Tummy tuck surgery offers women a solution to get back to their pre-pregnancy body following childbirth. While many women would prefer to have their tummy tuck sooner than later, there are some considerations and precautions before that can be done. During your consultation, your surgeon will help you create a surgical plan and timeline to help plan for your procedure. Board certified plastics surgeons at the Aesthetic Center for Plastic Surgery (ACPS) provide tummy tuck surgery to patients in Houston, Texas, TX, and surrounding locations.
Your Body After Kids
Women often experience sagging, loose skin after having kids. During pregnancy, the skin and abdominal muscles are stretched to accommodate the growing fetus. It’s common for the abdominal wall muscles to become weak or even separate during pregnancy and childbirth, making the surrounding fatty tissue appear loose and flabby after the baby is born. For some women, the stomach may begin to heal and return to a normal appearance after a few months, but for others, the stomach may never return to its pre-pregnancy state.
How Soon Can I Have a Tummy Tuck After Giving Birth?
After giving birth, you must wait for your body to heal 6 to 12 months before safely undergoing another surgery. You will also want to consider whether you are able to have a few weeks of downtime following surgery, as you will be unable to lift or perform strenuous tasks that may be necessary with a newborn. You’ll be unable to breastfeed after undergoing anesthesia and while taking any pain medications following your procedure. For best results, it’s also recommended that you lose as much “baby weight” as possible to avoid further sagging of the skin after surgery. You should also consider if you are wanting to have more children in the future, and whether you should have a tummy tuck now, or later in life.
Schedule a Consultation
If you’re unsure when it’s best for you to seek a tummy tuck after having kids, schedule a consultation with your surgeon to discuss your options. Your surgeon will be able to help you create a plan and timeline that best suits your needs and goals. Board certified plastics surgeons at the Aesthetic Center for Plastic Surgery (ACPS) provide tummy tuck surgery to patients in Houston, Texas, TX, and surrounding locations.
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