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Does having a tummy tuck get in the way of having more kids?
11 doctors weighed in

Dr. ELizabeth Kinsley
Surgery - Plastics
2 doctors agree
In brief: Skin only
Its best to wait, but if you don't see yourself having kids for several years, you can have a skin only tummy tuck- the muscles are left alone- which makes future pregnancies easier.

In brief: Skin only
Its best to wait, but if you don't see yourself having kids for several years, you can have a skin only tummy tuck- the muscles are left alone- which makes future pregnancies easier.
Dr. ELizabeth Kinsley
Dr. ELizabeth Kinsley
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Dr. ELizabeth Kinsley
Surgery - Plastics
1 doctor agrees
In brief: NO
I have had several patients get pregnant after a tummy tuck , usually not planned but it happens.
Generally the tummy still looks pretty good if weight gain is not excessive during pregnancy, and sometimes their is some abdominal discomfort when the abdomen is rapidly enlarging. On very young patients who have had babies and don't plan on having more children for many years, i will do a skin only.

In brief: NO
I have had several patients get pregnant after a tummy tuck , usually not planned but it happens.
Generally the tummy still looks pretty good if weight gain is not excessive during pregnancy, and sometimes their is some abdominal discomfort when the abdomen is rapidly enlarging. On very young patients who have had babies and don't plan on having more children for many years, i will do a skin only.
Dr. ELizabeth Kinsley
Dr. ELizabeth Kinsley
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Dr. Robert Alexander
Surgery - Plastics
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Technically NO
With each pregnancy there occurs stretching of the skin and muscle wall of the abdomen.
If tummy tuck is done before a pregnancy, some loss of result can be expected. Most surgeons advise completing the pregnancies desired before electively removing excess skin and tightening (if needed) of the abdominal muscles.

In brief: Technically NO
With each pregnancy there occurs stretching of the skin and muscle wall of the abdomen.
If tummy tuck is done before a pregnancy, some loss of result can be expected. Most surgeons advise completing the pregnancies desired before electively removing excess skin and tightening (if needed) of the abdominal muscles.
Dr. Robert Alexander
Dr. Robert Alexander
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Dr. John Di Saia
Surgery - Plastics
In brief: Rarely....
I have seen a case of a woman who had trouble staying pregnant after her tummy tuck, but this is rare.
It is best if you just have the surgery after you are complete with childbearing.

In brief: Rarely....
I have seen a case of a woman who had trouble staying pregnant after her tummy tuck, but this is rare.
It is best if you just have the surgery after you are complete with childbearing.
Dr. John Di Saia
Dr. John Di Saia
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Dr. Otto Placik
Surgery - Plastics
In brief: No but why do it?
Itay not interfere with pregnancy depending on the tecnique used but pregnancy may interfere with the tummy tuck results so unless you absolutely need to do it now, my advice is to put it off until you are done with children (unless there are other compelling reasons you are not divulging here).

In brief: No but why do it?
Itay not interfere with pregnancy depending on the tecnique used but pregnancy may interfere with the tummy tuck results so unless you absolutely need to do it now, my advice is to put it off until you are done with children (unless there are other compelling reasons you are not divulging here).
Dr. Otto Placik
Dr. Otto Placik
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Dr. Annette Occhialini
Surgery - Plastics
In brief: No, but
It won't keep you from getting pregnant but i would strongly encourage you to complete your child bearing before you have a tummy tuck.
Why go through this kind of surgery only to get pregnant and risk ending up looking like befor surgery?

In brief: No, but
It won't keep you from getting pregnant but i would strongly encourage you to complete your child bearing before you have a tummy tuck.
Why go through this kind of surgery only to get pregnant and risk ending up looking like befor surgery?
Dr. Annette Occhialini
Dr. Annette Occhialini
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Dr. Todd Sisto
Breast Surgery
In brief: No, but
The pregnancy will usually compromise the benefit from the "tummy tuck".

In brief: No, but
The pregnancy will usually compromise the benefit from the "tummy tuck".
Dr. Todd Sisto
Dr. Todd Sisto
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Dr. Timothy King
Surgery - Plastics
In brief: No- with a caveat
A tummy tuck does not prevent you from having more kids.
However, having more kids after a tummy tuck will likely diminish the results you achieved with the surgery & may result in needing to repeat the surgery. It is probably better to wait until you are done having kids before having a tummy tuck. I recommend seeing a board certified plastic surgeon to determine the best treatment plan for you.

In brief: No- with a caveat
A tummy tuck does not prevent you from having more kids.
However, having more kids after a tummy tuck will likely diminish the results you achieved with the surgery & may result in needing to repeat the surgery. It is probably better to wait until you are done having kids before having a tummy tuck. I recommend seeing a board certified plastic surgeon to determine the best treatment plan for you.
Dr. Timothy King
Dr. Timothy King
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