Ideally, women should wait until they are finished having children to undergo tummy tuck surgery. However, life does not always go as we plan. While becoming pregnant after tummy tuck does not generally pose health risks to the mother or baby, there is a chance that the new pregnancy will restretch the repaired abdominal muscles and tightened skin. After the birth of her new baby, a mother may choose to consider another procedure to regain the original post-surgical result. In some cases, it’s a less extensive procedure to remove excess skin or fat, and in others, re-tightening of the abdominal muscles may be needed once again. The degree of post-pregnancy enhancement required varies from woman to woman, and Dr. Jeff Scott ultimately designs a customized surgical treatment strategy suited to the unique needs of each individual.
If you’ve had one or more children since your tummy tuck procedure and are concerned about how it affected your abdominal contours, Dr. Scott can complete a thorough evaluation and discuss your options for regaining a smoother, tighter midsection. It is suggested that women wait at least six months after childbirth before undergoing tummy tuck and other post-pregnancy procedures, as it is best to allow hormones to rebalance and the body to return to a more stable, pre-baby weight.