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If you are considering a tummy tuck as part of a mommy makeover, you may be wondering what it will mean for any future pregnancies you may have, especially in regard to:

  • Your ability to become pregnant
  • The progress of a healthy pregnancy
  • The aesthetic results

The procedure will not interfere with your ability to become pregnant. A tummy tuck removes sagging fat and excess skin, and for some patients, stretched and separated abdominal muscles are repaired. These surgical outcomes cannot prevent you from getting pregnant.

As far as the progress of a pregnancy is concerned, your tighter, flatter abdominal area is unlikely to interfere with the development of your baby throughout your pregnancy. As your pregnancy progresses, your skin and muscles will stretch to accommodate your baby, whether you’ve had a tummy tuck or not.

Pregnancy just about always has an undesirable impact on tummy tuck results. Most likely, you will gain weight and your skin and muscles will stretch, which can lead to the same sagging and drooping abdominal area you experienced prior to your tummy tuck. For this reason, many women postpone a tummy tuck until they do not plan to have any more children.

If you want to learn more about your candidacy for a tummy tuck in Los Angeles, please contact Pasadena Cosmetic Surgery to schedule a free consultation with board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Martin O’Toole.