Pregnancy after Cosmetic Surgery: your questions answered

2 September 2015

There are a lot of things to consider before undergoing any kind of Cosmetic Surgery and it’s important you take the time to thoroughly consider all your options. For many women however, if they’re yet to start a family, one of their primary concerns is how the procedure will affect a future pregnancy.

As one Cosmetic Surgeon explains, many women are unsure about the effect a Breast Augmentation will have on their ability to breast feed. Though he suggests, “[as long as the surgery is] performed by a skilled and experienced, board certified Cosmetic Surgeon, Breast Augmentation should not interfere with a woman’s ability to lactate.”

Ladies considering a Tummy Tuck, on the other hand, are advised to wait until after having children before having the surgery. This isn’t to say that the surgery would prevent or hamper childbearing, but the effects of the procedure would be lost and a second Tummy Tuck would need to be performed to retighten the skin.

Post-pregnancy Cosmetic Surgery is increasingly popular, with women often opting for a ‘Mommy Make-Over’ to regain their pre-baby bodies. This combination of surgeries involves a Breast Augmentation and Tummy Tuck, correcting the stretched skin and sagging which are caused by pregnancy and breast feeding.

If you’re considering Cosmetic Surgery, pre or post pregnancy, the best way to answer all your questions is with a personal consultation with a Surgeon. At The Harley Medical Group we offer all our patients a free no obligation consultation, which you can book here.

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