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Does liposuction interfere with getting pregnant?

12 doctors weighed in
Dr. ELizabeth Kinsley
Surgery - Plastics
3 doctors agree

In brief: No

Liposuction only removes some of the excess fat- it is superficial and has nothing to do with ability to get pregnant.

In brief: No

Liposuction only removes some of the excess fat- it is superficial and has nothing to do with ability to get pregnant.
Dr. ELizabeth Kinsley
Dr. ELizabeth Kinsley
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Dr. Ronald Shelton
Dermatology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Pregnancy after lipo

As long as you do not conceive during the immediate day and couple of days after, there should be no problem becoming pregnant.
Make sure that if you are placed on any medication during the surgery, such as an antibiotic with a long term half life, that you discuss this with your surgeon and possbily OB and pediatrician.

In brief: Pregnancy after lipo

As long as you do not conceive during the immediate day and couple of days after, there should be no problem becoming pregnant.
Make sure that if you are placed on any medication during the surgery, such as an antibiotic with a long term half life, that you discuss this with your surgeon and possbily OB and pediatrician.
Dr. Ronald Shelton
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Dr. Otto Placik
Surgery - Plastics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: It should not

It should not interfere with pregnancy but that leads me to question whether you have had it or are contemplating liposuction prior to pregnancy.
If your are soon to be with child, it may not make sense to have lipo any time soon. If you have had lipo, there should be no obvious deleterious effects on your pregnancy.

In brief: It should not

It should not interfere with pregnancy but that leads me to question whether you have had it or are contemplating liposuction prior to pregnancy.
If your are soon to be with child, it may not make sense to have lipo any time soon. If you have had lipo, there should be no obvious deleterious effects on your pregnancy.
Dr. Otto Placik
Dr. Otto Placik
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Dr. Alan Chen
Surgery - Plastics
2 doctors agree

In brief: No

There are currently no known links between liposuction and the ability to get pregnant.
Anesthesia required for liposuction may have an effect however.

In brief: No

There are currently no known links between liposuction and the ability to get pregnant.
Anesthesia required for liposuction may have an effect however.
Dr. Alan Chen
Dr. Alan Chen
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1 comment
Dr. Robert Alexander
It is recommended to have a pregnancy test performed at/near the time of anesthesia to be certain
Dr. Francisco Agullo
Surgery - Plastics

In brief: No

No.

In brief: No

No.
Dr. Francisco Agullo
Dr. Francisco Agullo
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Dr. Todd Sisto
Breast Surgery

In brief: No

Not in the absence of major complications from the liposuction.
Temporary suppression maybe. Liposuction can actually improve metabolic health, eg diabetes.

In brief: No

Not in the absence of major complications from the liposuction.
Temporary suppression maybe. Liposuction can actually improve metabolic health, eg diabetes.
Dr. Todd Sisto
Dr. Todd Sisto
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