baby will be the same. So don’t let that keep you from getting the beach body you’ve been dreaming of.
That said, if starting a family is on the near horizon for you, you might consider holding off on lipo until after you’ve had a baby, just for the simple fact that your body will change with pregnancy.
FACT: Weight Gain after Liposuction Could Be More Evenly Distributed
Lots of women are starting families later in life, making liposuction before a baby an enticing consideration.
It’s absolutely true that you can still gain weight after getting liposuction. However, you might find that new weight gain after having had liposuction is more evenly distributed in other areas of your body, rather than accumulating in one pesky spot like before.
This isn’t a free pass to eat as much cake and ice cream as your heart desires, though. You’ll still want to keep up on those yoga sessions and green smoothies to not only keep your mind and body healthy but to also maintain tip-top lipo results.
FACT: You Can Fine-Tune Lipo Results after Having Kids
If you get liposuction and then decide to start a family down the road, you always have the option of getting another lipo treatment afterward if you’re no longer loving your results. Of course, this will come with an extra price tag, which is why some women choose to complete their families and then get lipo. But the choice is yours and yours alone.
MYTH: Liposuction Will Treat Cellulite and Loose Skin
Oh, the joys of pregnancy! Sadly, liposuction won’t do a thing for you if cellulite and loose skin are your main concerns after having a baby. But the good news is that a tummy tuck can help with loose skin, and some nonsurgical cellulite treatments can help with those cottage cheese bumps.
So if you find yourself in this predicament, a mommy makeover after having kids could be just the ticket. Mommy makeovers let you pick and choose which procedures you want to include, so you can wrap a tummy tuck, lipo and even breast enhancement all into one.
At the end of the day, the decision to get liposuction now or hold off until you’ve finished having kids is entirely up to you. There are benefits and drawbacks to both, and it will highly depend on your unique situation.