Pregnancy Complications After a Tummy Tuck

Submitted by Pregnancy and Baby Care team on June 7, 2012

Post pregnancy is the time when a lot of women want to lose weight to get back in shape, just as they were before the pregnancy. Some resort to dieting, some to working out or exercising while some resort to the easy but expensive method of plastic surgery to cover the stretch marks left on the belly post pregnancy. This very cosmetic surgery is called a tummy tuck surgery. Also known as abdominoplasty, it is a very commonly performed surgery that women opt for after numerous failed attempts of dieting and exercising to get rid of their protruding bulges in and around the abdominal area.


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Women who want to get this surgery done should give it a thought if they ever want to be pregnant again. Doctors suggest that you have all the pregnancies first and then go in for this surgery. However, a lot of women tend to get the surgery done and then change their mind in a year or two about pregnancy.

Of course it is possible to get a pregnancy post a tummy tuck surgery; however, ladies need to keep in mind of the pregnancy complications that can affect the mother. The flattening work and the muscle work that was done during the abdominoplasty can be undone.

During pregnancy the muscles and the skin around the abdominal area stretch and tend to stretch out even more after every pregnancy. There are fat pockets that are resistant to diet and exercise that builds up on the abdomen and the abdominal skin becomes loose. However, these can further be redone with yet another surgery. Apart from just the appearance, it is important to note that the following problems can be faced by women who undergo this surgery; skin necrosis which can be fatal, skin irregularities, slow healing, formation of blood clots and so on. Anyone who wishes to undergo this surgery should make sure to tell the doctor of the desired result that you want much before the surgery takes place. Women with certain conditions like diabetes, hypertension or even heart diseases face a higher risk of complicating their health condition. To reduce the chances of developing blood clots, women should keep in mind to keep exercising so that fat doesn't accumulate around the stitched region. But overall, if a woman undergoes this surgery it is important that she makes up her mind on not getting pregnant again as re-stretched or loose skin can never look normal again.

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