Can I Have Kids After a Mommy Makeover?
More and more Houston women are becoming interested in Mommy Makeover as a way to rejuvenate their postpartum body through tummy tuck, breast augmentation, breast lift and sometimes even liposuction. During their consultations with potential Mommy Makeover candidates, Dr. Craig will ask a lot of questions about your medical history (to ensure you are an adequate candidate for the procedure), explains the various procedures that are performed during a Mommy Makeover, and answers any questions you may have. One of the most common questions Dr. Craig receive is, “Can I have more kids after a Mommy Makeover?”
It Is Safe to Have More Children After a Mommy Makeover?
First things, first. It is completely safe for women to have subsequent pregnancies after having a Mommy Makeover. There is nothing about a tummy tuck, stitching up separated abdominal muscles, a breast augmentation, a breast lift and liposuction that inherently prohibits a healthy, full-term pregnancy with a vaginal or C-Section delivery. Many Houston women have had these plastic surgery procedures performed and have then gone on to have healthy babies in the future. However, if you had a periareolar incision for your breast augmentation – an incision which is made along the areola – you may experience difficulty breastfeeding subsequent children. This is because this incision type may cut through milk ducts, reducing your milk supply, making it difficult to produce enough milk for your baby, or making breastfeeding entirely impossible.
Dr. Craig Recommends You Wait to Have a Mommy Makeover Until You Are Certain You’re Through Having Children
All that being said, Dr. Craig will counsel her Houston Mommy Makeover candidates that they should be certain that they are done having children and have a birth control plan in place to prevent future pregnancies before having these procedures performed. The reason isn’t medical – it’s practical. While a Mommy Makeover can work wonders re-sculpting your abdomen, thighs and other problem areas where you have difficulty losing the baby weight, as well as restoring breast volume and lifting breasts to their former, perkier position, a subsequent pregnancy may negate these amazing results. When you become pregnant again after having a Mommy Makeover, your abdomen will grow, and you’ll potentially have additional loose abdominal skin postpartum, you may experience a postpartum “bump” in your belly due to separated abdominal muscles (a common pregnancy side effect), you may have problems losing stubborn fatty deposits in those problem areas, and your breasts may begin to sag again.
Dr. Craig is eager to help Houston women achieve long-lasting results. That’s why she recommends all their Mommy Makeover patients are at or near their goal weight (liposuction, while it removes stubborn fatty deposits, isn’t a weight loss procedure), that they are 100% certain they are done having children, and that they have a surefire birth control method in place.
I Have More Questions About Getting a Mommy Makeover
If you have more questions about getting a Mommy Makeover, Dr. Craig will explain the entire procedure to you.
Call our offices in the Houston area at (713) 346-9909 to schedule an initial consultation.