Pregnancy after a Tummy Tuck

Ideally, women planning future pregnancies should consider delaying having a tummy tuck (abdominoplasty) until after their last intended pregnancy. This is because the abdominal area that is tightened during tummy tuck surgery will naturally stretch to accommodate a growing foetus. Muscles tightened during abdominal surgery could separate during pregnancy and skin across the stomach area may be stretched even further than before.

Pregnancy after a Tummy Tuck

However, it is important to note that tummy tucks should not threaten or damage a baby’s health or development. Many women can have safe and healthy pregnancies after tummy tuck surgery without ever having to experience any problems during pregnancy or birth. Remember that abdominoplasty may enhance your shape, your physical appearance, your self-confidence and your well-being.

Your Precision Aesthetics surgeon will discuss the pros and cons of pregnancy after a tummy tuck and answer any questions you may have about the best timing for your planned procedure. It is important to note that permanent damage after pregnancy due to a previous tummy tuck should be extremely rare.

Breast-Feeding after Breast Augmentation

It’s important to know that women who have breast implants should be perfectly able to breastfeed their babies after a breast augmentation. The presence of breast implants should not interfere with a woman’s fertility, with her ability to fall pregnant or her desire to breast-feed her baby. Research studies have also indicated that breast implants should not pose any danger to babies being breastfed.

In the case of breast reconstruction following a mastectomy, a woman would not be able to breast-feed. It’s important to discuss your health history, your planned pregnancies and any questions you may have regarding breast augmentation, breast reconstruction and breast-feeding with your Precision Aesthetics surgeon. He can explain any possible complications and limitations in order to put your mind at rest.