How soon after giving birth can I have a tummy tuck?Posted on November 8, 2022
Women who have recently given birth may desire a tummy tuck to restore their bodies to their pre-pregnancy shape. While some may be eager to pursue the surgery right away, it is important to go over all the details and plan accordingly with your doctor. During your consultation, your surgeon will go over the details of the procedure and create an appropriate timeline for it. Board certified plastic surgeon Dr. David Kim provides tummy tuck to patients in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, CA, and surrounding locations.
Your Body After Kids
After childbirth, many females experience their skin becoming lax and sagging. During pregnancy, the skin and abdominal muscles are extended to make room for the baby. It is common for the abdominal wall muscles to become weak or even tear during pregnancy and childbirth, causing the fatty tissue nearby to seem limp and flabby after the baby arrives. For some mothers, the stomach may recover and come back to its pre-pregnancy condition after a few months, but for others, the abdomen may never go back to its original state.
How Soon Can I Have a Tummy Tuck After Giving Birth?
After giving birth, you should wait anywhere from 6 to 12 months in order for your body to properly heal before considering another surgery. Keep in mind that you will need several weeks of recovery following tummy tuck, and you won’t be able to carry out strenuous activities that may be required to take care of your baby. You will also not be able to breastfeed after going through anesthesia and any pain medications following the operation. For best results, it is advised that you work on shedding “baby weight” to avoid any additional skin sagging after the procedure. Additionally, you should think about if you plan to have any more children in the future and decide whether to get a tummy tuck now or later in life.
Schedule a Consultation
If you’re unsure when would be the best time to have a tummy tuck after childbirth, make a consultation with your surgeon to talk about your choices. Your surgeon will be able to create a plan and timeline that is most appropriate for you and your goals. Board certified plastic surgeon Dr. David Kim provides tummy tuck to patients in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, CA, and surrounding locations.
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