How soon can you get a tummy tuck after pregnancy
You should wait a minimum of six months, preferably one year, as well as finish breast feeding and be at an acceptable weight.
Additionally, I recommend that patients wait until after childbearing is complete so avoid need for followup procedures. (Robert L. Kraft, MD, New York Plastic Surgeon)
It depends on how quickly your abdominal wall recovers, but usually it will take 3 to 6 months. Before that time the stretching of the soft tissues makes it impossible to correctly assess how much is excess.
This can readily lead to taking out too much or too little, either of which is a big deal problem.Starting the consultation process can be done at any time! (Jourdan Gottlieb, MD, Seattle Plastic Surgeon)
How soon after having a baby can I get a Tummy Tuck?
I don’t specify a certain amount of time, but recommend waiting until you have lost all of your pregnancy weight or your weight has stabilized even if you don’t return to your pre-pregnancy wieght.
This usually means at least 3-4 months, but can be 6-12 months for some patients. (Donald Griffin, MD, Nashville Plastic Surgeon)
I ask my patients to edit up to a year and maybe longer. The skin has to recover completely prior to your surgery or your result might be subpar (Frank J. Ferraro, MD, Paramus Plastic Surgeon)
I would recommend at least 3 months, and lose as much of the weight you gained during pregnancy before proceeding. (Rick Rosen, MD, Norwalk Plastic Surgeon)
You should consult with your obstetrician regardingvthe timing for a tummy tuck. In our office we are able at times to perform the procedure within 3 months following delivery. You will need to consult with a Board Cetified PS a few months after your delivery. (George Lefkovits, MD, New York Plastic Surgeon)
There are no absolute indications are contraindications but most plastic surgeons would have you wait at least six months before considering abdominoplasty. (Vincent N. Zubowicz, MD, Atlanta Plastic Surgeon)
Assuming this is your last child, you can have a tummy tuck 6 – 12 months after your delivery. You want to be sure you have plenty of help at home while you heal. You should be at a stable weight – ideally close to where you started before pregnancy. Always see a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon. (Elizabeth Morgan, MD, PhD, Atlanta Plastic Surgeon)
The best thing to do is to achieve your baseline weight prior to a tummy tuck surgery. After having children, it may take 6 months to 1 year to lose the pregnancy weight (of course, each patient is different). The best tummy tuck results are achieved when the patient is not planning on having any more children and they are at their baseline weight. (Tom J. Pousti, MD, FACS, San Diego Plastic Surgeon)