Worth getting a tummy tuck if you plan on having more kids?
Is it worth getting a tummy tuck for a c-section pouch, if you plan on having more kids later on? I have only had one kid but plan on having more in the future but my c-section pouch is horrible.
Depending on the timing of further children or weight loss, it will play a large role in when you decide to have surgery. Ideally, you want to weight until after you are done having children and are as close to your ideal weight to get the best cosmetic result. This will save you from having revisions later in life!
Hi. You can have your C-section scar/pouch fixed fairly easily at any time, but I would not suggest that you have a full tummy tuck until you are finished having children. The results would certainly be compromised if you stretched it all out by having another child.
Dr. Jonathan Heistein has 11 Tummy Tuck before & afters:
A tummy tuck is an operation -- there is expense, discomfort and convalescence to deal with -- at a minimum. If you plan to have more children, most of the positive results of the tuck will be lost. If you have just a little fat or slightly lax skin below the belly button, that might possibly be treated to tide you over til your next pregnancy.
In essence, there are multiple things to be considered and your best bet would be to discuss this with a board certified plastic surgeon near you.
Elliot W. Jacobs, MD, FACS
New York City
Elliot Jacobs has 3 Tummytuck before & afters: