Planning After Pregnancy: How Long Should You Wait For A Tummy Tuck?

Tummy Tuck Surgery

Congratulations on welcoming your new bundle of joy into the world! Pregnancy and childbirth are two of the most wonderful experiences a woman can have. As you are enjoying your new life as a mother though, you are probably going through some healthy diet or intense exercise regimen to attempt to lose weight and restore your pre-pregnancy body. Whether you are seeing results or not, you likely have considered a Miami tummy tuck because it is a popular and well-known cosmetic surgery solution for getting of the extra skin and fat, stretch marks and weakened muscles that are caused by pregnancy.

Tummy Tuck After Pregnancy

Now if you are interested in getting a tummy tuck, you are probably wondering when it is an appropriate time after pregnancy to undergo the surgical procedure. Some women want to have a tummy tuck almost immediately after childbirth but that is not a good idea because pregnancy hormones can affect your skin elasticity and increase your risk of bleeding during surgery. Certified plastic surgeons who are specialized in tummy tucks typically recommend waiting for at least four months post-pregnancy or two months after breast-feeding before considering a tummy tuck.

This suggested wait-time allows your body to heal, your hormones to return to normal levels and you can lose some pregnancy weight as well. However, this is only an average as it can also depend on your unique body and how well you have recovered from giving birth.

Miami Tummy Tuck

A Miami tummy tuck can offer many benefits after pregnancy. First, it removes the stubborn, excess skin that does not disappear despite the amount of exercise or dieting and replaces it with a smooth, firm and flat tummy. Second, it tightens your abdominal muscles if your pregnancy has caused weakened muscles or diastasis recti.

Third, a Miami tummy tuck will allow you to wear fitted clothing again because you will have an improved body contour – regardless of the multiple childbirths you have had. Fourth, this cosmetic procedure can help reduce and soften the appearance of a scar from a caesarean section birth. Lastly, after a tummy tuck procedure, your confidence as a new mother will be boosted because you will feel good about your physique.

Before Considering Surgery

Finally, it is important to consider future pregnancies if you are thinking of getting a tummy tuck. This is a cosmetic procedure that is recommended for women who are no longer planning on having more babies in the future. If you are unsure and may want to continue expanding your family within the next couple of years, it is best advised to wait. A pregnancy following a tummy tuck will reverse the outcomes and you may need a second procedure. It is best to discuss this with your plastic surgeon.

If you feel that you are ready for a tummy tuck and would like to have a consultation with a board-certified and highly-qualified plastic surgeon, we invite you to schedule an appoint with Dr. Phillip Craft at our clinic.

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Contact Dr. Craft and the enhancement team in Miami today, to book your consultation and become one step closer to achieving the look you’ve always wanted!

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