How Long Does it Take For Tummy Tuck Incision to Heal and Scars to Fade?

If you are interested in having a tummy tuck because you want to get rid of excess fat and skin, one of your main concerns will undoubtedly be the recovery time involved.

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Can You Have a Baby After a Tummy Tuck?

Sadly, diet and exercise are not always completely effective when trying to reach our body goals. The abdominoplasty tummy tuck is a surgical procedure during which the surgeon creates a tighter, thinner abdominal area. They do this by removing any excess skin and by tightening the surrounding abdominal muscles. In some cases, liposuction is also needed to remove any stubborn excess fat.

Throughout the years, the tummy tuck has become a popular procedure for many women who are concerned about loose, excess skin (following a pregnancy or weight loss) or who are having trouble with weight gain.

However, the main concern regarding tummy tucks is whether or not getting pregnant after a tummy tuck surgery is dangerous.

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Can you have a baby after a tummy tuck? A pregnancy after tummy tuck is in no way more dangerous than any other pregnancy. Patients who have had abdominoplasty will have every chance of having a healthy baby as any women who have not had cosmetic surgery. 

However, that isn’t to say that a pregnancy after tummy tuck is ideal, and it can bring some annoying consequences.

Is It Safe to Have a Baby After Tummy Tuck?

First of all, you can rest assured that your tummy tuck surgery should in no way increase your risks of having a difficult or unsuccessful pregnancy.

The most that you do risk is potentially feeling as though the pregnancy feels a little tighter than the ones that you may have had pre-surgery; however, it should not cause you any severe pain or discomfort.

Your body will be just as capable of getting pregnant after a tummy tuck surgery and of having as much of a safe and successful pregnancy that you would have been able to have before the plastic surgery.

However, suppose you are considering having an abdominoplasty then during your first consultation.

In that case, your plastic surgeon is likely to ask you whether or not you would like to get pregnant again.

This is not because you would not be able to have a child in the future; it just means that you will likely have to go through more procedures than necessary.

In some cases, having a child following a tummy tuck will not significantly change the woman’s body post-pregnancy.

However, complications can happen, and there is a likely chance that you will be left with excess skin around your abdomen following childbirth. This will be far more likely depending on your age and previous pregnancies.

Although this will not cause any medical issues, you will probably want to have another abdominoplasty.

Naturally, this will mean having to pay for it again, taking the time to do it, and having to go through the surgical procedure all over again!

The best thing to do is to wait until you are done having children before considering having an abdominoplasty. Read more about tummy tuck and how much does it cost.

How Long After a Tummy Tuck Can You Have a Baby?

For some mothers, not having a child after an abdominoplasty isn’t an option.

If you are not done having children but have already had plastic surgery around your abdomen, then it is essential that you wait at least 6 months after the surgical procedure before you get pregnant.

Patients who have had plastic surgery on their abdominal muscles and tummy skin will need those six months to recover.

Of course, the recovery time may vary if there have been any complications dlyuring the procedure. You will need to consult your board-certified plastic surgeon before you decide to get pregnant, just be sure.

As you know, a pregnancy takes a lot of effort and does take its toll on the body.

Should your body have just gone through plastic surgery, it would be unwise to put it through such an endeavour so quickly, as it will increase your risks of not completing a healthy pregnancy for both you and the baby.

If, however, you became pregnant before being able to consult your plastic surgeon, then you must inform your doctor as quickly as possible and the surgeon so that they can guide you as well as possible during your pregnancy.

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Will Pregnancy Ruin a Tummy Tuck?

Having a tummy tuck pre-pregnancy isn’t wise. Although you will be as able (as before the procedure) to have a healthy baby and pregnancy, you are very likely to need yet another tummy tuck post-pregnancy.

If you become pregnant after having plastic surgery on your stomach, then your skin will very likely stretch and sag, your abdominal muscles will separate, and you will be left with excess stomach fat.

Sadly, for most women who have had surgical procedures on their tummies before getting pregnant, this means having to have another tummy tuck after the birth.

It is advised that you wait at least 12 months after giving birth before choosing to have another tummy tuck.

It is essential to understand that as much as the pregnancy may affect your body, your body will change a lot as you recover from the birth and take care of your child.

Any scar from the birth will need time to heal, of course, but there are other things too.

Your hormones will have adapted to the new member of the family. If you feed your child from your breast, for example, this will affect your entire body.

You should therefore wait to see how your body evolves before having another medical procedure.

Summary

It is only natural to have concerns about having a tummy tuck or a mini tummy tuck. All women have to wonder about the effects any medical procedure can have, not only on their bodies but on their potential for having a family in the future.

If your main concern regarding your mini tummy tuck or larger abdominoplasty is that your body will not be able to handle a pregnancy, then you can rest assured.

The main thing that patients in your case experience is sagging skin and a little discomfort from the stretch.

However, there are ways of remedying this in the future with another tummy tuck; it may just be worth making sure that you are entirely finished with having children before you do it!

Can You Breastfeed with Breast Implants?

As breast augmentation surgery and breast implants have become incredibly popular in recent years, many women are curious about the question raised above.

Especially if you believe, as most experts suggest, that “breast is best” when it comes to feeding babies. While the internet is a fine resource, it is not without its flaws.

For instance, when looking to see whether nor not you can breastfeed with breast implants or not, you will find a multitude of differing opinions, all from experts and professionals. That is why we decided to publish this post, to help make things a little clearer.

So, can you breastfeed if you have breast implants?

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What is a Tummy Tuck and How Much Is It? (Abdominoplasty)

It is only natural when you put on or lose weight, whether it’s simply due to lifestyle choices, pregnancy, or puberty that your skin stretches with those changes. A tummy tuck procedure can fix that for you.

Unfortunately, quickly gaining weight can lead to the development of stretch marks, while rapid weight loss will often leave you with excess loose skin.

If you find yourself in either position and are feeling self-conscious about your body, we can help with a tummy tuck, a cosmetic procedure that normally involves removing excess skin, fat and tightening your abdominal muscles to give you a flatter and more attractive tummy.

But you may first want to know what a tummy tuck is and how much tummy tucks cost. Let’s explain.

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What Does It Mean When Your Breast Implant Hurts?

Pain is an expected side effect of having breast implants. The fact that the plastic surgeon performing the procedure needs to make cuts in your skin, however small and unnoticeable they may be, means it is likely to hurt around the area.

But what if your breast implants are hurting years after having your procedure? In this post, we’ll discuss potentially what it means when your breast implants hurt in both the short term and the long term.

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How Do I Know When My Breast Implants Need Replacing? (or Removing)

One of the biggest concerns breast implant patients have before undergoing the procedure is how long their breast implants will last and whether they will need revision surgery.

The good news is that, contrary to what you may have heard, there is no time limit on how long either silicone breast implants or saline breast implants will last.

That does not mean you will never have to face the decision of whether replacing breast implants is the best of your surgical options.

When is replacing breast implants the right course of action? That’s what we are going to discuss…

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How Much Are Breast Implants? (UK and Abroad)

Breast implants are one of the most popular kinds of cosmetic surgery in the country. For the purposes of this post, we are going to focus on enlargements for cosmetic purposes.

Unless you are getting breast enlargements following a mastectomy and not for aesthetic reasons, you will not normally be able to have health insurance cover it.

Therefore, it can cost a significant amount of money. So, how much are breast implants?

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How Long do Breast Implants Last? (And When They Should Be Replaced)

If you are interested in breast implants, either to increase the size of your breasts or to reconstruct damaged or removed breast tissue following surgery, one question you should be keenly interested in when deciding whether it’s right for you is “how long do breast implants last?”. We answer this for you in this post.

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How Much is a Rhinoplasty in the UK and Abroad?

If you’re unhappy with your nose, perhaps because it’s not quite the right shape or size, you may be considering nose reshaping or augmentation rhinoplasty. But we’re sure you’re wondering: how much is a rhinoplasty?

When looking into any form of cosmetic surgery, in this case, the rhinoplasty procedure, you should think about everything from the potential results, the downtime and recovery involved to the side effects and risks involved.

But there’s no getting away from it, unless it’s for medical reasons and you get it on the NHS, you’ll likely want to know “How much is rhinoplasty?”.

Here’s everything you need to know:

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Under the Muscle Breast Implants vs Over – Which Should You Go For? (Pros and Cons)

There are various important things you need to decide when you choose to have breast augmentation. For instance, you need to choose whether to have implants placed over the muscle or under the muscle.

Although our plastic surgeons will ultimately advise you which is best for your specific breasts (so take this post as information only), in the following post we are going to look at the subject in detail, discussing the pros and cons of each and answering some other important questions. (more…)