Tummy tuck after pregnancy is one of the most popular cosmetic surgery procedures in California. In fact, the number one plastic surgery procedure performed in Los Angeles after pregnancy is a tummy tuck. When a tummy tuck which is performed after pregnancy is combined with a breast lift, the procedure is called a Mommy Makeover
The reason most women seek a tummy tuck after pregnancy in Los Angeles is to rid themselves of the belly stretch marks, loose hanging skin folds, and the abdominal pouch. New mothers want to reverse the negative effects of pregnancy on their body, and to get their youthful figure back.
You can find before and after pictures of tummy tuck after pregnancy at our mommy makeover photo gallery, as well as our tummy tuck before and after photo gallery of this tummy tuck specialty website. We also have pictures of tummy tuck after c-section and hysterectomy.
Prices vary based on exam and type of procedures.
Frequently Asked Questions
How long after giving birth can you get a tummy tuck?
Most plastic surgeons recommend waiting at least 3 months, so that your uterus has enough time to shrink in size. You also want to have shed the extra weight that you gained with your pregnancy. And finally, you don’t want to be breast feeding when you are going to undergo anesthesia.
Is it better to get atummy tuck before or after Pregnancy?
It is best to not have your tummy tuck until after your last pregnancy and after you have reached more or less your ideal body weight.
Can you get pregnant after a tummy tuck?
Yes, I have had several patients who had surprise pregnancy after their tummy tuck. They did well with their pregnancy and childbirth, and still looked good afterwards.
Can you get a c-section after a tummy tuck?
Yes, you can have a natural childbirth or C-section, if you have had a tummy tuck before.
Do you get the same result with liposuction after pregnancy as you would get with a tummy tuck?
Liposuction only removes excess fat and does not remove loose skin folds. Therefore, the appropriate procedure for abdominal restoration after pregnancy is a tummy tuck. What is the recovery period after tummy tuck? Most women take two weeks of recovery time off work after their tummy tuck. You will be able to drive in ten days. You can do gentle walking in two weeks and increase your pace to jogging by 4 weeks. Do not lift anything heavier than a bag of groceries for at least three months. You should not do any sit-ups for at least three months, but you can have sex in 3 weeks!