How Soon Can You Have a Tummy Tuck After Giving Birth?
By Dr. Christopher Patronella
This is a question that doesn’t have a single answer. Generally speaking, I like patients to wait a minimum of three months after giving birth before having a tummy tuck. But some women will require longer than this to lose all the weight that accumulated during pregnancy.
Before doing mommy makeover and body contouring procedures such as tummy tuck surgery and liposuction, I certainly would prefer that the excess weight is lost so that I’m operating on your best self as opposed to where you were when you delivered. So usually a minimum of three months but sometimes six months or more after childbearing to have the procedure.
In addition, if you’re planning to have another child, it really doesn’t make any sense to do a tummy tuck. I prefer all my patients to be done having children before a tummy tuck is contemplated.