Pregnancy can change your body in many different ways depending on your unique body type and health history; for instance, it can change your breast size and shape, or lead to excess pockets of loose skin. For these reasons, you might want to wait until after you’re done having children before pursuing certain cosmetic procedures that can help you achieve your ideal look. Otherwise, results from surgery can be short-lived, and might not meet your expectations.
Are you considering one or more cosmetic procedures, but plan on having children in the future? Schedule a consultation with Monarch Plastic Surgery to learn more about cosmetic surgeries you can have right now that won’t be affected by pregnancy.
In the meantime, keep reading to learn more about procedures that should be postponed until after pregnancy.
Tummy tuck surgery
During tummy tuck surgery, your cosmetic surgeon removes excess skin and tightens abdominal muscles to create a smoother, more taut midsection. However, pregnancy can often reverse the effects of tummy tuck surgery, considering vertical abdominal muscles can separate again during pregnancy.
Breast lift surgery
Following pregnancy, breasts can sometimes begin to sag, look deflated, or lose their shape and volume — especially if you decided to breastfeed your children. Breast lift surgery is ideal for women who have had children, and want to restore volume and youth to their breasts. For this reason, wait until after you’re done having children to have breast lift surgery, since pregnancy can sometimes undo the effects of this procedure.
While breast augmentation doesn’t always directly interfere with pregnancy, it can sometimes interfere with breastfeeding. In some cases, the implant type and placement chosen can interfere with blood flow to the nipple. Again, the best way to find out if breast augmentation is ideal before pregnancy is to consult with an experienced, board-certified plastic surgeon.
Facial rejuvenation procedures such as facelift surgery, brow lift surgery, and eyelid surgery often don’t interfere with pregnancy. If you’re considering these types of surgeries, ask your cosmetic surgeon at the time of your initial consultation if results can last long-term even if you decide to become pregnant. Chances are, your surgeon will give you the green light and walk you through scheduling an appointment for surgery.
Want to enhance your confidence, self-esteem, and appearance through one or more cosmetic procedures? Schedule a consultation with Monarch Plastic Surgery to learn more about our many cosmetic surgeries and minimally invasive procedures that can help you look and feel more beautiful!