Blog — Notes of a Plastic Surgeon

Welcome to my blog. I am a plastic surgeon in Seattle and have been in private practice since 1991. I've seen more than a few interesting faces and cases through my years spent in the exam room, the operating room and the emergency room. And I have an opinion on just about everything relating to plastic surgery (and a lot of unrelated stuff). If you like my blog, let me know. Thanks for reading! Lisa

Pregnancy After Tummy Tuck

Seattle Plastic Surgeon discusses pregnancy after tummy tuck.

blog pregnancy testThere must be something in the water lately.   I just got word of another one of my tummy tuck patients being pregnant.  This will be the third one and they have all been in the past year.

All of these ladies were several years out from their surgery and all of the pregnancies have been unexpected but not necessarily unwanted.  The first two had no problems with their pregnancy and both had a remarkable recovery of their abdominal tone after delivery.  I hope this most recent patient does as well.

There is nothing about a tummy tuck that would interfere with pregnancy but there is certainly a chance that after another child, the abdomen would need a little re-tightening.    This is why tummy tucks are recommended after childbearing is complete.  It’s a great operation but the recovery can be tough and you only want to go through that once!

Thanks for reading.  Dr. Lisa Lynn Sowder

 

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