Can I still have kids after my mommy makeover?
I’m getting a mommy makeover soon. I’ve had 3 c-sections until now, and I was wondering if I can still have kids after the surgery.
The general purpose of a mommy make-over (usually a breast lift and tummy tuck) is to "un-do" the effects of pregnancy on the breasts and abdomen. That is why most plastic surgeons will rcommend you hold off on this surgery until after you have completed having all your children.
Yes, you could certainly have a child after this surgery, but having had 3 C-sections, you would probably need another C-section. And the pregnancy would probably stretch out your abdominal and breast skin, thereby negating some of the improvements of the contemplated surgery. Difficult decision.
Elliot W. Jacobs, MD, FACS
New York City
Hi, Although you are physically able to have children after a mommy makeover, the goal of the mommy makeover is to correct the changes that have occurred with childbearing. If you have another child after your surgery, you will certainly lose some of the benefit that you will hope to have gained from the surgery. It is advisable to completely finish having children before you spend the money and take the time to do this type of surgery. That way, when you are done having children, you can have the surgery and know that the results will last. Hope that helps.
Dr. Jonathan Heistein has 2 Mommy Makeover before & afters: