Can I Get Pregnant After Tummy Tuck Surgery?


Life is full of surprises, and sometimes that surprise is a bouncing bundle of joy. If you’ve had a tummy tuck, medically referred to as an abdominoplasty, you may wonder what impact a baby will have on your results. It’s important to understand, tummy tuck surgery should not affect your ability to get pregnant and have a child. However, our board certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Samuel M. Sohn, emphasizes that having a child can potentially reverse or negate the benefits achieved with the surgery. As a result, we recommend waiting until you’ve completed building your family before having this procedure.

Still, surprises happen. If you decide to have another child or if one comes along unexpectedly, you should rejoice and know that there is no reason to be anything but excited. Your body will likely go through many changes again. And, after childbirth, you may wish to have another tummy tuck procedure to address any lasting concerns such as skin and muscle laxity or excess fatty tissue. If that’s the case, Dr. Sohn can develop a customized treatment plan based on your anatomic needs and desired outcome.

We want to help you achieve your cosmetic goals, not restrict your life. Feel free to reach out to us if you have additional questions.