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How long after pregnancy should you wait before a tummy tuck?

Since pregnancy can have a significant effect on a woman’s body, more women in Beverly Hills are in a hurry to get tummy tuck surgery to restore a firm contour and more youthful appearance.  The question becomes, how long should you wait before you can safely have a tummy tuck in Beverly Hills?  There are a couple factors that will help to determine if you are a good candidate for tummy tuck surgery including weight-loss, excess skin, and general health.  It is for these reasons that Dr. Hovsepian meets with each patient individually prior to surgery to conduct a full-examination.  Not only will tummy tuck surgery be safer, taking this extra time can help ensure the very best results from the procedure.

Since significant weight gain is often present during pregnancy, it is difficult to assess a patients current conditions if they have excess “baby-weight” that they are still hoping to lose.  It is best for patients to reach a goal weight after pregnancy to ensure the very best results.  If patients have a tummy tuck surgery done too early in the process, any additional weight loss can negatively impact the overall results.

Since tummy tucks for new mothers often involve tightening the stomach muscles as well as excess fat removal, it is important that ideal weight be reached prior to considering plastic surgery.  This gives your body time to heal and recover from the experience of child-birth as well.  The ideal candidates are fit and healthy prior to tummy tuck surgery, and women should do everything they can to lead a healthy lifestyle following pregnancy.  Not only will this create the circumstances for the best results, it can also help to reduce associated risks from the procedure following pregnancy.

If you have recently given birth and want to know your options for restoring your pre-pregnancy appearance, Schedule a Consultation with Dr. Raffi Hovsepian.  He will help to determine if you are a good candidate for tummy tuck surgery following pregnancy, or if you might benefit from waiting.