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.


F, 34, Arizona

Tags:170-189 lbs

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