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A great question that I occasionally get asked from women who are considering undergoing tummy tucks in Scottsdale goes something like this:

“I am really unhappy with the appearance of my tummy and want to have a tummy tuck now. I am not planning on having any more children at least in the immediate future. If I do decide to have more children later on, will my having a tummy tuck present a problem?”

A corollary to this which I have also been asked is:

“If I have a tummy tuck now, will it affect my ability to become pregnant in the future if I change my mind?”

Let me answer the latter question first. A previous tummy tuck will have absolutely no affect on your ability to become pregnant. This procedure addresses the excess and lax skin as well as the stretched out underlying muscle layer, providing you with a much more attractive and rejuvenated appearing abdomen. There is no involvement of your vagina, uterus or ovaries.

Then again, the fact that you are even more attractive and alluring following your surgery may increase your likelihood of becoming pregnant if that is your goal!

Regarding the first question, a previous abdominoplasty should have no impact on a future pregnancy including on the health and development of your baby. Your abdomen will stretch out again during the pregnancy and then tighten, at least to some extent, in the post-partum period with the final appearance affected by multiple factors.

Ultimately if you decide that you would like to improve the appearance of your abdomen again, various options can be considered at that time including either a secondary tummy tuck or even a mini tummy tuck.

If you would like more information regarding a tummy tuck in Scottsdale or on any other plastic surgery procedure that I perform or if you would like to schedule a free consultation with me, please call my office at 480-451-3000.

Steven H. Turkeltaub, M.D. P.C.
Scottsdale and Phoenix, Arizona

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