Seattle Plastic Surgeon discusses one of life’s little surprises.
I have seen 2 patients in the past week who had babies after having had a tummy tuck. These were surprise pregnancies and both patients had been concerned about 1) the effect of their surgery on their baby and 2) the effect of their baby on their surgery.
The post tummy tuck abdomen is perfectly capable of s-t-r-e-t-c-h-i-n-g and there is no evidence that the tightened abdomen interferes with pregnancy.
If after delivery, the abdomen does not return to a satisfactory shape, re-tightening can be done but in my two patients, their tummies snapped back into shape after a couple of months and a lot of crunches and no re-tightening was needed.
Soooooo……………………if you have a tummy tuck and then get a little surprise, make an appointment to see me a couple months after delivery and I’ll take a look and let you know if re-tightening is indicated. Make sure to bring the little surprise package in with you. We all love babies in my office!
Thanks for reading! Dr. Lisa Lynn Sowder