It is often suggested to mothers that they only consider a tummy tuck once they are finished having children. This is because pregnancy can reverse the effects of the procedure as abdominal muscles stretch to accommodate a growing fetus. Despite this recommendation, there are some women that will end up pregnant after they’ve had surgery, even if they had not originally planned to have another pregnancy.
Are There Risks with a Tummy Tuck Before Pregnancy?
Tummy tucks are not recommended for women who still intend to have children, but that does not mean there is a greatly increased risk for those that do. The reason it is primarily discouraged is because the effects of the procedure could be reversed due to the physical changes. However, there are some women that find there is no change to the results of their tummy tuck.
One of the reported side effects of pregnancy after a tummy tuck is pain in the muscle around the incision site. This may occur even if a substantial period of time has elapsed since the procedure.