What happens if you get a tummy tuck and then get pregnant?
But what happens when a woman becomes pregnant after undergoing a tummy tuck? This is an issue many women address with their plastic surgeons when considering the procedure. Medically speaking, a tummy tuck is a purely cosmetic procedure, so it does not affect a woman’s ability to become pregnant.
Is it bad to get a tummy tuck before pregnancy?
From a health standpoint, it is generally fine to receive a tummy tuck before having kids. That said, I typically recommend that patients wait until after they are finished having children before considering abdominoplasty.
How soon can I get pregnant after a tummy tuck?
For women wondering, “Can I get pregnant after a tummy tuck?” it is advised that you wait at least six months after surgery before getting pregnant. This ensures that you have fully recovered from surgery. Women can also choose to have a follow up surgery six to 12 months after having their child.
Is abdominoplasty a major surgery?
A tummy tuck is a major surgical procedure that will require weeks to heal. The technique includes an incision, running from hip to hip. Patients should expect their recovery to take two to three weeks.
Can you get a tummy tuck twice?
Is it possible to have a second tummy tuck? Yes, a tummy tuck can be done again. Some or all of the components of a tummy tuck can be performed a second time, including removal of excess skin, tightening of the abdominal wall and liposuction of any excess fat.
Can I have a tummy tuck if I want more kids?
The answer is yes but it is typically advised and highly recommended that women be done with pregnancy before having any type of tummy tuck procedure. Most qualified plastic surgeons, like the ones at Austin-Weston, would advise to be done having children in order to enjoy and optimize your tummy tuck results.
How much does abdominoplasty cost?
Generally, a tummy tuck in the United States will fall somewhere between $3,500 and $8,000. According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, the average cost for a tummy tuck in 2019 was $6,092. So, you may want to get several opinions to find a plastic surgeon who fits within your budget.
Which is worse tummy tuck or C section?
Generally speaking, most patients report easier recovery from tummy tuck surgery than C-section. Although patients vary in their pain tolerance and recovery, both procedures are comparable in terms of rehabilitation and mobility. I agree with most patients that the recovery from tummy tucks is probably easier.
Has anyone died getting a tummy tuck?
One 54-year-old woman had a heart attack two days after a tummy tuck and liposuction operation, and a 45-year-old died of heart disease three weeks after a receiving a tummy tuck and breast augmentation.
What are the odds of dying during a tummy tuck?
“What is not a medical issue in everyday life can become an issue in surgery.” The greatest risk for people undergoing elective surgery derives from the anesthesia, which is estimated to kill 1 in 10,000 to 100,000 people. “Perfectly well patients die under anesthesia for reasons unknown,” Grossman says.