How Soon After Pregnancy Can I Get A Tummy Tuck?

A tummy tuck or abdominoplasty is a popular cosmetic procedure in Montreal that’s used to make the abdomen flatter, more toned and give you a narrower waist. It does so by removing excess skin or fat in the lower abdomen due to pregnancy, weight loss or aging. The procedure can restore your previous figure and will ultimately increase your self-esteem. A tummy tuck in combination with liposuction can create even more successful results.

Tummy Tuck after Pregnancy

How Does a Tummy Tuck Work?

Under general anesthesia, a small incision will be made in the pubic area, which makes it very difficult to see. The abdominal muscles are then stitched together, which makes them tighter.

You may be a Candidate for a Tummy Tuck if you:

  • Have loose skin or fat in the abdomen.
  • Are in good health (results may be impaired if you are a smoker or a diabetic).

How Soon After Pregnancy Can I Get a Tummy Tuck?

Although pregnancy and giving birth is certainly a beautiful time in one’s life, it is very common for mothers to want to return to their pre-pregnancy body as soon as possible. Fortunately, a tummy tuck can drastically improve their efforts.

How soon you can get a tummy tuck after pregnancy depends on whether or not you are breastfeeding as there is a risk involved in having anesthesia if you are breastfeeding. If you are not breastfeeding, you can undergo a tummy tuck as soon as six months after delivery. This will allow enough time for the fascia or deep layer to be fully recovered, which is what the tummy tuck aims to improve. This will also allow your uterus to return to its normal size so that you will receive optimal results. In addition, this will give you a lot of time to shed those last pregnancy pounds. Alternatively, if you find yourself with a lot of weight left to lose after those six months, it is a good idea to wait until you have reached your goal weight.

If you are breastfeeding, it is recommended that you wait to have your tummy tuck until three months after having stopped breastfeeding. This will allow your hormones to return to normal before undergoing the procedure.

Cosmetic surgery is often associated with increased confidence and an increased sense of well-being. This is especially important after pregnancy. Patients are usually very happy with their results. If you are interested in having a tummy tuck, contact our team of experts today for more.

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